Construction continues and preparations are under way throughout the city in anticipation of a big couple days for the new bridge in Hastings.
Crews are busy assembling the main span for the new Highway 61 bridge over the Mississippi River. The span, weighing some 6.5 million pounds, will be floated downstream right around Labor Day. It will then be jacked into place.
Hastings has no primary races, but there is still reason for Hastings voters to cast their ballots at the Aug. 10 primary. Voting is from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. There is a race for one of the one of the 1st District judges’ position, currently held by Timothy Blakely. Stephen Baker and Larry Clark are challenging him.
Every year, Marty Ellsworth has looked for the Edina Realty Rivertown Days medallion. He was close to finding it several years.
This year, he was determined to find the medallion. This was going to be his year.
And it was.
The weeklong vacation had gone so well. Eric Olson made a homemade potato gun that he was firing all over the place. He turned his kayak into a sailboat of sorts, outfitting it with a big tarp so he could sail all over Big Wood Lake near Grantsburg, Wis.
Over the years, his grandmother’s cabin there had provided the Olsons the perfect place for a summer getaway.
But on July 31, 2009, all that changed in an instant.
The best case for Michael Conzemius on Saturday? It will be that he is safely pulled from the waters of the Mississippi River after falling from a platform 30 feet high while thousands of people clap and laugh at him.
Worst case? He lands on a flying (kind of) penalty box.
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The case involving the youth in the April 5 Hastings Middle School lockdown incident has been continued to at least Monday, July 26 in Dakota County Juvenile Court. It had been scheduled for earlier this week.
In June, Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom dismissed his office’s request to certify the 14-year-old youth as an adult. At the same time he indicated he would pursue prosecution under the extended juvenile jurisdiction (EJJ).
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