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Local girl to represent Minnesota at national pageant
Hastings construction projects set to begin this year
Conservative group faults Minnesota tax law
Raiders marching band to host first-ever post-season show Oct. 2
September is Drive the Great River Road Month
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City of Hastings
Boys’ soccer goes 2-1 over the week
HHS girls’ soccer goes 1-1-1 in busy week
Raiders girls’ swimming takes second at home meet
Raiders football shutout by South St. Paul Packers
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Hastings Tires Plus owner drives fast for ChumpCar races
Utecht to visit Hastings with copies of his new book
Hastings church merges fitness, faith
Booya draws big appetites
Mariah Smith joins SEAS as new youth minister
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Phyllis M. Hagness, 74
David D. Marshall, 66
Joyce E. Dvorak, 86 and Judy Dvorak Frank, 53
Brandon C. Bensen, 27
David D. Marshall
Letter: Political party roles have reversed
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September 7, 2012
Live video of Hastings bridge move is online
The 6.5 million pound main span for the new bridge in Hastings is on the move. Live video is streaming online of the initial part of the move, which is taking place today. Click here to see the live video. The move is a very slow process and is expected to take all day. Crews have...
September 7, 2012 - 10:38am
September 6, 2012
Hastings bridge updates: Highway 61 closure now planned for Sept. 12-15
As news develops over the next week or so relating to the Hastings bridge, we will add to this story. This story will be updated frequently. ...
September 6, 2012 - 8:34am
September 5, 2012
Editor's note: An update on our bridge coverage, your photos and a Twitter hashtag to use
It's an exciting time here in Hastings, and are getting a number of calls about our coverage of the upcoming bridge work. Here's an update for you. At about 6:30 a.m. Friday, the Star Gazette will begin its live streaming video of the main span moving out onto the Mississippi...
September 5, 2012 - 4:00pm
Another change of plans with Hastings bridge - no closures planned for this weekend
There has been a change of plans with the upcoming move of the main span for the new Hastings bridge. That change means there will be no closure of the Highway 61 bridge in Hastings this weekend. Here is the revised schedule for the project: Early Friday morning, Sept. 7, crews...
September 5, 2012 - 7:57am
August 31, 2012
Bridge move to be delayed 48 hours
There will be a 48-hour delay with the Hastings bridge project, it was learned late Thursday. The move will now begin Friday morning, Sept. 7, meaning the current Highway 61 bridge in Hastings will be closed starting Saturday and continuing until Monday. The bridge is expected to...
August 31, 2012 - 8:11am
August 30, 2012
Out with the old, in with the new: Milestone moment for new Hastings bridge comes next week
The landscape in Hastings is about to change dramatically. Next week, the 6.5 million pound main span for the new Hastings bridge will be floated...
August 30, 2012 - 8:25am
August 22, 2012
Editor's note: Star Gazette's website will feature live streaming of bridge move
Just two weeks from now, the main span for the new Hastings bridge is going to be moved into place. It will be a couple days in our city's history that we will all remember. This is just our third bridge over the Mississippi River, and the moving in of the main span will mark a significant...
August 22, 2012 - 3:34pm
Hastings bridge expected to now be closed for up to 72 hours during move
The current Hastings bridge will be closed for up to 72 hours when the main span for the new bridge is moved into place just after Labor Day. Firm...
August 22, 2012 - 2:46pm
August 15, 2012
Hastings bridge will close for up to 48 hours during move of span
The Highway 61 bridge in Hastings will be closed in both directions when the main span for the new Hastings bridge is floated into place. The closure is expected to last around 48 hours, but the exact length of time isn't yet known. In addition, river traffic will not be allowed...
August 15, 2012 - 9:24am
August 9, 2012
Move of 6.5 million pound span of new Hastings bridge expected around Labor Day
Construction continues and preparations are under way throughout the city in anticipation of a big couple days for the new bridge here. Crews...
August 9, 2012 - 8:40am
June 29, 2012
Good news arrives on bridge: Contractors are aiming to have drivers on two lanes of the new bridge in 11 months
Drivers in Hastings get good news this week: The Highway 61 bridge over the Mississippi River here will, if all goes as planned, be completed...
June 29, 2012 - 7:00am
May 31, 2012
Second Street to close temporarily under bridge June 1
Motorists traveling Second Street near downtown Hastings will encounter a short detour as the road is closed to through traffic between Eddy...
May 31, 2012 - 2:37pm
May 21, 2012
Hastings bridge inspection complete, lanes open
The annual inspection of the Hastings bridge was planned to take two weeks, but crews finished their work last week. There are no lane closures planned this week. The inspection had closed one lane of the bridge between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. last week, causing long delays for tra...
May 21, 2012 - 9:26am
May 11, 2012
Hastings bridge down to one lane between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. until May 25
The Highway 61 bridge in Hastings is down to one lane for an annual inspection between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until May 25.
May 11, 2012 - 2:24pm
January 26, 2012
Crews working on Highway 61 bridge in Hastings are working to limit project delay
Crews working on the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings are getting ever more optimistic that they will get the project completed by the late fall of 2013. Originally, the bridge was to be completed by May 2013. An extended period of high water last spring and then the state government...
January 26, 2012 - 7:55am