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Investigators have taken into custody a Hastings man who police allege was driving the commercial vehicle that lost a boulder that killed a mother and daughter Monday, July 9 in Rosemount. Police identified Wednesday the truck involved in the fatal incident belonged to Czeck Services. Police determined the owner of the business, Joseph P. Czeck, 33, was the driver of the vehicle and arrested him in Inver Grove Heights, according to a Rosemount Police Department news release July 12.
Local blood bank Memorial Blood Centers is facing a serious challenge in maintaining an adequate supply of blood to meet the needs of hospital partners in Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin, according to a news release. Memorial Blood Centers has an urgent need for donors and is asking the community to donate blood to help ensure it is available for patients in need. The organization asks people to donate blood if they are:
Setting fence heights City Council voted Monday, July 9, to make official a long-standing city policy regarding front yard fence heights a part of zoning code. The policy limits the height of a front yard fence to 42 inches. Side and back fences must not exceed 6 feet in height.
The conversation on how Hastings can become a better place for everyone continues City of Hastings along with Community Education, the YMCA and the Hastings Chamber are hosting "Community Conversation: Creating a Welcoming Community" on Monday, July 16. This is the third event in a series that are a part of the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity initiative that has been in effect since April.
WOODBURY — Greg Kraft, sculptor and member of Artists of Woodbury, will be a featured artist in the summer exhibit at the Orange Dragon Gallery in Prescott. Kraft's work was selected by a committee of artists. He will show several large sculpture pieces including an interactive one, a series of concrete heads and new stone carvings. He will also present some native-inspired talking sticks and wing fan sculptures. Of special interest is his new limestone carvings — a buffalo and leaf sculpture.
An AmeriCorps organization will visit local cemeteries this month to help with preservation of monuments. Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps is sending a six-person crew that will be at Oakwood Cemetery July 11-12 and St. Luke's Cemetery from July 13-14 to reset monuments and raise flat ones.
Five area high school students recently returned from a trip to a Washington, D.C., sponsored by Dakota Electric Association They joined more than 1,800 students from across the nation — 40 from Minnesota — for the 53rd annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association youth tour June 9-14. Dakota Electric awarded the students the trip after they completed the application and interview process in March.
A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found that nearly all young people have struggles with eating, activity and weight as they move from adolescence to adulthood.
The United Way of Hastings is the HEART of Hastings raising and donating money locally for over 50 years. The programs funded by UWH are all local agencies and programs — supporting education, health and financial empowerment. The Lewis House in Hastings run by 360 Communities is a domestic violence shelter for women that has benefitted from the UWH funds since its opening in 2001.