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A car reportedly struck a skateboarder Friday, Sept. 7 on Pine Street near Hastings Middle School. A child was taken to Regions Hospital with unknown injuries, according to a police officer on the scene. The crash closed Pine Street from 15th Street to 13th Street. The vehicle involved in the crash appeared to have a broken windshield. This story is developing.
The Dakota County Farm Bureau is holding its 101st anniversary meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Rosemount American Legion. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Keynote speaker, Janet Bremer, is a farmer from Hastings that has many other titles including blogger and Minnesota Dairy Princess coordinator. Bremer was also recently named America's Farmers Midwest Mom of the Year. She is passionate about telling her farm's dairy story through school visits, speaking and writing opportunities, her blog, and other social media.
A Law Enforcement Lip Sync Challenge video by the Dakota County Sheriff's Office has advanced to the final four in a nationwide competition by USA Today. The Sheriff's office is asking for the public's help in voting for the video in the contest bracket. The 2016 video is competing against a video by the police department in Flower Mound, Texas.
TLC of Hastings Pregnancy Resource Center is having their third annual Run For Their Lives event on Saturday, Sept. 15. The event begins 9 a.m. at the Rotary Pavillion in Levee Park with a 5K run/one-mile walk along with a Diaper Dash and Toddler Trot. There will be snacks, face painting and inflatables.
What are the consequences of the Legislature not following the constitution's provision that requires single subject bills? State leaders threw everything together in a ridiculous thousand-page Omnibus bill at the last-minute including many worthy provisions that would have passed as standalone bills. One consequence of this failure is a drastic cut to funding for persons with disabilities.
"I'm just going to go to the doctor and get antibiotics ... this cold is so annoying and I'm going on vacation next week." "I'm sure it's an ear infection that's keeping my baby up at night. The doctor will prescribe antibiotics to take care of it." Seems like antibiotics are a first line of defense for sickness. That's a problem.
A Minnesota Vikings football player is facing a felony theft charge and a domestic violence charge stemming from an Aug. 28 confrontation at an Eagan hotel. Cayleb Seth Jones, 25, of Los Angeles, was charged with theft by temporary control, a felony. He also is charged with interfering with an emergency call, a gross misdemeanor, and misdemeanor domestic assault.
Motorists are advised to drive with caution on all area roads and are reminded not to drive through standing water or around barriers. Use the designated detour route as many state, county and local roads are experiencing flooding. For more information regarding statewide traffic impacts check 511wi.gov . Crawford County
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed reports of zebra mussels in Lake Isabelle in Dakota County, as well as Bald Eagle Lake and Lake Johanna in Ramsey County, according to a news release. A trained detector found three zebra mussels attached to the fishing pier on Lake Isabelle during Saturday’s University of Minnesota Extension “Starry Trek” search day.
Regina Hospital, part of Allina Health, once again has been designated an acute stroke-ready hospital by the state of Minnesota.