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District will buy property to expand playground
New Richmond girl, 14, charged with attempted homicide
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crime and courts
Baseball: Christenson gets his shot as head coach
Ellsworth 12U softball takes third at state
Plum City loses to Eau Claire Cavaliers at Carson Park
Updated standings in the St. Croix Valley Baseball League (as of 7/25)
Baseball: Plum City Legion wraps up league play Thursday
WATCH: Miss Elmwood 2016 is crowned
New UFO Days activities promise an ‘out of this world’ time
Meet the Elmwood royalty candidates
Beldenville Old Car Club hosts 39th annual show
Blank Pages band to perform July 28
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TOWN OF HARTLAND: 8/2/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 8/3/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 8/1/16 Meeting Agenda
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 8/1/16 Board Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF SALEM: 8/1/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
Thomas L. DeLong, 64
Eugene Moga, 91
Mary K. Wandmacher, 68
Mary E. Sperger, 87
Robert R. Harshman, 90
Kathleen Vinehout column: Our county fair is a celebration of how we all work together
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
Real Estate Showcase
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
May 21, 2012
Hastings bridge inspection complete, lanes open
The annual inspection of the Hastings bridge was planned to take two weeks, but crews finished their work last week. There are no lane closures planned this week. The inspection had closed one lane of the bridge between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. last week, causing long delays for tra...
May 21, 2012 - 9:26am
January 26, 2012
Crews working on Highway 61 bridge in Hastings are working to limit project delay
Crews working on the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings are getting ever more optimistic that they will get the project completed by the late fall of 2013. Originally, the bridge was to be completed by May 2013. An extended period of high water last spring and then the state government...
January 26, 2012 - 7:55am
October 3, 2011
Car-semi collision Monday claims Hastings, Minn., man
A 20-year-old Hastings, Minn., man died Monday afternoon at Regions Hospital in St. Paul as a result of injuries suffered when his car struck...
October 3, 2011 - 8:30pm
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 5, 2011
New Hastings Bridge to include tributes to city's history
HASTINGS - The new Hastings bridge is being designed to make a bold, modern statement about Hastings. But it will also be a tribute to the city's...
July 5, 2011 - 9:27am
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 20, 2011
UPDATED: Two injured in rollover early Sunday
Two 23-year-old men were transported by ambulance directly to Regions Hospital in St. Paul early Sunday morning following a rollover crash on Hwy. 10, about six miles east of Prescott. Lucas J. Niebur, of Prescott, the driver, and Owen E. Schmitz, of Hastings, Minn., were both found...
June 20, 2011 - 8:06am