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Hastings Star Gazette
Capitol Chatter: Trump seeks 2020 Minnesota win
Census: Minnesota's diversity growth continues
City Council: Pound fees, church expansion, and improvement bonds
Dakota County Board: Legislative review is positive
With this interactive guide, limit your exposure to summer's sun, bugs and plants
crime and courts
SEAS archery team qualifies and competes at nationals
Hastings Trap and Skeet team moves on to postseason shooting
Boys' Golf: Dittrich competes at Bunker Hills in last state meet
Boys’ Golf: Dittrich competes at Bunker Hills in last state meet
Track and Field: Raider boys' 4x800 relay competes at state meet
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
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A LIVESTOCK FEEDLOT PERMIT for Elmegca Farm
DOUGLAS TOWNSHIP: Public Hearing at 8 pm on 7/23/18.
PROBATE OF WILL for Patiricia Hageman Estate
PROBATE NOTICE: Katherine C. Martin File 19HA-PR-18-414
CITY OF HASTINGS:6/18/18 Amending City Code Ch. 34: Fees and Ch. 91: Animals
Wise Family Funeral celebrates groundbreaking for expansion
Dakota County employers to vie for excellence awards
Woodbury Plastic Surgery Joins Fairview Physician Associates Network; Remains an Independent Clinic
Asia-Pacific Ethanol Summit visitors stop in Rosemount
WELS shop benefits Hastings and beyond
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Jared E. Lazer
Ralph E. Zacardi
Cecil N. Underwood
Lou & Robin Paulson
Juliana Marie Raway
Paul & Donna Wagner
Editorial: Be ready for the season
Gessner column: ‘Spring cleaning’ can include your habits
Letters to the editor: Pageant Pennies adding up to success; Do your job after your pet does its business
A Bea in the Garden column: Time to cruise … on down to farmers market
Column: Dad is major force in child’s wellbeing
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June 23, 2018
Editorial: Be ready for the season
You can expect conditions to intensify starting this week as the season officially changes with the summer solstice. The earth is tilting on...
June 23, 2018 - 9:00am
June 10, 2018
Editorial: Support a community and celebrate together
Cheese and chili, milk and strawberries, rivers and water skis. Music, street dances, craft fairs and food. The annual festival march through...
June 10, 2018 - 6:00am
May 27, 2018
Editorial: Thank you, today and tomorrow, on behalf of a grateful nation
A salute, a nod, a sincere "Thank you." Veterans perhaps don't expect more than these in recognition of their service, but that doesn't mean a simple acknowledgement is all we can or should provide.
May 27, 2018 - 10:44am
May 19, 2018
Editorial: Make a difference, make a statement -- run for office
Are you fed up with government? Perhaps you feel just the opposite — you're happy with the way things are going locally, across the state...
May 19, 2018 - 7:49am
May 17, 2018
Editorial: Invest in Dakota County Tech and beyond
The importance of Minnesota State colleges and universities is being driven home this graduation season, when 40,000 students will receive degrees...
May 17, 2018 - 3:46pm
April 15, 2018
Editorial: Your local news is under tax attack
U.S. tariffs again made big headlines last week. What readers may not know is that tariffs could kill the writers of those headlines. We're...
April 15, 2018 - 12:00pm
Editorial: Light the way for democracy
This is Sunshine Week, the seven days each year since 2005 when people who believe in transparent, accountable government draw special attention...
March 15, 2018 - 7:49am
March 11, 2018
Editorial: Time for lawmakers to crack down on phone use while driving
How annoying. The driver ahead slows down to 40 mph, then suddenly races ahead before lazily switching lanes with no warning two minutes later....
March 11, 2018 - 4:43am
March 8, 2018
Editorial: Shame on us
Yes, you read the headline correctly — shame on us. We (the newspaper industry) have done a terrible job throughout the decades of informing readers, audience members, business leaders, community leaders, elected officials and citizens about how our business operates. Now,...
March 8, 2018 - 3:00pm
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
February 2, 2018
Editorial: Stepping out of my comfort zone
Eventually, you have to grow up. Up to this point, my whole professional life has revolved around sports. The "toy department" in journalism...
February 2, 2018 - 10:00pm
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
January 12, 2018
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
If you get your news using Facebook, you deserve to know that the social media platform is changing the way it delivers that information to you....
January 12, 2018 - 4:15pm
December 10, 2017
Column: How do we respond to letters to the editor?
"Please stop publishing letters about (X). We don't want to read negative opinions in our local newspaper." "When you print people's horrible...
December 10, 2017 - 8:45am