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City adopts grass buffers for environmental health

The City of Hastings has adopted grass-growing practices on some of its property with a focus on environmental health. When grass on City property is allowed to grow to between 12-inches and 24-inches in height this promotes deeper roots, and allows for more stormwater infiltration during rain events.  Allowing the grass to grow longer and decreasing…

Development Services to mark Building Safety Month in May

In May 2022, the Hastings Development Services Department will participate in the 42nd annual Building Safety Month, a worldwide campaign presented by the International Code Council, its members and partners to promote building safety. This year’s campaign, “Safety for All: Building Codes in Action,” raises awareness about the importance of building…

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…