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Hastings Star Gazette
State Supreme Court sides with developer on improvement fees
Washington County Board primary races: Karwoski, Ohs lead in D2; It's Johnson, Swenson in D4
Walz, Johnson win governor primaries; to face off in fall
It's Fasbender, Elling Schultz in Hastings mayoral primary
Charge: Minnesota baby dies after abuse; father looked on Google for excuses
crime and courts
Mudhens cruise over Victoria in first round of Class B state tournament
Hastings Hawks end their season playing their best ball
Ninja Zone empowers confidence
Images from the Hastings Raiders Legion baseball season
Baseball: Hastings Hawks eliminated by Northfield in Section 1B playoffs
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
PUBLIC STORAGE SALE: 9/4/18, Stephen's Self-Storage, Hastings, MN
DAKOTA CTY: Pleasant Hills Library Renovation Advert for BIDS
LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE: File No. 70017.76 Eagles Ridge Condominium
PROBATE NOTICE: John L. Jerry; File No. 19HA-PR-18-502
ISD 917: 7/10/18 Organizational School Board Meeting Minutes
New bus service rolls out for DCTC
Hastings' newest storage facility offers more
Dakota Electric announces another pollinator planting
Crafting an international fusion of flavors: Rebel Chef opens Aug. 10 in Farmington
First mother, then daughter: Smead CEO has spent 53 years in family business
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Janet M. Wiechmann
Margaret A. Thiel
Matthew G. Towey
Irma M. Bogdan
Gary A. Hansen
Al & Donna Teuber
Paul J. Greten
Editorial: Democracy will rise or fall with a free press
Editorial: Time to vote in the primary
Jewel Pickert column: Time to abolish pet peeves? You make the call
Bea Westerberg column: Dog days of summer call for cool foods
Letter: 'STUFF THE BUS' and feed our students
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February 6, 2018
Hastings first black families helped shape state
In September 1857 a Minnesota Territory census named and counted inhabitants in preparation for statehood. Hastings' count was 1,983. One of them was "colored." He was Robert S. Burns, a 32-year-old, single barber from North Carolina. According to the census' occupation listings,...
February 6, 2018 - 9:43am
January 29, 2018
Downtown Hastings: A storied past
If walls could talk, there sure would be lots of stories coming from the buildings in downtown Hastings. Many of the shops and businesses are...
January 29, 2018 - 10:13am
November 22, 2017
Construction turns up century-old cemetery near Hastings
Sandra and Jim Herkenratt looked forward to having neighbors. For 38 years, the couple's home in Nininger township faced only an expansive farm...
November 22, 2017 - 7:39pm
December 11, 2016
Pioneer Room's new addition comes from Old Central
The Hastings Pioneer Room, Hastings' own local history archive, recently received a special donation of items from the Old Central High School....
December 11, 2016 - 8:00am
December 7, 2016
The attack across the globe that hit hard here at home
In October, Americans around the country began a four-year World War II 75th anniversary commemoration, running from Oct. 18, 2016 to Sept. 2,...
December 7, 2016 - 9:04am
October 5, 2016
Dozens of inventors have lived, worked in Hastings
Over the summer, this newspaper published a series of stories about “Hastings Firsts,” items or ideas that got their start right here in...
October 5, 2016 - 11:17am
September 16, 2016
Historic Preservation Conference explores Hastings history
Last week Hastings hosted the Historic Preservation Conference, an annual conference held in a different Minnesota city each year. This year,...
September 16, 2016 - 9:23am
August 14, 2016
1860s base ball exhibition held at Pioneer Park
Pioneer Park sure lived up to its name on Saturday, Aug. 6. In front of a nice crowd of people relaxing on lawn chairs in the shade, players...
August 14, 2016 - 8:00am
March 9, 2016
Deadline to enter Modern Interpretations of Historic Design IV approaches
The deadline for entry in the Modern Interpretations of Historic Design IV –Designs from the Hastings Needle work Company Arts Challenge is quickly approaching – April 30. This arts challenge is open to all artists locally, statewide, nationwide, and internationally. To register...
March 9, 2016 - 11:08am
December 30, 2013
Remember the 'Peanut Line?'
They called it “the friendliest train ride in the world.” As far back as 1882, the Hastings and Stillwater Railroad, affectionately nicknamed...
December 30, 2013 - 8:38am
November 10, 2011
Ramsey Mill ruins still stand next to Vermillion River
In 1855, Elbert H. Halstead located a claim on land at the lower falls of the Vermillion River. Eventually, Gov. Alexander Ramsey and Dr. Thomas...
November 10, 2011 - 10:26am
Spiral Bridge was once a landmark in Hastings
Toward the end of the 19th century, the small but growing river town of Hastings faced a dilemma. One of the oldest cities in the state, Hastings...
November 10, 2011 - 10:24am
Notes on Hastings' history
Hastings came to be known as Oliver's Grove when U.S. Army Lt. W. G. Oliver and his nine-man military detachment, bringing supplies to Fort Snelling in 1819, encountered freezing water and bad weather and were forced to spend the winter here in log cabins they built. For the next...
November 10, 2011 - 10:24am
Current City Hall dates back to 1871
Hastings City Hall provides a breath-taking view as visitors enter Hastings from the north on Highway 61. Housed in the 139-year-old building...
November 10, 2011 - 10:22am
June 5, 2010
Book Report: Cherma captured in poetry
Back in 1920, Edgar Lee Masters, who grew up in a small Midwestern college town wrote a wonderful book of poems about the kind of people who settled his town of Galesburg, Ill. He called it "Spoon River Anthology," after the classical custom of writing messages on tombstones of...
June 5, 2010 - 2:24am