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Hastings Star Gazette
City council: Presentations, fiber and bond sales
Voting period now under way
Local girl to represent Minnesota at national pageant
Hastings construction projects set to begin this year
Conservative group faults Minnesota tax law
crime and courts
City of Hastings
HHS girls’ tennis splits matches against St. Paul North and Mahtomedi
HHS cross-country runs in Hudson Raider Invitational
Hastings’ volleyball falls to Eastview and beats Mahtomedi
Boys’ soccer goes 2-1 over the week
HHS girls’ soccer goes 1-1-1 in busy week
Returned to the wild: CNC releases rehabilitated raptors
Hastings Tires Plus owner drives fast for ChumpCar races
Utecht to visit Hastings with copies of his new book
Hastings church merges fitness, faith
Booya draws big appetites
arts and entertainment
Lyndon J. LaSalle, 71
Phyllis M. Hagness, 74
David D. Marshall, 66
Joyce E. Dvorak, 86 and Judy Dvorak Frank, 53
Brandon C. Bensen, 27
Letter: Candidate questions campaign practices
Letter: In support of Tony Nelson
Letter: In support of Trevor Lund
Letter: In support of Tony Jurgens
Letter: In response to veteran’s letter
Real Estate Showcase
2 off the wall
March 21, 2013
Hastings homeowner wakes up, finds wet drunk man sleeping on his couch
At 8:14 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, a caller in the 300 block of Cari Park Lane reported that he awoke to find an intoxicated man sleeping on his couch. The drunk man was thrown out of the home, but he then proceeded to start banging on the door of the home. Officers arrived and spoke...
March 21, 2013 - 8:28am
March 14, 2013
Man punches himself in face, accuses girlfriend of assault
A man called to report he was beaten up by his girlfriend. It was later determined he had fabricated the story and was cited for falsely reporting a crime. The man had actually punched himself. A 24-year-old St. Paul man was cited.
March 14, 2013 - 10:54am
February 28, 2013
Man who walked from Prior Lake to Hastings for court date found drunk, misses court date
Hastings police were called to check the welfare of a male in the area of 10th and Tyler streets at 7:01 a.m. The man was reportedly falling down and covered with snow. He was found to be intoxicated and was in town for a court date. The man had walked from Prior Lake for the court...
February 28, 2013 - 9:11am
February 20, 2013
Man returns to Hastings home at 1:30 a.m., finds it damaged, begins drinking then calls police four hours later
The interior of a trailer on Radford Road was destroyed. Holes were punched in the drywall and the kitchen was destroyed. An estimated $1,000 in damage was done to the trailer. The caller reported he found the damage when he returned home at 1:30 a.m. He called police at 5:50 a.m....
February 20, 2013 - 2:14pm
Dispute over missing puzzle pieces prompts damage to camera at business
A man reportedly damaged property at a business in the 1100 block of Bahls Drive. A man had damaged a bracket for a security camera. The damage appeared to stem from an argument two men had about puzzles. One man was accusing another of stealing his puzzle pieces, preventing him...
February 20, 2013 - 2:13pm
December 27, 2012
Hastings police transport man to detox who had .54 blood-alcohol content
An intoxicated male would not get out of a person's vehicle, and police were called to the 2100 block of Vermillion Street on Friday, Dec. 21. The caller said the man was too drunk the night before, and he invited him home to sleep it off. The man woke up and drank a bottle of...
December 27, 2012 - 11:27am
December 14, 2012
Man caught stealing tires in Hastings; says 'Pookie' gave him permission to take them
A black truck was seen running into another vehicle and a road sign in the 1400 block of Vermillion Street in Hastings on Sunday, Dec. 2. Officers were called and were given the plate number of the vehicle, and where it went. It turns out the driver of the truck was seen at a...
December 14, 2012 - 8:55am
December 6, 2012
Man arrested for huffing in bathroom of Hastings store; he had been released from jail two hours earlier
Officers responded on the report of a person huffing fumes in the bathroom of a business in the 1700 block of Frontage Road. The man had apparently passed out. Officers responded to the bathroom and saw a pair of feet under the door of the handicap stall. Officers attempted to...
December 6, 2012 - 8:49am
November 8, 2012
Fox escapes again
Hastings officers found a white dog on the loose at about 11:48 p.m. The animal was transported to Shamrock Animal Hospital in Rosemount. It turns out the animal was a domesticated fox. Staff at the hospital called officers and said they couldn't hold the animal, so officers retrieved...
November 8, 2012 - 8:45am
October 25, 2012
Lions Park shelter damaged by vandal with a taste for tacos
The park shelter at Lions Park was damaged. The damage occurred over the weekend. The shelter was broken into. Glass was broken. The fire extinguisher was discharged. More than $1,000 in damage was done to the building. Toilet paper was strewn about, and hot sauce from Taco Bell...
October 25, 2012 - 8:41am
Hastings resident finds dog in the backyard; turns out, it was a domesticated fox
A caller reported that a dog was in her back yard in the 300 block of Ramsey Street. The dog was transported to Shamrock Animal Hospital. When the dog arrived, staff there determined the dog was in fact a fox. It was small, white in color with no tail and had a black and silver collar...
October 25, 2012 - 8:40am
October 17, 2012
Hastings mulch thieves tracked down, cited for theft
Mulch was stolen from a store in the 2100 block of Vermillion Street at 4:31 p.m. A vehicle had pulled into the lot. Occupants filled it full of mulch then drove away. The thieves took about 27 bags of mulch valued at $2.50 each. A witness was able to give officers a license plate...
October 17, 2012 - 3:33pm
October 10, 2012
Argument over who should get the new tires in a breakup prompts call to police in Hastings
Officers were called to the 1100 block of Sibley Street on the report of a disturbance. Officers learned two people were breaking up and they were having a disagreement over who should get the new car tires that were recently purchased. One person said they had bought the tires,...
October 10, 2012 - 2:06pm
October 5, 2012
After leaving 100 feet of rubber on roadway, driver asks officer: 'Haven't you always wanted to do the same thing?'
A Hastings officer was filling his vehicle with gas near Pine Street and County Road 46 when he heard a loud screeching noise. The officer looked up and saw a driver squealing his tires right in front of the gas pumps. The driver left about 100 feet of rubber on the road. The driver...
October 5, 2012 - 9:43am
September 26, 2012
Hastings man loses $1,100 at grocery store; person who found it returns $900 of it, apologizes for taking $200
On Wednesday, Sept. 19, a Hastings man stopped at Wells Fargo bank to make a withdrawal. He received an envelope of cash totaling $1,100, and he was on his way. A short while later, the man somehow lost the envelope. He called the store and retraced his steps, but he couldn't track...
September 26, 2012 - 2:52pm