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Hastings Star Gazette
Lane closures cause traffic over bridge
Bridge closure was due to construction mishap
New Richmond, Wis., man charged with kidnapping two women in Afton
Hastings native makes award-winning barbecue sauce
El Mexican Restaurant will come to Hastings next month
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Hastings works to counteract downward trend in adult softball
1860s base ball exhibition held at Pioneer Park
2016 Rivertown Days tennis tournament results
Mudhens win opening round playoff game, 14-3
Jan's dancers fare well at pair of national meets
Learning the life of a famous spy
Local couple has ties to an Olympian, world record holder
‘Bruce in the USA’ rocks the Rotary Pavilion
Hastings joins national celebration of parks, recreation
Annual Antique Power Show wows attendees
arts and entertainment
Denmark Township Annual Meeting Sept 6, 2016
Diane A. Olson, 73
James L. Grier, 90
Della J. Saas, 81
Don Arnold, 88
Justin D.J. Anderson, 34
Letter: Summer’s not over yet
Letter: Hastings is full of kind people
Letter: In support of Jason Lewis
Letter: Don’t count on biased candidate forums
Editorial: Election letter policy outlined
Real Estate Showcase
April 1, 2016
Mattress Galaxy to open soon in Midtown Shopping Center
In a retail niche where high pressure sales and hefty markups are the norm, Suzanne and Tom Weaver are doing things a little different. “We...
April 1, 2016 - 8:51am
March 28, 2016
Midwest Dental offers free oral cancer screenings
Midwest Dental offices throughout the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri will be providing free visual head and neck oral cancer screenings during the entire month of April in recognition of April’s Oral Cancer Awareness month. Free screenings will be offered...
March 28, 2016 - 9:11am
Hometown Ace Hardware now open in Westview Center
The new Hometown Ace Hardware is officially open for business. The store, owned by Jake Morri, is located in Westview Center. The store had a...
March 28, 2016 - 9:10am
Wyatt’s to open second location
Business has been pretty good for Wyatt’s Twisted Americana. So good, in fact, that the restaurant is about to open a second location, this one in Eagan. Owner Blaine Seeliger is working with Chris Palek, general manager of the Hastings restaurant and now Seeliger’s business partner...
March 28, 2016 - 8:47am
March 16, 2016
Moms on the Run celebrates fifth season in Hastings
This spring, Moms on the Run will launch its fifth season in Hastings. And although the social running group still has room to grow, it’s proven...
March 16, 2016 - 3:01pm
March 10, 2016
Hastings home-based startup gains Oscar momentum
Vermillion residents Pete and Lucy Simones couldn’t ask for a better outlook for their new business, iPops. The couple came up with their idea...
March 10, 2016 - 8:58am
March 4, 2016
Flint Hills Resources employee honored as Exceptional Dakota County Businesswoman
Cinda Lohmann, an 18-year employee of Flint Hills Resources Pine Bend refinery, has been named a 2016 Dakota County Exceptional Businesswoman...
March 4, 2016 - 11:16am
March 1, 2016
New pub coming to Afton
A new restaurant in Afton is hoping to get back to the roots of the area. Afton City Council approved a liquor license for the Lumberyard Pub during its Feb. 16 meeting following a public hearing. “Thank you for coming to Afton,” Mayor Dick Bend said, “and welcome.” The...
March 1, 2016 - 8:24am
February 18, 2016
Local couple makes custom glassware charms
Hastings residents Ron and Karen Ruckdashel’s new business happened almost by accident. Karen said she had a drawer full of her grandmother’s...
February 18, 2016 - 8:37am
February 17, 2016
Snap Fitness gets new owner, new upgrades
As of Jan. 1, the Hastings Snap Fitness has been under new leadership. Nate Mollenhauer, a Northfield resident, purchased the business and is...
February 17, 2016 - 1:41pm
February 12, 2016
Sail Away Cafe in Afton closes
Afton’s Sail Away Cafe has closed. In a post on its Facebook page on Feb. 8, Sail Away Cafe, located at 3121 St. Croix Trail S. in Afton’s Old Village, wrote: “Sail Away is permanently closed. Sadly we did not get enough business to sustain. Great efforts were made but the...
February 12, 2016 - 2:48pm
January 29, 2016
Hastings Co-op Creamery seeks to expand: Final plans depend on city’s response to water and sewer access charges
The Hastings Co-op Creamery is ready to expand. The cooperative, which has been operating in Hastings since 1913, is hoping to grow its operation by adding different types of products. “We feel the need to grow,” said plant manager Dave Zwart, “and that’s kind of how the...
January 29, 2016 - 8:48am
January 27, 2016
Flint Hills Resources names new manager of Pine Bend refinery
Flint Hills Resources announced Jan. 27 that Geoff Glasrud has been promoted to vice president and manufacturing manager of the Flint Hills Resources...
January 27, 2016 - 10:52am
January 19, 2016
Local business gets spotlight from ‘Shark Tank’ episode
Randy Stenger, owner of Extreme Sandbox in Hastings, has always liked the ABC television show Shark Tank. On Tuesday, Jan. 5, Stenger watched...
January 19, 2016 - 8:31am
January 15, 2016
HHS grad earns Future Leaders’ Award: Aaron Stotko makes big strides in hydronics industry
When Aaron Stotko started his career, he was just an intern. A 2005 graduate of Hastings High School, Stotko said he barely even got accepted...
January 15, 2016 - 7:00am