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Crime report for May 24
Russian billionaire Vekselberg met with Trump lawyer Cohen before the inauguration
No joke: This city in Canada just got more than a foot of snow - in May
Armed bystander fatally shoots gunman who opened fire in Oklahoma City restaurant
A nod to his rising fame, museum unveils Adam Thielen bobbleheads
Rockets take Game 5, inch closer to dethroning Warriors
BASEBALL: Grimm selected to Minnesota All-Star Series
SOFTBALL: Jacks hold off Alexandria in 8-3A tournament
BASEBALL: Blackduck opens playoffs with 13-3 victory
Melverna nee Lindquist Watkins
Cindy Marie Swedberg
John David Langston
Leland Joseph Kupcho
Juliana Mathilda Hommerding
Commentary: Bison passage: Good times in the Badlands
Fire up the grill for Memorial Day
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Are you in need of some old jokes?
Commentary: Safety spout fuels colorful encounter in the boonies
What do all the pine cones mean on transplanted spruce?
Julia Louis-Dreyfus to receive the 2018 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
High heels can have health effects far beyond the feet
Barack and Michelle Obama are becoming television and film producers for Netflix
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding attracted more American viewers than Prince William's
Around the Arts, May 20
Wyoming may legalize trophy hunting of grizzly bears for the first time in 40 years
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The surprises and wonder of the outdoors
PAUL NELSON FISHING: As waters warm up, so should the bite
Expensive fishing electronics require proper touch
Minnesota state park campsites booking fast
Why you're getting flooded with privacy notifications in your email
Commentary: Some gave all: A visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
More than just business: Wells receives Lifetime Achievement Award for helping others
Andersen Corp. creating 40 new jobs with window factory expansion
New Twin Metals plan moves processing plant site: Company provides update in advance of submitting project to regulators
Place a Business Announcement
Barb & Rick
Richard and Marvel Olson
Virg & Marge
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Safe family holiday can include safe grilling
Commentary: Bison passage: Good times in the Badlands
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Defending the Second Amendment in its entirety
Commentary: You say hello, I say goodbye
Commentary: Kindness is the real showstopper at the circus
March 23, 2018
Driver sentenced for hit-and-run that killed northwest Minn. girl near Lake Mille Lacs
AITKIN, Minn. — A Hastings, Minn., man was sentenced Friday, March 23, to 180 days in jail in the case of a 2016 hit-and-run that caused...
March 23, 2018 - 6:45pm
February 5, 2018
If you misplace your money and the cashier covers you, you're probably in Minnesota
HASTINGS, Minn. - Local resident Tracey Johnson received a big surprise at a recent visit to Coborn's. She couldn't believe the kindness she...
February 5, 2018 - 1:11pm
February 1, 2018
Driver pleads guilty in hit-and-run death of 10-year-old near Lake Mille Lacs
AITKIN, Minn. — A Hastings, Minn., man has pleaded guilty to a felony charge in a case involving a 2016 hit-and-run that caused the death...
February 1, 2018 - 7:21pm
Hotel and restaurant eyed for century-old riverside factory in Hastings
HASTINGS, Minn.—The last remaining industrial building in downtown Hastings could soon be turned into a riverside hotel and banquet facility. A 67-room hotel, 22 apartments, restaurant and retail space are planned for the former H.D. Hudson Manufacturing Co. building. The estimated...
January 1, 2018 - 11:13pm
June 2, 2015
Hastings man charged with attempted murder after stabbing
HASTINGS, Minn. -- A 45-year-old Hastings man is charged with attempted murder after a stabbing incident about 2:45 a.m. Saturday. Phillip Joseph Rivera was charged Tuesday with attempted murder in the second degree, first degree assault and second degree assault.
June 2, 2015 - 7:55pm
June 23, 2014
One person dead after shooting in Hastings late Sunday night
HASTINGS, Minn. -- One person is dead after a shooting in Hastings late Sunday night. Hastings officers were called on the report of shots fired. When officers arrived, a white male in his 30s was found dead in the yard from an apparent gunshot wound. Nobody else was injured....
June 23, 2014 - 9:13am
December 25, 2013
Michigan man gets jail time for sexual contact with Minnesota girl
HASTINGS, Minn. -- A Michigan man accused of driving to Rosemount to have sex with an underage girl has been sentenced to jail time after pleading guilty to third-degree felony criminal sexual conduct. Zachary Gene Johnson, 20, received 180 days in jail and was credited...
December 25, 2013 - 3:55pm
October 31, 2013
Indie Minn. radio station celebrates 50th birthday
HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — The phone rang off the hook one recent morning at KDWA-AM 1460.
October 31, 2013 - 2:05pm
May 3, 2013
Report sheds new light on day care death
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A state report sheds new light on the death of a baby at a home day care in Hastings. The report by the state Department of Human Services says the infant was placed face down on a blanket on a carpeted floor. The day care provider, Ann Quigley, had her...
May 3, 2013 - 1:51pm
March 14, 2013
Missing woman located in Oklahoma
HASTINGS, Minn. -- A Hastings woman missing since mid-December was located safe and sound in Oklahoma on Saturday.
March 14, 2013 - 9:06am
March 12, 2013
Facebook photo threat leads to charges
HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A Minneapolis man is accused of posting a nude photo of a 15-year-old girl on Facebook. Dakota County prosecutors say 18-year-old Deuvontay Charles threatened to post numerous naked photos of the girl online unless she had sex with him. A criminal complaint...
March 12, 2013 - 9:37am
January 9, 2013
Man accused of harassing deputy who had BMW towed
HASTINGS, Minn. (AP) — A West St. Paul man is accused of creating a Facebook page to harass a Dakota County sheriff's deputy who had his BMW towed. Forty-four-year-old Shawn Amick is charged with felony harassment and stalking. A criminal complaint says Amick set up a Facebook...
January 9, 2013 - 8:30am
September 27, 2012
$1,100 lost, $900 returned to Hastings man with an apology
HASTINGS, Minn. – After he lost an envelope with $1,100 in cash on the way home from the bank, a Hastings man figured his money was gone forever. A week later, the money was returned, a least most of it. The Hastings Police Department received an anonymous letter Wednesday from...
September 27, 2012 - 4:11am
September 21, 2012
Minnesota cities compete for ‘Prettiest Painted Places’
Four Minnesota communities will vie with nearly 200 nominees from other states to be named of the Paint Quality Institute’s “Prettiest Painted Places in America.” . Here are the competition’s descriptions of the Minnesota communities: Alexandria: Surrounded by lakes and resorts...
September 21, 2012 - 11:04am
June 9, 2012
Travel: Craft beers greet visitors seeking suds
STILLWATER - When visitors think of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, they often are quick to think of places like Mall of America,...
June 9, 2012 - 12:00am