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Hastings Star Gazette
Dakota County takes step toward more mental health awareness
Capitol Chatter: Lawmakers say meetings can help fight childhood hunger
Barn destroyed in Denmark Township fire
Charges: Cross-state Walmart scam involved employee impersonation
Families share shocking stories of elder abuse at Minn. care centers
crime and courts
Hastings gymnastics competes at section 1AA meet
Trevor Caflisch competes at state nordic skiing tournament
Minnesota hero Jessie Diggins, and her mom, talk about the skier's historic golden moment
Hastings alpine ski teams finish fourth and sixth at state
Hastings Raiders wrestling team returns to state!
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
DOUGLAS TOWNSHIP: 3/13/18 election
RAVENNA TWP ELEC NOTICE 3-13-18
ACCURACY TEST ICE 3-2-18
Senior living facility Legends of Cottage Grove poised for move-in
125,000 out-of-towners expected for Super Bowl, pre-game events in Twin Cities
New boutique to open in downtown Hastings
United Way of Hastings to Move Office to the Heart of Hastings
Croix Chordsmen want to serenade your Valentine
Place a Business Announcement
James W. "JW" Wieser
Kevin A. Scott
Kim M. (Schluessler) Wood
Supporting Denny McNamara
Throwing Away $122 Million of Our
Letter to the
Vote Karla Bigham for Education, Feb 12
Editorial: A free press, not a free-for-all
Letter: A big help in a trying time
Take care of the one heart that beats for you
Letter: Big money and politics
Capitol Chatter: Are Otto win, Nolan retirement linked?
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June 9, 2017
Rise of the roundabout
Travelling Hargis Parkway from Radio Drive to HealthEast Sports Center and East Ridge High School, drivers pass through as many as six roundabouts....
June 9, 2017 - 8:00am
June 5, 2017
Girl, 6, dies of apparent drowning at Lake Elmo park pond
A 6-year-old girl died of an apparent drowning June 4 at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, authorities said.
June 5, 2017 - 4:06pm
June 3, 2017
Could measles reach Dakota County?
Sixty-eight cases of measles have been confirmed in four counties in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health has not found any cases in...
June 3, 2017 - 8:00am
May 18, 2017
Former Hudson man convicted of child battery charged again in Minnesota with new crime
Less than five months after pleading no contest to substantial battery to a child in St. Croix County, a 27-year-old man was charged with a similar...
May 18, 2017 - 3:12pm
Charges: Minnesota couple operated ‘large-scale’ sex trafficking enterprise; arrest made in Woodbury
Washington County authorities believe two people arrested Wednesday are responsible for allegedly running a large-scale prostitution and sex...
May 18, 2017 - 12:43pm
May 11, 2017
Illinois men admit to smuggling cigarettes over MN-WI border
Two Illinois men accused of transporting the largest load of untaxed tobacco in Minnesota history have pleaded guilty to felony smuggling charges....
May 11, 2017 - 9:34am
April 6, 2017
Minnesota roundup: Charges filed in crash that killed pregnant passenger in Washington County
ST. PAUL—A 21-year-old man has been charged with a misdemeanor in connection with a crash last year that killed a 20-year-old mother who...
April 6, 2017 - 9:12am
March 13, 2017
Transit board's breakup delayed by Dakota County objections
Washington County is caught in the middle of a messy divorce.
March 13, 2017 - 3:13pm
February 6, 2017
County uses surplus to finish trail
Rather than let a state funding shortfall delay the completion of a new trail, Washington County will kick in more of its own money. The Point Douglas Regional Trail is set to open sometime in November. The 2.5-mile paved trail will connect Point Douglas Park to the new Hastings Bridge...
February 6, 2017 - 1:42pm
August 29, 2016
New Richmond, Wis., man charged with kidnapping two women in Afton
A Wisconsin man is facing five felony charges for allegedly kidnapping and assaulting two women at gunpoint. Washington County Sheriff’s...
August 29, 2016 - 5:42pm
August 26, 2016
Man arrested in Afton in possible hostage situation
Washington County Sheriff's deputies arrested a man in Afton Friday morning for an alleged assault. Deputies responded to the 3200 block of St....
August 26, 2016 - 3:42pm
November 10, 2011
UPDATED: Authorities identify victims in rural Cottage Grove crash
A Hastings man was killed and his passenger was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon on Manning Avenue in rural Washington...
November 10, 2011 - 4:26pm
July 5, 2011
Sheriff: Vandals hit Afton State Park during government shutdown
Washington County authorities allege that a group of people burglarized and vandalized Afton State Park over the holiday weekend, ransacking...
July 5, 2011 - 3:22pm
May 27, 2011
South Washington County Telecommunications Commission drops public programming
The South Washington County Telecommunications Commission no longer will air religious and other public-generated programming, opting to broadcast only professionally produced shows and content approved by commission staff. The commission airs its content on three South Washington...
May 27, 2011 - 9:42am
May 2, 2011
Afton man to head state GOP communications
An Afton man was named the Republican Party of Minnesota's newest communications director. Craig Westover, 61, was selected by state GOP Chairman Tony Sutton to replace the party's outgoing communications director, according to a Monday news release. Westover, a former Pioneer Press...
May 2, 2011 - 2:19pm