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Hastings Star Gazette
Hastings man cited for tattooing teen without parental consent
Community is asked to share in the future making of community theater
Hastings native organizes fundraiser for Philippines
New crossfit gym aims to put fun into fitness
Four priests with ties to Hastings among those named by archdiocese in sexual abuse case
crime and courts
Hastings off to 2-1 start so far in boys hockey
Raiders girls hockey slips to 2-5 with 1-0 loss to C-DH
Hastings boys basketball team picks up two wins to even its record at 2-2
Hastings wrestling team takes a close second to state’s No. 2 team at Raider Duals
Raiders advance two swims to finals
Outdoor events at this weekend's Downtown Holiday event in Hastings cancelled because of the cold
For close to 150 years, the ‘German’ Lutheran Church has been a mainstay
Defensive Driving changes program, which continues here
Owen joins Loyas family
Fiona joins McCarty family
arts and entertainment
Vincent "Vince" Albert Knoll, 77
David Alan Metzger, 50
Rudy C. Hovseth, 75
Virginia C. Mayer, 80
Burton Irving Benjamin, 75
Letter: ‘A wolf in sheep’s clothing is still a fearsome predator’
Letter: HMS principal says ‘Thanks’ for Eagle Bluff trip
Editorial: Another amazing Gobble Gait is in the books
Letter: Will Kline blame Obama for GTM computer problem?
Letter: Thanks go out to blood donors
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS ON ESTATE OF LUELLA ROACH
SALVATION ARMY REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
May 22, 2013
Police arrest suspect in armed robbery case
Acting on tips called in after local media outlets broadcast surveillance images, Hastings police officers arrested gas station robbery suspect...
May 22, 2013 - 7:26am
May 16, 2013
Police seek public's help in finding church vandals
A reward is being offered by Hastings police for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for spray-painting graffiti on the side of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Hastings last week. On Saturday, May 11, officers were called on the reports of the graffiti....
May 16, 2013 - 8:55am
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 11, 2013
Doffing pleads guilty to school bus stop violation
Hastings Police Officer Rene Doffing has pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to stop for a school bus stop arm. A second charge for failing to stop for a school bus while children were outside has been dismissed in Dakota County District Court. The conviction was deemed a petty...
crime and courts / news
April 11, 2013 - 9:16am
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
April 4, 2013
High-speed chase ends in Hastings with arrest
The Minnesota State Patrol arrested a 39-year-old Michigan woman last night after she led officers on a chase from Highway 52 near Coates to Hastings. According to the state patrol: The pursuit began on Highway 52 at 7:56 p.m. A trooper attempted to stop a white Dodge Caravan after...
April 4, 2013 - 3:03pm
March 27, 2013
Hastings man charged with assaulting 11-month-old child
A 22-year-old Hastings man, Steven Edward Dale Wiltermuth remains in the Dakota County Jail after being charged with one felony count of assault in the first degree (great bodily harm) on an 11-month-old child. Hastings Police had been contacted March 16 by a Hastings woman who...
crime and courts / news
March 27, 2013 - 2:47pm
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
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
Police report preview - Feb. 16 to Feb. 21
Here is this week's police report preview. The entire report can be found on Page 4A of this week's print edition. A suspicious and sleeping male was found in the entry way of an apartment complex in the 1100 block of Bahls Drive on Feb. 20 Officers arrived and found the man....
February 28, 2013 - 9:12am
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 20, 2013
Police report preview - Feb. 9 to Feb. 15
Here is this week's police report preview. The entire report can be found on Page 4A of this week's print edition. A shoplifter was caught at a store in the 1700 block of Frontage Road at 10:54 a.m. on Feb. 13. The man had concealed a shirt and left the store. The suspect had...
February 20, 2013 - 2:17pm
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