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Hastings Star Gazette
Preparing for kindergarten: Committee helps child care providers get kids ready
Be proactive against Grinch-like porch pirates
Minnesota economy chugs on, but slowdown on the horizon
Hastings City Council briefs: Highway 316 project receives support
Attention commuters: Overnight lane closures coming on I-494/694 near Woodbury
crime and courts
Host Hastings goes 2-1 at Raider Duals
Hastings Raiders mid-week sports wrap-up
Raiders boys' basketball starts season 1-1 at Red Wing Tournament
Hastings girls' basketball goes 0-3 during non-conference road stretch
Alpine Skiing: Raiders will be undergoing a rebuilding year
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
Probate Notice: Peggy Klitsch 19HA-PR-18-747
PROBATE NOTICE: Sonia Tollefson 19HA-PR-18-852
Lien Foreclosure Sale:Springbrook Condominiums v Nicholas Popehn
CITY OF HASTINGS PUBLIC NOTICE- Amend City Code Chapter 34
PROBATE NOTICE: Kathleen Kummer 19HA-PR-18-912
Dog House opens full-service pet care business in Farmington
Alzheimer’s added to medical marijuana treatment list in Minnesota
A place to stitch and relax: New yarn shop opens in downtown Hastings
Furthers Rosie Kozlowski Named 2018 ICMI Customer Hero of the Year
Hampton restaurant reopened after fire
Place a Business Announcement
Rose M. Knoll
Beth Ann Strand
Kathleen E. Underwood
Gerry H. Dean
Robert E. "Duff" Duffy
Nash George Allan Perry
Libby Jean Moin
50th Wedding Anniversary
Letter: School district was bamboozled
Column: Develop a more effective flu vaccine
Letter: Gratitude for community support
Viewpoint: This holiday season, remember our isolated and lonely friends and neighbors
Editorial: Don't be skating on thin ice
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crime and courts
December 8, 2017
Minn. roundup: Woman, 69, dies in St. Paul house fire; Twin Cities bicyclist dies of injuries in hit-and-run
Woman, 69, dies in St. Paul house fire ST. PAUL—A 69-year-old woman who was a mother and grandmother died early Thursday after a fire in...
December 8, 2017 - 10:16am
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