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Update: water advisory lifted
Update: Chlorination complete, city awaits new water test results
Boil Water Advisory issued: E. coli found in section of city water system
Highway 55 detour beginning next week
Update: State of emergency declared in Cannon Falls after Thursday's storm
crime and courts
Cross Country: Hastings competes in Hudson Invite
Operation Migration helped whooping cranes survive
Hastings football stays undefeated with 14-6 win over Simley
Raiders marching band takes first in Rosemount, heading to Marshall Saturday
Girls Tennis: Hastings goes 2-0 over last two weeks
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
PUBLIC STORAGE SALE: 10/09/18, Stephen's Self-Storage, Hastings, MN
Probate Notice: Nicholas Demike 19HA-PR-18-589
CITY OF HASTINGS PUBLIC NOTICE Amend City Code Chapter 155
CITY OF HASTINGS PUBLIC NOTICE Amend City Code Chapter 91
Probate Notice to Creditors: Estate of Gregory Broman 19HA-PR-18-587
Workforce Summit to sharpen recruitment and retention skills
Axia Home Loans opens Hastings office
Minnesota businesses confront opioid crisis
Not giving up on making vino in the valley
Celebration of Agriculture in Dakota County
Place a Business Announcement
Gerald G. Endres
Michael Charles Bane
Glennis L. Swanson
JoAnne E. Olson
Martha A. Birk
Jim & Mickey O'Connor
Robert and Jean Filkins
Wilder Zachary Boston
Robert & Jean Filkins
Letter: Heritage Park Committee formed
Vote for Tina Folch
Tina Folch for House Believes in Local Control
Column: Star Gazette issues call for new readers board
Viewpoint: Together, DCTC and Inver Hills make an impact
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September 18, 2018
Column: Star Gazette issues call for new readers board
The Star Gazette will launch an advisory panel in October as a new way to connect with the community and get valuable feedback from our readers...
September 18, 2018 - 3:18pm
September 16, 2018
Column: Back to school, back to you
Summer's over, fall is in the air and the kids are back in school. Have you been school shopping these past few weeks or do you remember back-to-school shopping in the past? There's the excitement of everything new: books, clothes, crayons and even new friends. Getting new things...
September 16, 2018 - 5:00pm
September 13, 2018
Editorial: My next step as your regional editor
Journalism is not a career path that I expected to be on when I graduated high school and ventured out to college. Back then I expected my initial...
September 13, 2018 - 11:00am
Column: New school year is new opportunity to talk safety
It is my pleasure to welcome students of all ages back to classrooms, campuses and everywhere else you are building new skills and pursuing your...
September 13, 2018 - 5:00am
September 9, 2018
Viewpoint: Mayor Hicks with a different kind of message
When mayors get together they typically talk about "nuts and bolts" like infrastructure and budgets, not opioid abuse. Yet, opioid abuse affects so many cities, even our beloved Hastings. Hastings Police Department doesn't track opiate-related incidents separately. Instead they track...
September 9, 2018 - 5:00am
September 2, 2018
Bea Westerberg column: Some memories to dine upon
Has anyone been worried that I might not have something to write about each week? We are nearing my 375th column. The problem is not thinking about something to write, its deciding what little tiny piece of life or information I can share in 900 words or less. This week's information...
September 2, 2018 - 12:00pm
August 12, 2018
Jewel Pickert column: Time to abolish pet peeves? You make the call
Pet peeves drive me bonkers. One of my pet peeves, which seems to have become standard practice, is to not call me back. This is after the person...
August 12, 2018 - 5:00am
August 11, 2018
Bea Westerberg column: Dog days of summer call for cool foods
Oh boy, the fall thing is starting to come in big in the advertising world. I am starting to see ads for Halloween stuff and recipes for the typical fall things like apples, pumpkins and chili. Slow down and embrace the last month of summer goodies. Fall will be here soon enough...
August 11, 2018 - 5:00am
August 4, 2018
Viewpoint: You can't go wrong with a cucumber
Some miracles have recently happened at the Westerberg Ranchette. I make this statement because to some people this would be an ordinary event or two, but at times I "clean" to a different drummer. We were shopping and I had the big cart that holds the lumber and was told to work...
August 4, 2018 - 6:00am
July 27, 2018
Bea Westerberg column: Summer bounty really taking off
With Rivertown Days ending this past weekend and the Old Log Cabin event coming up next weekend, I think we can say it's true the summer is racing by at a rapid rate of speed. That means August will be here soon, and then September. I really understand the feeling some of the back-to-school...
July 27, 2018 - 8:00pm
July 24, 2018
Viewpoint: Are summer offseason programs appropriate for high school sports?
High school sports have changed gradually over the last decade and one of the areas you see that the most today is during the offseason. Less...
July 24, 2018 - 3:34pm
July 21, 2018
Column: Healthful eating doesn't need a vacation
It's summer and vacations are in the air. Vacations are about stepping outside of your life, about letting everything go — even if just...
July 21, 2018 - 5:00am
July 20, 2018
Bea Westerberg column: Gardens heating up, so are grills
It looks like I may have to add "What I Learned This Week" to my articles. One of the major things this week was that you need to put the ground coffee into the coffee maker in order for it to make fresh coffee. If leave the ground coffee in the grinder but remember to add the water...
July 20, 2018 - 7:49am
July 14, 2018
Bea Westerberg column: Real tomatoes can have real problems
Update on some facts and observations; • As of July 7, 2018, the corn in the field across the road from me was 7 and ½ feet high. Is it safe to say it was knee high on the Fourth of July? • By the time you read this, it will be on the outer edge of the middle June to middle...
July 14, 2018 - 7:49am
July 12, 2018
Column: Stay informed with 3M working groups
On Feb. 20, 2018 — the same day I was sworn in as state senator — news broke that the state settled its lawsuit against the 3M for...
July 12, 2018 - 2:53pm