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Social media randomly proves to be useful now and then, especially for story ideas. This particular idea came from a person upset that there are cats roaming free in their neighborhood. Not contained … more
The Hastings Police Department (HPD) in conjunction with the Hastings Fire Department and Dakota County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) will hold their annual Police Week open house this year on May … more
Controlled burns are carefully planned to help restore specific areas to a more natural state. They help remove invasive species of plants and allow the regrowth needed to strengthen the local … more
If you have been down by the mighty Mississippi River in Hastings lately, you know he is rambling fast, and Old Man River is at a very high level.  The old saying of “inquiring minds want … more
A baseball game can provide adventure in so many ways for everyone involved from the first pitch to the final out.  Depending on the level of the game, the adventures can multiply in ways that … more
The Parks and Rec Commission (PRC) held their monthly meeting in the City Council Chambers on April 19th at 6:00 p.m. The agenda was set for three different recommendations for council and an update … more
Friday, April 14th, Governor Tim Walz paid a visit to the Hastings riverfront to discuss flood preparedness and how the State of Minnesota is at the ready to help communities in need due to rapidly … more
Dakota County is offering boat shrink wrap recycling at no charge through June 30 at Lighthouse Motorsports and Marine, 3316 151st St. W., in Rosemount during regular business hours. The large … more
20 years ago, a pair of American Bald Eagles chose a location for their nest. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) eventually put up their ‘EagleCam’ that gave a 24/7 look … more
Warmer weather brings about the urge to get out and clean. We hyper focus on cleaning our vehicles, garages, houses, recreational vehicles and more. Why not? It is beautiful outside, and we have been … more
The award for Worst April Fool’s Joke of 2023 goes too… drum roll please… Mother Nature! Yes, that is right, Mother Nature wins for the roughly eight inches of the wet, … more
The City of Hastings is bracing for possible flooding of the Mississippi and Vermillion Rivers. According to a report to the Hastings City Council from Public Works Director/City Engineer Ryan … more
Brian Slattum captures the phenomenon known as Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, from Downtown Hastings Thursday. The image was edited to bring out the lights in the sky which is why the shoreline … more
Being a parks commissioner on the Parks and Recreation Commission (PRC) is an interesting position to hold. Compared to other commissions such as the Public Safety Advisory Commission (PSAC) and the … more
Join artists, collectors, junkers, makers, and creators for the second annual “Rooted in Junk” three-day event at Zywiec’s Garden Center located in Cottage Grove from 5-8 p.m. … more
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