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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
March 29, 2013
New Hastings bridge is on schedule: One lane of traffic in each direction will be routed to the new bridge around June 1
Just two months from now, one lane of traffic in each direction will be running on the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings. Steve Kordosky, the project manager from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, said this week that the bridge is right on schedule. He expects the shift...
March 29, 2013 - 7:00am
March 25, 2013
Vieth is new executive director at Carpenter Nature Center
The Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings has a new executive director. Jen Vieth was the unanimous choice of the three committees tasked with...
March 25, 2013 - 4:03pm
January 16, 2013
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 2, 2012
Intersection of highways 61, 10 to be rebuilt in 2016
Plans are set for the Minnesota Department of Transportation to rebuild the intersection of highways 61 and 10 just north of Hastings. The work is scheduled for 2016. The construction would bring a handful of changes to the intersection. Southbound Highway 61 traffic will get two...
November 2, 2012 - 7:00am
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
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
March 31, 2012
GOP backs Lehrke, Quinlan, McNamara in Senate District 54
Republicans picked first-time candidate Janis Quinlan to challenge Sen. Katie Sieben and threw their support behind Cottage Grove City Council...
News / government
March 31, 2012 - 8:43pm
Schoen, Bayers win local DFL endorsements
Cottage Grove police officer Dan Schoen and Hastings resident Joanna Bayers will represent Democrats this fall in local state House races after...
News / politics
March 31, 2012 - 4:00pm
September 23, 2011
Driver who caused fatal Hastings crash in 2010 charged with felony; he was traveling almost 90 mph
The driver who caused the fatal crash just north of the Hastings bridge on May 3, 2010, has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide. The...
News / accidents
September 23, 2011 - 8:43am
September 9, 2011
Small fire on bus carrying Hastings boys soccer team closes lane of 35E
A bus carrying the Hastings boys soccer team to their game in Roseville Thursday night caught fire, shutting down one lane of Interstate 35E during rush-hour traffic in St. Paul. The fire was minor and was quickly extinguished by the bus driver and the St. Paul Fire Department. A...
sports / News
September 9, 2011 - 9:41am
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 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