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Hastings Star Gazette
HHS grad earns highest skill award for Army medics
Residents express concern over Bahls Drive trail configuration
Dakota County changes policy on sirens
Trial delayed for man accused of killing Carrie Olson, whose body was found here last April
Dakota County honors its longtime employees
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Wrestlers begin action at state tournament
Eight Raiders qualify for state wrestling tournament
Hastings boys basketball team advances to section semifinals
Hastings girls basketball team wins share of conference title
Longtime boys hockey coach Russ Welch to retire from coaching
Longtime downtown Hastings mailman to retire this week
Hastings family operates teddy bear rescue out of their home
St. Patrick’s Day observed ... a little early SEAS and St. Joseph host traditional Irish dinners
Engagement:Corey Elizabeth Rodewald-Bohmbach and Steven Topp
Campus news week ending Feb. 27
arts and entertainment
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Editorial: Good luck, coach Russ Welch
Letter: Rivertown Lions to step away from garage sale event
Letter: Thanks for the safe new bridge
Letter: Well done Mr. Hankes
Editorial: Change of course is another broken promise at UMORE
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April 5, 2013
Social Media no longer just child's play, seniors use it to keep in-touch
The instant connectivity made possible by these advancements has been valued by young adults and children for years but now social media is attracting...
April 5, 2013 - 6:05am
April 4, 2013
Book Report: A new Scandinavian thriller takes the stage
I'm way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I'll try to make it up by reviewing a finely wrought thriller by first-time Swedish author Alexander Soderberg. It's "The Andalucian Friend," (Crown,...
columns / life
April 4, 2013 - 4:28pm
April 3, 2013
Dieticians say small steps can lead to big results
While the inclination may be to literally "hit the ground running," when it comes to making healthy choices, experts seem to agree that small...
health / life
April 3, 2013 - 6:00am
April 1, 2013
International group helps ease homesickness for some
WOODBURY -- A group of women who gather every month at a Woodbury coffee shop shows just how small the world is. Or how diverse the city has grown to be. The International Women's Group of Woodbury consists of members who come from all different parts of the world: Brazil, Mexico,...
April 1, 2013 - 6:00am
March 29, 2013
Book Report: This, not your PBS version of London
"I wander thro' each charter'd street Near where the charter'd Thames does flow, And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of woe/ In every cry of every Man In every Infant's cry of fear, In every voice, in every ban, The mind-forged manacles I hear. How the Chimney-sweeper's...
March 29, 2013 - 10:56am
March 28, 2013
New driver in your future? Parental tips offered to ease rite-of-passage
Few parents look forward to the day when they must teach their teenager to drive a car. Handing over the keys to a teenager and then riding shotgun...
March 28, 2013 - 6:00am
March 27, 2013
Pediatrician: One-on-one interaction critical in baby's first years
HASTINGS -- There are many different sources of information for parents about developmental milestones for children. Most have long lists of behaviors for specific ages, such as recognizing certain words and things like "will look at self in mirror" and "likes certain colors." The...
March 27, 2013 - 6:12am
What's being hungry got to do with eating?
In January a small group in western Wisconsin celebrated the one-year anniversary of a local gathering where everyone may not know your name,...
health / life
March 27, 2013 - 6:00am
March 26, 2013
Board games can entertain, chase away cabin fever
Finding the right games for this setting can be a challenge for people of different interests and ages, but with careful selection and compromise, you can make these ideal family nights possible and even supplement education for younger family members. When selecting the board games...
family / life
March 26, 2013 - 9:18am
OH, BABY! You're in good hands
Why is play important for children's development? What is the most important thing to remember when changing a baby's diaper? What information should you know about a family before agreeing to watch a child? They may not be questions every young babysitter considers, but according...
family / health / life
March 26, 2013 - 8:24am
March 22, 2013
Book Report: Indiana, no, make that Wisconsin Jones
When I was a kid in a small Wisconsin grade school, one of my favorite subjects was Wisconsin history, taught to me by my sixth-grade teacher, Mrs. Lily Reich. One of our texts was a book called "Men Who Made Wisconsin" or something like that. The book contained brief profiles of...
columns / life
March 22, 2013 - 12:33pm
March 14, 2013
Book Report: Glowing endorsements for new poet
River Falls poet Thomas R. Smith writes that Kristin Laurel's new book of poetry will "burn itself on your memory." Minnesota poet Deborah Keenan writes that Laurel's work is "the start of a remarkable career." Endorsements from Smith and Keenan are good enough for me, so I plowed...
columns / life
March 14, 2013 - 9:45am
March 8, 2013
Book Report: Area author's round two a success
Not long ago I raved about a first novel written by a neighbor down the road in Lake Elmo, Minn.
March 8, 2013 - 12:18pm
February 28, 2013
Book Report: Son carries on, expands war narrative
As the River Falls Reads program winds down and folks who have read and enjoyed Michael Shaara's Pulitzer-Prize winning novel about the Battle of Gettysburg, "The Killer Angels," are looking for new reading material, I'm happy to report that although Shaara died in 1988, his family...
February 28, 2013 - 12:09pm