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The locks and dams on the Mississippi River are massive feats of engineering, nearing 100 years old. They shepherd millions of tons of goods each year, acting as water-based elevators to lift boats … more
The Hastings Raiders High School Trap and Skeet Team Registration is open and will close Friday March 15th or until team is full, no exceptions. Please be patient if you run into issues registering. … more
An upcoming class will provide nitrogen information to farmers ahead of the 2024 growing season. Dakota County is partnering with University of Minnesota Extension to offer a free, one-day class … more
Be captivated by all things winged from educators at St. Louis’s World Bird Sanctuary during the “Masters of the Sky” weekend. Hosted by Carpenter Nature Center’s (CNC) … more
If you haven’t noticed, with the exception of a frigid week in January, it’s been an exceptionally mild winter. Hastings Public Works Superintendent Joe Spagnoletti is fine with that. … more
The Minnesota Wild, along with Bally Sports North and Minnesota Hockey, today announced that Hockey Day Minnesota 2026, presented by UnitedHealthcare, will take place at United Heroes League’s … more
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has released the updated Invasive Carp Action Plan for the next 10 years of prevention and management efforts in Minnesota. The plan includes a … more
Once again, the Hastings Raiders Alpine Ski Team proved their grit and competed in single digit to below zero temps at the frosty Jack Zahr Memorial Race at Wild Mountain in Taylors Falls on January … more
Minnesota has had a net gain of approximately 43,000 acres of wetland in the period of 2006-2020 — that’s one of the key findings of the Wetland Status and Trends Monitoring Report … more
Minnesota has had a net gain of approximately 43,000 acres of wetland in the period of 2006-2020 — that’s one of the key findings of the Wetland Status and Trends Monitoring Report … more
The City of Hastings Parks & Recreation Department is working to flood outdoor ice rinks this week with temperatures more normal for this time of the year. They are hoping to have rinks and … more
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is waiving vehicle permit fees at all 75 state parks and recreation areas on Monday, Jan. 15. With this year’s unusual weather, it’s good to … more
The Minnesota DNR recently reported its largest-ever catch of invasive carp in Minnesota waters with over 400 fish in the Mississippi River near Winona. In light of this, Friends of the Mississippi … more
Every winter, hundreds of thousands of anglers head for the frozen water to fish. Most ice anglers clean up after themselves, but some don’t — and it’s their behavior that was the … more
Two changes that enhance protection for Minnesota’s native turtles will go into effect Jan. 1. Commercial harvest of western painted turtles and snapping turtles is no longer allowed in … more
The decorations at this Hastings home on Shannon Drive look great even during the daytime! more
A throng of people came out to support Hastings Family Service and welcome the CPKC Holiday Train on a chilly Saturday evening Dec. 9. Families came from all over for the annual holiday treat, … more
With a half-million hunters set to converge on the state’s fields and woods for Saturday’s firearms deer opener, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters to make … more
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