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Governor Tim Walz signed a $2.6 billion infrastructure bill, the largest in state history, into law alongside Lieutenant Governor Flanagan, legislators, labor leaders, and advocates on June 1. … more
Standard & Poor’s, one of the nation’s bond-rating agencies, recently upgraded the City of Hastings general obligation bonds to AA+ and assigned an AA+ rating to the city’s … more
The Hastings City Council on Monday night approved for planning to get underway for expansion and redevelopment of the Hastings Civic Ice Arena and the Veterans Athletic Complex. Consulting firm … more
The City of Hastings Fire/EMS Department held a badge-pinning ceremony on May 30. Congratulations to the following personnel, who were promoted, took an oath of office and received a badge: … more
Hastings residents gave their input on the proposed plans for the Hwy. 61 redevelopment, slated for 2027, and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) listened. Bryant Ficek, Area … more
Social media randomly proves to be useful now and then, especially for story ideas. This particular idea came from a person upset that there are cats roaming free in their neighborhood. Not contained … more
The Hastings Police Department (HPD) in conjunction with the Hastings Fire Department and Dakota County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) will hold their annual Police Week open house this year on May … more
Controlled burns are carefully planned to help restore specific areas to a more natural state. They help remove invasive species of plants and allow the regrowth needed to strengthen the local … more
The flooding of the Mississippi River continues to close roads around Hastings as the predicted crest keeps getting pushed out by the National Weather Service. Hastings hit major flood stage back on … more
The Parks and Rec Commission (PRC) held their monthly meeting in the City Council Chambers on April 19th at 6:00 p.m. The agenda was set for three different recommendations for council and an update … more
The Hastings City Council set aside $100,000 last year to create a new Community Investment Fund. Community organizations were invited to apply for funding for projects to take place on … more
A proposal to require a bigger share of lawful gambling profits to be spent in Hastings has drawn the ire of non-profit organizations that oversee the sale of pull tabs at bars in the city. The … more
Friday, April 14th, Governor Tim Walz paid a visit to the Hastings riverfront to discuss flood preparedness and how the State of Minnesota is at the ready to help communities in need due to rapidly … more
The third annual “Sound the Siren” food drive to the United Way’s Food 4 Kids program is underway in Hastings. The Sound the Siren food drive is a friendly competition between the … more
An attempt to get the fee city businesses would need to pay to get licensed to sell cannabis  in Hastings reduced $2,000 annually failed at the Hastings City Council meeting on Monday, … more
Being a parks commissioner on the Parks and Recreation Commission (PRC) is an interesting position to hold. Compared to other commissions such as the Public Safety Advisory Commission (PSAC) and the … more
The City of Hastings has issued some updates around the Highway 61 project, the upcoming summer season at the Hastings Aquatic Center and others. Here is a brief summary of each update. Aquatic … more
On Friday, March 10th, Jolynn Frandrup and Brenda Irvin from the Hastings Lions Club presented a check to Hastings Fire Department Chief John Townsend. The funds were raised by the Lions Club’s … more
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the City of Hastings held the third and final public meeting at Hastings City Hall around the redesign of the Vermillion Street Corridor (VSC) … more
The City of Hastings’ licensing and zoning requirements for businesses that sell or cultivate cannabis will take effect July 1. The city council voted in the fall to put a moratorium in … more
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