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December 20, 2017
Court backs Goodhue County Board's decision to usher in new factory farm
December 20, 2017 - 3:47pm
April 2, 2016
Courtney Swanson and Mark Beer are pictured inside the paint room at Wayne’s Auto Body. They recently converted the shop to use all water-based paint to reduce the VOCs they produce. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx)
Going green one paint job at a time
April 2, 2016 - 8:00am
December 30, 2015
Josh Prigge presents at a forum discussion at COP21 in Paris Dec. 7. He is the director of regenerative development at Fetzer Vineyards, which is leading the way in sustainable and regenerative agriculture. (Submitted photo)
Hastings native speaks at global sustainability conference
December 30, 2015 - 11:10am
August 16, 2013
Letter: County is fortunate to have such amazing parks
August 16, 2013 - 8:47am
July 3, 2013
Stakeholders gathered on North and Sturgeon lakes June 18 for a look at river conditions and to talk about projects in the works to address several issues. 
Star Gazette photos by Katrina Styx
Mending the Mississippi: River tour highlights plans for backwater restoration
July 3, 2013 - 10:05am
February 18, 2013
National Park Service seeks favorite river views
February 18, 2013 - 11:18am
February 8, 2013
Agreement approved to reduce nitrate in groundwater and surface water
February 8, 2013 - 8:56am
February 28, 2012
Amy and Andy Tix stand next to the rain garden they installed in 2010. Although dormant now, drought-resistant plants line the top edges where plants will get little water, while in the center where water pools, moisture-loving plants thrive. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx)
Cultivating your blue thumb
February 28, 2012 - 12:37pm
January 5, 2012
Action on Xcel's relicensing bid will pick up again next month when the public comment period ends on a supplemental environmental impact statement regarding the Prairie Island nuclear plant's applications.
Update 3:35 p.m.: Prairie Island Nuclear Plant terminates alert
January 5, 2012 - 7:15am
December 9, 2011
Carp fight in high gear as DNA shows fishing heading north in Mississippi
December 9, 2011 - 9:30am
October 21, 2011
Test shows carp in Mississippi River
October 21, 2011 - 1:38pm
July 8, 2011
One of the areas recently donated to the Sand Coulee SNA is this section of land that had been owned by the city. Part of the property holds a ponding basin, which the city will retain management of. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx)
Hastings Sand Coulee expands
July 8, 2011 - 8:38am
July 7, 2011
Mississippi Makeover plan finalized
July 7, 2011 - 10:41am
March 8, 2011
After the program concluded Lenore, an African white-naped raven, accepted donations from the audience including Emily Thorsheim and Emma Christensen from Hudson.  Photo by Margaret A. Ontlplay button
Birds soar to children and adults delight
March 8, 2011 - 9:02am
May 26, 2009
Rep. Mary Murphy, DFL-Hermantown, urges lawmakers to support a nearly $400 million outdoors and arts spending package on the last day of the 2009 legislative session. The funding, which will come from a new statewide sales tax increase voters approved last year, was the highlight of outdoors and environment issues lawmakers dealt with this year. Murphy led a committee that compiled the spending package.
Scott Wente/Minn. State Capitol Bureau
New sales tax goes to outdoors uses
May 26, 2009 - 7:24am