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February 1, 2012
Accident report for the week ending Jan. 31
At about noon Jan 23, Jennifer Dorschner, 35 of Hastings, spun out and hit a traffic sign at the intersection of Second Street and Nininger Road. Dorschner said she hit a patch of ice and the rear of her vehicle spun out. The passenger side of the vehicle struck the sign. Damage...
February 1, 2012 - 4:07pm
January 30, 2012
Accident report for the week ending Jan. 24
Firefighters responded to an alarm at the Dakota County jail at 9:43 p.m. Jan. 19. Investigation showed there was no fire. A kitchen fire in a home in the 1600 block of Walnut Street caused more than $77,000 in damage Jan. 20. The fire was reported at 4:09 p.m. A resident left...
January 30, 2012 - 9:12am
Sentence is 30 days for criminal vehicle operation
Jacob Nils Hansen, 27, Hastings, who was involved and subsequently charged in connection with an Oct. 12, 2010, accident was sentenced this week in Dakota County District Court. The crash at Highway 61 and 55 left a motorcyclist in serious condition. Hansen had pleaded guilty to...
January 30, 2012 - 9:11am
January 19, 2012
Accidents and fire calls for Jan. 11-16
Two vehicles collided in front of City Hall at 1 p.m. Jan. 11. Yvonne Garvin, 85 of Hastings, was pulling from one parking spot on the side of East Fourth Street to cross the entrance to City Hall. She struck the a vehicle driven by Tanner Howard, 32 of Hastings, who was in the...
January 19, 2012 - 9:34am
January 11, 2012
Accidents and fire calls for Dec. 26 - Jan. 9
Police responded to a minor crash at the intersection of Vermillion and 15th streets at 2:47 p.m. Dec. 26. While stopped at a red light on eastbound 15th Street, a Cannon Falls woman was rear-ended by Thomas O'Brien, 20, Hastings. Damage was limited to two small scratches on Schuette's...
January 11, 2012 - 1:18pm
January 6, 2012
Pedestrian hit by vehicle off Goodwin Avenue
An 83-year-old pedestrian, Leo Frank Girgen, remains in serious condition in Regions Hospital, St. Paul, with leg and head injuries after he was struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning on Goodwin Avenue west of Hastings. According to the Dakota County Sheriff's office, the accident...
January 6, 2012 - 11:05am
January 5, 2012
Update 3:35 p.m.: Prairie Island Nuclear Plant terminates alert
The alert declared by operators at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant as a result of a chemical spill this morning was terminated at...
January 5, 2012 - 7:15am
December 30, 2011
Hastings man injured in rollover crash north of Prescott
A Hastings man was injured in a crash in Clifton, Wis., on Thursday afternoon. At about 1:40 p.m. Thursday Pierce County Sheriff's deputies...
December 30, 2011 - 9:31am
December 21, 2011
Fire and accident calls for the week ending Dec. 15
A 69-year-old Hastings woman reported to police that on Dec. 11, someone had hit her car while it was parked in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church parking lot. Damage to the car was estimated at more than $500. A 68-year-old Hastings woman reported Dec. 13 that an unknown vehicle...
December 21, 2011 - 1:35pm
December 20, 2011
County responds to five crashes Monday morning
Over about an hour Monday morning (at approximately 7:30 a.m. Dec. 19) Dakota County deputies responded to five crashes in the Hastings area,...
December 20, 2011 - 11:19am
December 16, 2011
Three vehicles were involved in the crash that closed bridge
A crash that closed the Highway 60 bridge in Hastings for about an hour was caused by a driver who couldn't stay in his lane. According to the state report, Cory Koplin, 40 of Red Wing, was driving south on Highway 61 and drifted across the center line. David Asleson, 51 of Lake...
December 16, 2011 - 8:50am
Driver in Highway 55 crash on Monday said he fell asleep while driving
A head-on collision between two vehicles on Highway 55 near Emerald Greens Golf Course Dec. 12 appears to be the result of driving while tired. William Wessinger, 39 of Hastings, was traveling east on Highway 55 at about 3:20 p.m. when he began to weave and suddenly crossed into...
December 16, 2011 - 8:49am
December 13, 2011
One injured in crash at 160th and Goodwin on Tuesday morning
Rescue crews from Hastings and Dakota County have had a busy week. Crews responded to two crashes Tuesday morning, including this one at 160th...
December 13, 2011 - 9:32am
December 12, 2011
Crash closed Highway 55 west of Hastings
A portion of Highway 55 was closed in both directions west of Hastings near Emerald Greens Golf Course. Emergency responders were called to...
December 12, 2011 - 3:29pm
December 9, 2011
Accident report for the week ending Dec. 6
Police responded to a crash near the intersection of Vermillion and 15th streets at 9:07 a.m. Nov. 29. When exiting the M&H parking lot, Donald Landmark, 68 of Golden Valley, stuck another vehicle traveling south on Vermillion. There were no injuries. Katherine Rieder, 39 of...
December 9, 2011 - 10:02am