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August 8, 2013
Bull injures visitors to the Dakota County Fair
A runaway bull caused injuries to several visitors to the Dakota County Fair Wednesday night. (Editor's note: The video above has some minor swearing. It's nothing loud or particularly offensive, but we thought you should know.) The bull, named Red 43, escaped from his pen,...
August 8, 2013 - 1:03am
11/8/2012: One person dies in crash near New Trier
One person was killed in a car crash on Highway 50 near New Trier at about 2:40 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. New Trier is located just south of Hastings. The Minnesota state patrol said that 27-year-old Dennis Underwood of Cannon Falls died after being ejected from the vehicle. A 26-year-old...
November 8, 2012 - 3:54pm
September 29, 2010
Deadline for Dakota County Master Gardener program is Oct. 1
Love to learn about local horticulture and share this knowledge with the community? Apply to become a Master Gardener in 2011 and learn to identify heirloom flowers, grow new and heirloom vegetables. Trial new flower varieties not yet on the market. Research plants native to the...
September 29, 2010 - 7:51am
April 27, 2010
Victims identified in April 26 crash
The three victims of the two-vehicle crash in Vermillion Township have been identified -- Lucila Gutierrez Rojas, 42, Hastings; and Norma Sanchez-Navarette,...
April 27, 2010 - 11:08am
February 24, 2010
Candidate for sheriff criticizes board's appointment of Bellows
Apple Valley Police Sgt. Mitch Scott, a candidate for Dakota County sheriff, in a written statement, indicated he had requested that Dave Bellows neither seek nor accept an "appointment" from the Board of Commissioners. "Although the retiring of a Sheriff in midterm is a common...
February 24, 2010 - 11:16am
February 12, 2010
Gudmundson announces plans to retire early
Dakota County Sheriff Don Gudmundson has indicated his plans to retire at the end of February, rather than at the end of the year as previously announced. In a memo Wednesday to the Dakota County Board of Commissioners, Gudmundson said "circumstances have changed," causing him to...
February 12, 2010 - 9:39am
July 8, 2009
Land owners grumble over proposed Red Wing to Hastings bike trail
The public portion of Tuesday night's open house about the proposed trail from Red Wing to Hastings was more of the same, according to Red Wing Planning Director Brian Peterson. Both land owners who would be affected by the trail and citizens questioning the source of funding voiced...
July 8, 2009 - 7:33am
March 5, 2009
Hastings bridge is coming down
It's official: The big blue bridge across the Mississippi River in Hastings will be coming down. For many, that may have already seemed like...
March 5, 2009 - 7:53am
December 23, 2008
Hastings man charged with criminal sexual conduct
A 20-year-old Hastings man faces a charge of criminal sexual conduct in the third degree following his Dec. 17 arrest at a Hastings residence. According to the criminal complaint filed in the Dakota County Attorney's office, Adam Michael Peterson was arrested after he was found...
December 23, 2008 - 12:00am
December 18, 2008
Hastings officer arrested on child porn charges, allegedly searched while on duty
New information released by the Wisconsin Department of Justice revealed that the Hastings police officer accused of possessing child pornography...
December 18, 2008 - 12:00am
December 12, 2008
New form of hydropower to be used in Hastings
"Delicate" probably wouldn't be the first word one would use to describe something the size of a backyard swimming pool that weighs about as...
December 12, 2008 - 12:00am
October 29, 2008
Veterans Home in Hastings to get $10 millon to build supportive housing complex
The Minnesota Veterans Home in Hastings will be the recipient of $10 million in funding to help build a supportive housing complex in Hastings. The complex will consist of 60 one-bed units. Each unit will have about 600 square feet of living space. The Minnesota Housing Finance...
October 29, 2008 - 12:00am
October 15, 2008
Dean Barkley to meet voters in Hastings Oct. 17
Dean Barkley, the Independence Party candidate for the U.S. Senate, will meet and greet voters at Dunn Bros. Coffee in Hastings from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17. The event was organized by Craig Carroll of Hastings. Dunn Bros. is located at 919 Vermillion St.
October 15, 2008 - 12:00am
October 7, 2008
MnDOT has four options on the table for new Hastings bridge
And then there were four. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has settled on four options for the replacement of the Hastings bridge,...
October 7, 2008 - 12:00am
September 12, 2008
Cashing in on geocaching near Hastings
Armed with a map, camera, pen and notebook, I tromp into a thicket of trees in Riverwood Park in search of a hidden treasure. But instead of an "X" marking the spot on a tattered paper map, a checkered flag marks the coordinates I'm seeking on a global positioning unit (GPS), a...
September 12, 2008 - 12:00am