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It is a quiet cold winter Saturday morning outside. But inside the Black Dirt Theater practice room at the former Riviera Theater building it is a different atmosphere.
Fourteen years ago, the Hastings School District had an enrollment of 5,123, which was the district’s high point. The number of students has declined since that time, with this year's...
The need for blood is ongoing, more so during the winter months, according to the American Red Cross. Hastings residents can help replenish the blood supply at a community blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25; and from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 400 Ninth St. W. The Hastings community has held blood drives throughout the year and has done so for a number of years. The need is ongoing, according to Sue Thesenga, external communications manager for the American Red Cross, North Central Blood Service Center.
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon, Hastings, is collaborating with experts from the United States Department of Labor, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Employer Support for the Guard and Reserves, and local higher education institutions to provide an open discussion about employment and gaining better lives for community veterans at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Nelson Lucking American Legion Post 47, 50 Sibley St.
Christmas can be hard for many, including those being held in the Dakota County Jail and Juvenile Detention Center in Hastings.
This year’s visit of the Holiday Train was pretty special for Jocelyn Marcott.
Smiles usually mean happy thoughts and messages … and that is exactly what was happening last Tuesday, Dec. 15. The residents of Regina Senior Living were being treated to their annual Christmas party presented by the staff. There was music, singing, reading of the Christmas story and a little dancing too. Cookies and punch completed the party. The party has been held for many years, said Dawn Trombley, wellness director for the complex.
Dakota County property taxpayers probably will see a slight increase in the county portion of their 2016 property taxes following action this week by the Dakota County Board of Commissioners.
The warm weather and activities at the Holiday Train Jamboree made this the largest crowd to attend the Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train stop in Hastings.
Family and friends of Kirk Doffing, who was badly injured in a beating last May in West Hollywood, Calif., are holding a fundraiser this Saturday, Dec. 19, and inviting the community to participate.