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Jury acquits man in River Falls stalking case
Fire hall addition breaks ground
Landmark motel in River Falls finally goes away
UPDATE: Bailey family 'completely disappointed' in Kuehni case
Wisconsin roundup: St. Croix County recount appears accurate despite broken seals; changes coming to license plates; 13 more state news stories
crime and courts
Prep girls basketball: Baldwin-Woodville overwhelms Prescott early
Prep boys basketball: Spring Valley dominates Boyceville
Prep wrestling: Spring Valley/Elmwood earns dual victory
Trap team talks shooting range hopes
Prescott wrestling: Sanford wins lone championship for Cardinals at Invite
VIDEO: Maiden Rock Old-fashioned Country Christmas
Swedish Christmas celebration goes whole month long
PHOTOS: A Christmas Carol staged in new auditorium
'You get what you pay for' (part 1): The underfunding of long-term care facilities
'You get what you pay for' (part 3): Wages lead to staff shortages
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF HARTLAND: 12/13/16 Town Board Meeting
TOWN OF TRENTON: 12/8/16 Planning Commission Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/8/16 Board of Health Meeting
TOWN OF TRENTON: 12/13/16 Town Board Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/14/16 Solid Waste Management Board Meeting Notice
Charlotte M. Bowen, 86
JoAnn Stevens, 81
Maxine Witt, 65
Vernon Anderson, 92
Lou Ann Davidson, 62
Ron Kind column: Commemorating Pearl Harbor
EDITORIAL (Dec. 7, 2016): A date which will live in infamy
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (Nov. 30, 2016)
EDITORIAL (Nov. 30, 2016): The who, what, why, when and how matters
EDITORIAL (Nov. 23, 2016): Profiling? We can live with it
Real Estate Showcase
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
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