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Wisconsin roundup: Green Bay clerk refuses to put early voting site at UW campus; gas now $1.99 in parts of state; 9 more state news stories
Ellsworth, River Falls mourn teen victim of fatal crash
Funeral for drowned Ellsworth boy is Wednesday in River Falls
Wisconsin roundup: Voucher enrollment up 5 percent; Obamacare recipients in line for 16 percent premium hike; 8 more state news stories
Legislative candidates sound off in River Falls
crime and courts
WIAA cross country: Panthers wrap up season with pack mentality
WIAA football: Spring Valley advances; Elmwood/Plum City falls to De Soto
NORTHLAND OUTDOORS: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
WIAA cross country: Todd and Peña qualify for state
E-PC takes on De Soto, but avoids 'The Pit'
Stagehands announce 'The Drawer Boy'
Happening Halloween: Where are the tricks and treats?
Horror movie filmed in Pierce debuts Monday night
PLUM CITY CARE CENTER RESIDENT OF THE MONTH: A colorful storyteller
The face at the head of the Roadrunners line steps down
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 11/2/16 Meeting Agenda
PUBLIC NOTICE: Proposed AT&T Tower, 530th St, Ellsworth, WI
WIS. DNR: 11/7/16 Public Meeting - Bay City Harbor Sediments Disposal
SUMMONS: Bank of Alma v. Lori K. Peterson, et al.; Case 16-CV-114
TOWN OF TRENTON: 11/3/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
Kyra Hayes, 16
Gabriel B. Carpenter, 13
Mary L. Nelson, 67
Lydia M. Bude, 89
Kay Thom, 77
EDITORIAL (Oct. 19, 2016): Calling a spade a spade
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Oct. 19, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Oct. 12, 2016): Don’t end up a tragic headline -- stop for buses
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Oct. 12, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Oct. 5, 2016): Carrying the torch of history
Real Estate Showcase
October 3, 2013
Second Street will be closed under bridge starting Monday
Plan to drive around the bridge in downtown Hastings rather than under it in the coming weeks. MnDOT announced today that the section of Second Street under the bridge will be closed starting Monday, Oct. 7, for about two and a half weeks. The closure will allow crews to reconstruct...
October 3, 2013 - 2:46pm
September 26, 2013
Blue Hastings bridge about to be hauled away
The landmark big blue iron bridge in Hastings will start looking a whole lot different next week. Beginning as early as Monday, crews will be...
September 26, 2013 - 9:22am
September 20, 2013
Second Street under bridge to close Monday, Tuesday
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is planning to close Second Street between the east and west ramps to Highway 61 on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 23 and 24. The closure is required because of concrete overlay and subsequent work that needs to be done on the northbound bridge...
September 20, 2013 - 3:03pm
August 13, 2013
Second Street to close temporarily Thursday for third concrete pour
A significant concrete pour will occur on the south approach of the new Hastings Bridge on Aug. 15, causing a temporary road closure on Second Street from the east ramp to the west ramp from 3 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is the third and final of three pours over the span of about one...
August 13, 2013 - 1:16pm
June 3, 2013
Traffic to move onto new bridge tonight, tomorrow
The Hastings Bridge Project - three years in the making - has reached an exciting and critical milestone: late today, construction crews will reroute the southbound lane of traffic on Highway 61 onto the new Hastings Bridge. Approximately 24 hours later, crews will reroute the northbound...
June 3, 2013 - 3:26pm
May 16, 2013
Southbound Highway 61 coming into Hastings will see delays beginning May 20
Beginning May 20, Highway 61 near Hastings will be reduced to a single lane in each direction through the intersection of Highway 10/Point Douglas Drive and Highway 61. The Highway 61/Highway 10 intersection will remain open and accessible. Construction work has been pushed back...
May 16, 2013 - 3:24pm
March 29, 2013
New Hastings bridge is on schedule: One lane of traffic in each direction will be routed to the new bridge around June 1
Just two months from now, one lane of traffic in each direction will be running on the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings. Steve Kordosky, the project manager from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, said this week that the bridge is right on schedule. He expects the shift...
March 29, 2013 - 7:00am
November 2, 2012
Intersection of highways 61, 10 to be rebuilt in 2016
Plans are set for the Minnesota Department of Transportation to rebuild the intersection of highways 61 and 10 just north of Hastings. The work is scheduled for 2016. The construction would bring a handful of changes to the intersection. Southbound Highway 61 traffic will get two...
November 2, 2012 - 7:00am
September 20, 2012
Bridge project on schedule for Saturday; span will be floated downstream Saturday morning
By Tuesday, the landscape in Hastings will be significantly altered for the next 100 years. The main span for the new Highway 61 bridge here is on schedule to be floated in place, jacked up and secured by the end of the day Monday, Sept. 24. That means the current bridge will close...
September 20, 2012 - 8:37am
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
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 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