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October Sentencing Set For Rock Island Man In Woman’s Death

A Rock Island man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend will be sentenced Oct. 9. The sentencing date for 40-year-old Timothy McVay was set Wednesday. He was convicted July 17 of first-degree murder and concealment in the death of 29-year-old Carrie Olson of Davenport, Iowa.

08/20/2015

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Hastings Community Tries For Record ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took center stage in Hastings on Sunday. People gathered at Veterans Park to break the world record for largest Ice Bucket Challenge.

08/16/2015

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Charges: Man Stole MnDOT Truck, Led Police On Chase

A 33-year-old Inver Grove Heights man is accused of stealing a state construction truck, leading authorities on a chase and damaging a squad car in a crash, according to charges filed Tuesday in Dakota County Court.

08/11/2015

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Hastings Family Reunion Falls Just Short Of Record

A family in Hastings fell just short of breaking the world record for people attending a family reunion. More than 1,500 members of the Bauer family got together on Sunday.

08/09/2015

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New Lego Art Installation Draws Large Crowds At Arboretum

A new art installation is bringing in big crowds to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Nature Connects features 13 different nature displays made entirely of Legos.

08/01/2015

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Woman Accused Of Stealing Almost $3K Worth Of Sunglasses From Pearle Vision

A Cottage Grove woman is accused of stealing almost $3,000 worth of eyewear from a Hastings Pearle Vision last spring. Emily Catherine Pesek, 31, is facing one count of theft over $1,000.

07/15/2015

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Mayflies Swarm Into Hastings For Annual Infestation

Mayflies have once again invaded the city of Hastings, causing headaches for many.

07/03/2015

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After Crash That Killed Husband, Hastings Woman Wants Answers

A Hastings woman is making a public appeal, trying to get information about a driver she believes caused the crash that killed her husband.

06/22/2015

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Former Hastings Priest Found Not Guilty Of Sex Abuse

A former Hastings priest accused of sexual abuse was found not guilty on Tuesday. The 64-year-old was accused of repeatedly sexually abusing a former altar boy at a Hastings Catholic Church from 1989 to 1991.

05/26/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Hastings Chainsaw Artist

Williams is a former home builder who had to get creative after being laid off in 2006. He tried his hand at building log furniture, but then was inspired by a chainsaw artist and realized he also had the ability to create characters out of wood.

05/24/2015

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Finding Minnesota: A Game Of Drones

A local business has created what may be the first drone obstacle course in the U.S. Extreme Sandbox lets visitors fly drones over, through and under various hurdles in an open field.

05/17/2015

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FootGolf Is Apparently A Thing … A Super Fun Thing!

Golf and soccer are two of the most popular sports in Minnesota, and FootGolf combines the best of both. Just like regular golf, you start on the tee box and attempt to get the soccer ball into the cup in the least amount of kicks.

05/09/2015

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20-Year-Old Man Dead In Broadside Crash Near Hastings

A 20-year-old man is dead after broadside crash in Dakota County Thursday afternoon. Johnathan M. Byrne, of Prescott, Wis., died at the scene of the crash.

05/07/2015

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St. Paul Man Faces Charges After Found With Missing Girl

A 21-year-old faces charges after authorities say he was found with a missing 15-year-old girl in Hastings. Court documents say police were called to a Hastings home by a father who tracked his missing daughter there.

04/30/2015

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Vets Investigated After Dogs Burned By Heating Pads

A Minnesota couple blames their veterinarian for burning their dogs so badly it killed one of them. But what happened after, they consider even worse.

04/27/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Burgers In Minnesota

Miesville, Minnesota is a town you could easily drive right through. Halfway between Hastings and Red Wing on Highway 61, this town of about 130 residents is home to the best burger in Minnesota — or maybe I should say burgers!

04/23/2015

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Dog Dies In Fire At Home Attached To Hastings Taxidermy Business

A dog has been killed after a garage fire in Hastings early Saturday morning. Fire officials say it happened on the 1900 block of Oak Street. The fire started in the detached garage of the home, which is part of Sykora’s Taxidermy business.

04/18/2015

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Dakota County Goes High Tech To Fight Crime

The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office has created a Electronic Crimes Task Force, dedicated to solving crimes on the Internet, such as a recent “swatting” incident in Woodbury. Captain Jim Rogers says the problem continues to grow and change. “Back in 2003, a 20 or 40 gigabyte hard drive was big, now we are talking about terabyte hard drives,” Rogers said.

04/07/2015

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2 Charged In Separate Infant Deaths In Dakota County

Two people were charged in Dakota County Friday in separate cases involving the deaths of infants. The Dakota County Attorney’s office charged 46-year-old Paul Richard Sandell and 63-year-old Janet Marie Kartheiser with one count each of second-degree manslaughter.

04/03/2015

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$20K Reward Offered In Hastings Homicide

The family of a man found shot to death in Hastings is now offering a $20,000 reward to find his killer.

03/11/2015

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2 Die, 2 Injured In Head-On Crash Near Hastings

Dakota County Sheriff-elect Tim Leslie says a car crossed the center line on Ravenna Trail in a residential area south of Hastings and collided with an SUV just before 4 p.m. Thursday.

12/12/2014

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Judge: Auto Dealer Need Not Cover Contraceptives

A federal judge says a Hastings auto dealership can’t be forced to provide employees with health insurance that covers certain forms of birth control

12/12/2014

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Trial For Accused Cop Killer Set For January 2015

The man accused of shooting and killing a Mendota Heights police officer is expected in Dakota County Court on Wednesday. Brian Fitch Sr. was captured in July after an eight-hour manhunt. He’s accused of killing Officer Scott Patrick during a traffic stop.

11/26/2014

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Afton Alps Getting Ready For Opening Weekend Of Skiing

The snow making machines are going full blast at Afton Alps Ski Area. They’re one of many ski areas opening for business this weekend.

11/14/2014

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Charges: 2 Hastings Men Prostituted Girl For Marijuana

Two Hastings men are accused of prostituting an underage girl as a form of payment in a drug deal, according to charges filed in Dakota County Court. William Dale Willis, 25, and Daniel Rashaun Gopie, 27, were each charged with two felony counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the Sept. 21 incident.

11/06/2014

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