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May 7, 2012
Crash just north of Hastings bridge injures one person, whose truck rolled down embankment
A crash May 7 immediately north of the Hastings bridge injured at least one person and snarled traffic in both directions. Southbound traffic...
May 7, 2012 - 8:56am
April 17, 2012
Northfield woman charged with 16 counts of animal cruelty
A 61-year-old Northfield woman, Dayna Kristine Bell, has been charged with 16 counts of felony animal cruelty in connection with the deaths of many puppies and dogs in her care in September 2011. Bell is the owner and operator of Bells Kennels in Sciota Township, Dakota County. On...
April 17, 2012 - 11:09am
October 3, 2011
Car-semi collision Monday claims Hastings, Minn., man
A 20-year-old Hastings, Minn., man died Monday afternoon at Regions Hospital in St. Paul as a result of injuries suffered when his car struck...
October 3, 2011 - 8:30pm
September 6, 2011
Hastings, Minn., man finds three-foot-long alligator in Mississippi River near Prescott
Derrick Radke and his fiancée were out for a relaxing weekend on the Mississippi River. They had boated to Prescott from Hastings and had pulled...
September 6, 2011 - 9:07am
August 31, 2011
From Mudhens bat boy to pro pitcher - Edlefsen makes his major league debut
Twenty-two years ago, the movie "Field of Dreams" hit the big screen. Its popularity led one Twin Cities newspaper to feature one of the area's own field of dreams - the home of the Miesville Mudhens. A 4-year-old boy was pictured in the article. He was Stephen Edlefsen, the team's...
August 31, 2011 - 3:34pm
August 24, 2011
Hastings bridge to be down to one lane between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday
The Highway 61 bridge in Hastings will be down to one lane of traffic between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25. Crews will be working on the south end of the bridge and need to use the lane for equipment and personnel.
August 24, 2011 - 11:14am
August 23, 2011
Rescued bald eagle to be release at Carpenter Nature Center on Wednesday
A bald eagle rescued during a snowstorm in March will be released at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings. The eagle was injured in what was believed to be a territorial dispute. Three Carpenter Nature Center staff members and volunteers drove to the...
August 23, 2011 - 10:34am
August 15, 2011
Shutdown means Hastings bridge will not be completed by May 2013 as planned
The state government shutdown lasted just three weeks, but its impact will be far greater. On Monday, the project manager for the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings, Steve Kordosky, said the shutdown will result in a delay of at least six months. The bridge had been scheduled to be...
August 15, 2011 - 4:29pm
August 9, 2011
MnDOT's bridge construction webcam in Hastings now featured online
Anyone hoping to watch the construction of the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings can do so by visiting the Star Gazette's website. The Minnesota...
August 9, 2011 - 11:07am
July 21, 2011
Search under way for body seen going over Vermillion River waterfall in Hastings
Emergency teams from Hastings are busy scouring the area below the falls of the Vermillion River where a body was seen floating. Teams are searching to recover an adult woman. Witnesses reported seeing the woman enter the river near the park along 21st Street. She was quickly sucked...
July 21, 2011 - 8:15pm
Antique power show planned for July 29-31 south of Hastings
No, you won't be able to pull up and order a cheeseburger or onion rings this weekend at Porky's drive-in, but you will be able to see it restored....
July 21, 2011 - 3:43pm
July 18, 2011
Hampton man dies after being hit by car while on Highway 61
A 23-year-old Hampton man, Adam Michael Stein, died as he walked along Highway 61 at 220th Street early Sunday morning. Stein was walking southbound when he was struck by a pick-up truck driven by Sai Kao Yang, 76, St. Paul. Neither Yang nor Pa Vang, 58, a passenger in the truck,...
July 18, 2011 - 1:49pm
July 1, 2011
State shutdown means no work will be done on the new Hastings bridge
All work on the new Hastings bridge has ceased. With the state shutdown putting the Minnesota Department of Transportation on hold indefinitely, all work on state projects has come to a stop. The setback is nothing new to the project. High water late last fall slowed down work, but...
July 1, 2011 - 8:27am
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
Police bust underage drinking party in Hastings; five youths ranging in age from 12 to 15 cited
A drinking party in the 800 block of 10th Street West on June 3 in Hastings resulted in five citations for underage consumption. One 12-year-old, two 13-year-olds and two 15-year-olds were cited. Police were called to the party just before midnight and eventually a boy let an officer...
June 8, 2011 - 2:22pm