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Hastings Star Gazette
Middle school stars of Independent Daily Reading
Longtime school district employee Zena Stefani retires
Minnesota fire deaths last year lowest since 2009
Minnesota seniors warned about precious metals investment scam
Walz offers 'down payment' on making Minnesota the 'education state'
crime and courts
Farmington High School fishing team starts inaugural season
Hastings club gymnasts finish season strong at state, regional meets
Hastings trap and skeet club week 1 and 2 results
From Sweden to State
HYAA 9U Raiders baseball wins East Ridge tournament
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: Marjorie Marthaler
DAKOTA CTY:Summary of Board Proceedings Meeting 05/21/19
Assumed Name Notice: Against the Grain
Probate Notice: Alice Anita Anderson 19HA-PR-18-582
Assumed Name Notice: Jaguar Preserve.Com
Quaint and Quirky moves to new space
Hastings game store sets goal to be a new community spot
Dunkin' opens in Hastings
Forum Communications to purchase Rochester newspaper
Spiral Brewery named Small Business Hero by Angie Craig
Place a Business Announcement
Judy M. Pinnt
Joseph "Joey" Seeger
Jane C. Bolton (Couchey)
Kenneth (Ken) Donald Linde
Sandra LaRay "Sandy" Vos
Everett Edward McCarthy
Leo & Arolyne Hackett celebrate 65th Wedding Anniversary
Letter: Change isn't always a bad thing
Justin Olsen for Cottage Grove City Council
Letter: Time for fresh leadership with schools
Editorial: Orange cone season is no joke
Viewpoint: An inglorious end to session
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November 19, 2018
Plea deals vs. trials: Driving hard bargains in Minn., Wis. courtrooms
HUDSON — Attorneys on both sides of a high-profile St. Croix County threats case shook hands in late September after delivering impassioned...
November 19, 2018 - 1:29pm
October 12, 2018
New reporter David Clarey joins RiverTown team
New RiverTown Multimedia reporter David Clarey started his first day with a bang—literally. The Carthage, S.D. (home of a straw bale museum,...
October 12, 2018 - 8:00am
August 23, 2018
Manning Avenue car fire destroys vehicle
COTTAGE GROVE — An engine fire in the south end of Cottage Grove left a vehicle totaled Aug. 22. According to the Cottage Grove Fire Department,...
August 23, 2018 - 9:21am
July 30, 2018
Updated: Victim named in Mississippi River drowning
COTTAGE GROVE — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drowning that took place in the Mississippi River in Cottage Grove...
July 30, 2018 - 2:20pm
June 7, 2018
Lucky ducks: Hastings officers pull ducklings from storm drain
Just as one by one 10 ducklings fell into the storm sewer May 30, so did two Hastings Police officers Mike Schmitz and Matthew Schlafer pull...
June 7, 2018 - 4:49pm
May 15, 2018
Update: Prescott stabbing victim to survive; formal charges pending
Reports of a stabbing led to a heightened police presence Tuesday in Prescott, where an hours-long standoff concluded just before 3 p.m. Pierce...
May 15, 2018 - 4:07pm
February 9, 2018
Dakota County pursues law enforcement training center
Dakota County is proposing a new facility — the SMART (Safety and Mental Health Alternative Response Training) Center — for law enforcement...
February 9, 2018 - 9:41am
October 30, 2017
Police: Man killed when truck hits railroad bridge in Cottage Grove identified
A man was found dead Monday, Oct. 30, in a pick-up truck following a crash under the railroad bridge on 103rd Street in Cottage Grove.
October 30, 2017 - 8:58pm
August 25, 2017
Charges: Leap from Hudson-area cell tower leaves trespassing skydiver shocked
A St. Paul skydiving instructor had anything but a soft landing last month after allegedly attempting to parachute from atop a St. Croix County...
August 25, 2017 - 11:56am
August 10, 2017
'Justice' in store: Lawmaker pushes back against Walmart program
Not everyone stopped for a crime at the nation's largest retailer enters the criminal justice system. First-time nonviolent shoplifters at Walmart...
August 10, 2017 - 4:30pm
June 23, 2017
Teen driver crash rates remain above average in Minnesota and Wisconsin
With the deadliest stretch of vehicle crashes beginning in the summer months, officials are raising concerns about teenage drivers who will soon...
June 23, 2017 - 7:00am
April 13, 2017
Public safety committee reaches sexual predator ordinance decision
The public safety committee reached a consensus during their second meeting regarding a predatory offender ordinance that will be recommended...
April 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
January 17, 2017
Police: Husband arrested in Cottage Grove woman’s death
The husband of a Cottage Grove woman found dead in her home two months ago has been arrested on suspicion of murdering her. Police on Tuesday...
January 17, 2017 - 2:07pm
June 26, 2016
Specialty emergency response training took place in Hastings last week
Last week, residents of Hastings may have noticed some unfamiliar public safety vehicles in and around Hastings. Last week on Wednesday evening,...
June 26, 2016 - 8:00am
May 20, 2016
Stopping the overdose on the front lines
For first responders, finding a person in the throes of an opiate overdose can be stressful, to say the least. Among the effects of opioids (including...
May 20, 2016 - 11:37am