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Jazz concert in HHS auditorium March 23
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Raider gymnasts finish season on a high note
Raiders look to continue strong MEC play, improve against section opponents next year
Raider boys' hockey lays foundation for years to come
Alpine Ski teams receive awards at end-of-season banquet
HHS boys' basketball falls to Rosemount in first round of section playoffs
Organization urges: ride a bike every day in April
Dueling piano players share Hastings roots
Library books go head-to-head this month
HFS to host city-wide food fight
Hastings Reads main event fills HAC
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Letters to the editor for March 16
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October 13, 2011
Communications drill planned for Tuesday at Prairie Island nuclear plant
A communications drill focusing on a hostile action-based incident response will be conducted for Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant on Tuesday, Oct. 18. The exercise involves the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin, Xcel Energy, Red Wing Police, Fire and Ambulance departments,...
October 13, 2011 - 10:55am
October 12, 2011
Holocaust survivor to speak at East Ridge High School on Oct. 17
No matter how many times Anita Dittman tells stories of her holocaust days, she breaks down in tears every single time. As a little girl, she was told she had a wonderful future as a ballerina. She came from a wealthy family, lived in a nice, suburban-type home with her parents and...
October 12, 2011 - 2:44pm
October 4, 2011
'Unexpected' PFC levels at dump site lead to private well testing in Cottage Grove
City and state officials are awaiting test results from nearly two dozen private wells in Cottage Grove near the city's northern border after what officials described as an unexpected spike in levels of a 3M-manufactured chemical at a Woodbury dump site. Around 20 Cottage Grove homes...
October 4, 2011 - 2:41pm
October 3, 2011
Golf ball collection fills Farmington man's home
Frank Lamberty doesn't golf much anymore, but you wouldn't know that by looking at the entryway of his home. See, Lamberty collects golf balls....
October 3, 2011 - 10:11am
September 22, 2011
UPDATE: Man who approached Red Wing boy was his neighbor
The man who approached a 6-year-old boy last Friday morning was actually the boy's neighbor, Red Wing Police reported. The boy was waiting for the bus at about 8:10 a.m. in the 400 block of Pioneer Road when he was approached by a man in a car who asked if he wanted a ride. After...
September 22, 2011 - 1:15pm
September 21, 2011
Man in vehicle approaches boy in Red Wing
Around 8:10 a.m. Sept. 16, a 6-year-old boy was waiting for the school bus on the 400 block of Pioneer Road in Red Wing when he was approached by a man in a car who asked if the boy wanted a ride. When the man was seen by another adult, he drove away quickly. The man was described...
September 21, 2011 - 4:20pm
A woman faces criminal charges for allegedly using a cane to hit another woman and damage a vehicle during an altercation in a Cottage Grove parking lot.
A woman faces criminal charges for allegedly using a cane to hit another woman and damage a vehicle during an altercation in a Cottage Grove parking lot. Lorelei A. Sargent, 58, of West St. Paul, appeared in Washington County District Court last week on first-degree property damage...
September 21, 2011 - 4:15pm
September 20, 2011
Roaming, intruding dog equals dead duck in River Falls
River Falls police were called to a house Saturday morning in the 200 block of South Third Street to investigate a dead pet duck. A woman there said a stray, large husky-type dog slipped through a back yard fence and killed one of her ducks. The suspect dog wore a black halter and...
September 20, 2011 - 10:50am
Felony charge filed against woman accused of gutting foreclosed Woodbury home
A Woodbury woman whose home fell into bank ownership after foreclosure is accused of gutting the house and selling off tens of thousands of dollars in fixtures before she moved out. The suspect, Riana Bennerotte, was charged in July with one count of defeating securing on realty,...
September 20, 2011 - 8:52am
September 19, 2011
Police: Cottage Grove 14-year-old stole car, went for late-night drive
A 14-year-old Cottage Grove girl faces juvenile criminal charges after she allegedly stole a neighbor's car and went for a drive in the middle of the night. A Cottage Grove police officer on patrol about 2 a.m. Tuesday observed a vehicle fail to signal at the intersection of 100th...
September 19, 2011 - 9:25am
Two years after pickup is stolen, man finds its truck bed looking on Craigslist and leads police to suspect
When a Woodbury man accidentally installed an auto accoutrement the wrong way, he probably never guessed it would one day help solve a crime. Yet Washington County prosecutors say it was a wrongly installed chrome finish and other unique characteristics of a stolen truck that led...
September 19, 2011 - 9:24am
Cottage Grove man charged with using cameras to spy on woman and her teenage daughter
A Cottage Grove man is charged with using small cameras to watch a woman and her teenage daughter in their home. Washington County prosecutors allege that Scott E. Olson, 37, mounted wireless cameras in a bathroom and other areas of a Cottage Grove house without the victims' knowledge....
September 19, 2011 - 9:23am
September 13, 2011
Wild, violent week in River Falls as school begins and full moon emerges
Since Labor Day River Falls police seem to be going from one serious incident to the next.
September 13, 2011 - 10:26am
Cottage Grove woman looks to cash in on State Fair apple butter win
Michelle Roberts experimented with an apple butter recipe for a few years, finally settling on a blend of ingredients that landed her fruit spread a blue ribbon at this year's Minnesota State Fair. Fresh off that win, Roberts now is exploring how to turn that prize-winning treat...
September 13, 2011 - 8:57am
September 12, 2011
Individual found dead outside the Gas-Lite tavern near Ellsworth, Wis.
The person found dead in a tent near the Gas-Lite tavern near Ellsworth, Wis., Monday morning has been identified as a Minnesota man, according to Investigator Doug Ducklow of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. Kerry L. Tollefson, 52, Ham Lake, was pronounced dead at the scene...
September 12, 2011 - 10:50am