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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Even though it was the first time many of them had played a varsity game, the Hastings Raiders boys baseball team found a way to a win in their first game of the season last Thursday against the Farmington Tigers. "It was a good first win," head coach Paul Hartmann said. Hastings made small offensive plays to score most of their eight runs and a strong defense held the Tigers to just one. "We made some stellar defensive plays," Hartmann said. That combined with a steady offense was just the ticket. "If there's a formula to follow, that's it," Hartmann said. Pitching Junior David Schoebe
HBS Mediation Services, a small divorce mediation business, opened its doors in a suite on the second level of the MidCountry Bank building in Hastings Jan. 1. The office is quiet and unassuming, and there's only a small window label at the entrance of the building to let people know HBS is there.
The Hastings boys and girls track teams started their season last weekend at the All American Invite in River Falls, Wis., their only indoor meet this spring. Hastings invited Park of Cottage Grove and Red Wing to an indoor time trials meet last week, but that was just an opportunity for the students to experiment with the events, and none of the scores counted, Hastings girls coach Greg Sandkamp said. Seventeen girls teams and 18 boys teams from Minnesota and Wisconsin competed at the River Falls meet. "It's a big meet," Sandkamp said. The Raider girls team score of 16 points placed them
Niki Birk loves her job. She's the manager of Studio 61, a salon located on Vermillion Street just south of Highway 55. "I just like working with people," she said. Working in a salon also gives her a place to release her creativity. "You can be as creative as you want with it," she said. Birk grew up in Hastings and went to school at Aveda Institute.
A simple report of foam on the Vermillion River turned into a case of illegal dumping about a year and a half after Hastings resident Ken Larson first called in a tip about possible pollution. Since August of 2008, Larson has seen an unusual foam forming on the river three times where storm drains feed into it. "A lot of people thought it was natural foam," Larson said. But he wasn't so sure.
To the editor, The American Red Cross and Regina Medical Center Auxiliary would like to thank the donors at our recent community blood drive. We collected 175 pints of blood...
To the editor, In response to the editorial printed in this week’s Hastings Star Gazette, I thought it would be helpful to provide additional information and context for Regina Hospital’s...
To the editor, As a part of Republican caucus, you will have an opportunity to vote in the straw poll for your favored candidate for Minnesota governor and United States...
To the editor, Do the real math on the proposed container deposit system and you’ll find that a bottle bill costing more than $219 million a year will only get...
To the editor, I have been a registered nurse at Regina Medical Center since 2003. After working at Allina’s Abbott Northwestern Hospital for five years, I had moved back to...