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Motorist airlifted after Hager City-area crash
Update April 24, 2017: Missing Level 3 predatory offender arrested in Cailfornia
Missing St. Croix River boater found alive, Minn. authorities say
Lakeside Cemetery to celebrate 150 years with community event
Farmers promote sustainability during Earth Day
crime and courts
City of Hastings
HHS girls' golf wins first conference match to start season
HHS boys' tennis wins three matches in a row to improve to 6-1
HHS softball remains undefeated after two more MEC wins
Prep baseball: Pitch count rule was a matter of time
Hastings woman competes in 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
Brooks explores his wild side in 'Wilderness'
Local student excels in NDSU Innovation Challenge
Health column: You don't want to see me unless you have to
Simple Steps program encourages walking in Dakota County
HHS ceramics students to host Empty Bowls event April 12
arts and entertainment
Ridgeview Homeowners Association vs Carlson
BIDS wood cell DOOR
Francis B. Wellman
Phyllis C. Marty, 70
Janet Nielsen Gratz, 71
John "Jack" Zeverino, 71
Loretta M. Mailand, 89
Letter: Jurgens, Franke helped get tax relief passed
Viewpoint: State lawmakers muzzling the auditor watchdog
Viewpoint: To reach potential, southeast MN needs better broadband
Letters to the editor for March 30
Editorial: Brexit hits closer to home than you think
Real Estate Showcase
April 19, 2013
Hastings interim administrator Mesko Lee is council pick for city's top job
After interviewing three "very strong" candidates for Hastings' new city administrator Friday morning, the Hastings City Council voted to advance Melanie Mesko Lee forward in the hiring process. Mesko Lee is the city's current interim administrator and formerly was the city's assistant...
April 19, 2013 - 3:00pm
April 18, 2013
Weapon accidently fired at gun show in Hastings
During a gun show Saturday afternoon at the National Guard armory in Hastings, a handgun was accidently fired. Nobody was injured. During the show, a vendor was showing a customer a handgun. The customer asked the vendor how to disassemble or field strip the weapon. The vendor inserted...
April 18, 2013 - 1:00pm
April 7, 2013
Intoxicated man arrested for child endangerment after his 2-year-old son found walking barefooted in Hastings
A Hastings man was arrested Sunday afternoon after his 2-year-old son was found walking barefooted near 15th and Vermillion streets. At about 3 p.m. Sunday, Hastings police received a call that a 2-year-old boy was wandering around without supervision. The boy was carrying two bottles...
April 7, 2013 - 8:42pm
April 5, 2013
Identity of skeletal remains found along Vermillion River confirmed
The skeletal remains of a body found in Hastings on Jan. 15 have been identified. The remains are those of Diane Kusick, a Hastings woman who was seen jumping into the Vermillion River in July 2011. Kusick was seen by several bystanders entering the river above the falls. She then...
April 5, 2013 - 8:41am
March 29, 2013
New Hastings bridge is on schedule: One lane of traffic in each direction will be routed to the new bridge around June 1
Just two months from now, one lane of traffic in each direction will be running on the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings. Steve Kordosky, the project manager from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, said this week that the bridge is right on schedule. He expects the shift...
March 29, 2013 - 7:00am
March 27, 2013
Hastings man charged with assaulting 11-month-old child
A 22-year-old Hastings man, Steven Edward Dale Wiltermuth remains in the Dakota County Jail after being charged with one felony count of assault in the first degree (great bodily harm) on an 11-month-old child. Hastings Police had been contacted March 16 by a Hastings woman who...
News/crime and courts
March 27, 2013 - 2:47pm
March 21, 2013
Hastings homeowner wakes up, finds wet drunk man sleeping on his couch
At 8:14 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, a caller in the 300 block of Cari Park Lane reported that he awoke to find an intoxicated man sleeping on his couch. The drunk man was thrown out of the home, but he then proceeded to start banging on the door of the home. Officers arrived and spoke...
March 21, 2013 - 8:28am
March 13, 2013
Missing Hastings woman found alive in Oklahoma
A Hastings woman missing since mid-December was located safe and sound in Oklahoma on Saturday. Nikole Sherry, 24, was found by officers in Marlow, Okla. "She came to the attention of law enforcement because of apparent concerns for her wellbeing," Hastings Chief of Police Paul...
March 13, 2013 - 11:05am
February 28, 2013
Flower-bombed: Hastings artist creates smiles with mobile flower displays
When he lived in Chicago, Hastings artist David Cook created sculptures that fit the city's industrial nature. It was moody, haunting and even...
February 28, 2013 - 9:01am
14-year-old arrested after joyride in Hastings
Hastings police responded to a hit-and-run incident at Hastings Middle School at 2:57 p.m. A driver reported his truck had been damaged while he was inside the school. A witness provided the suspect vehicle's license plate to police, which showed the vehicle had been stolen from an...
February 28, 2013 - 8:56am
February 20, 2013
Man returns to Hastings home at 1:30 a.m., finds it damaged, begins drinking then calls police four hours later
The interior of a trailer on Radford Road was destroyed. Holes were punched in the drywall and the kitchen was destroyed. An estimated $1,000 in damage was done to the trailer. The caller reported he found the damage when he returned home at 1:30 a.m. He called police at 5:50 a.m....
February 20, 2013 - 2:14pm
February 5, 2013
Man drives truck into open water on Lake Isabel in Hastings at about 4 a.m.
A truck partially sunk on Lake Isabel in Hastings early Monday morning. Apparently a man had been out for a leisurely drive on the lake when...
February 5, 2013 - 10:26am
January 31, 2013
Search continues for missing Hastings woman
The search continues for a missing Hastings woman, last seen leaving Regions Hospital in St. Paul six weeks ago. Nikole L. Sherry, 24, left...
January 31, 2013 - 9:01am
January 16, 2013
Body found near Vermillion River in Hastings
A body was found along the Vermillion River in Hastings on Tuesday afternoon. The body was found near 10th and Progress streets by an outdoorsman...
January 16, 2013 - 4:30am
January 9, 2013
Fire engulfs trailer home near Hastings Civic Arena
A fire was reported in Hastings at about 8 a.m. Wednesday. The fire charred a mobile home on 27th Street East near the Hastings Civic Arena. The...
January 9, 2013 - 8:20am