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Hastings Star Gazette
CLIMB presents program on empathy and inclusions to youngsters at HCDC
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Missing for 27 years, Jacob Wetterling's disappearance remained a mystery
Girl Scouts install Gaga ball pit at Pleasant Park, open house is Sept. 23
Police uncover basement marijuana grow operation
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Raiders' football blanked by South St. Paul Packers
Report: Garnett will retire, ending comeback run with Wolves
FANTASY FORECAST: Coping with injury loss
HHS runners perform well in conference and Mayo cross-country meets
Raiders girls’ soccer wins first match of the season
Hastings church merges fitness, faith
Booya draws big appetites
Mariah Smith joins SEAS as new youth minister
Army veteran’s painting displayed at State Fair
Civil War Weekend comes to LeDuc Historic Estate Sept. 10-11
arts and entertainment
ORDINANCE NO. 2016-10,
David D. Marshall
Mary M. Thurmes, 101
Sharon Jean Carroll
Mark W. Denn, 59
Mary Kimmes, 90
Editorial: How to stay on course when supporting charitable athletic events
Letter: Summer’s not over yet
Letter: Hastings is full of kind people
Letter: In support of Jason Lewis
Letter: Don’t count on biased candidate forums
Real Estate Showcase
August 20, 2015
County will discuss human trafficking at Aug. 27 meeting in Rosemount
Based on statistics alone, Bryan Schafer knows human trafficking is likely an issue in Dakota County. There might not be any high-profile cases, but the Hastings Police Chief said the problem is widespread enough that it’s probably happening, and he’d like more people to be aware...
News/crime and courts
August 20, 2015 - 9:55am
May 19, 2015
Updated: Board finalizes Dakota County CDA executive director's termination
The Dakota County Community Development Agency Board has formally terminated longtime executive director Mark Ulfers. The board, which consists of the Dakota County Commissioners, finalized the decision during a special meeting May 12. The board notified Ulfers in March that his...
May 19, 2015 - 12:17pm
County, landowners reach agreement over land at Spring Lake Park
In a closed meeting Tuesday, March 18, the Dakota County Board of Commissioners reached an agreement in the condemnation case with the Drews/Mauch families on the terms informally agreed to by County and Drews/Mauch families’ representatives late last week. The settlement will be...
March 19, 2014 - 1:26pm
Dakota County charges decrease by 4 percent in 2013; Hastings shows decrease of 22 percent
The number of adults charged with felonies in Dakota County in 2013 decreased about 4 percent compared to the number charged in 2012. And it was even better news for the City of Hastings as the numbers decreased from 117 to 87, or about a 25 percent decrease for the same time period. The...
March 19, 2014 - 8:28am
July 10, 2013
Dakota County seeks volunteers for emergency exercise
No one likes to think about the possibility of a disaster or emergency. However, staff in emergency response agencies must plan, prepare and practice in case the worst happens. To prepare for the possibility of a disease outbreak, the Dakota County Public Health Department has...
July 10, 2013 - 11:37am
May 24, 2013
Dakota County rates high in survey
They like living here. In the most recent Dakota County Residential Survey, residents continue to rate the quality of life in Dakota County very highly. Dakota County has completed a regular, periodic survey of residents since 2001. This year's survey was handled by the National...
May 24, 2013 - 12:08pm
March 27, 2013
Crash cuts power near Coates
Power was disrupted to several homes shortly after 2 p.m. today, March 27, as a result of a crash. A single vehicle went off the road at the...
March 27, 2013 - 2:54pm
February 8, 2013
Agreement approved to reduce nitrate in groundwater and surface water
For years, Dakota County and the Vermillion River Watershed have played a leadership role in working to understand and address groundwater and surface water contamination from agricultural activities through the Agricultural Outreach program, developed as a result of the Hastings...
February 8, 2013 - 8:56am
February 7, 2013
Accomplishing home ownership dreams with a little help
Home ownership is part of the American dream. It can also be one of the scariest commitments to make, seeing as it's probably one of the biggest investments a person can take on. The Dakota County Community Development Agency offers a number of services for first-time homebuyers,...
February 7, 2013 - 12:30pm
September 12, 2012
Arts organizations, county plan music fest
Rosemount and Hastings share a beautiful piece of geography, the Spring Lake Park Preserve. The two communities both also have newly formed community bands. So to John Loch and Dick Graham it seemed natural that the two communities could partner to offer a music festival. On Sept....
September 12, 2012 - 4:38pm
July 11, 2012
Dakota County agrees to buy 13.6 acres for additional reserve area
Another 13.6 acres of property will be added to the Spring Lake Park Reserve.
July 11, 2012 - 11:33am
January 6, 2012
Two arrested in suspected arson at UMORE Park property
A little good luck and a little of what Dakota County Sheriff Dave Bellows called good police work have led to two arrests in connection with a fire early Thursday morning on property owned by the University of Minnesota. Dakota County Sgt. Jim Gabriel was patrolling on the U of...
January 6, 2012 - 11:09am
January 4, 2012
Duo retires from extension service
Two familiar names in the University of Minnesota Extension Service, Dakota County, will end their service this month. Extension Service Regional Director Jayne Hager Dee and youth program director Mary Duncomb of Hastings, have announced their retirements. Dee came to Dakota County...
January 4, 2012 - 2:41pm
December 29, 2011
Dakota County seeks comments on planned regional park in Empire Township
Dakota County is looking for your opinion on a new 456-acre regional park in in Empire Township. County staff will use those comments to create...
December 29, 2011 - 4:14pm
November 9, 2011
Fogarty announces bid for county commissioner's seat
Christy Jo Fogarty, a nine-year member of the Farmington City Council, has announced plans to seek the Dakota County Commissioner seat being vacated next year by current commissioner Joe Harris. Harris has announced he will not seek reelection after 32 years on the commission. Fogarty...
November 9, 2011 - 2:22pm