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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The weather wasn’t exactly cooperative for Carpenter Nature Center’s fall raptor release event Saturday, but it didn’t stop hundreds of people from stopping by to see all kinds of birds...
Every so often, Hastings residents get to see a piece of the city’s past floating up and down the river. Before automobiles became the common means of transportation, people traveling...
The Hastings Fire Department will hold its open house Tuesday, Oct. 8, starting a 7 p.m. The open house is being held in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week, which...
Construction is still a ways off, but the Hastings Rotary Club is working on securing the necessary approvals to make sure work can go forward on a public pavilion in Levee Park.
Two vehicles were involved in a crash at the intersection of Highway 55 and Pine Street at about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. A vehicle driving westbound on Highway 55...
The Hastings City Council’s Public Safety Committee has recommended the city hire Bryan Schafer to fill the vacant police chief position. The city expects Schafer’s first day on the job...
Hastings residents have an opportunity to learn all about concussions Monday. The Regina Foundation’s newly formed Community Relations Committee will host a seminar on the topic from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Regina Medical Center Conference Center.
Hastings business owner Rich Jacobson said he isn’t ready to walk away from a dispute he has with the City of Hastings over what the city says are excessive signs in front of his business.
When Brett Schommer was diagnosed with PDD/NOS on the Autism Spectrum in 2002, the world was still learning about autism. Only about one in 180 children back then were diagnosed with autism. These days, popular knowledge of the disorder is drastically improved and awareness is better as well. Now, one in 88 children are diagnosed, and one in 54 boys are found with some form of autism.
Hastings teen Andrew Tri is earning some international recognition. A sophomore at St. Thomas Academy, Tri joined the USSSA National 15U baseball team to compete against top youth from around the world in the 2013 Mondial Hit tournament, held in Nettuno, Italy, about 40 miles south of Rome.