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October 12, 2018
David Clarey
New reporter David Clarey joins RiverTown team
October 12, 2018 - 8:00am
August 23, 2018
A vehicle fire briefly spread into the grass on 100th Street near Manning Avenue the afternoon of Aug. 22. Courtesy of Cottage Grove Public Safety
Manning Avenue car fire destroys vehicle
August 23, 2018 - 9:21am
July 30, 2018
Mississippi River in Cottage Grove. File photo
Updated: Victim named in Mississippi River drowning
July 30, 2018 - 2:20pm
June 7, 2018
Officer Matthew Schlafer hands off a duckling to Mike Schmitz. Courtesy of Sue Tupy
Lucky ducks: Hastings officers pull ducklings from storm drain
June 7, 2018 - 4:49pm
May 15, 2018
Crime scene tape was pulled up around an Ash Street home in Prescott after a man there was arrested. Police rushed to the home minutes after a stabbing was reported about five blocks away. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia
Update: Prescott stabbing victim to survive; formal charges pending
May 15, 2018 - 4:07pm
February 9, 2018
HERO Center plans currently consist of a gun range, classrooms, an outdoor training area, a training room with moveable walls and more. Courtesy of Cottage Grove Public Safety
Dakota County pursues law enforcement training center
February 9, 2018 - 9:41am
October 30, 2017
Police: Man killed when truck hits railroad bridge in Cottage Grove identified
October 30, 2017 - 8:58pm
August 25, 2017
Authorities say a St. Paul man climbed to the top of this St. Croix County cellphone tower and received an electrical shock after his parachute was snagged on a nearby power line. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
Charges: Leap from Hudson-area cell tower leaves trespassing skydiver shocked
August 25, 2017 - 11:56am
August 10, 2017
For some shoplifters apprehended in Walmart stores, there is a restorative justice program allowing them the opportunity to resolve their offenses without entering the criminal justice system. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
'Justice' in store: Lawmaker pushes back against Walmart program
August 10, 2017 - 4:30pm
June 23, 2017
Stock photo
Teen driver crash rates remain above average in Minnesota and Wisconsin
June 23, 2017 - 7:00am
April 13, 2017
Hastings City Hall (File photo)
Public safety committee reaches sexual predator ordinance decision
April 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
January 17, 2017
Stephen Carl Allwine
Police: Husband arrested in Cottage Grove woman’s death
January 17, 2017 - 2:07pm
June 26, 2016
Ardent Mills in Hastings provided one of the structures used for rescue training last week. (Submitted photo)
Specialty emergency response training took place in Hastings last week
June 26, 2016 - 8:00am
May 20, 2016
Narcan (naloxone) is now being carried by Hastings police officers. The kit is pictured here, including the nasal spray for the patient and gloves for the first responder. (Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx)
Stopping the overdose on the front lines
May 20, 2016 - 11:37am
Letter: Thanks to police, fire, EMS workers
May 20, 2016 - 11:26am