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Hastings Star Gazette
Bridge closure was due to construction mishap
New Richmond, Wis., man charged with kidnapping two women in Afton
Hastings native makes award-winning barbecue sauce
El Mexican Restaurant will come to Hastings next month
Parents spend three days cleaning up Todd Field
crime and courts
City of Hastings
Hastings works to counteract downward trend in adult softball
1860s base ball exhibition held at Pioneer Park
2016 Rivertown Days tennis tournament results
Mudhens win opening round playoff game, 14-3
Jan's dancers fare well at pair of national meets
Learning the life of a famous spy
Local couple has ties to an Olympian, world record holder
‘Bruce in the USA’ rocks the Rotary Pavilion
Hastings joins national celebration of parks, recreation
Annual Antique Power Show wows attendees
arts and entertainment
Denmark Township Annual Meeting Sept 6, 2016
Diane A. Olson, 73
James L. Grier, 90
Don Arnold, 88
Justin D.J. Anderson, 34
Rose A. Thayer, 110
Letter: Summer’s not over yet
Letter: Hastings is full of kind people
Letter: In support of Jason Lewis
Letter: Don’t count on biased candidate forums
Editorial: Election letter policy outlined
Real Estate Showcase
September 20, 2012
Hastings K9 officer apprehends suspect, who had buried himself in a pile of topsoil
Hastings officers assisted the Dakota County Sherriff's office on a call at 2:05 a.m. in the area of Sixth and Forest streets. A deputy had made a traffic stop and the driver fled from the scene. The driver of the vehicle was known and had an active felony warrant. The Hastings...
September 20, 2012 - 8:22am
September 12, 2012
Man walks into bar, orders a water, eats black pepper then heads to Wisconsin
A suspicious male was reported at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, in the 800 block of Bahls Drive. The man jumped out at a restaurant employee and startled her while she was on a break. The man introduced himself as "Viral." He went into the restaurant, sat at the bar, poured pepper...
September 12, 2012 - 3:57pm
September 10, 2012
Cottage Grove Walmart a go; Cottage View Drive-In to go
In the end, new retail trumped nostalgia. After 47 seasons, the Cottage View Drive-In will close next month following the Cottage Grove City...
September 10, 2012 - 10:24am
September 7, 2012
Live video of Hastings bridge move is online
The 6.5 million pound main span for the new bridge in Hastings is on the move. Live video is streaming online of the initial part of the move, which is taking place today. Click here to see the live video. The move is a very slow process and is expected to take all day. Crews have...
September 7, 2012 - 10:38am
September 6, 2012
16-year-old Hastings girl catches 375-pound halibut in Alaska
During her 16 years on earth, Kate Curtis hasn't caught a lot of fish. The ones she has caught, though, have certainly been memorable. In August,...
September 6, 2012 - 1:27pm
August 30, 2012
Out with the old, in with the new: Milestone moment for new Hastings bridge comes next week
The landscape in Hastings is about to change dramatically. Next week, the 6.5 million pound main span for the new Hastings bridge will be floated...
August 30, 2012 - 8:25am
August 9, 2012
13-year-old Hastings boy taken to emergency room with alcohol poisoning
A report of intoxicated juveniles was called in at 4:15 p.m. in the area of Park Lane and Bahls Drive on Sunday, July 29. A couple of boys had found a friend from school sitting at a picnic table with his head down. The 13-year-old juvenile was barely responsive, so the boys called...
August 9, 2012 - 8:16am
August 7, 2012
Sleeping bandit strikes again in Hastings
The same man who was caught sleeping in someone else's motorhome in Hastings last week was caught again this week. This time, he opted to sleep in a bus parked at a hotel. This time around, Hastings police were called on the report of someone sleeping inside a bus in the parking...
August 7, 2012 - 10:10am
August 1, 2012
Hastings couple finds man sleeping in their motorhome, drinking their beer
The owners of a motorhome along Red Wing Boulevard found a person sleeping inside their motorhome on Sunday, July 22. The man was confronted by the owners, and the police were summoned. Eventually the perpetrator was cited for misdemeanor trespassing and misdemeanor theft. He had...
August 1, 2012 - 2:35pm
July 24, 2012
Woman with three active warrants arrested in Hastings after visiting inmate at county jail
Officers from the Hastings Police Department were sent to the Dakota County jail when deputies learned a woman who was visiting an inmate there had a warrant out for her arrest. Officers arrested the woman on three separate driving after suspension warrants.
July 24, 2012 - 11:22am
July 19, 2012
Hastings police officer Rene Doffing found not guilty of theft
Hastings police officer Rene Doffing was found not guilty of two counts of theft this morning by a Dakota County jury. The jurors deciding the case announced just before 11 a.m. they had reached the verdict. The decision was read in court at about 11:15 a.m. "We are elated with...
July 19, 2012 - 10:58am
July 18, 2012
Opening statements held in case involving Hastings officer accused of theft
Some 20 months after being accused of stealing a corkscrew from a restaurant here, Hastings police officer Rene Doffing is getting his day in court. Doffing's theft trial began Monday afternoon in Dakota County court. He is being charged with two counts of theft related to the incident....
July 18, 2012 - 6:46am
July 11, 2012
Man driving to court hearing for driving with revoked license gets arrested for driving with a revoked license
A 28-year-old Minneapolis man had a bad day in Hastings on Tuesday, July 3. The man was driving himself to the Dakota County Courthouse here for a hearing related a charge that he was driving after his license was revoked. A Hastings police officer on patrol pulled the vehicle over...
July 11, 2012 - 11:26am
Trial begins Monday for Hastings police officer accused of stealing bottle opener
The trial for Rene Doffing, the Hastings police officer accused of stealing a corkscrew from a local restaurant, begins Monday. Doffing allegedly stole the corkscrew in November 2010. Since then, there have been a number of delays in the case. At a pretrial hearing earlier this week,...
July 11, 2012 - 7:41am
June 7, 2012
Hastings community rallies behind 5-year-old cancer patient
You may have seen them around town lately: bright blue T-shirts with "Team John" across the front and "Mikko" and the number 21 on the back....
June 7, 2012 - 2:00pm