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Hastings Declares “Black History Month”

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The Hastings City Council used the first meeting of February to recognize the contributions and sacrifices African Americans have made and endured throughout the history of Hastings by reading a Proclamation declaring February as “Black History Month” in Hastings. Mayor Mary Fasbender. Click here for audio     Complete audio of the Proclamation is available on …

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Hastings Council Awards HVAC Contract For City Hall

Hastings Council Awards HVAC Contract For City Hall

The Hastings City Hall will soon get a much-needed upgrade to the aging HVAC system that heats and cools the building. At Monday evening’s City Council meeting, Community Development Director John Hinzman briefed the Council on the bidding process for the renovations. Click here for audio     The Council unanimously approved the contract, and work …

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Dakota County 911Board Names New Director

Dakota County 911Board Names New Director

Dakota County recently welcomed a new Executive Director to the Dakota 911 Board, and Hastings City Councilmember Jen Fox, who sits on that board, made an official welcome at Monday evening’s City Council meeting. Click here for audio     Learn more about Dakota 911 on their website. Click here for audio        

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Foodservice Workers’ Strike Begins

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35 foodservice workers with ISD 200 started their strike on Tuesday morning, after a fruitless negotiation session late last week. Hal Goetz, a spokesperson for SIEU Local 284 commented on the negotiations. Click here for audio     Goetz also commented on the contract terms that the union is seeking. Click here for audio     The …

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HASTINGS GIRLS HOCKEY EARNS 8 SEED FOR SECTIONS

HASTINGS GIRLS HOCKEY EARNS 8 SEED FOR SECTIONS

The Hastings Raiders girls hockey team earned the #8 seed for section play and will kick off the postseason Wednesday vs Apple Valley in Apple Valley. The 9-16 Raiders will look to get the win, with the winner playing either Park or Cretin-Derham Hall in the second round. The Raiders played a better game than …

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Praise For Charlie Black

Praise For Charlie Black

As United Way of Hastings begins 2023, the Board of Directors has a slightly different look, with the addition of new people to the Board. However, one familiar face will not be seen there anymore. Executive Director Mari Mellick has more. Click here for audio     UWH still seeks about three new members. Learn more …

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Alarm Triggered At HHS

Alarm Triggered At HHS

The Hastings High School reports that a fire alarm was triggered in the school on Thursday morning. According to information released by Principal Scott Doran, a fire sensor was activated in a maintenance area, due to some work being performed. School officials were able to diagnose the problem quickly and the fire department confirmed the …

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Meth Bust In Hampton

Meth Bust In Hampton

Dakota County Sheriff Joe Leko reports that deputies of the department removed approximately two pounds of methamphetamine from the streets of Hampton this week. According to a post on social media, Deputies Leko, Meaden, and K9 Officer Zeus, with handler Deputy Kurschner, worked together to seize the drugs on Tuesday night. Officers of the Dakota …

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Griefshare Program To Begin

Griefshare Program To Begin

St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hastings is beginning a 13-week series dealing with bereavement, called “Griefshare”. Pastor John Zimplemann recently commented on the need for the program. Click here for audio      He also commented on why people, whether Christians or not, should consider the program. Click here for audio     Learn more and register …

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Ukraine Prayer Service Scheduled

Ukraine Prayer Service Scheduled

The war in Ukraine still rages on, and congregations in Hastings are still moving to act in support of the war-torn country. Pastor Greg Geier of St Philip’s Lutheran Church in Hastings has announced that the church is hosting an ecumenical prayer service to remember and keep the war in Ukraine top of mind. Pastor …

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