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Trial begins for Cottage Grove man accused of murdering his wife
Update: Schools closed today
Minn. roundup: Woman, 19, dies in skiing accident after striking tree
The Recycling Zone changes plastic bags policy
City declares ongoing Snow Emergency
crime and courts
Shower them with purple kindness
Hastings boys basketball knocks off ranked Mahtomedi
Hastings wrestling dominates North St. Paul
Hastings alpine ski teams off to strong starts to the season
Hastings swims strong in loss to second-ranked STA
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
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2018 ACCURACY TEST
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SUM PROC DEC 12, 2017
United Way of Hastings to Move Office to the Heart of Hastings
Croix Chordsmen want to serenade your Valentine
2018 Community Awards announced
Local collision technician receives national award
Twin Cities-based pizza joint declares itself home of 'Minnesota-style' pizza
Place a Business Announcement
Marcella F. Crear (Nee: Yde)
Benjamin "Ben" Sontag
Raymond L. Bowar
Delores Kranz Wilkie
Gary "Buckwheat" Heesch
Letter: There's room for everyone on the nice list
Editorial: By all indications, we're good and could be better
Letter: Changes on letter to editor
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The flu is here. Make sure you're prepared
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October 8, 2017
Letters: Open forum?; Thanks for supporting Knights of Columbus
I attended the Hastings City Council meeting Monday, Oct. 2. I took the floor during the comments from audience portion of the agenda. While...
October 8, 2017 - 7:27am
October 4, 2017
Make your own English Muffin Toasting Bread at home
All last winter I kept hearing about this amazing English Muffin Toasting Bread my parents were making while wintering in sunny Florida. Unable...
October 4, 2017 - 10:04am
October 2, 2017
A view from an economist: Trump speech to UN on socialism, payments, women
Donald Trump's address to the United Nations on Sept. 19 focused on many political issues that have clear economic implications. Let's consider the economics of these topics in two separate columns in the River Falls Journal. 1."Wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted,...
October 2, 2017 - 5:00pm
October 1, 2017
Editorial: Don't turn harvest into a road tragedy
Midwest gold is flowing. We refer to corn. Farmers and custom-combine professionals are hard at work harvesting 2017's bounty. This means motorists...
October 1, 2017 - 5:33pm
Letters: Vote 'yes' on the bond; Be in moderation
This spring I was on the citizens' committee studying the maintenance needs of our school district. We identified many issues and considered...
October 1, 2017 - 8:00am
September 29, 2017
Wildside column: Flowing rivers inspire thoughts of connections
My paternal grandfather was a tall guy who grew up in upstate New York and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He coached me in fishing for trout...
September 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
September 24, 2017
Editorial: No more 'one for the road'
Again and again people make the wrong choice. They have two, three, four drinks too many and then get behind the wheel. In Minnesota, 41 percent...
September 24, 2017 - 11:00am
September 20, 2017
Viewpoint: Community gives Hastings School District high marks
In June, of this year, the Hastings School District surveyed over 400 residents on a variety of questions related to the Hastings School District....
September 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
September 18, 2017
Superintendent viewpoint: Community vote on Nov. 7
This past year the Hastings School District asked a volunteer Community Task Force to help give us feedback on the need to reinvest in our facilities....
September 18, 2017 - 8:00am
September 17, 2017
Letters: We should be honored by Schutt's service; Money, regulations don't solve problems
We should be honored by Schutt's service to city I have known Michael Schutt for 37 years. Never before have I seen an individual so dedicated...
September 17, 2017 - 12:00pm
Letters: Be cynical about GOP claims of public school support; Money, regulations don't solve problems
I want to talk about public education because I support public education. This came when I was in a bad school district growing up that pushed...
September 17, 2017 - 8:00am
September 10, 2017
Letters: Ready to serve on school board; Lewis, Kind, please join climate caucus together
Lewis, Kind, please join climate caucus together Like all of my neighbors reading about Harvey's devastating path through Texas, I have a strong...
September 10, 2017 - 6:39pm
September 3, 2017
Letters: Is city fairly applying ordinances?; Act now on climate change
Will our politicians in Washington ever work in a cooperative manner to solve our problems today? What can unify Republicans and Democrats to...
September 3, 2017 - 8:19pm
August 31, 2017
Letter to the editor: Democracy does not equal mob rule
The three senators Rachel Garaghty ("We need courage, not cowards, in Congress," Aug. 2 letter) noted, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and John McCain, were not courageous. They caved. A Senate vote to repeal and replace Obamacare would have simply started a conversation about creating...
August 31, 2017 - 11:27pm
August 30, 2017
Editorial: The continuing need for vaccinations is clear
The region's measles outbreak ended just in time as thousands upon thousands of children return to classrooms and young adults head to college....
August 30, 2017 - 7:13pm