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As radio host, Rep. Jason Lewis questioned seriousness of sexual harassment, CNN reports
Todd Bol leaves lasting legacy through Little Libraries
City Council briefs: Interim library opens
Voter guide: Here’s where the U.S. House candidates in CD2 stand on key issues
Water continues to test negative for E. Coli; taste and smell of water may not improve anytime soon
crime and courts
Yanz family makes football history
Raider football beats South St. Paul 35-9 to finish season 7-1
Hastings cross-country teams compete at Metro East championships
Known deer disease EHD discovered in southeast Minnesota
Hastings girls' tennis competes in individual sections
Falteisek to perform in holiday concert in Woodbury
Mural completed for installation at Levee Park in Hastings
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
This close: Rotary clubs observe World Polio Day as disease nears eradication
'Fight the New Drug' event in Woodbury to examine effects of pornography
arts and entertainment
MARSHAN TOWNSHIP: Notice of Meeting Change 11/07/18
CITY OF HASTINGS: 10/24/18 Public Accuracy Test of Voting System
PUBLIC STORAGE SALE: 11/06/18, Stephen's Self-Storage, Hastings, MN
F. Joseph Taylor Law Probate Notice: William Joseph McCarthy
Baker Law Probate Notice: Sharon Anderson 19HA-PR-18-755
Farm to Table: Rebel Chef restaurant serves fresh, locally-sourced meat, produce
Minnesota-born SuperAmerica becomes Speedway
New scam on Facebook urges you to forward this message to all your friends. Don’t do it.
New Clinic Director and Owner of MN Spine and Sport
Bye, Goff & Rohde Welcomes New Attorney
Place a Business Announcement
Marilyn L. Steinke
Edwin F. "Ed" Russell
Margaret A. Robinson
Paul N. Reuter
Cleo Merle Endres
50th Wedding Anniversary
LaVerne "Bud" Becker
Hastings Football Connections - Thank You Sponsor's
Tina Folch for House
Mary for Mayor
Tina Folch Supports Us, Not Insurance Industry
Debunking Misleading Healthcare Ads on Folch
Elect Stan Karwoski
Candidates for State House; District 53B
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August 16, 2017
Editorial: Imagine you have no newspaper
Steve Gall RiverTown Multimedia Publisher Anne Jacobson RiverTown Multimedia News Director If reading your community newspaper evokes any sort of emotion in you, more often than not, we've done our job.
August 16, 2017 - 11:10am
August 11, 2017
Editorial: Conservation success story continues to soar
The United States nearly pushed its national symbol to extinction in the 20th century. Yet 10 years ago today, the bald eagle officially came...
August 11, 2017 - 1:00pm
August 3, 2017
Editorial: The fair is still the fair
Summer enters the home stretch this week, which means August has arrived and we're at the height of fair time. As soon as one closes, another...
August 3, 2017 - 8:59am
July 25, 2017
Editorial: Read, debate with an open mind
One or our RiverTown reporters has a favorite question he likes to ask interviewees: What one thing do you believe everyone should have, regardless...
July 25, 2017 - 8:26am
July 19, 2017
Editorial: Our sense of community is changing
It's obvious the world is changing at a rapid rate. What an understatement. The older generation reminisces about the time when the world moved...
July 19, 2017 - 4:15pm
June 4, 2017
Editorial: Three branches of government for good reason
Minnesota Miracle? Hardly. Minnesota Nice? Not a chance. Minnesota Mud? That's more like it right now since our state government is mired in...
June 4, 2017 - 8:00pm
June 2, 2017
Editorial: You've graduated: Let lifelong learning begin
The economy appears to be on the rebound, at last reaching the steady employment numbers of 10 years ago — before the Great Recession swelled...
June 2, 2017 - 7:00am
May 25, 2017
Editorial: Honor WWII vets as nation salutes WWI
Come Memorial Day, a few aging but tough World War II veterans will find the fortitude to attend ceremonies at local cemeteries, riverfronts...
May 25, 2017 - 8:00am
May 21, 2017
Editorial: Senate, help those suffering from mental illness
The U.S. House has passed its American Health Care Act of 2017, but the U.S. Senate is writing its own legislation to replace the Affordable...
May 21, 2017 - 8:00am
May 14, 2017
Editorial: Nursing home workers care — and we should, too
The American Health Care Association established National Nursing Home Week in 1967. For 50 years, the designation has provided a dedicated time...
May 14, 2017 - 8:00am
May 2, 2017
Editorial: We can breathe easier, but for how long?
Two in five U.S. citizens live where pollution levels are too dangerous to breathe. That's according to the annual American Lung Association...
May 2, 2017 - 10:21am
March 20, 2017
Editorial: Lawmakers, don't be too quick to hit delete
How long should governmental agencies be required to retain emails before purging them? Longer than you might first think. A measure working its way through the Minnesota Senate would require schools, cities, townships, counties, etc., to retain electronic records for at least 18...
March 20, 2017 - 8:00am
March 8, 2017
Editorial: Congratulations to state tournament athletes
Over the past weeks — and in the upcoming weeks — we've had the privilege of reporting on several local student athletes who have made it to state tournaments in their various sports. This week, we dedicate this space to them and say congratulations.
March 8, 2017 - 8:00am
February 24, 2017
Temper fear with information, caution
Last week, Hastings police held a community notification meeting in regards to a level three predatory offender who was about to move into this city. First of all, we would like to thank the police, the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Dakota County and the Jacob Wetterling Resource...
February 24, 2017 - 4:00pm
February 18, 2017
Editorial: Vermillion Street plan needs to be strong, proactive
This year marks the start of what could be a major redevelopment project. The city is searching out a consultant to help develop a master plan for the Vermillion Street Corridor. We don't know yet exactly what this master plan will say. We don't know exactly what it will include....
February 18, 2017 - 8:00am