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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
Louise Tappella, 100
Carrie L. Denzer, 65
Catherine "Kay" Busch, 83
Valgene L. Jarchow, 85
Edward A Emery, 50
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 DELORES I.MAKI
NOTICE TO CREDITORS ANNA KITZMANN
DENMARK TOWNSHIP ANNUAL MEETING
CITY OF HASTINGS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME PRIMAL ATHLETE
Cottage Grove woman charged with manslaughter in newborn's death dies after setting herself on fire
A Cottage Grove woman despondent after she was charged with manslaughter in the death of her newborn son has died after she set herself on fire, according to police. Toni A. Medrano, 29, died of injuries she sustained after using a flammable liquid to set herself on fire last week...
July 11, 2012 - 7:34am
May 7, 2012
Boy dies near Goodhue Friday while climbing tree
A 10-year-old boy died Friday evening near Goodhue after having a "medical issue" while climbing a tree, the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office reported. Extended family said he became tangled in a rope swing and apparently broke his back. Emergency crews were called to 33792 County...
May 7, 2012 - 9:11am
May 4, 2012
Cottage Grove male, 18, killed, 17-year-old girl injured in Woodbury auto crash
Police on Friday identified the teenage driver killed in a single-vehicle crash in Woodbury that left a passenger hospitalized. Woodbury police named the driver as Nicholas Bibeau, an 18-year-old from Cottage Grove. He died Thursday, shortly after being taken to Regions Hospital...
May 4, 2012 - 8:52am
April 26, 2012
Trucker and St. John's students connect through mail and in person
The big-wheeler in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church lot in Vermillion was the center of attention Tuesday morning for about 15 students at the school across the street. They got to look at everything from the hoses to the tires. They even got to climb inside and check out...
news / education
April 26, 2012 - 8:47am
April 19, 2012
What's next for iconic drive-in sign in Cottage Grove?
Brent Peterson knows a bit of history when he sees it. Director of the Washington County Historical Society, Peterson helps oversee the county's historic heritage and the preservation of some of its oldest properties. So what does he want with a rusty red sign? When a proposed...
April 19, 2012 - 8:22am
April 13, 2012
Opposition to 3M incinerator plan gets heated
A highly-charged public meeting on 3M Co.'s plans to expand the sources of waste it burns at the company's Cottage Grove incinerator turned heated this week, with frustrated residents venting their anger at state pollution control officials for allowing the changes to move forward. MPCA...
April 13, 2012 - 9:08am
April 12, 2012
Ravenna Township man seeks state representative seat in District 58B
A Ravenna Township man earned the DFL nomination last week to oppose Republican incumbent Pat Garofalo in this November's election. Jim Arlt will face Garofalo, of Farmington, for the District 58B seat. Arlt, who is 54 years old, retired from law enforcement in March and knew he...
April 12, 2012 - 8:30am
April 2, 2012
Walmart submits plans to build store in Cottage Grove at site of drive-in movie theater
Walmart has submitted a building plan for a Supercenter store on the Cottage View Drive-In site, city officials said Friday. The retail giant proposes a 177,000-square-foot store with groceries and a drive-thru pharmacy on a 22-acre lot along Highway 61 near Keats Avenue. The project...
April 2, 2012 - 10:52am
March 30, 2012
Cottage Grove smoke shop owner cited after 3,700-plus drug-related items seized by police
The owner of a Cottage Grove tobacco shop was cited for violating city ordinance after police confiscated more than 3,700 items they say are used for illegal drugs, not tobacco. While Smokes 4 Less' tobacco license renewal was pending last month, police inspected the store and executed...
crime and courts / news
March 30, 2012 - 4:06pm
Charges filed in alleged Afton drug-growing operation
When Washington County drug cops executed a search warrant at an Afton residence, they found a stash of guns and a pound of marijuana, but that was only the beginning of their discoveries. According to a criminal complaint, members of the Washington County Narcotics Task Force proceeded...
crime and courts / news
March 30, 2012 - 4:03pm
March 16, 2012
Wanted: 'Country Kids' and teachers to restore Valley School
Did you attend a rural school or teach in one? Do you know someone who did? If so, the Denmark Township Historical Society wants to get to know you. The nonprofit group is in the process of buying one of the oldest one-room schoolhouses in the state, Valley School District No. 34,...
March 16, 2012 - 11:19am
March 8, 2012
State accepting public comment on proposed 3M incinerator changes
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is accepting public comments on proposed changes to permits governing the 3M Co.'s hazardous waste incinerator in Cottage Grove that would allow the company to accept burnable wastes from non-3M sources. It is a proposal that drew fierce criticism...
March 8, 2012 - 9:56am
February 1, 2012
Road rage combatants rumble in Woodbury
Two men allegedly wielded weapons late last month in separate Woodbury road rage incidents. The first road-rage incident spilled over into a Woodbury fast-food parking lot, where a man allegedly smacked another motorist's vehicle his cane. According to a police report, a Maplewood...
February 1, 2012 - 10:28am
January 17, 2012
Cottage Grove teen cited after posting altered classmate photos on Facebook
A Cottage Grove teen was ticketed by police after posting lewd, altered photographs of a classmate on the Internet. According to a police report, the 17-year-old transposed photos of a male classmate's face onto inappropriate and lewd photographs, and then posted the altered images...
January 17, 2012 - 11:12am
Large crowd turns out for meeting on possible Park High School conference change
Roughly 150 Cottage Grove residents gathered at Park High School to discuss the option of leaving the Suburban East Conference as a way to bolster the school's sports programs - a debate waged inside the walls of Park in 2009. The "community input night," led by Park Activities Director...
January 17, 2012 - 11:11am