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City Council approves rate increase for solid waste contract
The science of winter: Ice more complex than just frozen water
Minnesota lawmakers must pass own budget, but not much work mandatory
'He was to the point of giving up.' Behind the numbers, trends emerge in MN ice fatalities
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Raiders alpine ski teams on to state
Sophomore nordic skier Trevor Caflisch qualifies for state in photo finish
Hastings girls hockey falls in overtime to Apple Valley during sections
Hastings gymnastics puts up highest score of the season
Freshman Linnea Urban is nordic skiing Metro East Conference champion
Falteisek to perform in holiday concert in Woodbury
Mural completed for installation at Levee Park in Hastings
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This close: Rotary clubs observe World Polio Day as disease nears eradication
'Fight the New Drug' event in Woodbury to examine effects of pornography
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125,000 out-of-towners expected for Super Bowl, pre-game events in Twin Cities
New boutique to open in downtown Hastings
United Way of Hastings to Move Office to the Heart of Hastings
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crime and courts
March 30, 2012
Charges filed in alleged Afton drug-growing operation
When Washington County drug cops executed a search warrant at an Afton residence, they found a stash of guns and a pound of marijuana, but that was only the beginning of their discoveries. According to a criminal complaint, members of the Washington County Narcotics Task Force proceeded...
March 30, 2012 - 4:03pm
March 23, 2012
Outbreak of mail thefts reported
Mail is being stolen from mailboxes in Hastings and the surrounding area, according to Hastings postmaster Margaret Anfang. Anfang said rural areas have been targeted in recent months, with Denmark Township being hit especially hard. She said that rural areas south of Hastings have...
March 23, 2012 - 10:16am
March 21, 2012
St. Patrick's Day was eventful for Hastings police department
Extra patrols were in place throughout Hastings during St. Patrick's Day on Sunday, and police were kept busy. Among the items from Saturday: A fight was reported at a bar on Sibley Street at 11:09 p.m. Reserve officers on patrol in the area witnessed the fight. One man had...
March 21, 2012 - 1:16pm
March 9, 2012
Missing T-Rex sculpture found along roadside south of Hastings
The T-Rex sculpture that was stolen from outside of Spiral Natural Foods last week has been located. It was found south of Hastings along Highway 61. It appears as though it was thrown from a vehicle. Hastings Chief of Police Paul Schnell said the sculpture, made by a Hastings artist...
March 9, 2012 - 1:14pm
Northfield mother pleads guilty in child's death
Melissa L. Ohmann (formerly Hokanson) 21, Northfield, pleaded guilty today (March 9) to manslaughter in the second degree in connection with the death of her 17-month-old son Nicholas Arthur Miller. He died June 23, 2009. Her former husband and stepfather of Nicholas, Tylar Hokanson,...
March 9, 2012 - 1:09pm
March 8, 2012
Police report preview - Feb. 27 to March 4
A group of juveniles was reportedly throwing stones or small rocks at vehicles in the 1000 block of 15th Street at around 4 p.m. Feb. 27. A window was broken in one of the vehicles that passed by. When the window broke, a child inside the vehicle was injured by a piece of breaking...
March 8, 2012 - 8:27am
Stopped for speed violation, passenger faces drug and firearm charges
A Dakota County sergeant stopped a vehicle on Ravenna Trail for an alleged speeding violation, but ended up arresting a passenger, David Bryan Alfano, 28, St. Paul Park, on possible drug charges and illegal possession of a firearm. The Dakota County Drug Task Force has charged Alfano...
March 8, 2012 - 8:26am
Bath salts suspect pleads guilty
A 46-year-old Rochester man with 10 prior drunk driving convictions has now pleaded guilty (March 1 in Dakota County District Court) to a felony charge of driving while impaired last July in Vermillion Township. At the time of his arrest, Michael Allan Andrist is believed to have...
March 8, 2012 - 8:20am
February 22, 2012
Rother pleads guilty to criminal sex conduct charges
A 60-year-old Hastings man, Steven James Rother, pleaded guilty to two criminal sex conduct charges (first- and second-degree) in Dakota County District Court last week. Judge Michael Sovis set sentencing for May 7. Rother was charged in October after two children ages 10 and 13...
February 22, 2012 - 5:11am
February 17, 2012
Police report preview: 'Scruffy white guy' wearing purple gloves, a BAC of .339 and smashed potatoes
A suspicious person was reported at the the Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings on Monday, Feb. 6. The man was described as a "scruffy white guy" wearing purple rubber gloves. No other information was available. At 4:35 p.m. Feb. 7, Hastings police were called to a hotel in the...
February 17, 2012 - 3:42pm
February 15, 2012
Man points gun at another, gets arrested
A disturbance in downtown Hastings early Tuesday morning involving a gun led to one man getting arrested. The incident occurred at 1:18 a.m. Tuesday, Feb.
February 15, 2012 - 11:21am
Two homes burglarized Monday afternoon, car stolen
Two Hastings homes were burglarized Monday afternoon. The burglaries occurred between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. One of the homes was located in the 1600 block of Tierney Drive and the other was in the 1400 block of Truax Circle. A window was broken at one of the homes to gain access. At...
February 15, 2012 - 6:19am
February 14, 2012
Arbitrator rules city was justified in firing Hastings officer, who had engaged in inappropriate relationship with domestic abuse victim
An arbitrator ruled this week that the City of Hastings was justified in firing police officer Don Farrington last summer. Exactly why Farrington had left the department wasn't known until this week, when the arbitrator's ruling was released. Details have now emerged about his termination,...
February 14, 2012 - 11:38am
Meat thief flees from police in Hastings, is eventually arrested in bathroom at Walmart
A 19-year-old man was arrested in a Hastings bathroom Monday, Feb. 13, after stealing $67 worth of meat from a grocery store, racing across a highway on foot and fleeing an officer. The man had gone into Cub Foods at approximately 2:30 a.m. He selected some porterhouse steaks, a...
February 14, 2012 - 9:36am
February 9, 2012
Man who robbed banks in Hastings and Hampton indicted in federal court
The man who robbed the First National Bank in Hastings on Dec. 27 was indicted Thursday in federal court. The man, 49-year-old Mark Wetsch of Minneapolis, was charged with 13 counts of armed bank robbery, including the case in Hastings. Also among the robberies was one in Hampton...
February 9, 2012 - 3:03pm