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Hastings Star Gazette
Minnesota House members must take harassment prevention training or lose committees
Court says Minnesota Legislature has enough money to remain open
Minnesotans tough on Franken incident
Minn. roundup: Florida men convicted of credit card skimming; Man pleads guilty to lewd Minn. State Fair conduct
Franken no stranger to upsetting women
crime and courts
Hastings' junior Natasha Girgen qualifies for state in two events
Girls hockey drops first two games to section opponents
Cross-country: Nogle fights illness to run at state meet
Girls' hockey preview: Raiders return with depth, ready to compete
Volleyball: Raiders' season ends with loss to Henry Sibley
Falteisek to perform in holiday concert in Woodbury
Mural completed for installation at Levee Park in Hastings
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
This close: Rotary clubs observe World Polio Day as disease nears eradication
'Fight the New Drug' event in Woodbury to examine effects of pornography
arts and entertainment
Probate Estate Christine Drahos
Dissolution of Marriage: Novotny
Probate Estate Marina Challeen
Amended Assume Name Lalah's Oasis
Probate Estate Janaan Rasmusen
Dewight K. "Dewey" Reck
Gerald R. Seaton
Jon Joseph Choquette
Lisa A. Rembleski
Letters to the editor: HPAAC gala a success; A thank you to Chief Schutt
Viewpoint: Falling into peak pumpkin season
Joe Atkins Viewpoint: Is Amazon Coming to Dakota County?
Editorial: Veterans have earned twice the thanks
Viewpoint: Target brand, not Hastings economy, may be behind closure
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crime and courts
April 12, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Burnsville teacher accused of sexually explicit communication with student
Burnsville teacher accused of sexually explicit communication with student BURNSVILLE, MInn. — A Burnsville High School music teacher is...
April 12, 2017 - 10:53am
Kentucky man sentenced in Pierce County for hiding a corpse
ELLSWORTH — The Kentucky man who transported and dumped a box containing the body of a Prescott man is headed to prison. Pierce County...
April 12, 2017 - 10:47am
April 9, 2017
UPDATE: Body found in river near Grey Cloud Island was missing New Hope man
The body of a missing New Hope man was recovered from the Mississippi River near Grey Cloud Island Saturday evening.
April 9, 2017 - 7:22pm
April 5, 2017
Man arrested after car chase with police
A local man was arrested following a car chase with police around 8:30 p.m. April 2. Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie said that the incident...
April 5, 2017 - 11:29am
February 21, 2017
Charges: Minn. men plotted bar burglary after Super Bowl
Two Minnesota men decided the night after the Super Bowl was a prime time to strike poker machines inside a Hager City bar, according to court...
February 21, 2017 - 7:36am
February 19, 2017
UPDATE: 'I would not have expected this,' murder suspect's landlord says
A St. Croix County man stabbed his mother to death Saturday night in rural Hudson before shooting at police in an incident that led to a 50-mile...
February 19, 2017 - 9:51am
February 15, 2017
Prior Lake contractor who fraudulently won Hastings contract gets 82 months in prison
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced that Gerard Leonard Roy, 56, of Prior Lake, has been sentenced in U.S. District Court to 82 months in prison for fraud and money laundering in connection with a series of construction companies he owned and operated....
February 15, 2017 - 8:48am
January 27, 2017
Two arrested in association with recent mail thefts
Two people have been arrested in association with recent mail theft in Hastings. A 30-year-old Hastings man, Mark Smith Jr., has been charged...
January 27, 2017 - 9:10am
January 17, 2017
Police: Husband arrested in Cottage Grove woman’s death
The husband of a Cottage Grove woman found dead in her home two months ago has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her. Police on Tuesday...
January 17, 2017 - 2:07pm
January 13, 2017
Charges: Somerset man abused girl, made child porn
A St. Croix County judge set bail at $100,000 Thursday for a Somerset man accused of sexploitation and sexually assaulting a child. St. Croix...
January 13, 2017 - 12:30pm
January 8, 2017
Police: Minnesota teacher, husband abused 8 underage boys
SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. — A South St. Paul elementary school teacher and his husband allegedly had sexual conduct with eight underage boys over several years, according to police documents released Tuesday. South St. Paul police closed their four-month investigation into teacher...
January 8, 2017 - 8:00am
January 5, 2017
Taking a case to a whole different level
This is the second story highlighting the role of the Rosemount Police Department in uncovering the largest case of production of child pornography prosecuted in Minnesota. In the spring of 2015, officer Beth Richtsmeier of the Rosemount Police Department began following the online...
January 5, 2017 - 8:25am
January 4, 2017
Wetterling killer Heinrich being held in Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Danny Heinrich, Jacob Wetterling’s killer, is being held temporarily in Oklahoma. Heinrich, 53, is at the Oklahoma...
January 4, 2017 - 11:00am
Three teens robbed at gunpoint near Eagan High School
EAGAN, Minn. — Three teenagers were robbed at gunpoint Tuesday morning near Eagan High School, police said. The three juvenile victims told...
January 4, 2017 - 9:09am
December 21, 2016
Suspects sought in Pierce County, Red Wing, Woodbury incidents
Wisconsin authorities put out an alert Wednesday for suspects in a credit card scam that allegedly involves Walmart stores from Woodbury to Red...
December 21, 2016 - 10:42am