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Minnesota leaders promise school safety funds
Capitol Chatter: End-of-session questions go unanswered
Regina Auxiliary 'Thrifty Treasures Sale' to be held May 23
UPDATE: Prescott man accused of raping woman at knifepoint, stabbing her
Dayton vetoes tax bill over school funding, as promised
crime and courts
Boys' Tennis: Raiders advance to section semifinals with sweep of Woodbury
Girls Lacrosse: Raiders win first game of the season in home opener
Boys' Tennis: Hastings is Metro East Conference champions
Timberwolves select Hastings as possible finalist to win new outdoor basketball courts
Swimming and Diving: Rupp and Williams named academic All-Americans
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
SALE OF CONTENTS OF STORAGE LOCKER 5/28/18
CITY OF HASTINGS: 5/7/18 Mobile Food Units
SUMMONS: Wesley R. Lines Jr. v Bay B. Brown; 85-FA-18-654
CITY OF HASTINGS: 5/7/18 Hearing re: Sidewalk Cafes
PROBATE OF WILL: Erwin Lester Zinnel
It's quaint, quirky and opening in downtown Hastings
Wise Family Funeral to expand parking lot; add crematory
Merchants Bank in the Twin Cities Helps Organization to Another Record Year; Advisory Board Reappointed
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Names Todd Seidl
New look at Dakota Pines to launch this season
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Dorothy S. Seifert
Norma J. Kirchner
Eugene W. "Gene" Fuchs
Shirley Ann Meier
Helen M. (nee Stoudt) Crawford
Editorial: Make a difference, make a statement -- run for office
Editorial: Invest in Dakota County Tech and beyond
A Bea in the Garden column: Plenty of ways to make up for late spring
Arbor Day reminder on our ash trees
A Bea in the Garden column: Finding the right flowers for Mom
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February 19, 2018
Editorial: A free press, not a free-for-all
The First Amendment protects people's right to say hateful things — including hurtful and false words about minorities, religious groups,...
February 19, 2018 - 7:49am
February 7, 2018
Editorial: District 54 race redefines 'special'
Special elections typically don't garner much attention — sometimes even with local voters. That's because such most elections carry no...
February 7, 2018 - 6:55pm
January 19, 2018
Editorial: By all indications, we're good and could be better
Families living in the upper Midwest should be feeling pretty good — subzero weather and all. The cold, hard truth — when you look...
January 19, 2018 - 2:12pm
July 5, 2013
Editorial: Tax the rich? So we're all rich then?
Starting this week, we can all feel a little richer — while getting a little poorer. On July 1, a host of new taxes took effect, as approved this past session by the Minnesota Legislature. And of course, DFL lawmakers and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton were all about taxing the rich —...
July 5, 2013 - 11:40am
June 28, 2013
Editorial: Good luck in your new role, chief
This week we report on the news that Hastings Chief of Police Paul Schnell has accepted a new job in Maplewood. He will be leaving Hastings on July 21.
June 28, 2013 - 9:28am
June 24, 2013
Editorial: Good luck to Mari Mellick, new director of the United Way of Hastings
For the first time in a decade, the United Way of Hastings has new leadership.
June 24, 2013 - 8:55am
Editorial: Rotary’s plans for pavilion are exciting
While the discussion Monday night was brief, we are incredibly excited about the prospects of a pavilion at Levee Park in downtown Hastings. The Hastings Area Rotary Club came to the city council on Monday to seek council support for its fundraising efforts. The Rotary has already...
June 24, 2013 - 8:42am
June 14, 2013
Editorial: Picnic thrown by Haley, Duffs, was a kind gesture
This week we applaud Haley Comfort Systems and Duff's Meats 2 for going out of their way to thank the hard working construction crews by throwing a picnic for them on Tuesday. What a kind gesture on their part, and what worthwhile recipients for their generosity. Now that most of...
June 14, 2013 - 9:37am
June 7, 2013
Editorial: Kudos, city staff, for a great sendoff
Behind the scenes in recent weeks, City of Hastings officials have been hard at work to pull off a sendoff for the old Highway 61 bridge here. On Tuesday night, we all got to enjoy the fruits of their labor. The event was a simple one -- gather in the lawn at City Hall, wait for...
June 7, 2013 - 9:37am
May 31, 2013
Editorial: Congratulations, Las Margaritas
A family-owned business in Hastings took a big step this week, embarking on a major addition to its current site. Las Margaritas Mexican restaurant on Vermillion Street in Hastings is expanding, and we are excited about the concept drawings we are seeing regarding their new space....
May 31, 2013 - 8:40am
May 24, 2013
Editorial: What happened to restraint, DFL?
Tax revenues being collected by the state of late suggest restraint rather than over-the-top spending in these waning days of the 2013 session. Collections from corporate and individual taxes are far exceeding forecasters' projections for three straight months now, for February, March...
May 24, 2013 - 12:02pm
May 17, 2013
Editorial: Wynne deserves a pat on the back
We were happy to write this week about the success story that is Jeff Wynne. After a tough life abusing drugs and alcohol, and after spending time behind bars in Dakota County, Wynne has turned his life around. As if that weren't enough, he began a number of efforts to assist inmates...
May 17, 2013 - 8:51am
May 10, 2013
Editorial: Bridge crew shows its thoughtful side
On Tuesday morning, we had the opportunity to tag along as Bill Clothier traveled across the new Hastings bridge, making him the first civilian to cross the big new structure. What we saw from the workers on the bridge site was heartwarming. They've taken a real liking to Clothier...
May 10, 2013 - 9:14am
May 3, 2013
Editorial: Thanks to the two Hastings teens who helped select our next police officer
The young people of Hastings are up to all kinds of great things in our community, and this week we shed a little bit of light on one such positive thing. Two HHS students sat in with Chief of Police Paul Schnell as the department interviewed candidates for a vacant police officer...
May 3, 2013 - 8:32am
April 26, 2013
Editorial: Uninformed vote shortchanges state
Remember when then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi infamously said of federal health-care legislation, "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it"?
April 26, 2013 - 8:37am