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Community survey to help fine-tune Hastings pavilion programming
Eye Candy owner to expand into Emporium building in downtown Hastings
Red Wing woman, teen injured after collision with deer
Women's violence task force to continue under new Dakota County grant
CuddleMutt founder wants to bring comfort to shelters
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Girls' tennis: Raiders end successful season
Raider football drops regular season finale to South St. Paul
Hastings boys and girls soccer teams fall in sections
Hastings trailed early, could not come back
New bridge at Belwin Conservancy connects students to nature
Q&A: Wisconsin company utilizes horses in learning
Her own two feet: Hastings survivor of deadly '04 crash completes Twin Cities Marathon
Seven seniors present BFA thesis exhibitions at UW-River Falls
Q&A: It's flu season — here's what you need to know
Black Dirt Theater to perform at Hastings City Hall
arts and entertainment
Denmark Twp AFB Road Maint. & Snow Removal
11/07/17 PUBLIC SALE
CITY OF HASTINGS: 11/20/17 Hearing - Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan
PROBATE NOTICE: Gilbert F. Ude Estate; File No. 19HA-PR-17-731
PROBATE NOTICE: Vicki R. Johnson Estate; File No. 19HA-PR-17-466
Elizabeth A. Swenson
Robert A. Schierland
Margie "Marge" Voelker
Kenneth J. Chavie
Robert F. Hansen
A view from an economist: Trump UN speech on trade and jobs
Letters: What's happening at City Hall?; Strong community needs strong schools
Viewpoint: 'Due process' respects, protects privacy of city employees
Wild Side column: Sweetness attracts stingers
Editorial: Expect that school bus to stop
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September 19, 2016
UPDATE: Five Farmington schools placed in "modified lockdown" in response to police incident
Five Farmington schools were placed on modified lockdown for about 20 minutes while police were searching for an active shooter around 9:30 a.m....
September 19, 2016 - 10:50am
Islamic State says Minnesota mall stabbing carried out by 'soldier'
ST. CLOUD, Minn. --- A man who stabbed nine people at a mall in central Minnesota before he was shot dead is a "soldier of the Islamic State," the militant group's news agency said on Sunday, as the FBI investigated the attack as a potential act of terrorism. The man, who was wearing...
September 19, 2016 - 10:16am
September 18, 2016
Suspect dead, 8 injured after mall stabbings in Minnesota
ST. CLOUD, Minn.—Eight people were injured and the suspect died at Crossroads Center on Saturday after an attack reported about 8:15 p.m. St....
September 18, 2016 - 10:52am
August 29, 2016
New Richmond, Wis., man charged with kidnapping two women in Afton
A Wisconsin man is facing five felony charges for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting two women at gunpoint. Washington County Sheriff’s...
August 29, 2016 - 5:42pm
August 26, 2016
Man arrested in Afton in possible hostage situation
Washington County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man in Afton Friday morning for an alleged assault. Deputies responded to the 3200 block of St....
August 26, 2016 - 3:42pm
June 22, 2016
DNA on boat trailer links Hastings man to hit-and-run death of Lake Park girl, charges say
AITKIN, Minn. -- DNA matching a 10-year-old Lake Park girl killed in a hit-and-run earlier this month was found on a boat trailer driven by a...
June 22, 2016 - 2:09pm
June 21, 2016
Two Hastings residents arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run in Aitkin County
LAKE PARK, Minn. -- Ginnie Donovan of Lake Park, Minn., was in the midst of a prayer service for her daughter Monday night when she got the call from the Minnesota State Patrol. Two Hastings, Minn., residents had been arrested in the hit and run crash that killed 10-year-old Caylin...
June 21, 2016 - 8:02am
February 19, 2016
Complaint says former Eagan teacher and Hastings resident stalked middle school student
For more than two months, former Eagan Middle School teacher and Hastings resident Cody Woodrow Hansen allegedly sent messages via Snapchat to one of his students. He apparently used various user names in sending the messages to the 12-year-old student. On Thursday, Feb. 18, Hansen...
February 19, 2016 - 1:55pm
February 17, 2016
Judge rules Hastings resident Sandell not criminally negligent in death of grandchild
Almost two years ago Paul Richard Sandell’s step-grandson died while in his care in Hastings. Last April, second-degree manslaughter charges were filed against him in Dakota County District Court. In a recent court order, Dakota County Judge Jerome Abrams dismissed the second-degree...
February 17, 2016 - 1:22pm
January 27, 2016
Motorist claims assault, one charged
Hastings Police have charged John David Emerson, 68, Rosemount, with one felony count of assault in the second degree (dangerous weapon), following an Oct. 11 incident in which a motorist claimed he was assaulted by a motorcyclist while in Hastings. According to the criminal complaint,...
January 27, 2016 - 7:33am
January 14, 2016
Tax refund fraud remains a serious problem
Burnsville, MN – With another tax season coming up quickly, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) warns taxpayers about tax-related identity theft, which occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number (SSN) to file a fraudulent tax return and claim...
January 14, 2016 - 2:58pm
January 13, 2016
Receiving stolen property is charged
The Lakeville Police Department has charged Joseph Dylan Doughty, 37, Hastings, with one count of receiving stolen property (over $1,000 up to $5,000) in connection with the theft of a cell phone, electronic items and a purse from an office at a Lakeville motel. An employee there...
January 13, 2016 - 2:32pm
Fleeing an officer is charged
The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office has charged Amanda Rae Burr, 26, Welch, with one count of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and one count of controlled substance crime in the fifth degree, possession, prior conviction, following a Jan. 7 incident in Hastings. According...
January 13, 2016 - 10:53am
Driver charged with criminal operation
The Inver Grove Heights Police Department has charged Justin Lee Schlomka, 33, Hastings, with one felony count of criminal vehicular operation resulting in great bodily harm – gross negligence, following a Feb. 4 crash in Inver Grove Heights. According to the criminal complaint,...
January 13, 2016 - 10:51am
January 7, 2016
Four officially charged in human trafficking case
Hastings police have charged four more individuals in connection with the Sept. 10 undercover human trafficking operation at a Hastings motel. Officers worked in a cooperative effort with the Minneapolis and St. Paul police departments and the Department of Homeland Security. Charged...
January 7, 2016 - 2:25pm