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District approved $100K for Fund 46
Land dispute continues, legislation postponed
Librarian by day, princess by night
Dogs from suspected puppy mill will be up for adoption
crime and courts
Janke brings experience to girls basketball team
Olson returns to girls tennis team as coach
Legion Baseball: Spring Valley stays patient in win vs. Plum City
Standings in the St. Croix Valley Baseball League
Legion Baseball: Post 204 wins ninth game of summer vs. Shoreview
Group holds prayer gathering for Prescott police
Flu Mist option not recommended for 2016-17 influenza season
Small town America celebrated at Plum City Summer Festival
American Pickers coming to Wisconsin: Seeking collections
River Falls Days kicks off July 7
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MGT: 8/3/16 Hearing - Ryan rezone
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MGT: 8/3/16 Hearing - Dohmen permit
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MGT: 8/3/16 Hearing - Gerdes permit
ELLSWORTH FIRE ASSOC.: 7/27/16 Special Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 7/28/16 Board of Adjustment Committee - Annual Meeting
Gerald V. Leonard, 69
Robert R. Harshman, 90
Josephine M. Carlson, 88
John C. Bang, 91
Brenda L. Dodge, 65
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (July 13, 2016)
EDITORIAL (July 13, 2016): Memorials are important in a time of tragedy
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (July 6, 2016)
EDITORIAL (July 6, 2016): Allow them to rest in peace
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (June 29, 2016)
Real Estate Showcase
September 10, 2012
Hastings bridge closure changes: It is now expected to close sometime next week
There has been another change of plans for the Hastings bridge closure, which had been scheduled for this week. It looks as though the bridge...
September 10, 2012 - 2:50pm
September 5, 2012
Another change of plans with Hastings bridge - no closures planned for this weekend
There has been a change of plans with the upcoming move of the main span for the new Hastings bridge. That change means there will be no closure of the Highway 61 bridge in Hastings this weekend. Here is the revised schedule for the project: Early Friday morning, Sept. 7, crews...
September 5, 2012 - 7:57am
August 31, 2012
Bridge move to be delayed 48 hours
There will be a 48-hour delay with the Hastings bridge project, it was learned late Thursday. The move will now begin Friday morning, Sept. 7, meaning the current Highway 61 bridge in Hastings will be closed starting Saturday and continuing until Monday. The bridge is expected to...
August 31, 2012 - 8:11am
August 15, 2012
Hastings bridge will close for up to 48 hours during move of span
The Highway 61 bridge in Hastings will be closed in both directions when the main span for the new Hastings bridge is floated into place. The closure is expected to last around 48 hours, but the exact length of time isn't yet known. In addition, river traffic will not be allowed...
August 15, 2012 - 9:24am
September 6, 2011
Hastings, Minn., man finds three-foot-long alligator in Mississippi River near Prescott
Derrick Radke and his fiancée were out for a relaxing weekend on the Mississippi River. They had boated to Prescott from Hastings and had pulled...
September 6, 2011 - 9:07am
August 24, 2011
Hastings bridge to be down to one lane between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday
The Highway 61 bridge in Hastings will be down to one lane of traffic between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25. Crews will be working on the south end of the bridge and need to use the lane for equipment and personnel.
August 24, 2011 - 11:14am
August 23, 2011
Rescued bald eagle to be release at Carpenter Nature Center on Wednesday
A bald eagle rescued during a snowstorm in March will be released at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings. The eagle was injured in what was believed to be a territorial dispute. Three Carpenter Nature Center staff members and volunteers drove to the...
August 23, 2011 - 10:34am
August 15, 2011
Shutdown means Hastings bridge will not be completed by May 2013 as planned
The state government shutdown lasted just three weeks, but its impact will be far greater. On Monday, the project manager for the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings, Steve Kordosky, said the shutdown will result in a delay of at least six months. The bridge had been scheduled to be...
August 15, 2011 - 4:29pm
August 9, 2011
MnDOT's bridge construction webcam in Hastings now featured online
Anyone hoping to watch the construction of the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings can do so by visiting the Star Gazette's website. The Minnesota...
August 9, 2011 - 11:07am
July 21, 2011
Search under way for body seen going over Vermillion River waterfall in Hastings
Emergency teams from Hastings are busy scouring the area below the falls of the Vermillion River where a body was seen floating. Teams are searching to recover an adult woman. Witnesses reported seeing the woman enter the river near the park along 21st Street. She was quickly sucked...
July 21, 2011 - 8:15pm
July 1, 2011
State shutdown means no work will be done on the new Hastings bridge
All work on the new Hastings bridge has ceased. With the state shutdown putting the Minnesota Department of Transportation on hold indefinitely, all work on state projects has come to a stop. The setback is nothing new to the project. High water late last fall slowed down work, but...
July 1, 2011 - 8:27am
June 8, 2011
Overnight lane closure planned for Hastings bridge on June 8-9
Highway 61 motorists traveling through Hastings may experience delays beginning June 8 when the roadway is reduced to a single lane between Spiral Bridge Road, near Hub's Landing, and Third Street in downtown Hastings. The lane closure will take place between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m....
June 8, 2011 - 2:56pm
March 9, 2011
About 50 Smead employees in Hastings to lose their jobs
As of March 18, roughly 50 employees at Smead Manufacturing's Hastings location will be out of work. The layoffs are a direct result of high unemployment, which has adversely affected Smead's sales. "It's no secret that unemployment remains exceedingly high," said Smead's vice president...
March 9, 2011 - 9:16am