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Dakota County Board: Legislative review is positive
With this interactive guide, limit your exposure to summer's sun, bugs and plants
Fatal crash in Vermillion Township kills 2, injures 5
Authorities suspect alcohol in Pierce County crash
Flooding closes highways in northern Wisconsin
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
Lou & Robin Paulson
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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March 16, 2018
March is National Nutrition Month
Finally, it's March! Pat yourself on the back — you've almost made it through a very snowy, cold and icy winter. Along with the (hopeful) arrival of spring, there are lots of other reasons to be excited about March including: More daylight, spring break, St. Patrick's Day, March...
March 16, 2018 - 1:21pm
March 15, 2018
Editorial: Light the way for democracy
This is Sunshine Week, the seven days each year since 2005 when people who believe in transparent, accountable government draw special attention...
March 15, 2018 - 7:49am
March 11, 2018
Editorial: Time for lawmakers to crack down on phone use while driving
How annoying. The driver ahead slows down to 40 mph, then suddenly races ahead before lazily switching lanes with no warning two minutes later....
March 11, 2018 - 4:43am
March 8, 2018
Editorial: Shame on us
Yes, you read the headline correctly — shame on us. We (the newspaper industry) have done a terrible job throughout the decades of informing readers, audience members, business leaders, community leaders, elected officials and citizens about how our business operates. Now,...
March 8, 2018 - 3:00pm
February 27, 2018
Letter: 'Thank you' from Karla Bigham
I would like to thank the voters of Senate District 54 for their support in last week's special election. Thank you for the honor of representing...
February 27, 2018 - 7:49am
February 26, 2018
Viewpoint: State has roadmap to fix licensing computer system
Minnesotans work hard and pay their taxes. In return, they expect and deserve high quality, efficient services from their state government....
February 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
February 19, 2018
Editorial: A free press, not a free-for-all
The First Amendment protects people's right to say hateful things — including hurtful and false words about minorities, religious groups,...
February 19, 2018 - 7:49am
February 18, 2018
Letter: A big help in a trying time
To Bob, Steve and Jesse at Caturia, Smidt and Starkson Funeral Home. My brother Vince passed away Jan. 3, 2018 in Long Beach, Calif. and was cremated there. Bob, Steve and Jesse advised me how to proceed in bring his ashes back to Hastings and burying them with our folks Godfrey and...
February 18, 2018 - 7:49am
February 14, 2018
Take care of the one heart that beats for you
We've made it through the first month and a half of 2018 and I don't know about you, but I'm thrilled to be back in a normal schedule after the holidays and looking forward to warmer weather. During the month of February most of us have hearts on own minds. This month not only holds...
February 14, 2018 - 5:40pm
February 10, 2018
Letter: Big money and politics
Why is it possible for the wealthy and big corporations to be able to buy unlimited advertisements, mailings and commercials both for and against...
February 10, 2018 - 7:49am
February 9, 2018
Capitol Chatter: Are Otto win, Nolan retirement linked?
ST. PAUL—Rebecca Otto won the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party's straw poll for governor in the 8th Congressional District. Three days later,...
February 9, 2018 - 12:39pm
Viewpoint: Xcel delivers win-win for Minnesota
Ben Fowke, the president and CEO of Xcel Energy, recently announced an ambitious plan to cut the utility's carbon emissions 80 percent by 2030. To reach that goal, Xcel Energy will double down on clean energy. It plans to generate 60 percent renewable energy by 2030. That's fantastic...
February 9, 2018 - 12:36pm
February 7, 2018
Editorial: District 54 race redefines 'special'
Special elections typically don't garner much attention — sometimes even with local voters. That's because such most elections carry no...
February 7, 2018 - 6:55pm
February 4, 2018
Westerberg viewpoint: Gardening and related bits of information
Between my deer fall in November and Husband Larry's flu and pneumonia happenings, we are trending towards a "War and Peace"-style book of experiences. This year's flu seems to have a mind of its own so please take it seriously if you touch base with it. It is more than just a conversation...
February 4, 2018 - 1:52pm
February 2, 2018
Editorial: Stepping out of my comfort zone
Eventually, you have to grow up. Up to this point, my whole professional life has revolved around sports. The "toy department" in journalism...
February 2, 2018 - 10:00pm