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Hastings Star Gazette
Hastings Superintendent Tim Collins withdraws retirement
Police investigating armed robbery at Northtown Cleaners in River Falls
School board weighing options for superintendent position
City Council briefs: Energy Action Plan outlines goals for Hastings
Minnesota cops cracking down on speeders
crime and courts
Hastings week 3 and 4 trap and skeet shooting results
Hubbart finishes Raider career at state golf
Kuhn competes in first state golf tournament
Farmington High School fishing team starts inaugural season
Hastings club gymnasts finish season strong at state, regional meets
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: 07/09/19, Stephen's Self-Storage, Hastings, MN
City of Miesville: Public Notice - Dakota Electric Tower
DAKOTA COUNTY: Ad For Bids -Juvenile Service Center Boiler Upgrades
DAKOTA COUNTY: Ad For Bids -Northern Service Center Bldg Automation System
Probate Notice: Nancy L.H. Moe 19HA-PR-19-421
From Here to There: The Akins turn the family business into a passion
Summer jobs: how teens can capitalize on the tight job market
Quaint and Quirky moves to new space
Hastings game store sets goal to be a new community spot
Dunkin' opens in Hastings
Place a Business Announcement
Gregory A. Lemmons
Donald J. "Digger" Kasel
Veronica Helen Olsen
Kenneth L. Augustine
Judy M. Pinnt
Everett Edward McCarthy
Leo & Arolyne Hackett celebrate 65th Wedding Anniversary
Editorial: Thunder, lightning, illegal lightening of the pocket
Letter: Memorial Day services go above and beyond
Editorial: Swimming proficiency is a local 'must'
Letter: Much uncertainty, many choices
Letter: Change isn't always a bad thing
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September 2, 2018
Bea Westerberg column: Some memories to dine upon
Has anyone been worried that I might not have something to write about each week? We are nearing my 375th column. The problem is not thinking about something to write, its deciding what little tiny piece of life or information I can share in 900 words or less. This week's information...
September 2, 2018 - 12:00pm
August 11, 2018
Bea Westerberg column: Dog days of summer call for cool foods
Oh boy, the fall thing is starting to come in big in the advertising world. I am starting to see ads for Halloween stuff and recipes for the typical fall things like apples, pumpkins and chili. Slow down and embrace the last month of summer goodies. Fall will be here soon enough...
August 11, 2018 - 5:00am
August 4, 2018
Viewpoint: You can't go wrong with a cucumber
Some miracles have recently happened at the Westerberg Ranchette. I make this statement because to some people this would be an ordinary event or two, but at times I "clean" to a different drummer. We were shopping and I had the big cart that holds the lumber and was told to work...
August 4, 2018 - 6:00am
July 27, 2018
Bea Westerberg column: Summer bounty really taking off
With Rivertown Days ending this past weekend and the Old Log Cabin event coming up next weekend, I think we can say it's true the summer is racing by at a rapid rate of speed. That means August will be here soon, and then September. I really understand the feeling some of the back-to-school...
July 27, 2018 - 8:00pm
July 20, 2018
Bea Westerberg column: Gardens heating up, so are grills
It looks like I may have to add "What I Learned This Week" to my articles. One of the major things this week was that you need to put the ground coffee into the coffee maker in order for it to make fresh coffee. If leave the ground coffee in the grinder but remember to add the water...
July 20, 2018 - 7:49am
July 14, 2018
Bea Westerberg column: Real tomatoes can have real problems
Update on some facts and observations; • As of July 7, 2018, the corn in the field across the road from me was 7 and ½ feet high. Is it safe to say it was knee high on the Fourth of July? • By the time you read this, it will be on the outer edge of the middle June to middle...
July 14, 2018 - 7:49am
July 7, 2018
Westerberg column: Thanks to technology, fresh corn is near
It's full speed ahead for the summer time after the Fourth of July. It's time to start asking when the sweet corn and the homegrown tomatoes are ready. It's time to stock up on sunscreen and those swimsuits before they are all out of stock and winter coats come in. It's time to cut...
July 7, 2018 - 5:00am
June 10, 2018
A Bea in the Garde: Cotton on to rhubarb's history
Did you survive the great white fluff flood? That would be what I call all the cottonwood seeds and dandelion seeds that seemed to be ready to fly at the same time. The mixture seemed to stick on anything and everything and Marnie the Cat came in with her whiskers a solid white mat....
June 10, 2018 - 5:00am
May 13, 2018
A Bea in the Garden column: Plenty of ways to make up for late spring
Did you take part in the world event that happened on last Saturday? Did you know that it was "National Gardening in the Nude Day?" I myself did not find out about it until well into the day so I am sorry I did not tell you in time to take part. As it was, I got a lot of scratches...
May 13, 2018 - 7:49am
May 6, 2018
A Bea in the Garden column: Finding the right flowers for Mom
Oh boy! The combination of no recent snow storms, warmer temperatures and my special mix of Matcha green tea, honey and cream have elevated me to a new level. As you may recall, I had a few potholes in life to mess up my energy level and I feared that I lost my get-up-and-go. That...
May 6, 2018 - 12:00pm
April 29, 2018
A Bea in the Garden column: Hopefully, spring is here to stay
I will have to get over my funk that spring is not going to get here and I am perfectly okay to stay inside and drink tea and bake cookies. I walked down our driveway in shoes without cleats for the first time in months and there were absolutely no ice chunks to kick or slip on. Then...
April 29, 2018 - 12:00pm
April 22, 2018
A Bea in the Garden column: Snow stalling spring planting
The daffodils that Daughter Nissa purchased for two cents each when she was 8 years old are still underground under a foot of snow. They have come up almost every year since she planted them many years ago. Not sure if she would get upset if I said that it was 31 years ago. Hopefully,...
April 22, 2018 - 12:00pm
February 4, 2018
Westerberg viewpoint: Gardening and related bits of information
Between my deer fall in November and Husband Larry's flu and pneumonia happenings, we are trending towards a "War and Peace"-style book of experiences. This year's flu seems to have a mind of its own so please take it seriously if you touch base with it. It is more than just a conversation...
February 4, 2018 - 1:52pm
January 7, 2018
Column: Ring out the old, ring in the new
Would you think it would be a good idea if Mother Nature did something outstanding and special to signal in the new year? You go to bed and wake up in the morning and there is no big fan fair to say "It's a whole new year!" I am not sure what I would want her to do but maybe something...
January 7, 2018 - 8:00pm
January 2, 2018
Column: Get the most out of that Christmas tree
Are you reading this in a fully restored home environment? Is everything, old and new, all blended and tucked into the home landscape? Do you...
January 2, 2018 - 2:18pm