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Tax levy and mill rate increases projected
Wisconsin roundup: Walker asks state agency to investigate problems at Vets Home; ten arrested where Milwaukee police killed armed man; and 11 more state news stories
Campers denied year-round access; land dispute continues to simmer
Pierce food pantry has a new home
Burger Battle champ title goes to Clyde’s Corner
crime and courts
Volleyball: Plum City splits home tri while working out the kinks (w/video)
Volleyball: Panthers start season at Menomonie Sprawl tournament
Football: Cardinals lose in St. Croix Falls
Football: Ellsworth wins big in Colfax
Football: Spring Valley defeats E-PC on strong second half
Corpse flower set to bloom at UWRF
The strength of a community to be documented in film
Memory of officer honored in Prescott
Backing the blue: Business donates shirts to 111 officers
Seniors saluted for hard work and dedication
arts and entertainment
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 9/6/16 Personnel Committee Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 9/7/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 9/6/16 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPT: Request For Bids - TRI Project #14901
STORAGE SALE NOTICE: 9/16/16, Cleary Building Corp., Ellsworth, WI
Harvey Roen, 71
Jeannette Miller, 93
Lenore Gunderson, 93
Dale Kannel, 89
Norbert "Nub" Deiss, 89
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Aug. 24, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Aug. 24, 2016): Not hard up for news, and grateful for it
EDITORIAL (Aug. 17, 2016): Small gestures add up to big things
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Aug. 17, 2016)
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Aug. 10, 2016)
Real Estate Showcase
July 14, 2016
Rising river levels -- but not floods -- forecast for river towns on Mississippi, St. Croix
River towns from Stillwater to Red Wing are expected to see water levels rise over the next few days, though forecasts are not showing flood stage being reached. The St. Croix River in Stillwater was at 80 feet Thursday morning and was expected to crest at about 85 feet early Sunday,...
July 14, 2016 - 10:56am
MnDOT to reconstruct highway 61/10 intersection
POINT DOUGLAS, Minn. -- This summer, traffic between Hastings and Prescott will see some big changes on the road. The Minnesota Department of Transportation plans to begin a reconstruction project at the intersection of highways 61 and 10 this July. “The intersection is being redone...
January 14, 2016 - 11:09am
March 16, 2015
Hastings firefighters rescue deer from Mississippi River
Hastings firefighters conducted an ice water rescue Wednesday morning with an unusual victim. At about 7:40 a.m., the fire department was called...
March 16, 2015 - 8:48am
March 5, 2015
Viking Cruises plans Mississippi cruises
Hastings’ elected officials and city staff are hoping to get on board with a new project coming to the Mississippi River. Viking Cruises, a Swiss company, is the largest river cruise line in the world, with ships sailing in Europe, Russia, China, Southeast Asia and Egypt, according...
March 5, 2015 - 3:57pm
December 19, 2014
Fire damages Twin City Container in Hastings
A fire at Twin City Container in Hastings Thursday afternoon has left the building badly damaged but repairable, according to Hastings Fire and...
December 19, 2014 - 1:53pm
December 8, 2014
Sheriff’s office goes digital in fight against crime
Computers and other electronic devices are playing a part in the resolution of crimes in Dakota County. Now, the Dakota County Electronics Crimes Task Force has officially been created, with the unit housed at the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office in Hastings. At its regular meeting...
December 8, 2014 - 8:32am
August 27, 2014
Former Hastings priest’s court appearance moved to Sept. 5
An omnibus hearing Thursday, Sept. 5, in Dakota County District Court will determine the admissibility of evidence in the legal process for a former Hastings priest charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Francis Hoefgen, 63, now living in Columbia Heights,...
News/crime and courts
August 27, 2014 - 10:48am
July 31, 2014
California artist in shantyboat stops in Hastings during Mississippi River tour
It’s not uncommon to see boats moored on the public dock in Hastings. There’s not much common about the boat that Wes Modes and Kai Dalgleish...
Life/arts and entertainment
July 31, 2014 - 2:47pm
December 26, 2013
Allina responds to nurse's union claims that contract is unfair: CEO Ty Erickson says benefit changes are fair, sustainable
CEO Ty Erickson says benefit changes are fair, sustainable Union negotiators at Regina Hospital have been stuck in negotiations with Allina Health over a new contract for nurses. The nurses took their case public this month with the assertion that Allina, which purchased Regina Hospital...
December 26, 2013 - 9:03am
December 19, 2013
Turn porch lights on tonight for girls killed in Prescott crash
A Prescott area woman is building a network of support for the families of three girls who were killed in a crash Dec. 12. Pierce County Sheriff Nancy Hove said in a news conference Kari Millberg, 32, Centuria, Wis., was southbound on Hwy. 35, driving a 2005 Saturn Vue, when it...
December 19, 2013 - 12:19pm
November 27, 2013
Hastings native’s random act of kindness event goes international
It started about 16 years ago. Rindy Gahnz was living in Chicago at the time and was on a 30-mile drive from the office where she worked to her sales territory. It was a day that wasn’t going very well. “I was having a bad day,” she recalled. She had to go through a toll along...
November 27, 2013 - 11:28am
November 22, 2013
New Hastings bridge dedicated during Friday morning ceremony
The new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings was dedicated at a ceremony here Friday morning. All four lanes of the new bridge opened for traffic...
November 22, 2013 - 11:33am
November 14, 2013
All four lanes of new Highway 61 bridge to be opened Saturday afternoon
Years and years of frustrations, backed-up traffic, terrible crashes, construction delays, construction marvels and gawking are about to be over. On...
November 14, 2013 - 8:18am
October 31, 2013
Northbound traffic to be routed onto new Hastings bridge on Monday; bridge to open in full on Nov. 17
There's good news and bad news for residents of the area who take the Highway 61 bridge over the Mississippi River in Hastings. First, the good news: Just after rush hour on Monday, Nov. 4, northbound traffic will be routed onto the new bridge. Initially, there will be just one...
October 31, 2013 - 2:13pm