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Area schools close in advance of predicted Monday snow storm
Minn. roundup: Dog walker finds snowmobiler dead 30 miles north of Minneapolis
Minnesota job gains lead to lowest unemployment rate for blacks on record
Minn. Supreme Court upholds order to unlock phone with fingerprint as lawful
Teachers show unity as they reach more than 200 days without a contract
crime and courts
Hastings wrestling dominates North St. Paul
Hastings alpine ski teams off to strong starts to the season
Hastings swims strong in loss to second-ranked STA
Hastings student-athletes receive MSHSL awards
Raider boys' hockey challenged to elevate play
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
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United Way of Hastings to Move Office to the Heart of Hastings
Croix Chordsmen want to serenade your Valentine
2018 Community Awards announced
Local collision technician receives national award
Twin Cities-based pizza joint declares itself home of 'Minnesota-style' pizza
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Gary "Buckwheat" Heesch
Mary Kay Hoffman
Bernice A. Schaffer
Kimberly Anne Goodwill
Gerlinde M. Adams
Letter: There's room for everyone on the nice list
Editorial: By all indications, we're good and could be better
Letter: Changes on letter to editor
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December 20, 2017
Court backs Goodhue County Board's decision to usher in new factory farm
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld a decision by the Goodhue County Board to permit a proposed factory farm in Zumbrota Township. Circle...
December 20, 2017 - 3:47pm
April 2, 2016
Going green one paint job at a time
Wayne’s Auto Body in Hastings took a big step toward being more environmentally friendly. The business made some big changes in its operations...
April 2, 2016 - 8:00am
December 30, 2015
Hastings native speaks at global sustainability conference
On Dec. 7, Hastings native Josh Prigge was in Paris, standing in front of a room full of people committed to creating a better global environment....
December 30, 2015 - 11:10am
August 16, 2013
Letter: County is fortunate to have such amazing parks
To the editor, A very special compliments and gratitude to Hastings Star Gazette for their recent striking article and colorful photos of Spring Lake Park’s rolling hills with wild flower patches of golden yellow daisies and various blossoms bedecked in yellow’s complimentary...
August 16, 2013 - 8:47am
July 3, 2013
Mending the Mississippi: River tour highlights plans for backwater restoration
If you talk to environmental experts in Minnesota, they will tell you that the health of the Mississippi River in and around Hastings is not...
July 3, 2013 - 10:05am
February 18, 2013
National Park Service seeks favorite river views
The National Park Service is conducting a Scenic Assessment of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area/Great River Road Scenic Byway, in conjunction with the Mississippi River Parkway Commission. The project is collecting public input on scenic viewpoints from Dayton/Ramsey...
February 18, 2013 - 11:18am
February 8, 2013
Agreement approved to reduce nitrate in groundwater and surface water
For years, Dakota County and the Vermillion River Watershed have played a leadership role in working to understand and address groundwater and surface water contamination from agricultural activities through the Agricultural Outreach program, developed as a result of the Hastings...
February 8, 2013 - 8:56am
February 28, 2012
Cultivating your blue thumb
Installing a rain garden hadn't been a priority for Hastings residents Andy and Amy Tix. In fact, they'd never really considered putting one...
February 28, 2012 - 12:37pm
January 5, 2012
Update 3:35 p.m.: Prairie Island Nuclear Plant terminates alert
The alert declared by operators at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant as a result of a chemical spill this morning was terminated at...
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
A new test shows Asian carp appear to be moving north on the Mississippi River. Water samples in the Twin Cities tested positive for genetic material from silver carp, one variety of Asian carp. That indicates the carp likely are in the area, according to the Minnesota Department...
October 21, 2011 - 1:38pm
July 8, 2011
Hastings Sand Coulee expands
It's not easy to find an area of untouched land these days, especially so close to the metro. Before Europeans settled in Dakota County, the...
July 8, 2011 - 8:38am
July 7, 2011
Mississippi Makeover plan finalized
After about two and a half years of meetings, collaboration and goal setting, the Mississippi Makeover Project has finalized its implementation plan for revitalizing Spring Lake, the Lower Vermillion River and pool three of the Mississippi River. The plan was finalized at the end...
July 7, 2011 - 10:41am
March 8, 2011
Birds soar to children and adults delight
The Carpenter St. Croix Nature Center reached out to over 1,410 people during its Owl and Other Masters of the Sky event. Over half were school-age...
March 8, 2011 - 9:02am
May 26, 2009
New sales tax goes to outdoors uses
ST. PAUL - The environment and outdoors scored big in an otherwise rough Minnesota legislative session. A $4.6 billion budget deficit prompted...
May 26, 2009 - 7:24am