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Hastings Star Gazette
Fitness Kit pilot program in full swing at Pleasant Hill Library
Teen driver crash rates remain above average in Minnesota and Wisconsin
Four GOP senators oppose Senate health-care measure in its current form
Fire and crash reports for June 6-11
Hastings council adopts sexual offender ordinance
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Moms on the Run race at Grandma's Marathon
HHS boys' lacrosse puts together solid season over .500
Hastings' Nick Dittrich ties for 30th at state golf tournament
HHS baseball hopes to ride improvements into next season
Hastings Hawks and Miesville Mudhens start seasons
Locals get creative with painting in the park in Hastings
Minn. State Fair cheese curd legend to appear at Cheese Curd Festival
Art's Art to be displayed at BreakAway through July 2
Class of 1947 to celebrate 70-year reunion
Photos: About 500 celebrate at Summer Kickoff
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NINGER TOWNSHIP: 7/3/17 Hearing - Neuman - Minor Lot Split
District 917 Sch Bd Mtg Summary 060617
Assumed Name CDBC
Probate Marueen Myhre 17-402
Hastgs Ord. 2017-03 Amend. Sex Offenders
Edna M. La Pean, 71
Marvin L. Chapman, 79
Francis "Fran" Woxland, 97
Gary L. Varner, 77
Blakely E. Prosser
Viewpoint: Dayton's inability to negotiate in good faith led to Capitol chaos
Viewpoint: Climate change action starts locally
Viewpoint: Hastings would be fantastic port stop
Letters: UWH still funding 360 Communities; Thankful for dog park
Column: Tax relief, transportation funding headline legislative accomplishments
Real Estate Showcase
crime and courts
June 15, 2017
Minn. roundup: Seat belt tickets drop again during summer enforcement campaign; Child reportedly dies at Twin Cities business
ST. PAUL—For the third year in a row, seat belt tickets decreased during the Minnesota summer Click It or Ticket campaign's two-week extra...
June 15, 2017 - 9:08am
June 8, 2017
Minn. roundup: Young black bear charges man, dog in Bayport; Burnsville sergeant cleared in fatal police shooting
Young black bear charges man, dog in Bayport BAYPORT, Minn.—A young black bear spotted wandering around Bayport in far eastern Minnesota along the St. Croix River charged at a man and his dog getting within about 15 yards before they escaped. Bayport police say the bear was...
June 8, 2017 - 9:29am
June 6, 2017
Minn. roundup: Two 34-year-olds who died in ATV crash in northwest Minnesota identified; Muslim student's school removal subject of complaint
MENTOR, Minn.—The Polk County Sheriff's Office has identified two people killed in an ATV accident Saturday night near Mentor, Minn. Noel William Schmieg, Mentor, and Crystal Rose Scott, Crookston, were pronounced dead at the scene after hitting an approach and being thrown...
June 6, 2017 - 12:06pm
June 2, 2017
Minn. roundup: Sheriff: Man kills parents, himself in Twin Cities suburb; Moorhead man charged with pursuing sex with 15-year-old
ANDOVER, Minn.—The three people found dead in an Andover home Wednesday evening appear to have died in a murder-suicide, according to the Anoka County sheriff's office. Deputies went to the home at 7 p.m. Wednesday for a welfare check. A neighbor became concerned after not seeing...
June 2, 2017 - 9:13am
May 30, 2017
Minn. roundup: Police to analyze calls after bomb threat hoax at Detroit Lakes Wal-Mart; Shovel, brick collected by police after assault of 2 teens
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—Detroit Lakes police plan to analyze phone records as they investigate to a bomb threat hoax that shut down Wal-Mart on the city's west edge on Memorial Day as vehicles were backed up along busy U.S. Highway 10. Just after 1 p.m. Monday, the store received...
May 30, 2017 - 10:54am
May 25, 2017
Minn. roundup: Heroin dealer found guilty in first of 4 deaths; Crystal police say they shot armed man on disc golf course
MINNEAPOLIS—A Maplewood woman has been found guilty of third-degree murder in the overdose death of a man who received the fatal dose from her. Hennepin County District Judge Paul Scoggin filed his guilty verdict Tuesday, in the bench trial of Beverly Nicole Burrell, 30, following...
May 25, 2017 - 12:00pm
May 24, 2017
Minn. roundup: Body in Mississippi river wasn't man who fled police; Man fires 5 to 7 shots at another vehicle on 35E
ST. PAUL—A body found in the Mississippi River in St. Paul on Monday was a 52-year-old missing since the beginning of May. Earlier on...
May 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
May 23, 2017
Minn. roundup: Finalists named for Princess Kay of the Milky Way; teacher dies while on running race along North Shore
Finalists named for Princess Kay of the Milky Way ST. JOSEPH, Minn. — Twelve finalists, who will compete for the title of Minnesota's 64th...
May 23, 2017 - 9:18am
May 15, 2017
Minn. roundup: Two killed following an alcohol-involved crash in northern Minnesota
BUHL, Minn. — Two people were killed following an alcohol-involved two-vehicle collision on U.S. Highway 169 outside Buhl late Saturday. Jason Michael Gates, 26, of Superior, and 7-year-old Snowden Elizabeth Bothwell, of Hibbing, died in the crash, said the Minnesota State Patrol...
May 15, 2017 - 10:23am
May 12, 2017
Minn. roundup: Threatening, racist note left on St. Olaf black student's car a 'hoax'
NORTHFIELD, Minn.—A threatening note reportedly left on a black student's car at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., was apparently a hoax intended "to draw attention to concerns about the campus climate," according to emails from St. Olaf President David Anderson to students...
News/crime and courts
May 12, 2017 - 4:50pm
May 11, 2017
Minn. roundup: St. Thomas Academy teacher fired over texting students; Motorcyclist allegedly left scene after girlfriend fell off, died on interstate
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn.—A St. Thomas Academy teacher has been fired after she allegedly sent "inappropriate and concerning" text messages to at least three students, according to the all-male Catholic prep school in Mendota Heights. The content of the text messages centered around...
News/crime and courts
May 11, 2017 - 11:00am
May 9, 2017
Minn roundup: Suspect found after stabbing in pre-arranged, brass knuckles fight in St. Cloud
ST. CLOUD, Minn.—A woman suspected in a stabbing that was part of a pre-arranged, brass knuckles fight among seven people Sunday afternoon in north St. Cloud was arrested late Sunday. Shyla Rae Storkamp, 25, faces possible charges of first- and second-degree assault, according...
News/crime and courts
May 9, 2017 - 12:00pm
May 8, 2017
Minn. roundup: Duluth Run honors beloved neighborhood cat; Moorhead police find bullet casings after report of shots fired
DULUTH — A bronze homage to a roving neighborhood cat is the goal of a 5K run to be held May 20 in the cat's memory.
May 8, 2017 - 9:30am
May 5, 2017
Minn. roundup: Amid search for U student, body of male found in river in Twin Cities
MINNEAPOLIS—Authorities on Thursday afternoon recovered a body from the Mississippi River near the Lake Street-Marshall Avenue Bridge between Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Hennepin County sheriff's office said deputies discovered the body of a male at around 4 p.m. as they conducted...
May 5, 2017 - 1:07pm
May 3, 2017
Minn. roundup: Tiger cub born at the Minnesota Zoo; Northwest Minnesota man charged with molesting babysitter
APPLE VALLEY, Minn.—For the first time in about five years, a tiger cub has been born at the Minnesota Zoo. The female Amur cub was born...
May 3, 2017 - 9:12am