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Prescott Police blotter March 1-12
Judge doesn't take convict's words lightly
Wisconsin roundup: Unexpected deficit in Walker budget proposal; EMT service expansion proposed in bill; 9 more state news stories
Elmwood chief officer resigns; Sailer’s wants village to support expansion
crime and courts
Prescott softball: Returning Cards have high hopes
Ellsworth track and field: A lot of talent and uncertainty
Hunter education course taking registration
WIAA boys basketball: Cards road ends at state in defeat
WIAA boys basketball: Prescott was comfortable trailing; Hamilton never wore down; What next?
Spring Valley Cardinals
Chicken feed will unveil fire hall addition
Ellsworth drama club presents 'Prom Night Fright'
VIDEO: Elmwood shakes its shamrocks
POLL: What's your favorite holiday?
Alice in Dairyland kicks off Maple Month at Gilman sugar bush
arts and entertainment
PIERCE COUNTY: 3/28/17 Board Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF TRENTON: 3/30/17 Public Test of Voting Equipment
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MGT: 4/5/17 Hearing - Traynor permit (Residence
LIEN SALE NOTICE: 4/5/17 at Advance Self Storage Center, Hager City
TOWN OF EL PASO: 3/24/17 Public Test of Voting Equipment
Barry Anderson, 72
Wesley A. Schrimpf, 81
Glen O. Brathall, 74
Bernard R. Hofacker, 92
Henry B. Hince, 70
EDITORIAL (March 22, 2017): Teachers have a lasting effect
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (March 22, 2017)
Kathleen Vinehout column: Rural Wisconsin needs real broadband expansion
Ron Kind column: Keeping Wisconsinites from paying more for less coverage
Kathleen Vinehout column: Don't get rid of the treasurer
Real Estate Showcase
March 2, 2017
Comfort By Design purchases Haley Comfort Systems' Hastings location
Hastings, Minn. Haley Comfort Systems in Hastings, Minn. is undergoing a few changes this month. The Rochester-based company is selling its Hastings...
March 2, 2017 - 5:58pm
February 23, 2017
UPDATE: Storm tracks south, sparing metro-area commute
Parts of southeastern Minnesota and west-central Wisconsin were hit with several inches of snow overnight and Friday morning, Feb. 24, but accumulation...
February 23, 2017 - 9:57am
February 21, 2017
Charges: Minn. men plotted bar burglary after Super Bowl
Two Minnesota men decided the night after the Super Bowl was a prime time to strike poker machines inside a Hager City bar, according to court...
News/crime and courts
February 21, 2017 - 7:36am
January 13, 2017
Black Dirt Theater launches ‘On Golden Pond’
HASTINGS, Minn. -- This Friday, Black Dirt Theater is launching two productions in Hastings. Both the annual dinner theater production and the...
Life/arts and entertainment
January 13, 2017 - 1:24pm
December 9, 2016
Prep girls basketball: Free throws keep Plum City/Elmwood from staging comeback
ELMWOOD -- Come out of the gates playing like it's the last minute of the game. Easier said than done. The Plum City/Elmwood girls basketball...
December 9, 2016 - 12:07am
September 29, 2016
Hastings sisters launch wig boutique downtown
HASTINGS, Minn. -- There’s a new business in downtown Hastings. On Sept. 22, Creative Hair Designs featuring SISTERfab opened at 109 East Second...
September 29, 2016 - 9:08am
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