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Hastings Star Gazette
Learning about birds: CNC hosts raptor program
Hastings volunteers earn Star of the North Awards
Arrest made in theft from vehicles incidents
County says family wasn’t ready to sell land
Updated: Fire engulfs Hastings home, does significant damage
crime and courts
Raiders place fourth at state wrestling meet, Rowh places second
Raiders’ boys basketball season ends at Rochester
Hastings takes fourth at state swim meet; team sets two school records
Swimmers get state meet off to a great start
Tipler places 24th at state diving meet
United Way of Hastings hits 50 years: Former Viking Matt Birk was keynote speaker at gala on Saturday night
‘Kendama-rama’ is Feb. 28
Submit your birth announcements directly to the Star Gazette
AH-HA holds free small business health screenings
Author’s Sunday at the LeDuc Historic Estate
arts and entertainment
Edward A Emery, 50
Carrie L. Denzer, 65
Catherine "Kay" Busch, 83
Louise Tappella, 100
Valgene L. Jarchow, 85
Letter: County land grab effort unecessary
Letter: SEAS says ‘Thanks’ for help during Patriot tournament
Letter: This farmer could use some help from the county
Letter: County doesn’t need more park land
Editorial: Raider athletes give our city something to be proud of
NOTICE TO CREDITORS:LUCILLE M. NIKODYM
NOTICE TO CREDITORS DELORES I.MAKI
NOTICE TO CREDITORS ANNA KITZMANN
DENMARK TOWNSHIP ANNUAL MEETING
CITY OF HASTINGS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
August 30, 2012
Out with the old, in with the new: Milestone moment for new Hastings bridge comes next week
The landscape in Hastings is about to change dramatically. Next week, the 6.5 million pound main span for the new Hastings bridge will be floated into place, its two bright arches set to dominate the riverscape here for the next 100 years. That big move will necessitate the closure...
August 30, 2012 - 8:25am
August 9, 2012
13-year-old Hastings boy taken to emergency room with alcohol poisoning
A report of intoxicated juveniles was called in at 4:15 p.m. in the area of Park Lane and Bahls Drive on Sunday, July 29. A couple of boys had found a friend from school sitting at a picnic table with his head down. The 13-year-old juvenile was barely responsive, so the boys called...
August 9, 2012 - 8:16am
August 7, 2012
Sleeping bandit strikes again in Hastings
The same man who was caught sleeping in someone else's motorhome in Hastings last week was caught again this week. This time, he opted to sleep in a bus parked at a hotel. This time around, Hastings police were called on the report of someone sleeping inside a bus in the parking...
August 7, 2012 - 10:10am
August 1, 2012
Hastings couple finds man sleeping in their motorhome, drinking their beer
The owners of a motorhome along Red Wing Boulevard found a person sleeping inside their motorhome on Sunday, July 22. The man was confronted by the owners, and the police were summoned. Eventually the perpetrator was cited for misdemeanor trespassing and misdemeanor theft. He had...
August 1, 2012 - 2:35pm
July 24, 2012
Schaffhausen bound over in homicide case
A man accused in the murder of his three young daughters was bound over for trial in St. Croix County Circuit Court Tuesday morning. Judge Scott...
crime and courts / news
July 24, 2012 - 1:58pm
Woman with three active warrants arrested in Hastings after visiting inmate at county jail
Officers from the Hastings Police Department were sent to the Dakota County jail when deputies learned a woman who was visiting an inmate there had a warrant out for her arrest. Officers arrested the woman on three separate driving after suspension warrants.
July 24, 2012 - 11:22am
July 19, 2012
Hastings police officer Rene Doffing found not guilty of theft
Hastings police officer Rene Doffing was found not guilty of two counts of theft this morning by a Dakota County jury. The jurors deciding the case announced just before 11 a.m. they had reached the verdict. The decision was read in court at about 11:15 a.m. "We are elated with...
July 19, 2012 - 10:58am
July 18, 2012
Opening statements held in case involving Hastings officer accused of theft
Some 20 months after being accused of stealing a corkscrew from a restaurant here, Hastings police officer Rene Doffing is getting his day in court. Doffing's theft trial began Monday afternoon in Dakota County court. He is being charged with two counts of theft related to the incident....
July 18, 2012 - 6:46am
July 12, 2012
Schaffhausen appears in young girls' murder case
A man accused in the deaths of his three young daughters in a gruesome incident at a River Falls residence last Tuesday made his initial appearance...
crime and courts / news
July 12, 2012 - 2:35pm
July 11, 2012
Man driving to court hearing for driving with revoked license gets arrested for driving with a revoked license
A 28-year-old Minneapolis man had a bad day in Hastings on Tuesday, July 3. The man was driving himself to the Dakota County Courthouse here for a hearing related a charge that he was driving after his license was revoked. A Hastings police officer on patrol pulled the vehicle over...
July 11, 2012 - 11:26am
Trial begins Monday for Hastings police officer accused of stealing bottle opener
The trial for Rene Doffing, the Hastings police officer accused of stealing a corkscrew from a local restaurant, begins Monday. Doffing allegedly stole the corkscrew in November 2010. Since then, there have been a number of delays in the case. At a pretrial hearing earlier this week,...
July 11, 2012 - 7:41am
July 4, 2012
THIRD UPDATE: Searcher, dog find missing 5-year-old
PRESCOTT - Officials announced around 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, that five-year-old Scott Meyer was found near a bluff about a half mile from...
July 4, 2012 - 9:37am
June 7, 2012
Hastings community rallies behind 5-year-old cancer patient
You may have seen them around town lately: bright blue T-shirts with "Team John" across the front and "Mikko" and the number 21 on the back....
June 7, 2012 - 2:00pm
Cottage Grove mother charged with manslaughter in newborn's suffocation
Police say a Cottage Grove woman suffocated her newborn baby while sleeping with him after she had been drinking. Washington County prosecutors charged Toni A. Medrano, 29, with two felony manslaughter charges in connection with the 3-week-old baby's death last year. Medrano admitted...
crime and courts
June 7, 2012 - 11:02am
May 24, 2012
Protest staged in front of Salvation Army in Hastings
Last year, Jesse Dahlquist and Crystal Gibson say they were the subject of an attempted assault in the parking lot at The Salvation Army in Hastings.
May 24, 2012 - 9:00am