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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 31, 2011
From Mudhens bat boy to pro pitcher - Edlefsen makes his major league debut
Twenty-two years ago, the movie "Field of Dreams" hit the big screen. Its popularity led one Twin Cities newspaper to feature one of the area's own field of dreams - the home of the Miesville Mudhens. A 4-year-old boy was pictured in the article. He was Stephen Edlefsen, the team's...
sports / News
August 31, 2011 - 3:34pm
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...
News / events / Family
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
Antique power show planned for July 29-31 south of Hastings
No, you won't be able to pull up and order a cheeseburger or onion rings this weekend at Porky's drive-in, but you will be able to see it restored....
July 21, 2011 - 3:43pm
July 18, 2011
Hampton man dies after being hit by car while on Highway 61
A 23-year-old Hampton man, Adam Michael Stein, died as he walked along Highway 61 at 220th Street early Sunday morning. Stein was walking southbound when he was struck by a pick-up truck driven by Sai Kao Yang, 76, St. Paul. Neither Yang nor Pa Vang, 58, a passenger in the truck,...
July 18, 2011 - 1:49pm
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