- Member for
- 5 years 3 months
A Friday the 13th power outage impacted Hastings around 2:07 p.m. April 13, 2018. Around 1,145 customers were affected by the outage. According to Xcel Energy, nearly 900 customers had their power restored by 2:58 p.m. once crews started working on the equipment failure. Xcel Energy officials said the company is working to restore the power for the remaining customers affected, but there is currently no estimated restoration time. Xcel Energy Outage Map: https://www.outagemap-xcelenergy.com/
The Motor Vessel Michael Poindexter, pushing 12 barges en route to St. Paul, locked through Lock and Dam 2 near Hastings around 1:30 p.m. April 11, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District. The Corps considers the first tow to arrive at Lock and Dam 2 as the unofficial start of the navigation season, because it means all of its locks are accessible to commercial and recreational vessels.
Hastings Youth Athletic Association (HYAA) is hosting free winter skills clinics for new and experienced softball players at the 8U/10U levels (birth years of 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010). New players are welcome, no experience is necessary and no equipment is needed. Clinics will be held on Fridays (6-7 p.m. and 7- 8 p.m.) January 19, February 16, March 2 and March 23 at Pinecrest Elementary gym.
In March, while basketball teams are fighting for the chance to be crowned champions, patients battling cancer and other illnesses are fighting for their lives. The American Red Cross asks blood donors to help patients rebound by making a lifesaving donation this spring.
The Front Porch Players of Rosemount announces the opening of their spring play, "Murder Among Friends," a mystery comedy written by Bob Barry and directed by Keith Reed. The play will be performed at the Rosemount Steeple Center Theater, 14375 S. Robert Trail. Opening will be at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, and will run at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9 and 16, and Saturdays, March 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively. Tickets are $14 each and are available at the door.
I would like to thank the voters of Senate District 54 for their support in last week's special election. Thank you for the honor of representing you at the Capitol.
Out of the 34 compliance checks conducted in 2017, 28 clerks or retailers — 83 percent — upheld the law and refused the sale of tobacco to Pierce County underage youth, according to the Pierce County Health Department. Two of these retailers, BP Amoco in Prescott and Dollar General in River Falls, were randomly selected to receive special recognition this year. The health department wishes to thank and congratulate all tobacco retailers that did not sell tobacco products to minors.
WOODBURY — Marie Frederick, member of Artists of Woodbury, is the creative genius behind the Bold North Art Experience. "I thought that it would be a great diversion, and fun experience for people to celebrate art during the festivities of Super Bowl LII," she said. "As an artist in the area, and art educator, I know many talented artists and decided to pull together a group for a sale January 28 to February 10 when people are celebrating the Super Bowl."
Super Bowl Live employee offered VIP tickets in exchange for sex with teens ST PAUL—A Missouri man in town to work at Super Bowl Live is accused of offering two VIP tickets to the event in exchange for sex with a pair of teens. Justin Beard, 33, of Branson, Mo., was charged Thursday, Feb. 1, with two counts of offering or agreeing to hire a prostitute under the age of 16, according to a criminal complaint filed in Hennepin County District Court. He is in custody and is expected to make his first appearance in court on Friday.
ST. PAUL — The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending three candidates to Gov. Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota's First Judicial District. This vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Michael A. Fahey, and will be chambered at Hastings in Dakota County.