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Capitol Chatter: Trump seeks 2020 Minnesota win
Census: Minnesota's diversity growth continues
City Council: Pound fees, church expansion, and improvement bonds
Dakota County Board: Legislative review is positive
With this interactive guide, limit your exposure to summer's sun, bugs and plants
crime and courts
Hastings Trap and Skeet team moves on to postseason shooting
Boys' Golf: Dittrich competes at Bunker Hills in last state meet
Boys’ Golf: Dittrich competes at Bunker Hills in last state meet
Track and Field: Raider boys' 4x800 relay competes at state meet
Softball: Hastings eliminated after four section games
Falteisek to perform in holiday concert in Woodbury
Mural completed for installation at Levee Park in Hastings
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
This close: Rotary clubs observe World Polio Day as disease nears eradication
'Fight the New Drug' event in Woodbury to examine effects of pornography
arts and entertainment
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A LIVESTOCK FEEDLOT PERMIT for Elmegca Farm
DOUGLAS TOWNSHIP: Public Hearing at 8 pm on 7/23/18.
PROBATE OF WILL for Patiricia Hageman Estate
PROBATE NOTICE: Katherine C. Martin File 19HA-PR-18-414
CITY OF HASTINGS:6/18/18 Amending City Code Ch. 34: Fees and Ch. 91: Animals
Wise Family Funeral celebrates groundbreaking for expansion
Dakota County employers to vie for excellence awards
Woodbury Plastic Surgery Joins Fairview Physician Associates Network; Remains an Independent Clinic
Asia-Pacific Ethanol Summit visitors stop in Rosemount
WELS shop benefits Hastings and beyond
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Jared E. Lazer
Ralph E. Zacardi
Cecil N. Underwood
Lou & Robin Paulson
Juliana Marie Raway
Paul & Donna Wagner
Gessner column: ‘Spring cleaning’ can include your habits
Letters to the editor: Pageant Pennies adding up to success; Do your job after your pet does its business
A Bea in the Garden column: Time to cruise … on down to farmers market
Column: Dad is major force in child’s wellbeing
Editorial: Support a community and celebrate together
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June 10, 2018
A Bea in the Garde: Cotton on to rhubarb's history
Did you survive the great white fluff flood? That would be what I call all the cottonwood seeds and dandelion seeds that seemed to be ready to fly at the same time. The mixture seemed to stick on anything and everything and Marnie the Cat came in with her whiskers a solid white mat....
June 10, 2018 - 5:00am
May 23, 2018
Viewpoint: Session should benefit SMART Center, Hastings Veterans Home
The 2018 legislative session has come to a close, and while the final days were hectic, we did approve a number of common sense provisions and...
May 23, 2018 - 12:03pm
May 13, 2018
A Bea in the Garden column: Plenty of ways to make up for late spring
Did you take part in the world event that happened on last Saturday? Did you know that it was "National Gardening in the Nude Day?" I myself did not find out about it until well into the day so I am sorry I did not tell you in time to take part. As it was, I got a lot of scratches...
May 13, 2018 - 7:49am
May 6, 2018
A Bea in the Garden column: Finding the right flowers for Mom
Oh boy! The combination of no recent snow storms, warmer temperatures and my special mix of Matcha green tea, honey and cream have elevated me to a new level. As you may recall, I had a few potholes in life to mess up my energy level and I feared that I lost my get-up-and-go. That...
May 6, 2018 - 12:00pm
April 29, 2018
A Bea in the Garden column: Hopefully, spring is here to stay
I will have to get over my funk that spring is not going to get here and I am perfectly okay to stay inside and drink tea and bake cookies. I walked down our driveway in shoes without cleats for the first time in months and there were absolutely no ice chunks to kick or slip on. Then...
April 29, 2018 - 12:00pm
April 22, 2018
A Bea in the Garden column: Snow stalling spring planting
The daffodils that Daughter Nissa purchased for two cents each when she was 8 years old are still underground under a foot of snow. They have come up almost every year since she planted them many years ago. Not sure if she would get upset if I said that it was 31 years ago. Hopefully,...
April 22, 2018 - 12:00pm
February 4, 2018
Westerberg viewpoint: Gardening and related bits of information
Between my deer fall in November and Husband Larry's flu and pneumonia happenings, we are trending towards a "War and Peace"-style book of experiences. This year's flu seems to have a mind of its own so please take it seriously if you touch base with it. It is more than just a conversation...
February 4, 2018 - 1:52pm
January 21, 2018
5 new spins on New Year's resolutions
The new year often inspires a renewed sense of possibility, purpose, determination and hope. It's the new year, new year vibe. It's a time when...
January 21, 2018 - 3:58pm
January 8, 2018
Column: Kindness offers lifelong lessons
At this time of year, we often hear about random acts of kindness in which people go out of their way to help others. These acts may be as simple...
January 8, 2018 - 7:49am
January 7, 2018
Column: Ring out the old, ring in the new
Would you think it would be a good idea if Mother Nature did something outstanding and special to signal in the new year? You go to bed and wake up in the morning and there is no big fan fair to say "It's a whole new year!" I am not sure what I would want her to do but maybe something...
January 7, 2018 - 8:00pm
December 21, 2017
Column: Endorsement letters are advertisements
Frankly, our opinion pages have been used and some would say abused by campaigns to promote candidates and political events. Many of the letters read like advertisements because they are advertisements. That is why, effective today, RiverTown will charge for letters endorsing candidates....
December 21, 2017 - 10:38am
December 10, 2017
Column: How do we respond to letters to the editor?
"Please stop publishing letters about (X). We don't want to read negative opinions in our local newspaper." "When you print people's horrible...
December 10, 2017 - 8:45am
December 8, 2017
Vehicle venison: A roadkill philosophy
A Duluth, Minn., man I know was returning from the Twin Cities recently when he came upon a car pulled off to the side of Interstate 35. The...
December 8, 2017 - 7:32am
October 25, 2017
Column: Drop-off debacles affect parents, too
The dreaded drop-off. As parents, we've all experienced it. Whether it's for work, a vacation or a night away, the drop-off is inevitable. Sooner...
October 25, 2017 - 8:54am
October 14, 2017
Wild Side column: Sweetness attracts stingers
Our apple crop last year was near zero because the blossoms were killed by late-spring frosts. This year our orchard produced an abundance of...
October 14, 2017 - 2:45pm