Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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At the end of this month, the Little Log House Pioneer Village south of Hastings will open its grounds to the public in the annual Antique Power Show, and several new additions are joining the already diverse village. One of the most notable additions is the Cottage View Drive-In sign. Steve Bauer, owner of the Little Log House Pioneer Village, acquired the sign earlier this year after Walmart purchased the property the drive-in once occupied.
The 2013 Mayfly hatch has begun. To keep swarms and the resulting mess to a minimum, Hastings Public Works will be turning off lights in the downtown district and on...
There has been a lot of talk over the last few years about what will be done with the former Hudson Manufacturing building in downtown Hastings. For the past year, talk about redevelopment proposals has taken the main stage, but there has been little certainty about the specifics of redevelopment.
The Hastings City Council will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, July 15. Here’s a look at what’s on the agenda. The public will be asked to comment...
Bob Fjetland has been around horses for a good part of his life. He's owned horses off and on for about 30 years while working at the refinery. His horses were just pleasure horses, but he always wanted to get more involved, he said. The only hangup was that he couldn't find the right breed to work with. After working at the refinery 40 years, his retirement offered the perfect chance to devote more energy to his horses. He and his wife, Deb, started looking more seriously at making horses their prime focus.
Kelli Kenyon had a decision to make. A Hastings native studying at St. Catherine’s University, she had to choose a course to fulfill the school’s Global Search for Justice requirement. It was a general education requirement, not related to her neuroscience major, but it led her to change her mind about what she wanted to do with her life after college.
Dancers from Jan’s School of Dance, Inc., captured the Senior Grand National Championship with “Trouble” and the Teen Grand National Championship with “Loud” at the Midwest Stars National Finals in the Wisconsin Dells in June.
A mailbox fire at Westview Center is being treated as arson, according to the Hastings Fire Department. The box, a U.S. Postal Service drive-up mail collection box located in the...
Four people were transported to the trauma center at Regions Hospital in St. Paul Sunday after a car crash on 190th Street. The crash involved a single vehicle driven by...
Josh Miller, a 25-year-old Hastings man, is no stranger to a wheelchair. He was born with cerebral palsy and doesn’t have the use of his arms or legs. But that...