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Hastings Star Gazette
A look at the changing landscape of Hastings
Whinnery is new St. John’s principal
Hastings great Bob McNamara dies
Medallion finders to donate $500 prize to church youth group
Bighead and silver carp discovered in Pool 2 of Mississippi River
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Amateur Baseball: Red Wing blows by Miesville
Hawks go 2-1 over busy week of play
Miesville falls to Red Wing
Amateur Baseball: Angels' bats outmatch Mudhens
Little Log House Antique Power Show is this weekend
Root beer float party planned for Thursday
Hastings man presents paper in Norway
Samantha Kent advances to state competition in September
Campus news week ending 7/25
arts and entertainment
Lorraine F. Metzger, 78
Carla P. Reichenberg, 86
Raymond J. Feidt, 85
Mary "Betty" Schmitt, 87
Rita Ann Welshons, 86
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Letter: Clear parking signs are needed at county parks
Editorial: Downtown Hastings could use a break
Editorial: Move carefully with medical marijuana
Letter: Concerts at the LeDuc Estate are a better fit
Editorial: Busy week in news calls for some more clarification
June 19, 2013
Prescott bridge reopens after rollover
PRESCOTT -- A rollover accident on the Hwy. 10 bridge at Prescott temporarily closed the highway as police and emergency personnel assisted a woman injured in the crash. Authorities were notified of the accident, said to be just onto the Minnesota side of the crossing, at about 7:50...
June 19, 2013 - 8:56am
June 6, 2013
Afton man killed in boat crash on St. Croix River
An Afton man was killed Wednesday in a boat crash on the St. Croix River. According to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, David Joseph Riley, 40, was killed and two others were injured in the crash. The two people injured were identified as Patrick Anthony Puhalla, 46, Bayport,...
June 6, 2013 - 3:33pm
November 8, 2012
Castle Rock man faces charges over diesel spill in Vermillion River
A Castle Rock man will appear in Dakota County court this month to face charges stemming from a diesel spill in the Vermillion River. Cole Empey faces four different charges for operating an illegal scrap yard at the corner of Fourth and Willow Streets, and for the diesel spill that...
November 8, 2012 - 10:34am
October 17, 2012
Projections show budget shortfall for school district in Farmington
The Farmington School District is getting a head start on developing a 2013-14 budget that finance director predicts could fall short by more than $1 million.
October 17, 2012 - 3:39pm
High-speed highway chase ends near Afton
The driver of a van that was reportedly stolen led St. Croix sheriff's deputies and on a 19-mile chase early Monday before the vehicle was eventually stopped by Minnesota authorities on a rural road, southeast of Woodbury. A man was taken into custody. St. Croix Dispatch Center records...
October 17, 2012 - 3:38pm
Franken emphasizes jobs at Renewal in Cottage Grove, literacy at school
October 17, 2012 - 3:37pm
September 13, 2012
Cottage Grove woman creates children's board game
As Lisa Kaufenberg tells it, God and Google helped her go from board game enthusiast to inventor. Kaufenberg, a Cottage Grove married mother of two, looked to a higher power -- and the wealth of information on the Internet -- to create and market a children's board game. "I think...
September 13, 2012 - 10:36am
Body found in Afton ID'd as missing snowmobiler
Washington County authorities on Monday identified the remains of a dead body found in the St. Croix River as a missing Cottage Grove native. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office positively identified the remains as belonging to Timothy Michael Pease, a 2000 Park High graduate...
August 13, 2012 - 4:22pm
August 1, 2012
Motorist found dead after crash in Lake Elmo
A 22-year-old man was killed early Wednesday after a single-car crash in Lake Elmo. According to a Washington County Sheriff's Office news release, 911 dispatchers received a report at 3:12 a.m. of a crash in the 3000 block of Lake Elmo Avenue North. Deputies discovered the man,...
August 1, 2012 - 9:25am
July 30, 2012
Red Wing woman killed in apparent murder-suicide
REEDSBURG - Reedsburg police are calling the death of a man and his girlfriend a murder-suicide. It happened Friday night. Investigators think 24-year old George R. Snake shot 23-year old Cheyenne T. Fiddler to death, then killed himself. Fiddler was from Red Wing. The bodies were...
July 30, 2012 - 11:16am
July 26, 2012
Lawsuit filed against Kenyon police chief, trooper
A lawsuit was filed in United States District Court last month against Kenyon Police Chief Lee Sjolander and Minnesota State Highway Patrol Officer Troy Siems alleging civil rights violations. Richard Thissen, who owned an insurance agency in Kenyon, and his attorneys filed the complaint...
July 26, 2012 - 4:38pm
Woman delivers baby outside St. Paul Park Police Department
Can't make it to the hospital to give birth? A mother could do worse than parking outside the local police station. Paramedic-trained police officers from St. Paul Park and Cottage Grove arrived on-scene just after St. Paul Park woman Taylor Kreider had delivered a baby shortly after...
July 26, 2012 - 4:37pm
Neighborhood concerns delay Cottage Grove Walmart plan
Saying city and company officials need more time to address the concerns of nearby residents, Cottage Grove planning commissioners decided again to postpone a decision on whether to recommend City Council approval of a proposed Walmart Supercenter store. Walmart representatives at...
July 26, 2012 - 4:35pm
July 12, 2012
Red Wing man wins $88,874
Red Wing resident Ron Walm won $88,874 in the state Northstar Cash lottery, he discovered on the Fourth of July. He had gone to pick up potato salad and buns for his holiday barbeque when he checked his ticket and noticed it was a winner. "I couldn't believe it," he said.
July 12, 2012 - 10:12am
July 11, 2012
Father booked on first degree counts of homicide in the deaths of his daughters
About two hours after he allegedly killed his three children at the home where he once lived, a former River Falls man turned himself in to police at their station, soon after officers had begun searching for him. Aaron Schaffhausen, 34, was booked into St. Croix County Jail at 11:30...
July 11, 2012 - 2:52pm