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Upcoming vote could alter how schools get tech services
Hastings fire chief has fallen under past scrutiny
Inn catches fire at 4th and Pine
McNamara secures GOP endorsement for Minnesota Senate special election
'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
crime and courts
Boys' basketball: 'This group will surprise some people'
Young Nordic ski teams return with experience
Hastings wrestling gets learning experience at Raider Duals
Mallory Brake becomes seventh girls player to reach 1,000 points
Gymnastics: Raiders sets their goals and are ready to exceed them
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
Marshan Twp. 2018 Notice of Filing
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Vermillion Twp. 2018 Filings Open
ISD 917 120517 Bd Minutes
Probate Estate Marcella Jackson
Ronald W. Schaar
Lynn Ann Savage
Gloria J. Knoll
Randall E. Overstreet
Virginia Ann Hirte
Viewpoint: Pause for more presence, fewer presents
Letters to the editor: Proud of how Schutt 'ordeal' was handled; McNamara would make us proud in Senate
Column: How do we respond to letters to the editor?
Letters to the editor: Thanks for support of school district; Keep the wreath white
Letters to the editor: HPAAC gala a success; A thank you to Chief Schutt
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Viewpoint: Pause for more presence, fewer presents
The holiday season is underway. Some fully embrace it and others would rather the season pass quickly. I am somewhere in the middle. Sitting in the mellow glow of light from our holiday decorations in the mornings is a pleasure. Digging out old family recipes and making, sharing,...
7 hours 47 min ago
November 11, 2017
Viewpoint: Falling into peak pumpkin season
It is truly written in stone that the fall/winter season has arrived. Those blasted mice have declared our farm house a "center of interest and good living." Anything and everything is explored and chewed on. I would not be surprised to see a little band of mice marching across the...
November 11, 2017 - 2:32pm
November 10, 2017
Joe Atkins Viewpoint: Is Amazon Coming to Dakota County?
Virtually everyone is aware of the nationwide jostling taking place to attract Amazon's announced $50 billion corporate headquarters. I can't...
November 10, 2017 - 8:45am
October 25, 2017
Great flavors to be found in light lager beers
This week I am going to talk about a style of beer enjoyed by nearly 90 percent of regular beer drinkers: light lager. Just for a little reference,...
October 25, 2017 - 12:27pm
Column: Drop-off debacles affect parents, too
The dreaded drop-off. As parents, we've all experienced it. Whether it's for work, a vacation or a night away, the drop-off is inevitable. Sooner...
October 25, 2017 - 8:54am
October 23, 2017
Joe Atkins Viewpoint: 1.9 percent budget proposal, feedback sought
The net impact of the proposed 2018 Dakota County budget would be an increase of 1.9 percent or less in the property tax levy, or roughly $8...
October 23, 2017 - 8:27pm
Education viewpoint: Community needed to raise leaders
What does it take to prepare our kids to be future leaders? This is a question that we need to ask before they will be ready to lead. The fact...
October 23, 2017 - 8:45am
October 15, 2017
Viewpoint: 'Due process' respects, protects privacy of city employees
I've received a number of letters and emails, and have had numerous conversations in the past month pertaining to how the administration of our...
October 15, 2017 - 7:49am
October 14, 2017
Wild Side column: Sweetness attracts stingers
Our apple crop last year was near zero because the blossoms were killed by late-spring frosts. This year our orchard produced an abundance of...
October 14, 2017 - 2:45pm
October 4, 2017
Make your own English Muffin Toasting Bread at home
All last winter I kept hearing about this amazing English Muffin Toasting Bread my parents were making while wintering in sunny Florida. Unable...
October 4, 2017 - 10:04am
October 2, 2017
A view from an economist: Trump speech to UN on socialism, payments, women
Donald Trump's address to the United Nations on Sept. 19 focused on many political issues that have clear economic implications. Let's consider the economics of these topics in two separate columns in the River Falls Journal. 1."Wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted,...
October 2, 2017 - 5:00pm
September 29, 2017
Wildside column: Flowing rivers inspire thoughts of connections
My paternal grandfather was a tall guy who grew up in upstate New York and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He coached me in fishing for trout...
September 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
September 20, 2017
Viewpoint: Community gives Hastings School District high marks
In June, of this year, the Hastings School District surveyed over 400 residents on a variety of questions related to the Hastings School District....
September 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
September 18, 2017
Superintendent viewpoint: Community vote on Nov. 7
This past year the Hastings School District asked a volunteer Community Task Force to help give us feedback on the need to reinvest in our facilities....
September 18, 2017 - 8:00am
August 24, 2017
Viewpoint: Slow mail costs money
Most people get mail every day, Monday through Saturday. But what happens when the mail comes later than we expect? We found out a few years ago, when the postmaster general had to take away overnight first-class and periodicals mail from most of the nation. That caused a problem...
August 24, 2017 - 8:00pm