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Fatal crash in Vermillion Township kills 2, injures 5
Authorities suspect alcohol in Pierce County crash
Flooding closes highways in northern Wisconsin
Connected in a big way: Hastings grad leads UW-River Falls student body
crime and courts
Boys’ Golf: Dittrich competes at Bunker Hills in last state meet
Track and Field: Raider boys' 4x800 relay competes at state meet
Softball: Hastings eliminated after four section games
Girls' Golf: Raiders advance to second day and take sixth at section meet
Lacrosse: Both Raiders teams bounced in first game of sections
Falteisek to perform in holiday concert in Woodbury
Mural completed for installation at Levee Park in Hastings
Health briefs: Community Conversation gets people talking about mental health
This close: Rotary clubs observe World Polio Day as disease nears eradication
'Fight the New Drug' event in Woodbury to examine effects of pornography
arts and entertainment
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR A LIVESTOCK FEEDLOT PERMIT for Elmegca Farm
DOUGLAS TOWNSHIP: Public Hearing at 8 pm on 7/23/18.
PROBATE OF WILL for Patiricia Hageman Estate
PROBATE NOTICE: Katherine C. Martin File 19HA-PR-18-414
CITY OF HASTINGS:6/18/18 Amending City Code Ch. 34: Fees and Ch. 91: Animals
Wise Family Funeral celebrates groundbreaking for expansion
Dakota County employers to vie for excellence awards
Woodbury Plastic Surgery Joins Fairview Physician Associates Network; Remains an Independent Clinic
Asia-Pacific Ethanol Summit visitors stop in Rosemount
WELS shop benefits Hastings and beyond
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Ralph E. Zacardi
Cecil N. Underwood
Nancy (Shannon) Allen
Juliana Marie Raway
Paul & Donna Wagner
Gessner column: ‘Spring cleaning’ can include your habits
Letters to the editor: Pageant Pennies adding up to success; Do your job after your pet does its business
A Bea in the Garden column: Time to cruise … on down to farmers market
Column: Dad is major force in child’s wellbeing
Editorial: Support a community and celebrate together
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September 26, 2017
MnDOT: Watch for farm equipment on highways
Motorists traveling on Minnesota highways this fall need to be aware of large farm equipment transporting crops to markets, grain elevators and...
September 26, 2017 - 8:00am
September 25, 2017
Minn. roundup: Driver pleads guilty to DWI crash that killed St. Paul singer; more state news stories
MINNEAPOLIS—An Apple Valley, Minn., man has pleaded guilty to killing a St. Paul woman in a car crash after drinking and driving last summer in Minneapolis. Israel Delos Santos, 30, pleaded guilty Friday, Sept. 22, to one count of criminal vehicular homicide—driving with...
September 25, 2017 - 11:05am
September 22, 2017
Humble heroes: Couple saves the life of Hastings woman
Something didn't look right to Jerry Harrington when he was on his way out of town for the weekend with his girlfriend, Melanie Olson. The couple...
September 22, 2017 - 9:25am
September 21, 2017
Colorful weekend headed to Afton
Before the autumn colors coat the St. Croix River Valley, local and regional artists will be adding their own flair this weekend during Afton's...
September 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
Caturia Smidt to build new facility, crematorium in Hastings
Caturia Smidt Funeral Home will move to a new location in 2018. The funeral home plans to take possession of the Knights of Columbus Hall, 3075...
September 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
September 20, 2017
HCTV recognized at national conference
Hastings Community Television was recently recognized at the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors Conference (NATOA)...
September 20, 2017 - 12:00pm
Rural areas continue to see higher rates of impaired driving
Metropolitan areas in Minnesota and Wisconsin have seen significant declines in the number of impaired driving offenses, but the rate of drunken...
September 20, 2017 - 11:07am
Impaired in the north country: Chronic drunken drivers plague Minn., Wis. roads
Bart Bartos knew he needed to stop drinking. The River Falls-area man had already been convicted 10 times of impaired driving and was beginning...
September 20, 2017 - 11:06am
September 19, 2017
Cochran to close homeless shelter in Hastings
After two years of uncertainty, a homeless shelter for single men in Dakota County will close Dec. 1. Cochran Recovery Services in Hastings announced it will discontinue its residential housing program, citing losses of up to $80,000 per year. The move will affect 32 residents. "They'll...
September 19, 2017 - 8:00am
September 16, 2017
Harvey's destruction felt by Hastings' Leon
Hurricane Harvey's destructive toll on the Houston area and 33 Texas counties hit too close to home for Joshua Leone. Leone, the general manager...
September 16, 2017 - 5:00pm
September 12, 2017
Minn. roundup: Dylan to return for October concert; Graffiti vandals strike new St. Croix River bridge
ST. PAUL—Bob Dylan will return to the Twin Cities for the first time in three years when he headlines St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center on...
September 12, 2017 - 9:36am
September 7, 2017
Bonding funds sought for Hastings City Hall improvements
Hastings' historic dome overlooking the Mississippi River is in need of restoration, city officials told members of the House Capital Investment...
September 7, 2017 - 9:47am
September 6, 2017
Ramble Jam returns Sept. 15-16
For two days every fall, Farmington Rotarians transform a field at the Dakota County Fairgrounds into the hottest country music destination...
September 6, 2017 - 10:00am
Minn. roundup: State Fair breaks attendance record again; Predatory sex offender being sought
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn.—This year's Minnesota State Fair was yet another record-breaker. Attendance over the 12 days this year was 1,997,320,...
September 6, 2017 - 9:16am
September 2, 2017
Farmers Insurance to move into new building in Hastings
Farmers Insurance in Hastings will have a new location to call home after the Labor Day weekend. Shane Lanning, owner of Farmers Insurance at...
September 2, 2017 - 6:00pm