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Franken says he'll work to regain Minnesotans' trust as US senator
Beavers busy chewing down trees on city-owned lots in Newport
Lawyer: Schoen denies sexual harassment claims in midst of resignation
Reports: Two more women accuse Sen. Al Franken of groping them
Construction turns up century-old cemetery near Hastings
crime and courts
Rogers, Carlson, McNary and Pottinger sign letters of intent
Adjusting and learning is the name of the game
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
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
Carol Ann Kasal
Gloria M. Norum
JoAnn M. Rechtzigel
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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March 16, 2010
8-year-old girl has big fish stories to tell; winning big at the Frozen Fest fishing event
"Next year, we're going to change the name of the event to the 'Lacey Richter" Invitational fishing tournament.'" That's what organizers with the Perham Sportsmen's club were saying at the conclusion of the "Frozen Fest" Ice Fishing Tournament Feb. 6. Organizers had great expectations,...
March 16, 2010 - 8:48am
Man convicted in Lake of the Woods walleye case
A Warroad, Minn., man must pay $1,145 in fines and court costs and $1,000 in restitution after being convicted for keeping too many walleyes on Lake of the Woods. Kevin Bjorneby, 44, also lost his fishing privileges until Feb.
March 16, 2010 - 8:47am
The Kamloops bite is on near Duluth
Bill Wuollet of Cloquet was calling it a morning. After four hours of fishing for Kamloops rainbow trout on Lake Superior, Wuollet had had enough. "It's getting hard to see my bobber in the glare," he said. It had been a good morning for Wuollet, who had arrived at the lake near...
March 16, 2010 - 8:46am
Surplus spring turkey permits on sale to lottery participants March 15
Turkey hunters who were unsuccessful in this year's spring hunting season lottery may apply for surplus permits starting at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 15. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) makes surplus permits available at all license agents and online. Online information...
March 16, 2010 - 8:45am
February 4, 2010
Consumed by defeat, Chisholm musher captures victory
After withdrawing from last year's John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, Nathan Schroeder returned to his Chisholm home to contemplate how he could win the 380-mile race next time around. The 32-year-old millwright and musher said he was too concerned with how other mushers were racing...
February 4, 2010 - 8:47am
A Mississippi Makeover? It's in the works
A citizen advisory group and the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District are trying to educate the public about the Mississippi River, at least the nearby part of it. They held a public open house last week, calling it "Mississippi Makeover," to educate and gather support...
February 4, 2010 - 8:36am
Good news for New York Mills -- Lund Boats brings on Crestliner production
NEW YORK MILLS -- Dirk Hyde, president of Lund Boat Co., announced the consolidation of the Crestliner plant in Little Falls with the New York Mills Lund facility. The manufacturing facility in Little Falls will phase down production and close by the end of the year, according to...
February 4, 2010 - 8:31am
Frozen Gooseberry Falls is most beautiful it's been in more than 25 years, park manager reports
Park Manager Paul Sundberg, who has lived and worked at Gooseberry Falls State Park since 1983, said he can't remember a winter when the ice...
February 4, 2010 - 8:28am
January 28, 2010
Panel to speak on restoration of Mississippi River in metro area
Building islands, managing the fish population, curtailing pollutants upstream, and securing state funding will all be addressed by a panel Thursday, Jan. 28, on restoring the Mississippi River in the Twin Cities metro area. The panel is part of the Mississippi Makeover open house...
January 28, 2010 - 10:44am
January 15, 2010
U.S. Steel agrees to sell land to Minnesota for Lake Vermilion state park
Gov. Tim Pawlenty's dream of turning undeveloped Lake Vermilion shoreline into a state park has taken a giant step forward. Several years of negotiations between U.S. Steel, which owns the property, and the state had faltered. The corporation was moving forward to develop 1,400-acre...
January 15, 2010 - 1:55pm
December 25, 2009
Spring Lake Islands Wildlife Management Area closer to reality
It's almost official - a new wildlife management area close to Hastings. At its regular meeting last week, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners approved the execution of a joint powers agreement with the State of Minnesota for the establishment of a Spring Lake Islands Wildlife...
December 25, 2009 - 5:00am
December 23, 2009
DNR trailing cougar across 3 counties; tips offered to avoid confrontation
EAU CLAIRE - Biologists with the state Department of Natural Resources have tracked what could be the same cougar through parts of St. Croix,...
December 23, 2009 - 7:59am
November 13, 2009
Trophy buck poached, authorities claim
ST. PAUL -- Troy Reinke may have killed a record-setting buck last month in southeastern Minnesota. Goodhue County prosecutors on Thursday offered...
November 13, 2009 - 7:24am
November 11, 2009
Hunter shoots exotic deer in Minnesota
A deer hunter in northwestern Minnesota shot what turned out to be an axis deer Sunday. An exotic species, axis deer are native to India. Stuart...
November 11, 2009 - 7:56am
From posh to just unique, deer stands vary greatly
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Minnesota is smack dab in the middle of the 2009 deer hunting season. For many hunters, that means perching precariously...
November 11, 2009 - 7:20am