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Minn. roundup: Nikko, North America's oldest snow monkey, dies at Minnesota Zoo; Minneapolis music venue Triple Rock closing
Out on top: Hastings High School Marching Band wins state championship
From comfier seats to a more open feel, Target Center takes on a 21st-century look
Shopping season begins for insurance policies
Hastings Veterans Home bus travels in style
crime and courts
City of Hastings
New bridge at Belwin Conservancy connects students to nature
Swimming: Hastings notches two more wins
Students clear out invasives; replace with native plants
PHOTOS: A homecoming victory
Volleyball: Raiders fall in five-set, Dig Pink thriller
Her own two feet: Hastings survivor of deadly '04 crash completes Twin Cities Marathon
Seven seniors present BFA thesis exhibitions at UW-River Falls
Q&A: It's flu season — here's what you need to know
Black Dirt Theater to perform at Hastings City Hall
Women of the cloth: Hastings quilting group takes a sew and pray approach
arts and entertainment
CITY OF HASTINGS: 10/23/17 Hearing re: Spiral Brewery Parking Exemption
Probate Estate Laura Tverberg
Probate Estate of Alice Stelling
Denmark Twp. Ord. 2017-04 Oakgreen Meadows storm sewers
Probate Estate Richard Pahr
Elizabeth A. Swenson
Robert A. Schierland
Margie "Marge" Voelker
Kenneth J. Chavie
Robert F. Hansen
A view from an economist: Trump UN speech on trade and jobs
Letters: What's happening at City Hall?; Strong community needs strong schools
Viewpoint: 'Due process' respects, protects privacy of city employees
Wild Side column: Sweetness attracts stingers
Editorial: Expect that school bus to stop
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October 7, 2016
Update: As murderer spends life in prison, victim will be forever celebrated
Guilty of first-degree murder, Ryan David Petersen of Woodbury has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Judge William Leary decided...
October 7, 2016 - 3:32pm
October 5, 2016
UPDATE: Judge will decide Petersen murder case Friday
Attorneys' closing arguments in the first-degree murder trial of Woodbury resident Ryan David Petersen centered around premeditation Wednesday....
October 5, 2016 - 11:58am
June 19, 2009
Price of downloading 24 songs: $2 million for Brainerd woman
MINNEAPOLIS -- A federal jury deliberated about five hours Thursday before deciding that Jammie Thomas-Rasset, a Brainerd, Minn., mother of four, should pay more than $1.9 million for willfully downloading and sharing 24 copyrighted songs. The dollar amount is about nine times what...
June 19, 2009 - 8:36am
May 13, 2009
Retrial for historic file-sharing case
DULUTH -- It appears that the nation's first music downloading case to go to trial will be retried here in June after attorneys in the case failed...
May 13, 2009 - 7:27am
February 27, 2009
Counties ordered to check ballots
ST. PAUL - Judges in the Senate election trial want county officials' help. The court on Thursday ordered 63 counties and some cities to examine...
February 27, 2009 - 8:00am
February 25, 2009
Trial digs into voter complexities
ST. PAUL - Kay Mack only talked about a handful of ballots, but her testimony Tuesday illustrated the complexity of a major issue in the U.S....
February 25, 2009 - 8:24am
February 23, 2009
Senate trial intrigue lost on observers
ST. PAUL - Minnesota voters - and even politically engaged college students - have little interest in details of the prolonged U.S. Senate election...
February 23, 2009 - 8:03am
January 27, 2009
Woodbury woman part of Senate trial
ST. PAUL - A Woodbury woman played a minor role in an early U.S. Senate election trial controversy. Kristen Fuzer was the first witness in...
January 27, 2009 - 12:00am
Counties to supply ballots in Senate trial
ST. PAUL - Three judges are handling the U.S. Senate election trial, but county election workers are not done with their part in the prolonged...
January 27, 2009 - 12:00am
January 26, 2009
Thousands of ballots at play in Senate trial
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's historic U.S. Senate election trial, to start Monday, in some ways may resemble popular television courtroom dramas. "This is going to be very much what you expect a trial to be based on watching 'L.A. Law' or 'Law and Order,'" said Marc Elias, an attorney...
January 26, 2009 - 12:00am
August 5, 2008
Prosecution rests; Franco defense witnesses testify about man leaving scene from fatal bus crash
WILLMAR -- The prosecution rested this morning, and the defense team began calling witnesses in the trial of Olga Marina Franco del Cid, 24, of Minneota. Franco is accused of a total of 24 criminal charges stemming from the fatal Feb. 19 school bus crash near Cottonwood. Three witnesses...
August 5, 2008 - 12:00am
July 31, 2008
Opening arguments set for this morning in crash trial
WILLMAR, Minn. -- Opening arguments will begin at 8 a.m. today in the trial of the Guatemalan woman accused of causing the fatal school bus crash near Cottonwood. Jury selection was completed around 2 p.m. Wednesday in the trial of Olga Marina Franco Del Cid, 24, of Minneota, who...
July 31, 2008 - 12:00am
July 10, 2008
Judge denies change of venue in Cottonwood bus crash case
MARSHALL -- The trial of Olga Marina Franco Del Cid, the 24-year-old Minneota woman charged in the fatal Cottonwood school bus crash, will begin July 28 in Kandiyohi County District Court in Willmar. In an order issued Tuesday, District Judge David W. Peterson denied a second motion...
July 10, 2008 - 12:00am