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New In-Custody Courtroom now in use
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been confirmed in Hastings
Highway 52 safety improvement project
Mother in Dakota County crash declared brain dead, to donate organs
Medallion hunt winner to donate prize money to police department
crime and courts
City of Hastings
How has the past affected today’s outdoors heritage?
Hawks lose early lead to Aces in CCVL matchup
Amateur Baseball: Red Wing storms back against Hastings
Northland Outdoors Television to debut on Fox Sports North across Upper Midwest
Hastings resident heads to playoffs with Minnesota Vixen
Black Dirt Theater presents summer musical, ‘The Wizard of Oz’
Rivertown Days photos
Pokémon Go craze comes to Hastings
Former Hastings couple celebrates 70 years of marriage
Farm market lets shoppers fill their kitchens with locally grown produce
arts and entertainment
LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST DENMARK TOWNSHIP, WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA
NININGER TOWNSHIPNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGSTATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTIES OF DAKOTA AND WASHINGTON CITY OF HASTINGS
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING IN THE MATTER OF RICHARD BEBEL FAMILY TRUST
CITY OF HASTINGS NOTICE OF PRIMARY ELECTION
Colleen M. Marschall, 86
Robert E. Nelson, 84
Janice Nesvig, 75
Darlene Rush, 86
Letter: Hastings boat launch is not user friendly
Letter: Youth represented Hastings well in Guatemala
Letter: St. Philip’s sale was good, theft of glasses was not
Letter: Say ‘no’ to rigged politics
Viewpoint: Honor America's freedom June 14
Real Estate Showcase
June 26, 2016
Prescott woman dead, Hastings man injured in western Wisconsin motorcycle crash
A woman from Prescott died in a motorcycle crash Saturday in western Wisconsin. A Hastings man who was driving the motorcycle was injured in the crash. Joshua Sykora, a 34-year-old Hastings man, was driving and 38-year-old Brooke Baker of Prescott was his passenger. The vehicle went...
June 26, 2016 - 9:45am
June 24, 2016
Forum Communications to acquire Scuttlebutt magazine
Forum Communications Company, or FCC, has announced that they have entered into an agreement to purchase Scuttlebutt magazine owned by Bromeland Publishing. Scuttlebutt magazine, based in Blue Earth, Minn. is owned by Bob Bromeland. The sale is expected to close on July 8. A letter...
June 24, 2016 - 1:54pm
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...
News/crime and courts
June 21, 2016 - 8:02am
June 7, 2016
Hastings Middle School team competes in regional event
The Hastings Middle School sixth-grade Math Masters teams competed in a regional Math Masters event March 9 in Prior Lake. There were 105 students...
June 7, 2016 - 2:14pm
HMS students create artwork for Questar’s building
The walls by the main offices for Questar Assessment Inc. in Apple Valley are being enhanced by beautiful pieces of artwork. The individuals...
June 7, 2016 - 1:25pm
June 3, 2016
HMS students raise $9,000 for Hastings Family Service through annual tug-of-war
Hastings Middle School held its annual tug-o-war Friday, May 27. Classes fielded their best tugging teams and went head-to-head for all the glory....
June 3, 2016 - 9:38am
May 23, 2016
Warrant executed; charge results
The Dakota County Drug Task Force has charged Kenneth Charles Olson, 30, Hastings, with one count of controlled substance crime in the fifth degree. The charge was filed following the Jan. 14 execution of a search warrant. According to the criminal complaint, Olson was in the residence...
News/crime and courts
May 23, 2016 - 4:04pm
April 22, 2016
Hastings native pens tribute to Prince for New York Daily News
A Hastings native, Matt Hendrickson, wrote a moving tribute to the affect that Prince had on his life growing up here. That tribute was published today by the New York Daily News. In the article, Hendrickson writes that when he was 12, he rode his bike to the Westview Mall to buy...
Life/arts and entertainment
April 22, 2016 - 11:19am
April 19, 2016
Empty Bowls fundraiser is April 21 at HHS
Hastings High School ceramics students have planned their Empty Bowls fundraiser event for 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at the HHS commons area. Empty Bowls events happen all over the world and the premise is simple; guests choose a handmade bowl to use that evening...
April 19, 2016 - 3:06pm
April 11, 2016
Hastings graduate dies in St. Paul shooting above W.A. Frost restaurant
A Hastings High School graduate, Chase Passauer, died in a shooting in St. Paul Thursday afternoon. A Woodbury man is under arrest for the shooting,...
News/crime and courts
April 11, 2016 - 11:14am
April 8, 2016
Colvin hired as new Hastings girls hockey coach
Hastings High School announced Friday that Josh Colvin has been hired as the head girls hockey coach. Since 2007, Colvin has served as a social studies teacher at HHS and an assistant coach for the varsity girls hockey team. Most recently, he has served as the head coach of the...
April 8, 2016 - 1:03pm
March 23, 2016
Spring break? Hardly! Heavy snow now falling in Hastings
Spring began Sunday. Spring break began Monday. So, of course, Hastings is now bracing for up to six inches of snow Wednesday. The snow started...
March 23, 2016 - 4:00pm
Longtime HHS counselor dies from cancer: Kirk Johnson’s memorial service is set for Thursday morning
Saturday turned out to be one very sad day at Hastings High School. News spread that day that longtime HHS counselor Kirk Johnson had died from cancer. He was 51. Facebook quickly filled with moving tributes from students whose lives had been positively impacted by Johnson. Teachers...
March 23, 2016 - 9:20am
March 19, 2016
Officers called after hand found along bike trail; Turns out it was a false alarm
A portion of the bike trail along the Vermillion River in Hastings was closed Saturday afternoon after a hand was found along the trail. Upon further investigation, though, it turned out that the hand was in fact a bear paw. The paw was found Saturday along the trail that runs behind...
March 19, 2016 - 7:57pm
March 4, 2016
VanZee sets new school record in 500 freestyle during state swim meet
Hastings High School senior Jack VanZee set a new school record in the 500 freestyle during the preliminary round of the state swimming and diving...
March 4, 2016 - 8:28pm