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High speed chase ends with suspect taken from trunk of car
Western Wisconsinites sound off against Walker budget
WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Gogebic officially pulls pre-application for mine
Son turns in father for growing marijuana, selling it
One dead in fire at senior living facility
crime and courts
Taranto, Betthauser named EHS Scholar Athletes
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Reserves help Badgers down Carolina, make Elite Eight
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Badgers down North Carolina 78-72 for Elite Eight berth
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Jackson expects to play tonight for Badgers against UNC
WISCONSIN SPORTS ROUND-UP: Badgers back out West again for NCAA regionals
Hoyer blood drive draws community crowd
New Richmond ReStore holds ‘Upcycling Contest’
Hollywood actress is hometown proud
Successful weekend for Stella Dance Studio
Phipps offers theater classes for young people
arts and entertainment
TOWN OF TRENTON: 3/18/15 Special Town Board Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY LAND CONSERVATION COMMITTEE: 3/26/15 Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY: 3/19/15 Highway Committee Meeting Agenda
VILLAGE OF BAY CITY: 4/8/15 Meeting - Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade
PIERCE COUNTY: 3/24/15 Board Meeting Agenda
Duane Merlin Johnson, 83
Marcia J. Bowen, 68
Adeline Crownhart, 93
Charles Edward "Ed" Hanson, 92
Glada Clare Huebner, 99
Kathleen Vinehout column: Advocacy Gives Voice to the Voiceless - Families Support Family Care and IRIS
Ron Kind column: We can and must provide better care for our veterans
Kathleen Vinehout column: Farmers say Budget Damages Farm Research, Schools and Conservation Input
Sheila Harsdorf column: Federal EPA Overreach Threatens Jobs, Family Budgets
Sheila Harsdorf column: Legislature Begins Work on State Budget
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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 to a report of a deer that had fallen through the ice on the Mississippi River’s north shore, between the Highway 61 bridge and the railroad...
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...
news / business
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 EMS Director Mike Schutt. The business is located in the business and industrial park at 990 Spiral Blvd. Schutt indicated the company...
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...
news / region
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...
news / business
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 one week ago. Several dignitaries delivered speeches at City Hall during the dedication, including U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Representative...
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 Saturday afternoon, it is expected that the new Highway 61 bridge over the Mississippi River in Hastings will be fully opened. Two...
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