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Fire marshal determines cause of downtown Hastings fire

Hastings Fire and Rescue has determined the cause of a fire that destroyed Bert’s Pharmacy and the Hastings Visitor Center, and damaged surrounding structures in downtown Hastings. HFR Fire Marshal Anthony Murphy said that after a thorough review of the scene, including early photographs and witness statements, it has been determined that the fire…

Hastings City Council Worksession Canceled

The Hastings City Council Worksession that was originally scheduled for March 21 has been canceled due to a lack of a quorum. All agenda items will be moved to future meetings.

Part of Laird Avenue reduced to one lane for sewer work

UPDATE: Due to ongoing sewer work, Laird Avenue is open but will be reduced to one lane temporarily. The work is expected to be completed by Friday. Please drive carefully and follow all signs and barricades. ORIGINAL: Part of Laird Avenue is closed effective immediately for emergency sewer work in the area. Laird Avenue is closed to traffic between…

Four departments fight downtown Hastings fire

Four fire departments worked together to battle a fire in downtown Hastings that caused heavy damage to several businesses. Hastings Fire and Rescue was called to 708 W. 2nd St. at 11:26 p.m. on Sunday evening. A smoke alarm in a nearby upstairs apartment alerted a tenant, who called 911 and reported that the awning of Bert’s Pharmacy was on fire.…

Utilities Department warns of scam attempts

Utility scam attempts are on the rise and the Hastings Utilities Department wants customers to be aware of the latest tricks scammers are using to get money or personal information. The department is continuing to receive reports about calls to customers telling them that they have overpaid for their utilities and are entitled to a refund. The caller…