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Hastings Star Gazette
Connected in a big way: Hastings grad leads UW-River Falls student body
STAAR program helps students hone life skills
Record Number of Hastings High School Graduates Joining the Military
RiverTown investigates: The aftermath of surviving sexual assault
Prescott police: Fence jumpers; Kids report suspicious snake
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
First Minnetonka City Bank vs. 103 North Concord Partners LLC NOFS
DENMARK TOWNSHIP: Proposed Vacation of Drainage and Utility Easements
DAKOTA CTY: 5/22/18 COUNTY BOARD PROCEEDINGS
PROBATE OF ESTATE: John W. O'Connell
DAKOTA COUNTY: Public Notice and Comments - S.P. 019-650-016
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
It's quaint, quirky and opening in downtown Hastings
Place a Business Announcement
Nancy (Shannon) Allen
Herbert M. Jelley, EdD
Deborah D. Wagner
Juliana Marie Raway
Paul & Donna Wagner
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
A Bea in the Garde: Cotton on to rhubarb's history
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crime and courts
December 8, 2017
Woman sues after bite from St. Paul police dog searching for burglary suspect
ST. PAUL — A regular Saturday morning turned into a nightmare for a St. Paul woman as she took her garbage out and found herself being...
December 8, 2017 - 9:59am
December 6, 2017
Minn. roundup: Text-to-911 service added statewide; Dayton announces he is cancer-free, encourages screenings
Dayton announces he is cancer-free, encourages screenings ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton had a bit of good health news to share and he used...
December 6, 2017 - 9:33am
November 22, 2017
Minn. roundup: Minnesota deer harvest increases 16 percent over last year
Minnesota deer harvest increases 16 percent over last year ST. PAUL—Minnesota firearms hunters registered 161,057 deer through the third weekend of deer season, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Preliminary results through the third weekend show that the number...
November 22, 2017 - 10:47am
November 21, 2017
Minn. roundup: Former northern Minnesota cult leader has sentence reduced
Former northern Minnesota cult leader has sentence reduced ST. PAUL—A former Pine County cult leader who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting...
November 21, 2017 - 9:30am
April 11, 2013
Doffing pleads guilty to school bus stop violation
Hastings Police Officer Rene Doffing has pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to stop for a school bus stop arm. A second charge for failing to stop for a school bus while children were outside has been dismissed in Dakota County District Court. The conviction was deemed a petty...
April 11, 2013 - 9:16am
March 27, 2013
Hastings man charged with assaulting 11-month-old child
A 22-year-old Hastings man, Steven Edward Dale Wiltermuth remains in the Dakota County Jail after being charged with one felony count of assault in the first degree (great bodily harm) on an 11-month-old child. Hastings Police had been contacted March 16 by a Hastings woman who...
March 27, 2013 - 2:47pm
September 20, 2012
Judge rules defense may keep evidentiary materials in Schaffhausen case
The defense will be able to retain copies of specific sensitive materials in the Aaron Schaffhausen murder case following a hearing Thursday...
September 20, 2012 - 5:25pm
July 24, 2012
Schaffhausen bound over in homicide case
A man accused in the murder of his three young daughters was bound over for trial in St. Croix County Circuit Court Tuesday morning. Judge Scott...
July 24, 2012 - 1:58pm
July 17, 2012
Jurors selected for Doffing case
Opening arguments for the theft trial of Hastings police officer Rene Doffing started at 1 p.m. Tuesday. A jury was picked in the morning. Seven jurors were selected, with one serving as an alternate. There are five females and two males on the panel. Check back here for more information...
July 17, 2012 - 11:59am
July 12, 2012
Schaffhausen appears in young girls' murder case
A man accused in the deaths of his three young daughters in a gruesome incident at a River Falls residence last Tuesday made his initial appearance...
July 12, 2012 - 2:35pm
June 7, 2012
Cottage Grove mother charged with manslaughter in newborn's suffocation
Police say a Cottage Grove woman suffocated her newborn baby while sleeping with him after she had been drinking. Washington County prosecutors charged Toni A. Medrano, 29, with two felony manslaughter charges in connection with the 3-week-old baby's death last year. Medrano admitted...
June 7, 2012 - 11:02am
May 24, 2012
Funeral in Cottage Grove for husband and wife killed in triple-fatal crash
A husband and wife who died in a head-on car crash last Sunday will be laid to rest Thursday in Cottage Grove, and a third person involved in the crash died overnight Wednesday as a result of injuries sustained in the crash near Prescott. A funeral service for victims Richard and...
May 24, 2012 - 9:20am
April 25, 2012
Woman corrections guard found not guilty of sexual conduct with juvenile male inmates
Jurors acquitted former Minnesota Correctional Facility-Red Wing guard Suzanne Marie Walstrom on all counts this afternoon. The verdict came within a couple hours of attorneys giving their closing arguments. Walstrom, 39, Plum City, was accused of having sexual relationships,...
April 25, 2012 - 2:40pm
April 18, 2012
Three juveniles arrested after entering HMS through unsecured door on Saturday
Hastings Middle School was the site of a burglary Saturday afternoon. Officers from the Hastings Police Department responded to the school after an alarm was triggered. Officers arrived a short time later and found three juvenile males in the school. One of the boys ran. He was...
April 18, 2012 - 8:02am
April 2, 2012
Medical examiner determines cause of death of 18-year-old HHS senior; two arrests made
The Dakota County Medical Examiner has determined the cause of death of an 18-year-old Hastings High School senior, found dead here March 17....
April 2, 2012 - 4:00pm