Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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During the first week of June, Ken Ross was treated to a special overnight trip to the North Shore of Lake Superior.
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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 left turn lanes onto Highway 10 and the first 800 to 1,000 feet of eastbound Highway 10 would become two lanes. Maycrest Avenue would also be realigned to become the fourth leg of the intersection instead of meeting Highway 61 south of the intersection, as it does now.
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 of marketing, Jim Riesterer. Smead makes products to help people stay organized - items that often find primary use in businesses. "Our level of sales is very much tied to the unemployment rate, as well as the overall economy," Riesterer said. Another factor is the level of competition Smead faces.