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Rescue crews save man who nearly went over Vermillion River Falls
Drought, hard winter suspected in death of Industrial Park trees
Downtown project moves into final design: Council approves general scope of the Riverfront Renaissance project
Whinnery is new St. John’s principal
A look at the changing landscape of Hastings
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Amateur Baseball: Red Wing blows by Miesville
Hawks go 2-1 over busy week of play
Miesville falls to Red Wing
California artist in shantyboat stops in Hastings during Mississippi River tour
Campus news ending week of Aug. 1
HHS grad takes alternate route to teaching career
Artist's launch expedition in shantyboat on Mississippi River, stop in Hastings
Human rights documentary was shown at library
arts and entertainment
Sharon Ann Parkin, 75
Harry E. Borg, 73
Scott W. Taylor, 97
Chris E. Illa, 49
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Letter: Downtown needs store that attracts the average resident
Letter: Kline deserves rank as worst congressman
Editorial: Passing of Bob McNamara is sad news for Gophers fans
Letter: Clear parking signs are needed at county parks
Editorial: Downtown Hastings could use a break
July 30, 2009
Night to Unite (formerly National Night Out) is Aug. 4
Minnesota's Night to Unite (called National Night Out nationally) is coming Tuesday Aug. 4, and at least 33 neighborhood gatherings are planned in Hastings. Police Chief Mike McMenomy said it's the most successful year for the event in terms of the number of parties going on. The...
July 30, 2009 - 3:22pm
July 28, 2009
Former Hampton mayor must report to jail
A Dakota County judge's order means former Hampton Mayor Tim Skog must report to the Dakota County jail soon. On Monday, July 27, Judge Thomas Poch ordered Skog to begin serving a 60-day sentence on or before 7 p.m. Aug 10 for a driving-while-intoxicated (DWI) conviction. The sentence...
crime and courts / news
July 28, 2009 - 3:21pm
July 23, 2009
Bulletin Board, July 23, 2009
Community Education Plenty of fun summer classes There are many Community Education activities still available for summer fun: Puppy Love Drawing (ages 6-12): 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 27, 28 and 30; Extreme LEGOS and MatheMagic (kids entering grades one through four): 1...
July 23, 2009 - 1:06pm
United Methodist invites community to a festival
The Community Outreach Program of the United Methodist Church is doing what its name suggests it does - reaching out with an invitation to the Hastings community to participate in UMC's second community festival Sunday to Thursday, Aug. 2 to 6. The week includes a festival at nearby...
July 23, 2009 - 1:03pm
Cleo Parker celebrates her 100th birthday
Augustana resident marks a milestone with a party Just about all of the residents and many of her friends were there Saturday afternoon to celebrate...
July 23, 2009 - 1:01pm
July 16, 2009
Bulletin Board, July 19, 2009
Children and their caregivers are invited to the Pleasant Hill Library at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 22, for a Rad Zoo presentation featuring some really cool creatures. This is a fun, interactive wildlife education program, featuring about a dozen different kinds of reptiles and...
July 16, 2009 - 11:08am
Langenfeld Foundation fundraiser is Sunday
Minnesota 2nd District Rep. John Kline will speak, a Hastings young man will play the piano, drawings will be held, and a chicken parmesan and roast beef dinner will be served as part of a Langenfeld Foundation fundraiser from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 19, in Seton Hall...
July 16, 2009 - 10:36am
Founder of Haven Homes and Calvary Baptist Church dies
The church and senior health care were very important to the Rev. Lester Fair. When the family came to Hastings more than 40 years ago, he started a church - Calvary Baptist Church (now Calvary Christian), and then a nursing home - Haven Homes (now Augustana Care Center ). This past...
July 16, 2009 - 9:51am
July 13, 2009
Fall kills Douglas Township man
The Dakota County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a Douglas Township man from a fall which occurred at his rural home near Miesville Friday, July 10. Roger Joseph Pollock, 73, was apparently changing a yard light from a "cherry picker" machine 30 feet above the ground...
July 13, 2009 - 4:13pm
July 9, 2009
Bulletin Board, July 9, 2009
A new job loss support group will begin meeting Thursdays starting July 9. The group will meet from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Calvary Christian Church, corner of 15th and Pine streets. These weekly sessions will provide a place for both practical and personal help, along with encouragement....
July 9, 2009 - 2:52pm
Thousands of Hastings area residents turned out Saturday night at the Hastings Country Club to watch the annual fireworks display. This year,...
outdoors / news
July 9, 2009 - 11:52am
Enjoy the wine and the music at local vineyard
Free music entertainment is now part of summer Sunday afternoons at Alexis Bailly Vineyard, at 18200 Kirby Ave., just south of Hastings. "Music in the Vineyard" is being held from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sundays in July and August. The events are free to customers. "We wanted to...
July 9, 2009 - 11:07am
July 1, 2009
Bulletin Board, July 2, 2009
The Community Education PITS program for children offers good values - both education-wise and cost-wise. Aside from Monday "Edventures and Friday field trips, the daily PITS program is free. PITS is a program for children ages K-eighth-grade in various parks around the community....
July 1, 2009 - 1:10pm
MnDOT lays out changes that will come with new bridge
The Hastings City Council got an overview of the proposed layout for the new Hastings bridge Monday night, including a rundown of some changes residents will notice during construction and once the new bridge is complete. Representatives of the Minnesota Department of Transportation...
July 1, 2009 - 12:26pm
Explosive and aerial fireworks are illegal in Minnesota
The Fourth of July holiday comes every year. So does the problem with illegal fireworks, according to Hastings Police Chief Mike McMenomy. "It is a yearly problem," McMenomy said. "It is an inconvenience for our officers to have to respond to the calls." This year's complaints...
July 1, 2009 - 11:55am