- Member for
- 5 years 7 months
Minnesota Author Sheyna Galyan will meet with readers at the Bierstube in Hastings at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 as part of the monthly “Bookstube at the Bierstube” author event. This event is free and open to the public. Galyan will share stories about her life as an author and more and will answer questions from Hastings area residents.
If you've been to the Hastings riverfront, you've been in a national park. Hastings is part of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area or MNRRA, the 72-mile national park stretching from Dayton on the north to the Mighty Mississippi's confluence with the St. Croix just downstream.
Ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, the Hastings Star Gazette would like to talk with local residents who served in the military at Pearl Harbor, had relatives who served or have other connections to the Dec. 7, 1941, attack. If you’re willing to be interviewed, or know someone who is, please contact Katrina Styx at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Dakota County voters eager to see the results for local election races were disappointed last night. Results reporting was delayed until shortly after 2 a.m., six hours after the polls closed. Today, Dakota County issued an explanation. According to a press release, a limited number of incorrect precinct ballots being inadvertently provided by county staff to early voters, meant that election officials had to physically rerun ballots for all Dakota County precincts, causing a delay in reporting results on election night.
Election Day voting has officially closed. Polling places throughout the area closed their doors at 8 p.m. this evening. Now, election judges are hard at work tallying the votes. According to Dakota County's unofficial election results, there were 12,821 people registered to vote in the city's eight precincts, as of 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. The Hastings Star Gazette will update results online as votes are tallied and recorded. Results posted tonight are unnofficial and may change over the course of the night.
Local filmmakers Justin and Kristin Schaack have had their most recent short film, "Illegal Aliens," accepted into the Audience Awards 2016 Political Short Film Festival. The festival features short films made by filmmakers around the world, calling attention to social or political issues relevant to today. "Illegal Aliens" is one of 23 films selected for the contest.
The Wayne Kieffer family was recently recognized by the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District (DCSWCD) as their 2016 Outstanding Conservationist for their leadership in conservation. Wayne, his wife Bernadette, and their sons Tim and Kevin are fourth- and fifth-generation dairy producers that have operated in Dakota County for over 120 years.
The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent suicide by hanging of an inmate which occurred at the Dakota County Jail. According to a press release, the inmate has...
The Hastings High School Wind Ensemble teamed up with the River Valley Band and the Medalist Concert Band Tuesday evening to perform a concert for the Hastings community. The concert is called the Connections Concert, as its purpose is to build connections through music and encourage students to continue playing music throughout their lives. The HHS band shared the stage with two bands that prove that it is possible to play music without becoming a professional.
This week, we feature several candidates running for public office.