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Hastings Star Gazette
Medallion finders to donate $500 prize to church youth group
Hastings great Bob McNamara dies
Bighead and silver carp discovered in Pool 2 of Mississippi River
Arrest made in case involving body found here in April
City Council: Riverfront Renaissance
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City of Hastings
Amateur Baseball: Red Wing blows by Miesville
Hawks go 2-1 over busy week of play
Miesville falls to Red Wing
Amateur Baseball: Angels' bats outmatch Mudhens
First Rivertown Days Glow Run was a big success
'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' begins Friday
Hastings man’s hobby is woodturning: Among his projects are unique boxes that are donated to sick children across the United States
Edina Realty's Rivertown Days medallion found
Screening of film on women's rights is 3 p.m. Saturday at Hastings Pleasant Hill Library
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Raymond J. Feidt, 85
Mary "Betty" Schmitt, 87
Rita Ann Welshons, 86
Karen L. Coughlin, 66
Darrell G. Ista, 86
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Letter: Clear parking signs are needed at county parks
Editorial: Downtown Hastings could use a break
Editorial: Move carefully with medical marijuana
Letter: Concerts at the LeDuc Estate are a better fit
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3 crime and courts
April 17, 2013
Hastings man arrested following standoff Tuesday night
The 2300 block of Oak Street was full of police activity on Tuesday, April 16, for about three hours. At about 8 p.m., officers learned that a man with an active warrant was in a residence on Oak Street. They also learned the man had a handgun. Given that information, officers arrived...
April 17, 2013 - 9:08am
April 7, 2013
Intoxicated man arrested for child endangerment after his 2-year-old son found walking barefooted in Hastings
A Hastings man was arrested Sunday afternoon after his 2-year-old son was found walking barefooted near 15th and Vermillion streets. At about 3 p.m. Sunday, Hastings police received a call that a 2-year-old boy was wandering around without supervision. The boy was carrying two bottles...
April 7, 2013 - 8:42pm
March 11, 2013
Burglary suspect stopped by police in Hastings
A suspect who may be connected to a number of residential burglaries ranging from Denmark Township to St. Paul Park was stopped by police in...
March 11, 2013 - 2:55pm
February 28, 2013
Felony assault is charged
The Dakota County Sheriff's Office has charged 19-year-old Isaac Lynn Matos Mulhern of Hastings with one felony count of assault in the second degree, one felony count of domestic assault by strangulation and two misdemeanor charges of domestic assault in connection with a Feb. 13...
February 28, 2013 - 9:17am
Fleeing officer is charged
The Dakota County Sheriff's Department has charged Paul Michael Kowalenko, 23, Newport, with one count of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle following a Dec. 14 incident near Vermillion. According to the criminal complaint, Dakota County deputies were on routine patrol in...
February 28, 2013 - 9:16am
Meeting ends in assault
A 48-year-old River Falls, Wis., man, Gary John Best, faces a felony charge of assault in the third degree after a Feb. 19 incident in Hastings. According to the criminal complaint, Hastings Police were called to Regina Medical Center to investigate a possible assault. There, they...
February 28, 2013 - 9:16am
14-year-old arrested after joyride in Hastings
Hastings police responded to a hit-and-run incident at Hastings Middle School at 2:57 p.m. A driver reported his truck had been damaged while he was inside the school. A witness provided the suspect vehicle's license plate to police, which showed the vehicle had been stolen from an...
February 28, 2013 - 8:56am
February 14, 2013
Two charged with drug crimes, one taken to hospital
A Hastings man, Brody Dominic Hamilton, 21, and a Minneapolis woman, Roseanne April Kohnen, 25, face serious drug charges after their vehicle was stopped Dec. 14 in Hastings. Kohnen was charged with two counts of a controlled substance crime in the first degree, and Hamilton was...
February 14, 2013 - 9:07am
Inmate charged with attempting to sneak meth into jail
A female being booked the Dakota County Jail apparently tried to bring some methamphetamine with her. 43-year-old Kimberlee Jo Halvorson of Eden Prairie is facing charges of a controlled substance crime in the fifth degree (possession) and introducing contraband - drug/liquor into...
February 14, 2013 - 9:06am
January 17, 2013
Threats allegedly made
Hastings Police have charged William Roger Moeller, 33, no permanent address, with terroristic threats, driving after cancellation, domestic assault and criminal damage to property in the fourth degree following a Jan. 6 incident at a Hastings residence. According to the criminal...
January 17, 2013 - 8:48am
Tabs are homemade; charge filed
A check of a vehicle registration by a Dakota County deputy in Hampton on Sept. 20 has resulted in a charge of aggravated forgery being filed against the driver, Wayne James Matier, 38, of Inver Grove Heights. According to the criminal complaint, the deputy ran the license plate...
January 17, 2013 - 8:47am
Booked man is charged with possession
A 29-year-old Crystal man, Roosevelt Dewayne Rogers, faces a charge of a controlled substance crime in the fifth degree (possession) after a Dakota County deputy at the Dakota County Jail in Hastings found suspected cocaine in a small bag in Rogers' clothing. According to the criminal...
January 17, 2013 - 8:46am
December 21, 2012
Minneapolis woman faces first- degree drug charges after stop
What started with a broken taillight and an erratic driver quickly turned into much more on Dec. 14. Early that morning, a Hastings Police officer observed the taillight and the erratic driving, and initiated a traffic stop. During that stop, a large supply of methamphetamine was...
December 21, 2012 - 7:00am
December 20, 2012
Hastings man faces eight counts of possession of pornography involving minors
Justin Michael Pakonen of Hastings was charged Monday, Dec. 17, with eight felony counts of possession of pornographic work involving minors. The charges were filed in Dakota County District Court. The 27-year-old defendant told Hastings police he was depressed and that viewing the...
December 20, 2012 - 8:29am
December 14, 2012
Inmate is guilty of conspiracy to murder attorney
An inmate at the Minnesota Correctional Facility now serving a sentence in Faribault will be sentenced Jan. 16 after being convicted of conspiracy to murder Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom. Jurors reached a verdict Friday, Dec. 7, in the trial of John Stephen Woodward, 49....
December 14, 2012 - 8:45am