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Wayward tuber rescued on Apple River
Warning sirens will be hooked to county
Free consulting services offered to entrepreneurs, small businesses
Two candidates take aim at Pierce Treasurer seat
District will buy property to expand playground
crime and courts
Baseball: Christenson gets his shot as head coach
Ellsworth 12U softball takes third at state
Plum City loses to Eau Claire Cavaliers at Carson Park
Updated standings in the St. Croix Valley Baseball League (as of 7/25)
Baseball: Plum City Legion wraps up league play Thursday
WATCH: Miss Elmwood 2016 is crowned
New UFO Days activities promise an ‘out of this world’ time
Meet the Elmwood royalty candidates
Beldenville Old Car Club hosts 39th annual show
Blank Pages band to perform July 28
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF HARTLAND: 8/2/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 8/3/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 8/1/16 Meeting Agenda
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 8/1/16 Board Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF SALEM: 8/1/16 Public Test of Voting Equipment
Thomas L. DeLong, 64
Eugene Moga, 91
Mary K. Wandmacher, 68
Mary E. Sperger, 87
Robert R. Harshman, 90
Kathleen Vinehout column: Our county fair is a celebration of how we all work together
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (July 13, 2016)
EDITORIAL (July 13, 2016): Memorials are important in a time of tragedy
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (July 6, 2016)
EDITORIAL (July 6, 2016): Allow them to rest in peace
Real Estate Showcase
June 8, 2011
Overnight lane closure planned for Hastings bridge on June 8-9
Highway 61 motorists traveling through Hastings may experience delays beginning June 8 when the roadway is reduced to a single lane between Spiral Bridge Road, near Hub's Landing, and Third Street in downtown Hastings. The lane closure will take place between 9 p.m. and 5:30 a.m....
June 8, 2011 - 2:56pm
April 13, 2011
Kinneman ~ Pechacek engagement
Jessica Kinneman of Hager City and Richard Pechacek of Hastings, Minn., announce their engagement. Jessica is the daughter of Michael and Tracy...
April 13, 2011 - 12:40pm
March 9, 2011
About 50 Smead employees in Hastings to lose their jobs
As of March 18, roughly 50 employees at Smead Manufacturing's Hastings location will be out of work. The layoffs are a direct result of high unemployment, which has adversely affected Smead's sales. "It's no secret that unemployment remains exceedingly high," said Smead's vice president...
March 9, 2011 - 9:16am
September 27, 2010
Carpenter holds raptor release
More than 2,000 area residents turned out Saturday to watch eight birds of prey released back into the wild at the Carpenter Nature Center along...
September 27, 2010 - 10:14am
September 24, 2010
Fall raptor release is Sept. 25 at Carpenter Nature Center
The fall raptor release at Carpenter Nature Center will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25. The program is presented in partnership with The Raptor Center of the University of Minnesota. Rehabilitated birds of prey will be released at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visitors...
September 24, 2010 - 2:50pm
September 22, 2010
Hastings breaks ground on new bridge
The construction phase has officially begun on the new Hastings bridge. Representatives from the city, Mn/DOT, Lunda/Ames and area politicians...
September 22, 2010 - 1:49pm
September 16, 2010
Groundbreaking for new Hastings bridge is Wednesday, Sept. 22
A groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of a new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings over the Mississippi River is planned to begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Levee Park in Hastings. An informational open house is planned to begin at Hastings City Hall at noon on...
September 16, 2010 - 3:26pm
September 7, 2010
Open house on new Hastings bridge is Sept. 22
The public will be able to see visual representations of the new Highway 61 bridge and designs of the public art, which will be included at an open house from noon to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at Hastings City Hall, 101 E. Fourth St. Project leaders from Lunda/Ames will be present...
September 7, 2010 - 4:26pm
September 3, 2010
Overnight lane closure scheduled beginning Sept. 7 at Hastings bridge
Motorists traveling southbound Highway 61 into Hastings may experience delays overnight beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7, when the roadway is reduced to a single lane between approximately Spiral Bridge Road (the entrance to Hub's Marina) and the Hastings Highway 61 Bridge. The lane closure...
September 3, 2010 - 3:23pm
August 9, 2010
Men escape after truck, trailer slide into Mississippi River at boat launch in Hastings
For good friends Randy Johnson and Jim Hunt, Monday morning was supposed to be spent floating on the St. Croix River and catching walleyes. Instead,...
August 9, 2010 - 1:06pm
July 1, 2010
Bridge design chosen: It will be the tied-arch
The long wait is almost over. Construction on a new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings should begin this fall, although some preliminary work such...
July 1, 2010 - 8:09am
May 3, 2010
One person dies in fatal crash north of Highway 61 bridge in Hastings
A crash just north of the Highway 61 bridge claimed the life of one person Monday morning, May 3. Brian Jacobson, 34, of Lake City, died in the...
May 3, 2010 - 7:48am
April 8, 2010
Alleged suspect identified for bringing gun to Hastings school
April 8, 2010 - 10:14am
For students and staff, teacher is a real-life hero
HASTINGS, Minn. - Mike Rapatz is the one of the heroes in the story of the hour this week, with students, parents and the community. But, he seems a little shy about it. In what could have been an explosive situation, one in which a student entered his classroom with a handgun, Rapatz...
April 8, 2010 - 10:12am
January 22, 2010
New bridge on Hwy. 61 in Hastings is finally up for bids
The request for proposals (RFP) for the construction of a new Highway 61 bridge is now in the hands of potential builders, and the document includes a previously unreleased cost cap of $220 million for the actual construction of the bridge. The Minnesota Department of Transportation...
January 22, 2010 - 9:47am