Chad Richardson has been the general manager and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette since 2007. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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Dean Talafous has always had a good resume. That said, it just got a whole lot nicer. On Friday night, Talafous was inducted into the University of Wisconsin Athletics Hall of Fame during festivities in Madison. Talafous played at Wisconsin from 1972 to 1974. He's just one of 13 hockey players to have been inducted into the school's athletics hall of fame. "It's a real honor," he said. Talafous moved to Hastings when he was 9. He took up hockey at that point, and never looked back.
The day music lovers in Hastings have been waiting for has almost arrived. The annual Hastings Music Festival is planned for Saturday along the riverfront here. The show runs from 1:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Jaycee Park. Tickets are available in advance for $20 or at the gate for $25. Advance tickets are available at Terry's Hardware, Cub Foods in Hastings and online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/412783 . Children under 12 are free. All proceeds benefit Hastings Family Service.
The Hastings High School football team got its season off to a great start on Thursday night with a 20-9 win over Forest Lake.
The Hastings girls swimming team kicked off its season on Thursday night with the Suburban East Conference relays. Hastings finished third in the five-team meet with 114 points. Stillwater won...
During a break in the action last week, Hastings boys soccer coach Shane Lanning looked through his locker room and saw new faces everywhere. … Archive Material - Subscription required...
Four Girl Scouts from the Hastings area have been very busy during the last year. Molly Barker, Cassie Bauer, Hally Frandrup and Eva Storkamp from Girl Scout Troop 53591 have earned their Golden Heart Service Award and Bronze award.
The Hastings Star Gazette is now accepting text message story ideas, questions and concerns.
The Hastings Fire Department Relief Association’s 73rd annual booya will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Booya will be available for purchase and can also be enjoyed inside. No glass containers will be filled. Other food will be available to purchase.
Business brief WeddingWire, an online wedding marketplace, recently announced that Adagio Djay Entertainment of Hastings and St. Paul has reached the WeddingWire Rated Black Level by earning more than 200 wedding reviews for professional wedding DJs in the area.
An interesting battle is playing out right now between the City of Hastings and Rich Jacobson, who operates Jake's Discounts Liquors on Vermillion Street. The city says Jacobson has run afoul of the sign ordinance. Jacobson says he's being unfairly targeted and is threatening litigation against the city. The matter escalated on Tuesday morning when the red truck that Jacobson had a sign in the back of was towed from his business. Jacobson was cited in the case for the violation.