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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
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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
October 25, 2012
Lions Park shelter damaged by vandal with a taste for tacos
The park shelter at Lions Park was damaged. The damage occurred over the weekend. The shelter was broken into. Glass was broken. The fire extinguisher was discharged. More than $1,000 in damage was done to the building. Toilet paper was strewn about, and hot sauce from Taco Bell...
October 25, 2012 - 8:41am
October 22, 2012
Hastings police seek public's help in finding man who used counterfeit bills
The Hastings Police Department is looking for the public's help in finding a man who allegedly used counterfeit bills at a convenience store...
October 22, 2012 - 2:41pm
October 19, 2012
Police seek help identifying marriage amendment sign thieves
Police are asking the public for help identifying two women associated with the theft of a "Vote Yes" sign. The women were recorded on a security camera in the 300 block of Whispering Lane in the early hours of Oct. 18. It is the fourth "Vote Yes" sign to be reported stolen. Several...
October 19, 2012 - 4:02pm
October 17, 2012
High-speed highway chase ends near Afton
The driver of a van that was reportedly stolen led St. Croix sheriff's deputies and on a 19-mile chase early Monday before the vehicle was eventually stopped by Minnesota authorities on a rural road, southeast of Woodbury. A man was taken into custody. St. Croix Dispatch Center records...
October 17, 2012 - 3:38pm
Hastings mulch thieves tracked down, cited for theft
Mulch was stolen from a store in the 2100 block of Vermillion Street at 4:31 p.m. A vehicle had pulled into the lot. Occupants filled it full of mulch then drove away. The thieves took about 27 bags of mulch valued at $2.50 each. A witness was able to give officers a license plate...
October 17, 2012 - 3:33pm
Card fraud is charged against Hastings woman
A 37-year-old Hastings woman, Shannon Lee Kadlec, faces a charge of financial transaction card fraud after she allegedly used someone else's checking account number to write a number of fraudulent checks in Hastings. According to the criminal complaint, the fraudulent transactions...
October 17, 2012 - 3:32pm
Police report preview - Oct. 6 to Oct. 12
A cell phone was reportedly stolen from an office safe at the Hastings Middle School. A student's phone was taken away during class. The phone was put in an unlocked safe and it disappeared. The phone was tracked by GPS to an address on Malcolm Avenue. The homeowner had a son...
October 17, 2012 - 3:28pm
October 15, 2012
Two charged with property damage
Two men, Daniel Steven Greenwood, 22, Cottage Grove, and Jeffrey Scott Siewert, 21, Hastings, have been charged with criminal damage to property in the first degree and tampering with a motor vehicle (entering without permission). The charges were filed following a Sept. 30 mailbox...
October 15, 2012 - 8:43am
Credit card fraud is charged
A 63-year-old South St. Paul woman, Mary Kay Bitney, faces a charge of financial transaction card fraud after she allegedly used personal information of a Hastings woman to falsely gain a credit card. Bitney apparently then used the card at different places, as well as obtaining...
October 15, 2012 - 8:42am
October 10, 2012
Argument over who should get the new tires in a breakup prompts call to police in Hastings
Officers were called to the 1100 block of Sibley Street on the report of a disturbance. Officers learned two people were breaking up and they were having a disagreement over who should get the new car tires that were recently purchased. One person said they had bought the tires,...
October 10, 2012 - 2:06pm
October 5, 2012
After leaving 100 feet of rubber on roadway, driver asks officer: 'Haven't you always wanted to do the same thing?'
A Hastings officer was filling his vehicle with gas near Pine Street and County Road 46 when he heard a loud screeching noise. The officer looked up and saw a driver squealing his tires right in front of the gas pumps. The driver left about 100 feet of rubber on the road. The driver...
October 5, 2012 - 9:43am
Police report preview - Sept. 22 to Sept. 28
Political signs were stolen from a lawn in the 300 block of Whispering Lane. They were signs about the upcoming marriage amendment on the ballot. They were vote "Yes" signs. A person was reportedly camping on ConAgra's property. The man was having a bonfire on the property....
October 5, 2012 - 9:40am
Hastings man, one day from retirement, was working in the same building as the deadly Minneapolis workplace shooting last week
On his second-to-last day of work, life was supposed to be simple for Hastings resident John Gillis. He had retirement cake over lunch, and his mind drifted to all the ways he was going to be spending his retirement. Those plans were all changed in an instant when a disgruntled employee...
October 5, 2012 - 9:20am
September 20, 2012
Judge rules defense may keep evidentiary materials in Schaffhausen case
The defense will be able to retain copies of specific sensitive materials in the Aaron Schaffhausen murder case following a hearing Thursday...
crime and courts / news
September 20, 2012 - 5:25pm
Felony drunk driving is charged
A 30-year-old Hastings man, Jonathan Davis Grasl, faces two felony counts of first degree driving while impaired following an Aug. 18 traffic incident at Highway 61 and County Road 47 in Hastings. Grasl also faces charges of driving after cancelation and leaving the scene of a property...
September 20, 2012 - 8:34am