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Hastings' graduation rate at highest point in five years
Former NHL star Neal Broten released from jail after Sunday arrest
National certification recognizes accomplished teachers
Minnesota commissioner supports national certification for teachers
Update: Front-yard gunshots led to home evacuations, school alert in Prescott
crime and courts
Hastings Area Swim Team competes at state championships
A tale of two games: Raider baseball splits Saturday doubleheader
Hastings boys' golf plays in first meet of the 2019 season
Where are they now?
Hastings boys' tennis gets in three matches before winter storm
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
DAKOTA CTY:Summary of Board Proceedings Meeting 03/26/19
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DAKOTA COUNTY: Public Hearing-Ordinance 101 05/07/19
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Novare Renovation & Design celebrates 10 years!
From here to there: Ron Martino's transition from electrical engineer to potter
Dinner's ready: Weeknight Kitchen brings homemade dinners to those too busy to cook
Sterling Pharmacy permanently closed, dollar and gift store to follow
From there to here: What led Barb Hollenbeck to own a toy shop
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Randy S. Tokarczyk
Richelle R. Cokley
Eugene Joseph Sabaitis
James Clayton Grotjohn Sr.
Everett Edward McCarthy
Leo & Arolyne Hackett celebrate 65th Wedding Anniversary
Editorial: Traffic will be hopping Easter holiday weekend
Letter: Bring your body to the next Rivertown Gratefulness Gathering
Letter: Equal is equal
Editorial: Spring cleaning goes beyond the flood
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September 13, 2018
Editorial: My next step as your regional editor
Journalism is not a career path that I expected to be on when I graduated high school and ventured out to college. Back then I expected my initial...
September 13, 2018 - 11:00am
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
August 24, 2017
Editorial: Help kids get back to school safely
Back to school. Back to the routine. Back to the unpredictable, too — at least until things settle down. Young children's reactions often...
August 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
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
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
October 22, 2015
Editorial: Let's look in the mirror and laugh at ourselves
On Friday afternoon, Hastings High School senior Nick McGrath had one really memorable moment. In front of the whole school, he was crowned homecoming king. What followed was certainly memorable, too. As he turned to greet his friends on the royalty, his crown fell off. As it tumbled...
October 22, 2015 - 11:33am
March 8, 2013
Editorial: About that exhaustive search
Last week we wrote that we were encouraged that a commission was recommending the city council conduct an exhaustive search for a new city administrator in Hastings. At Monday's city council meeting, a few more details came out about that search, and observers quickly began to question...
March 8, 2013 - 8:44am
June 16, 2010
Editorial: Summer construction season is here
Orange will again be in season here in Hastings. Road construction projects are already under way, but the city will soon see many more projects get started. With those projects will come a plea: patience. Pleasant Drive will soon be closed, and getting around in west Hastings...
June 16, 2010 - 3:10pm
February 25, 2010
Editorial: Scott has reasons to be unhappy
Mitch Scott is a disappointed man this week.
February 25, 2010 - 1:18pm
February 18, 2010
Editorial: Once again, Hastings steps up to help others in community
Hastings residents stepped up again this weekend to take care of someone in need. The story on page 2A about the success of the benefit for the family of Jami Losh Flannigan serves as an example of this community's willingness to help others. Losh Flannigan died Dec. 18 at St....
February 18, 2010 - 10:15am
August 20, 2009
Editorial: Readers have no shortage of comments on assault rifle story
We report frightening news this week that a thief broke into a police car and stole an AR-15 assault rifle. Since posting the story on our website, more than 35 comments have been posted by readers. This week, we highlight some of their thoughts in print: Gorden B.: A DARE car...
August 20, 2009 - 11:43am
July 23, 2009
Editorial: Chicken ordinance is flawed
We've probably never written more about chickens than we have the last two weeks. What's all the fuss about? On Monday, the Hastings Planning Commission gave the go-ahead for Hastings residents to keep chickens in their backyards as pets and as a food source. Let's jump to a...
July 23, 2009 - 1:19pm
July 9, 2009
Editorial: Timing of midnight music deadline is poor
There appear to be good reasons for the city of Hastings to force local bars to stop their outdoor music at midnight during Rivertown Days. Many local bars are in residential areas, and hearing a rock band play outside at 12:30 a.m. doesn't sit well with those neighbors. But talk...
July 9, 2009 - 11:55am
July 1, 2009
Editorial: Please have a safe and happy Fourth of July
On this week's front page, we highlight the wild exploits of a man who made bridge jumping on the Fourth of July a real community event. That said, we don't want to write about any copycats next week. We're certain that if Don Foster were still jumping from bridges, not even he would...
July 1, 2009 - 12:13pm
May 28, 2009
Editorial: Thanks, Hazel, for all you have done
Sunday afternoon, Hazel Jacobsen-Theel will celebrate her 100th birthday at an open house. The location? The LeDuc mansion. How appropriate. The mansion is publicly owned and open to the public, thanks, in part, to her efforts. No, she's not the one who donated the building. Nor...
May 28, 2009 - 3:44pm