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Hastings Star Gazette
Homeless in Hastings: Local agencies working together to fight a growing problem
Trial date set for man accused of murdering Carrie Olson
VFW Patriot’s Pen essay winners named
Four Wild players pay visit to Hastings
Hastings clothing company plans another Black Friday sale to benefit Hastings Family Service
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Raiders place 11th at state swim meet
Shutout losses drop Raiders girls hockey team to 2-2
Raiders qualify for state meet in nine events
Hockey season starts with a pair of wins
Hastings volleyball team upsets Owatonna, advances
Hastings natives are at the top of their games
Alter accepted to Luther College
Aaron Henry lands title role in Candid Theater Company play
Grant joins Ginther family
Community dinner is planned
arts and entertainment
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS ON ESTATE OF JAMES ROBERTS
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James K. Schmitz, 50
Gregor A. Lunde, 85
Margaret H. Brown, 9
Beverly Bacon, 77
Mary L. Tobias, 68
Editorial: Homelessness stats in Hastings are alarming
Letter: McNamara says ‘thanks’ for the support
Letter: Kline says that serving has been a privilege
Letter: In support of Mike Slavik
Letter: In support of Mike Slavik
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October 17, 2012
Accident report for the weekend ending Oct. 14
Tuesday, Oct. 9 Firefighters responded to a small grass fire in the ditch near Northfield Boulevard and Joan Avenue at 8:36 a.m. The cause of the fire was unknown. A single vehicle crash was reported near the intersection of 150th Street and Jacob Avenue at 11:19 a.m. A vehicle...
October 17, 2012 - 3:30pm
Police report preview - Oct. 6 to Oct. 12
A cell phone was reportedly stolen from an office safe at the Hastings Middle School. A student's phone was taken away during class. The phone was put in an unlocked safe and it disappeared. The phone was tracked by GPS to an address on Malcolm Avenue. The homeowner had a son...
October 17, 2012 - 3:28pm
October 15, 2012
HHS marching band wins state title; pep fest is Tuesday
The Hastings High School marching band won the state title at a competition over the weekend. A pep fest is planned to honor the band. The fest...
news / education
October 15, 2012 - 8:49am
Criminal sexual conduct is charged
A 55-year-old Hastings man, Mark Robert Schmitz, faces one charge of criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree after he allegedly had sexual contact with a 14-year-old female in Hastings. According to the criminal complaint, Sherburne County (where the juvenile lives) law enforcement...
October 15, 2012 - 8:42am
Checks written on closed account
A 50-year-old Red Wing man, Kenneth Ronald Huffman, faces a charge for issuing dishonored checks (aggregating over $500) after he wrote a number of checks from a closed account at a business in Douglas Township. According to the criminal complaint, the check writing began in May...
October 15, 2012 - 8:41am
Accident report for the week ending Oct. 7
Sunday, Sept. 30 Firefighters responded to a combine fire in the 7700 block of East 170th Street at 4:42 p.m. A vehicle went off the road in the 200 block of General Sieben Drive at 5:38 a.m. The driver told police she swerved to avoid a cat. The vehicle sustained damage...
October 15, 2012 - 8:39am
Police report preview - Sept. 29 to Oct. 5
Fake Wisconsin IDs were attempted to be used at a bar in the 3400 block of Vermillion Street over the weekend. The fake IDs included the real names and photos of the people using them, and investigators are following up. A Hastings grandparent was scammed out of $1,900 by...
October 15, 2012 - 8:36am
October 12, 2012
Vietnam veterans: Hastings men's story featured in Lawshe museum
Hastings resident Wayne Bauer never really talked about his experience in the Vietnam War until he got involved with veterans' groups like the...
October 12, 2012 - 11:05am
Keeping up the fight: Marty Caneff is 30 months into his fight with brain cancer
One morning in April 2010, Marty Caneff of Hastings had a bad headache. He couldn't shake it, and he told his wife Margie he just didn't feel right. Within hours, the Hastings father of three was in an ambulance on his way to United Hospital. A CAT scan had revealed a tumor on his...
October 12, 2012 - 10:00am
October 11, 2012
Public schools foundation raises $115,000 at annual fundraiser
Seven or eight years ago, a few Hastings teachers wanted to buy SMART Boards for their classroom. The computer-driven interactive whiteboards replace chalkboards in rooms and offer students the latest in technology. The boards, though, aren't cheap, costing thousands of dollars. That's...
news / education
October 11, 2012 - 10:27am
Pricetag for bridge grows: MnDOT to pay $2.1 million to speed up construction
The price for the new Hastings bridge just went up by at least $2.4 million. The Minnesota Department of Transportation agreed last week to pay the contractor in the project $2.1 million for overtime to keep the project on schedule for a December 2013 completion. In its early stages,...
October 11, 2012 - 9:00am
October 10, 2012
Argument over who should get the new tires in a breakup prompts call to police in Hastings
Officers were called to the 1100 block of Sibley Street on the report of a disturbance. Officers learned two people were breaking up and they were having a disagreement over who should get the new car tires that were recently purchased. One person said they had bought the tires,...
October 10, 2012 - 2:06pm
Registration opens for 15th annual GobbleGait
The tradition is returning. The 15th annual Gobble Gait, with its familiar message of raising funds and food for Hastings Family Service will be held again on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22, in downtown Hastings. Begun as a small run/walk in 1998 to benefit Hastings Family Service,...
news / events
October 10, 2012 - 2:03pm
October 5, 2012
A day in the life of Hastings: Section aims to capture everyday life here
Every day, our little community of Hastings is full of activity. We wondered exactly what all of that activity would look like in a special section, and got started planning for our first "A day in the life of Hastings" project. Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, we got...
October 5, 2012 - 10:36am
Holiday Train stop in Hastings is Dec. 11
Get ready for another holiday tradition. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train announced its 2012 schedule earlier this week, and Hastings is again one of the stops, this time at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the depot, 500 E. Second St. As in previous years, the stop offers...
news / events
October 5, 2012 - 9:52am