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Carter Lundstrom has done a great job all season keeping batters off balance with a good mix of speed and crafty pitches. He held Rosemount to just two runs and eight hits in the Raiders 9-2 victory.

Raiders win streak comes to an end at 13 and the road to state just became much more difficult

The Section 3AAAA Baseball Tournament has been an eventful one. Multiple time, day and location changes due to weather and graduation ceremonies, upsets and crazy games. Hastings had their share of …
Jared Hanson took second in the 300m hurdles finishing with a time of 39.73, his personal best ever. To the right of the picture is last year’s 300m hurdle champion, Maki Whelan. Whelan finished less than a second ahead of Hanson.

Raider track and field headed to state

The Hastings Raiders track and field went to East Ridge high school for the Section 3AAA Championship Wednesday and Friday and sent many individuals to the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) …
Head Coach Matt Klein (L) and Jon Harris (R) will make the trip to Coon Rapids for the State Golf Tournament on June 11. Harris qualified finishing fifth overall and as the third individual not on the winning team.

Raiders golf sends one to state

The Section 3AAA tournaments are in the books for both boys and girls golf. The Raiders performed admirably at Logger’s Trail in Stillwater and Jon Harris punched his ticket to state. The boys …

Hawks defeat two Class B teams

The Hasting Hawks are eight games into the season and after two big Class B games, they are now sitting at 3-5. The season opened with three straight losses to the Crystal Cowboys, Northfield Knights …

Take a Kid Fishing Weekend is this Friday through Sunday

During Take a Kid Fishing Weekend Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9, Minnesota residents can fish without licenses if they take children 15 or younger fishing — and fishing is one way among many …

Summer fun programs kick off in city

Summer programs are underway in Hastings. The City of Hastings hosts summer programs at Levee Park. All events take place at the Rotary Pavilion at Levee Park, 20 Ramsey Street, and along the …

ISD #200

Did you know that Special Education services in Minnesota Public Schools are required to serve eligible community members from birth to age 22? Our Special Education program offers incredible …

Lakeville man charged with murder of Bloomington woman and her unborn child

Jack Joseph Ball, age 23 of Lakeville, was charged* today with two counts of murder in the second-degree in connection with the death of his 30-year-old sister, Bethany Ann Israel and her unborn …

Reported adverse health events continued steady rise in Minnesota during 2023

The number of reportable adverse health events in Minnesota hospitals, licensed ambulatory surgical centers and community behavioral health hospitals increased for the fourth straight year in 2023, …

Nearly $96 million in road, park upgrades underway in Dakota County

Dakota County is digging in on nearly $96 million in road improvements, pedestrian safety upgrades and park and natural resource protection projects this year across the county. The work totals $95.8 …
On the calendar
Business
The Hastings YMCA will hold a Community Open House on Sunday, April 21 from 1-3 p.m. The event is free and for all ages. For the younger visitors, there will be a gaga pit, bounce house, face …
Government
HOYT LAKES, Minn. — On Thursday, May 23rd, House File 4738 - legislation authored by Senator Judy Seeberger (DFL-Afton) - was signed into law by Governor Tim Walz. The bill contains $24 million …
Crime
Hastings Police and the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office were able to stop a vehicle attempting to flee law enforcement late Saturday May 11. According to reports, K-9 Sonny and K-9 Officer …
Community

Hastings track & field claims MEC titles!

We are proud to introduce to you the Metro East Conference Champions, the Hastings Raiders! The boys won with a score of 186 and the girls won with a score of 179.

Vihrachoff, Leifeld and Lawrence file for re-election

With his final day filing to run for re-election in Ward 4 Tuesday morning, Tim Lawrence filled a spot on the last open race for this fall in the City of Hastings. One Hastings City Council seat in …

Author to speak at Pleasant Hill Library

The Pleasant Hill Library will host award-winning author and historian Jeff Sauve on Thursday, June 13 from 6-7 p.m. Sauve will discuss his book “Murder at Minnesota Point: Unraveling the …

Hastings Family Aquatic Center Opens June 7

Opening Day for the Hastings Family Aquatic Center is Friday, June 7, 12:00 Noon to 7:00 p.m.! Don’t forget to buy your season pass or punch card in advance: Stop by the pool from 7:00 …

Author to speak at Pleasant Hill Library

The Pleasant Hill Library will host award-winning author and historian Jeff Sauve on Thursday, June 13 from 6-7 p.m. Sauve will discuss his book “Murder at Minnesota Point: Unraveling the …
Obituaries
Mikayla Swanson
Mikayla Rose Swanson, 32, of Red Wing, MN, passed away on May 11, 2024. She was born on April 17, 1992, in Hastings, MN, to David Duren and Roseann “Rosie” Swanson. Mikayla loved cooking, …
Everett Turnbull
Everett “Red” M. Turnbull, aged 98, a lifelong resident of Hastings, passed away on May 26, 2024, at White Pines Assisted Living in Cottage Grove. Born on March 30, 1926, in Hastings, MN, to …
Mark Morstad
Mark S. Morstad, 73, of Hastings, passed away on May 25, 2024. He was born on May 19, 1951, in St. Paul, MN, to Peter Morstad and Marlene (Dewitt) Jones. Mark graduated from Prescott High School …
Sheila McMahon
Sheila McMahon Meyer, age 79, passed away on May 22, 2024, in St. Paul, Minnesota. Sheila was born in St. Paul on Jan. 30, 1945. She graduated from Visitation High School and attended Saint …
John Bauer
John L. Bauer, age 50, passed away on May 23, 2024, at UW Health University Hospital in Madison, WI. He was born on January 17, 1974, in St. Paul, MN, and was adopted as an infant by Bernard and …
Local sports

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS!

For the 200-meter race, Ellie Magnus placed first with a time of 25.45. Olyvia Erickson placed third with a time of 26.19.
The multi-day trek up Highway 52 to Mendota Heights turned out to be a worthwhile venture for the Raiders track teams. The boys earned the conference title with a score of 186 and the girls earned …
Jose Miranda logs the Saints third homerun in their 8-1 opening day victory on Saturday in Saint Paul.

Saints hit 3 homeruns, win 8-1 on opening day

The Saint Paul Saints won their home opener on Saturday evening defeating the Columbus Clippers at CHS Field in St. Paul’s Lowertown by a score of 8-1. We can all breathe a sigh of relief; …
The Raiders softball season came to an end after two straight section tournament losses. Hastings entered the tournament as the fourth seed at 13-5. Their first opponent, East Ridge, entered the …
The Hastings golf teams are headed to their section meets after playing their conference finals last week. The girls were at Highland National Golf Course in St. Paul and the Boys were at Loggers …
The Hastings Raiders 9AA baseball team had a busy Mother’s Day weekend. The team took first place in the Farmington Barn Burner Tournament going undefeated. The Raiders beat Wayzata Blue 13-3, …
The Hastings Raiders finished the regular season in a big way with two big wins including a must win against section opponent Eastview. First, the Raiders dismantled Lakeville South 13-3 on May 20, …
Education
Charles Black

ISD #200

Middle school is a time for rapid growth, curiosity, and significant personal development as students navigate new academic challenges, form deeper social connections, and explore their own …

Features
Gary Erickson

Hastings Veteran - ‘Concertinaguy’ - chosen to attend the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

Hastings Air Force Veteran Gary Erickson has been selected as a first-place winner in the 2023 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition. Erickson will be playing the Concertina at the 43rd …

Opinion
Columns

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: Navigating a Rare, Lifelong Condition Often Diagnosed at Birth

(BPT) - This article was sponsored and developed by Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) is a rare, lifelong genetic condition involving the adrenal glands that is …

Navigating chronic migraine: One woman’s quest to find the right doctor and preventive treatment

(BPT) - As a nursing student, Nicole, 32, has a busy yet rewarding life. She works 12-hour hospital shifts as a nursing assistant and spends her free time traveling and playing with her dogs, Bailey …

My View: Past adventures

One of the things about writing a column every week is that you have to have life experiences to write about. Decades ago, and in another part of the world, I started out having a lot of opinions. …

My View: Some important discoveries

Some discoveries have been made. I don’t like to lose things, but inevitably, it happens to all of us. This is a story in two parts. The first has to do with my pants. The second part is a …

My View: What's the hurry?

Slow down people. What’s your hurry? I have a confession. I’m a pretty slow driver. I log a lot of miles each year, and it’s interesting to watch the driving styles of motorists. I …

Will Caitlin Clark do okay in the WNBA?

Caitlin Clark will do great in the WNBA. She can shoot, she can pass and she’s a savvy player. Clark did what no one ever dreamed anyone would do and that was to score more points than Pistol …
Letters
Let’s work together
To the editor: A sign on a neighborhood lawn spoiled my day today. It read “Joe and the Hoe gotta go.” Cute, flippant, and completely out of place in our town and country. Let's disagree …
Letter to the Editor: New teacher licensing doesn’t promote Marxist activism.
I write to refute claims of Patricia Moulton, Rush City MN posted in last week’s April 10 paper. I typically dismiss such nonsense out-of-hand, but I was curious…why was a Rush city …
No more trapping
To the editor: Re: Dave Beck’s 2/22/24 article in the Hastings Journal. As an animal loving woman, I am appalled that trapping is still allowed in this state/country. It is cruel and barbaric. …
Zoning bill should be canned
To the editor: A bill is being formulated at the legislature that would restrict a city’s ability to control its zoning ordinances. The state law would even supersede any zoning ordinances …
Letter to the Editor: Postal dilemma
To the editor: John, A very nice job on the story about the postal dilemma that we are all facing today. All is forgiven about the "lion's share" comment. You've done your research and correctly …
Web Extras
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Preschool is popular, and more school districts are adding it
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Which generations are the most and least obsessed with electric cars?
Way.com taps into Statista data to determine which generation loves EVs the most.
This ain't just Texas: More states want power to wage 'war' on migrants
The Marshall Project reports that several states are sending troops to the Southern border as the legal battle over immigration enforcement continues.