Katrina Styx started working at the Hastings Star Gazette 2010 as a reporter. She became the editor in 2016. 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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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...
Isaac James Lucking, 26, of Vermillion Township, was killed in an ATV crash Thursday afternoon.
If you talk to environmental experts in Minnesota, they will tell you that the health of the Mississippi River in and around Hastings is not what it should be. The problems have been easy to see, they say: murky water, little to no aquatic plant growth, eroding islands and fewer birds and fish.
The Hastings City Council will meet Monday, July 1, at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Here’s a look at what’s on the agenda.
This fall, the Hastings Rivertown Lions Club will sponsor a new youth program, the Rivertown Leo Club, for youth who want to get involved with the Lions organization and help their community. Leos is for youth ages 12 to 18 and functions very similarly to the adult Lions clubs. "It's just like the miniature version of us," said Linda Johnson, a member of the Rivertown Lions Club and the advisor for the Leos club.