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Speed limit increasing on section of Highway 60 from Kenyon to Zumbro Falls
60 Years of #RealBeauty features Red Wing native
Higher education bills call for Minnesota State tuition freezes
Bill Federbusch, always optimistic
Arts Board awards grants to local groups
crime and courts
Boys Basketball: Goodhue wraps up third place
Boys Basketball: Lake City drops consolation championship
Several changes ahead for area teams after realignment
Boys Basketball: Goodhue stunned by North Woods
Boys Basketball: Lake City advances to consolation finals
Q&A: Vicki Iocco
African Cinderella tale comes to Sheldon
No foolin' — Sheldon presents prom for all ages
Q&A: Mary Cyr
Review: 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' brings non-stop laughter
arts and entertainment
U.S. Bank National Association vs Forsman
Homeservices Lending, LLC vs meyer
Notice of Informal Probate: 25-PR-17-651 Harris
NAME CHANGE: 25-CV-17-605, Minor Child
Ronald E. Ross, 79
Wesley A. Schrimpf, 81
Hildegard C. Miller
Neala "Kay" Shager, 73
Johnny C. Doden, 89
Letter: Understand that federal budget cuts will hurt our students
Column: Attempting to drain the swamp in Minnesota government
Viewpoint: Farmers making progress on new buffer requirement
Letter: Treasure Island helps Spare Key help others
Letter: Representatives vote to legalize cruel hunting methods
Real Estate Showcase
March 24, 2015
Hastings pilot OK after his plane began to sink on North Lake
A small airplane piloted by a Hastings man sank in the backwaters of the Mississippi River on Friday. The pilot had dropped off an ice fisherman on North Lake between Hastings and Red Wing and was attempting to take off from the ice when his plane went through the ice. It became...
March 24, 2015 - 8:26am
February 23, 2015
Smead to downsize Hastings location and close a Georgia facility
Smead Manufacturing in Hastings announced a change in operations that will close one production and distribution facility in Locust Grove, Ga., and transfer the majority of production and distribution activities from the Hastings plant to other Smead locations. The restructuring,...
February 23, 2015 - 8:34am
July 31, 2014
Rescue crews save man who nearly went over Vermillion River Falls
A man apparently enduring a crisis waded into the Vermillion River in Hastings on Wednesday afternoon. At about 4:15 p.m., a caller reported...
July 31, 2014 - 1:55pm
June 24, 2014
Victim in fatal shooting on Sunday night identified
One person is dead after a shooting in Hastings late Sunday night. Hastings officers were called to the 1200 block of Eddy Street at 9:56 p.m. on the report of shots fired. When officers arrived, 34-year-old Jason Charles Reuter was found dead. Nobody else was injured. Hastings...
News/crime and courts
June 24, 2014 - 2:24pm
June 23, 2014
Funnel cloud spotted over Hastings, Hampton
A small funnel cloud was spotted over Hastings at about 12:45 p.m. Monday. The sighting prompted several weather sirens to sound. It does...
June 23, 2014 - 2:56pm
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
Body found near Vermillion River in Hastings
A body was found along the Vermillion River in Hastings on Tuesday afternoon. The body was found near 10th and Progress streets by an outdoorsman...
January 16, 2013 - 4:30am
November 8, 2012
11/8/2012: One person dies in crash near New Trier
One person was killed in a car crash on Highway 50 near New Trier at about 2:40 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. New Trier is located just south of Hastings. The Minnesota state patrol said that 27-year-old Dennis Underwood of Cannon Falls died after being ejected from the vehicle. A 26-year-old...
November 8, 2012 - 3:54pm
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
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
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
May 9, 2012
Highway 61 to be reduced to single lane in Hastings May 10-11
Motorists traveling northbound Highway 61 in Hastings will encounter delays as the road is reduced to a single lane between 15th Street and 14th Street at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 10. The road will reopen by 9 p.m. Friday, May 11. The lane closure is needed as crews repair a broken water...
May 9, 2012 - 11:58am