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April 23, 2019
Hastings' graduation rate at highest point in five years
10 hours 18 min ago
April 22, 2019
Angie Jorgensen has been teaching 14 years and works with fourth grade students at Pinecrest Elementary in Hastings, Minn. She said veteran teachers helped her achieve National Board Certification. Photo courtesy of Angie Jorgensen
National certification recognizes accomplished teachers
April 22, 2019 - 5:00pm
Gov. Tim Walz appointed Mary Cathryn Ricker as Minnesota commissioner of education in January. Ricker is a former English teacher, president of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers, and executive vice president of the American Federation of Teachers.  Photo courtesy of the Walz administration
Minnesota commissioner supports national certification for teachers
April 22, 2019 - 5:00pm
First graders Aiden Kroska and Lily Johnson read about penguins and butterflies. David Clarey / RiverTown Multimedia
Literacy initiative: Multi-year plan in its 1st year at Hastings elementary schools
April 22, 2019 - 6:00am
April 17, 2019
Construction at Hastings Middle School has begun to update the school's HVAC system and upgrade the gym floor, bleachers, auditorium stage and seating. File photo
Middle school construction plans required some creative thinking
April 17, 2019 - 12:00pm
Gov. Tim Walz appointed Mary Cathryn Ricker as Minnesota commissioner of education in January. Ricker is a former English teacher, president of the St. Paul Federation of Teachers, and executive vice president of the American Federation of Teachers.  Photo courtesy of the Walz administration
Ricker 'exhilarated' every day: State commissioner of education touts strong practices
April 17, 2019 - 11:00am
April 16, 2019
Deshler named April Rotary Student of the Month
April 16, 2019 - 5:00am
April 13, 2019
Spencer Johnson helps a student make a fishing lure. David Clarey / RiverTown Multimedia
Hastings middle school teacher set to retire after nearly 33-year career
April 13, 2019 - 6:00am
March 29, 2019
Hastings School Board named Scott Gergen chair and Lisa Hedin vice chair. They swapped roles after the two had been vice chair and chair, respectively, for the last two years. File photo.
Hastings School Board: Bid for middle school work accepted, district finances strong
March 29, 2019 - 10:19am
March 28, 2019
Hastings Public Schools Health Services Coordinator Mary Ellen Fox re-enacts how the eye test portion of the screening works with Angie McGinnis, the school district's early childhood coordinator. David Clarey / RiverTown Multimedia
Hastings Community Education could benefit from funding relief
March 28, 2019 - 5:00pm
March 27, 2019
Kullmann named March Rotary Student of the Month
March 27, 2019 - 5:00am
March 26, 2019
Hastings Middle School director Claire Nalven leads the fifth-grade band on Monday, March 25. Photo by Andrew Hill / Middletown Creative
Scenes from Hasting's all-district band concert
March 26, 2019 - 6:00pm
Hastings students that helped put on the "Spread the Word to End the Word" event earlier in March include (from left to right): Nathaniel Kirera, Courtney Iverson, Zachary Huffman, Logan Watana, Claire Winter, Harmony Lopez-Potasek, Cindy Wirth, Katie Gartzke, Logan Seubert and Sam Witt. Submitted photo
End the 'R' word: Hastings’ schools hold event to spread inclusion
March 26, 2019 - 6:00am
March 25, 2019
Dakota County Technical College to host spring open house April 4
March 25, 2019 - 9:31am
March 19, 2019
Luke Warren addresses the Riverside Company on Feb. 27. David Clarey / RiverTown Multimedia
Hastings Show Choir director Luke Warren is focused on the process, not results
March 19, 2019 - 5:00am