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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When Dallas Bauer was born, he was surrounded by doctors. Before his birth, his parents, Jackie and Scott Bauer, knew something was wrong with several of his organs, including his heart, brain and kidneys.
A Hastings teen was one of the select students who got to participate in the Minnesota High School Page Program in the House of Representatives. Angie Thomas, a junior at Hastings High School, spent a week at the Capitol, learning first-hand just how state government works.
After working in human resources for about 20 years, Hastings resident Lori Spence was ready for a change of pace. She had raised three sons, now all adults, and it was time for something new. "It was time for me to be a girl," she said. On July 5, she opened Bridge View Boutique in Hastings. The store, located along Vermillion Street just south of the bridge, offers a mix of new, used, vintage and antique items. There's furniture, mens and womens clothing, jewelry, decor, natural and organic products, artwork, designer handbags and more.
A Hastings area resident found a bear exploring his driveway recently. The resident took a photo of the bear, which was seen about eight miles south of Hastings, near 220th Street and Kirby Avenue.
Looking back on the life of Isaac Lucking, one thing is clear: he lived to help others. He was a chauffeur, an extra hand on a project, a friend. And he always had a way of making people happy. "He was born with one heck of a grin," Patty said. His nickname, "Tubby," came from a mock presidential campaign he and his friends ran back in 2008. They had T-shirts made to represent themselves as candidates; Isaac's read "Tubba-love." When his nephews would come over and have sword fights, he would grab a spatula from the kitchen and join them.
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. … Archive Material - Subscription required to continue reading Log in or activate your account...
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.