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Hastings Star Gazette
Polar vortex redux? Forecasters say it could hit next week
Santa Claus has arrived at a Park Ridge apartment
Merry Netflix: 40 holiday movies to watch in December
Landmark survey finds U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms
A Victorian Christmas comes to downtown Hastings
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Raiders drop first two games of the season
Hastings boys' hockey has rough start to season, drop three straight
Hastings girls' hockey drops two games to Hudson and Farmington
HHS wrestling takes third at own Raider Duals
Raiders boys' basketball beats Red Wing to open season
Dec. 7 event to highlight veterans sacrifices
Local students perform in Gustavus Adolphus Christmas program
Downtown embraces the season of lights
Holiday Hoopla medallion has been found
Fifth medallion hunt clue released for Holiday Hoopla
arts and entertainment
City of Hastings Public Hearing CHAPTER 34 CITY FEES
Probate of Will Joseph P. Grant
DENMARK TWP - GRANLEY PLAN COMMISSION HEARING
Nininger Township Filings Open
DENMARK TWP - JOHN HEINBUCH Planning Commission Hearing
Naomi "Oma" Therres, 76
John Michael Palmer, 69
M. Margaret Caneff, 89
Donald F. Harris, 83
Ross J. Albertson, 52
Letters to the editor for Dec. 1
Letter: Local support helped African school
In support of Tony Jurgens
In response to Labovitch's letter
Viking cruise port could be smart tourism draw
Real Estate Showcase
November 24, 2010
Katie Sieben to introduce synthetic marijuana bill
State Sen. Katie Sieben, DFL-Cottage Grove, announced today her intent to introduce a bill to the Minnesota State Legislature to ban the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana. The bill would classify the drug as a Schedule I drug. In order to be classified Schedule I, a drug...
November 24, 2010 - 8:23am
November 5, 2010
Car collides with Farmington school bus near Vermillion
A collision between a Farmington school bus and a compact car caused considerable damage but no injuries Friday afternoon. The accident occurred...
November 5, 2010 - 3:38pm
November 4, 2010
Firefighters perform rescue on Vermillion River cliffs
The Hastings Fire Department, Hastings Police and State Patrol joined forces yesterday to rescue a 20-year-old St. Paul man from a fall he had taken off a cliff just west of the old railroad trestle over the Vermillion River. Three young males were at the top of the cliff. Reportedly,...
November 4, 2010 - 9:41am
October 29, 2010
Deputies reach out to rural areas
One of the nice things about living in a rural community is the lack of crime. Right? Well, yes and no. There might not be the big, dramatic crime that makes headlines, but there still is a fair amount of incidents that happen in Dakota County's townships and smaller cities. That's...
October 29, 2010 - 11:14am
Highway 61 fix delayed until next week
A Minnesota Department of Transportation repair on a recently resurfaced stretch of northbound Highway 61 in Cottage Grove has been pushed back until Nov. 1, the department has said. This week's high winds and rain forced the delay, according to a MnDOT release. Department of Transportation...
October 29, 2010 - 9:14am
October 26, 2010
La Crosse, Wis., woman not entitled damages from broken casket
LA CROSSE - A Wisconsin state appeals court said a La Crosse County woman is not entitled to damages for watching her late husband's casket fall to the ground while it was being carried. Chrystal Ulrich filed a lawsuit after seeing a handle break on her husband's casket, as it was...
October 26, 2010 - 8:28am
October 25, 2010
Man, trying to catch dog, hit on I-94 in Hudson
A Minnesota man, who apparently walked onto Interstate 94 trying to catch his dog, was in critical condition at Regions Hospital Sunday morning after being hit by a car late Saturday night. Joshua Davis, 33, St. Michael, Minn., was struck by an eastbound car driven by Samantha Russell,...
October 25, 2010 - 11:50am
Status of Afton sled dogs still in limbo
Man's best friend can't catch a break at Mille Porsild's house. The Afton City Council discussed the resident's application to house 19 sled dogs at her property during its Oct. 19 meeting. The Planning Commission first discussed Porsild's request, a conditional-use permit to build...
October 25, 2010 - 11:50am
Wind turbine discussions blown up again in Afton
Discussions over Afton's wind energy ordinance came blowing back into the city recently. The Afton Planning Commission made revisions to the ordinance at its Oct. 4 meeting and presented those changes to the Afton City Council during its Oct. 19 meeting last week. "I think we cleaned...
October 25, 2010 - 11:49am
October 21, 2010
Missing Hastings woman found in St. Croix Falls, Wis.
A missing 76-year-old woman who suffers from Alzheimer's disease and dementia was found safe Wednesday evening in St. Croix Falls, Wis. Frances Schultz of Hastings was reported missing Wednesday after family members were unable to contact her since 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, authorities...
October 21, 2010 - 8:10am
October 20, 2010
Hastings Police Department seeks help in locating Hastings woman
The Hastings Police Department seeks the help of the public in locating Frances Ann Schultz, age 76, of Hastings. Schultz has not been seen or...
October 20, 2010 - 1:20pm
October 18, 2010
Castle Rock man found not guilty of chasing firefighters with front-end loader
A 46-year-old Castle Rock man who was charged with using a front-end loader to charge at police and firefighters last January has been acquitted of all charges. Brady John Gunhus was arrested by Dakota County sheriff's deputies for denying firefighters access to a fire on his property....
October 18, 2010 - 2:49pm
October 4, 2010
Shooter who thought he saw clowns gets probation
ROBERTS -- A man will spend 18 months on probation for firing 22 shots at his mother's home, believing that clowns were attacking the place. Archie Stone, 40, St. Paul, pleaded guilty in St. Croix County this week to five misdemeanor charges that included endangering safety, criminal...
October 4, 2010 - 8:54am
September 29, 2010
Inmate charged with conspiracy to kill Dakota County attorney and judge
A former Rice County inmate, now incarcerated in the Minnesota Correctional Facility at Oak Park Heights, has been charged with conspiracy to murder Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom and Dakota County District Judge Rex Stacey. The Rice County Attorney's office on Wednesday...
September 29, 2010 - 4:08pm
Deadline for Dakota County Master Gardener program is Oct. 1
Love to learn about local horticulture and share this knowledge with the community? Apply to become a Master Gardener in 2011 and learn to identify heirloom flowers, grow new and heirloom vegetables. Trial new flower varieties not yet on the market. Research plants native to the...
September 29, 2010 - 7:51am