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Hastings Star Gazette
Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
From an A to 'Incomplete': How N.D., Minn. political leaders grade Trump's first 100 days
Hastings bridge to be used in bird study
MPCA fines Gerdau $110,000 for regulatory violations
Beldenville man in 'fair' condition after Hager City-area crash
crime and courts
City of Hastings
HHS girls' golf wins first conference match to start season
HHS boys' tennis wins three matches in a row to improve to 6-1
HHS softball remains undefeated after two more MEC wins
Prep baseball: Pitch count rule was a matter of time
Hastings woman competes in 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
Sanctuary: Freeway jumping pig finds forever home
Brooks explores his wild side in 'Wilderness'
Local student excels in NDSU Innovation Challenge
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
Simple Steps program encourages walking in Dakota County
arts and entertainment
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE-ERICKSON & BROWN
INTENT TO DESTROY STUDENT RECORDS
Ridgeview Homeowners Association vs De Haro
NOTICE OF MEETING
Rita Ann Engeldinger, 87
Rita Ann Engeldinger, 87
Joan M. Moes, 85
Joseph M. Graham, 74
Francis B. Wellman
Sen. Dan Schoen Viewpoint: The House majority and transit for our district
Letter: Jurgens, Franke helped get tax relief passed
Viewpoint: State lawmakers muzzling the auditor watchdog
Viewpoint: To reach potential, southeast MN needs better broadband
Letters to the editor for March 30
Real Estate Showcase
January 27, 2016
Flint Hills Resources names new manager of Pine Bend refinery
Flint Hills Resources announced Jan. 27 that Geoff Glasrud has been promoted to vice president and manufacturing manager of the Flint Hills Resources...
January 27, 2016 - 10:52am
December 17, 2015
County levy increase is .41 percent over 2015
Dakota County property taxpayers probably will see a slight increase in the county portion of their 2016 property taxes following action this week by the Dakota County Board of Commissioners. At its regular meeting Tuesday, the County Board approved a 2016 county budget of $400,982,893...
December 17, 2015 - 8:39am
October 8, 2015
Public invited to provide input on future of local law enforcement
The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office and the Hastings Police Department are working together to gather public input on the status and future of law enforcement in Minnesota. Members of the public are invited to attend a meeting on Oct. 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hastings YMCA,...
October 8, 2015 - 2:58pm
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