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Minnesota State Patrol finishes 3rd in calendar contest; Wisconsin misses the cut
Judge awards $130K in Mississippi Dunes Golf Links sexual harassment case
Rosemount grad mourned after fatal Nebraska crash
Firefighters respond to Prescott house fire
Minn. roundup: Owl attacks 3-year-old girl in Bemidji; Man found dead at Brainerd speedway died of suicide
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Hastings now home of semi-pro box lacrosse team the Hastings Walleye
Through players' eyes: AAU basketball - the experience
Women’s power volleyball captains meeting is Aug. 16
Miesville Mudhens advance to class B state tournament
Woodbury ninja goes to nationals
Stephen Hansmann will carry special flag during Twin Cities Marathon
PHOTOS: Stories in the park teach kids about nature
Paslay headlines Live on the Levee fundraiser in Hastings
Hudson church goes dementia-friendly
Hooked on a new hobby: DNR hosts Karen community members at Lake Rebecca
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Hastings Council Hrg on Caturia Rezone
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Column: Reforming juvenile justice to save kids
Editorial: Imagine you have no newspaper
Editorial: Conservation success story continues to soar
Viewpoint: Dakota County Fair showcases the best of the best
Viewpoint: Dakota County going up in the world
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April 29, 2017
Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A 12-year-old girl died Friday in an apparent drowning in a swampy area between two lakes near here. JaLysa Anne Cook of...
April 29, 2017 - 5:21pm
April 25, 2017
Beldenville man in 'fair' condition after Hager City-area crash
A motorist was airlifted Monday after a two-vehicle crash near the Mississippi River’s back channel in rural Hager City. Scanner transmissions...
April 25, 2017 - 1:20pm
April 14, 2017
Two paintball players struck by lightning Friday
TOWN OF ST. JOSEPH -- Two men playing paintball were seriously injured Friday in St. Croix County in a lightning strike. The men, whose identities...
April 14, 2017 - 1:39pm
April 7, 2017
UPDATE: Minivan driver in bus crash in critical condition Monday
A western Wisconsin woman was critically injured Friday morning after her minivan crashed into an Ellsworth School District bus near Bay City....
April 7, 2017 - 2:02pm
January 30, 2017
Two dead in Jan. 27 crash near Miesville
Editor's note: This story was published Jan. 2017.
January 30, 2017 - 8:39am
January 11, 2017
One injured in crash just north of Hastings bridge on Highway 61
One person was injured in a car accident just north of the Hastings bridge on southbound Highway 61 Wednesday afternoon. For traffic coming into...
January 11, 2017 - 2:37pm
December 13, 2016
None hurt in multi-car crash Tuesday afternoon
Four vehicles were involved in a crash late Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 13, on Highway 61 near 18th Street. According to emergency personnel on...
December 13, 2016 - 4:44pm
December 12, 2016
Driver injured in truck-semi crash in Cottage Grove
A driver was transported by ambulance after his pickup truck collided with a semitrailer at a busy U.S. 61 intersection Monday in Cottage Gr...
December 12, 2016 - 10:03am
November 23, 2016
Crashes leave area roadways closed down
UPDATE: Highway 52 reopens after ethanol spill Icy roads have led to a mess on area roadways, including a pair of major road closures near Hastings....
November 23, 2016 - 8:55am
October 11, 2016
Deer causes motorcycle ejection, injuries
TOWN OF ISABELLE -- A 29-year-old Minnesota man was thrown from his motorcycle Monday evening when a deer jumped out in front of him. Stephen...
October 11, 2016 - 7:29am
August 8, 2016
Sunday crash critically injured one
A 36-year-old Hastings woman was critically injured in a crash Sunday in the area of 230th Street and Inga Avenue south of Hastings. The crash occurred around 8:15 p.m. Dan Bianconi, Patrol Captain with the Dakota County Sheriff's Office, said that the crash appears to be the result...
August 8, 2016 - 5:29pm
August 1, 2016
Coon Rapids man dies in crash south of Hastings on Highway 316
A 57-year-old Coon Rapids man died early Saturday morning in a crash on Highway 316 south of Hastings. The man, Robert S. Kary, was driving a 2013 Freightliner semi northbound on Highway 316 at 200th Street East when it left the roadway and struck a tree. The crash occurred at 2:30...
August 1, 2016 - 8:34am
July 22, 2016
Mother in Dakota County crash declared brain dead, to donate organs
ST. PAUL — Elizabeth Calderara, the Cannon Falls woman who was on life support after a Monday car crash in rural Dakota County that killed her husband and 1-year-old daughter, was declared brain dead Wednesday night at Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Calderara’s heart and other...
July 22, 2016 - 9:03am
July 19, 2016
Dakota County crash between semi, SUV results in death of Cannon Falls man, infant daughter
RANDOLPH, Minn. — A Cannon Falls man and his infant daughter were killed and his wife and son were seriously injured after a sport-utility vehicle they were in collided with a semi-trailer truck Monday morning in rural southern Dakota County, authorities said. Jason Calderara, 31,...
July 19, 2016 - 8:56am
June 26, 2016
Prescott woman dead, Hastings man injured in western Wisconsin motorcycle crash
A woman from Prescott died in a motorcycle crash Saturday in western Wisconsin. A Hastings man who was driving the motorcycle was injured in the crash. Joshua Sykora, a 34-year-old Hastings man, was driving and 38-year-old Brooke Baker of Prescott was his passenger. The vehicle went...
June 26, 2016 - 9:45am