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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar's "Minnesota Morning" featured breakfast pastries from Emily's Bakery & Deli in Hastings. Klobuchar has visited dozens of Minnesota communities in recent months and after tasting favorite local foods, she decided to showcase these Minnesota specialties at her weekly Thursday-morning coffee gatherings in her Washington, D.C. office. "Emily's Bakery & Deli is a great example of a family-owned, local business that helps boost our economy," Klobuchar said. "I was delighted to serve their treats for my guests here in Washington."
FARMINGTON — Dakota Electric Association distributed $27,258 in 2016 through its Helping Neighbors program to the Community Action Program, The Salvation Army and 360 Communities for local energy assistance. "This money is available because of our members' generous donations to the Helping Neighbors program," said Greg Miller, Dakota Electric president and CEO. "Dakota Electric is merely the conduit and is pleased to make the donations on our members' behalf."
This year marks the start of what could be a major redevelopment project. The city is searching out a consultant to help develop a master plan for the Vermillion Street Corridor. We don't know yet exactly what this master plan will say. We don't know exactly what it will include. But we do know that it is intended to work for the benefit of local businesses and to improve the aesthetics of one of the city's primary sources of traffic.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced that Gerard Leonard Roy, 56, of Prior Lake, has been sentenced in U.S. District Court to 82 months in prison for fraud and money laundering in connection with a series of construction companies he owned and operated.
Early Tuesday morning this past week, Mayor Paul Hicks delivered his annual State of the City Address. The yearly speech is one that summarizes key achievements of the past year and also offers a taste of what the city hopes to accomplish in the coming year.
Baby Boomers needed to drive buses To the editor, Your skills are in great demand. You are needed to transport the most valuable cargo on the road, our children.
Hastings' three public elementary schools recently held their National Geographic Bee competitions. At Pinecrest Elementary School, the champion was Jed Carlson. The McAuliffe Elementary School champion was Ethan Ries. Sydney Nutter was the champion at Kennedy Elementary School. According to the National Geographic website, the bee "is an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society, designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world."
The city of Hastings has released information regarding a level III predatory offender, Randall Scott Wunderlich, who is scheduled to transition into Hastings the week of Feb. 20. Hastings police have scheduled a community notification meeting regarding Wunderlich at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Hastings Middle School auditorium. Predatory offenders are assessed by a panel of experts prior to their release from prison to determine how likely they are to re-offend. Level III is considered a high risk for re-offense.
Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie reported Monday that his home was struck by a stray bullet last Saturday morning, Jan. 28, around 4 a.m. According to the news release, residents several blocks away stated after the fact they were awakened by four or five gunshots at or near that same time.
Editor's note: This story was published Jan. 2017.