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As the investigation continues into an outbreak of a waterborne illness this summer at a Zumbrota campground, state health officials have been working with the business owner to reduce the risk of illness.
DENMARK TOWNSHIP — A suspect was taken into custody Thursday evening after a reported firearm discharge in the 1400 block of 70th Street South. Washington County Sheriff's deputies responded 4:02 p.m. Aug. 9, 2018, to a disturbance call at a residence, according to a news release. While evacuating occupants from the residence, a deputy reported that a firearm had been discharged.
Prepare to be entertained. The Starlifter, a seven-piece band of Air Force men and women, is coming to town. The Starlifter will perform a free concert at the Rotary Pavilion in Veterans Memorial Levee Park 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. The band features two vocalists, a percussionist, bassist, pianist and guitarist who will play any type of music under the sun. The evening will be a mix of rock and pop, country and jazz, as well as old classics and new hits. Starlifters is just one of eight bands that components of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America.
It's been about one year since Dakota Electric Association announced planting pollinator friendly habitat at some of its substations, and it recently announced plans to expand its pollinator friendly habitat at another substation and further explore more locations.
Three people filed to replace Mayor Paul Hicks, who is not seeking re-election. Only two will advance to the Nov. 6 general election. The Hastings Star Gazette posed a series of questions to the candidates. Cody D. Jones opted not to participate. The primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 14. To learn where you vote, go to the Minnesota Secretary of State website and use the pollfinder at https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/ .
ROSEMOUNT — The Second Act Players will perform three stage shows of "The Girls of Autumn" this weekend at the Steeple Center. Director Keith Reed shared how the cast of eight looks forward to performing this new production. The script was written by Paul Barile. "It is an old jewel thief gang getting back together in their old age, and it is a comedy of errors and there are some side stories that go on," Reed said.
A motorcycle passenger was killed and its driver seriously injured in a three-vehicle crash Wednesday night, Aug. 8, 2018, at the intersection of Highway 316 and Highway 61 in Welch Township.
The Dakota County Fair runs Aug. 6-12 in Farmington. Still on deck for the festivities are: Bulls and Barrels, 7 p.m. Wednesday Demolition derby, 7:30 p.m., Thursday-Saturday Bank robbery re-enactment, 3 p.m. Sunday For a full list of fair events, visit www.dakotacountyfair.org/events.
HASTINGS — All are invited to a public open house 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 to hear an update for the Highway 316 Improvement Project . The open house will be held at Crossroads Church, 225 33rd Street W. in Hastings, with a short presentation scheduled for 5:15 p.m.
We are parishioners at St. Mathias in Hampton. Our priest, Father Cole Kracke, is also caring for St. Mary's church in New Trier and St. John the Baptist in Vermillion. This would have been thought impossible years ago. However, ordination to the priesthood has decreased. So besides offering Mass twice on Sunday and nearly every day of the week, Father has been given the responsibility of funerals, weddings, and the sacraments of reconciliation, visitation (the sacrament of the sick) etc. It can be overwhelming.