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Family Offers $5,000 Reward For Info On Hastings Shooter

The family of a 34-year-old Hastings man who was shot to death earlier this month is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and a conviction of the killer.

06/30/2014

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Police Identify Hastings Shooting Victim

Hastings Police said a 34-year-old man was shot to death Sunday night, and they are still seeking information on a suspect.

06/25/2014

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Funnel Clouds Spotted Over Dakota County

If you live in the southern Twin Cities metropolitan area, you may have heard the sirens go off. There were several reports of a funnel cloud in the sky. A number of viewers reported seeing funnel clouds at around 1 p.m.

06/23/2014

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Police: 1 Dead In Hastings Shooting

Authorities said a man was found dead after an apparent shooting in Hastings Sunday night. Hastings Police were called at about 9:56 p.m. to the 1200 block of Eddy Street on a report of shots fired.

06/23/2014

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Mo. Man Dies After Fight Outside Of Hastings Perkins

A Missouri man has died from his injuries after a fight outside of a Perkins Restaurant in Hastings last week. According to Hastings Police, 32-year-old Bradley Sanders passed away this week at United Hospital in St. Paul.

05/17/2014

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Man In Critical Condition After Fight Outside Perkins

A man is in critical condition after a fight broke out at a Perkins restaurant in Hastings, Minn., according to authorities.

05/12/2014

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Body Found In Rural Minn. ID’ed As Iowa Woman

A Minnesota medical examiner has identified the body of a missing Iowa woman found in a rural area near Minneapolis over the weekend.

04/08/2014

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Excellent Educator: Kirk Johnson Of Hastings High School

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. This week, it seemed everyone at Hastings High School wanted to take part in honoring counselor Kirk Johnson.

03/07/2014

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Father Sentenced After 2-Year-Old Found With Alcohol

A 42-year-old man was sentenced to two years of supervised probation and 45 days of electronic home monitoring after his 2-year-old son was discovered in the middle of the street holding alcoholic drinks, according to police.

03/06/2014

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2 Stores In Hastings Robbed At Knifepoint

Hastings Police are investigating after two stores were robbed at knifepoint this weekend.

02/24/2014

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Researchers Confirm New Fruit Fly In Minn.

University of Minnesota researchers have confirmed a new invasive fruit fly in Minnesota. A single adult female known as the African fig fly was discovered in a bait trap in September. The trap was located in Hastings and was being used for annual monitoring of another invasive fruit fly, the spotted wing Drosophila. The university says the new fly specimen was officially identified this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

01/30/2014

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TCF Bank To Close 8 Cub Foods Branches

TCF Bank announced Wednesday that they will close eight branches locating inside Cub Foods stores by the end of March. According to a company spokesperson, the branches affected are located in Chanhassen, Elk River, Forest Lake, Hastings, Lakeville South, Mankato West, Northfield and Rogers. Chanhassen, Elk River and Forest Lake will still have free-standing TCF locations.

01/29/2014

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New Hastings Bridge To Be Dedicated

After construction that took more than three years, local, state and federal officials are getting ready to dedicate the brand new, $130 million Hastings Bridge over the Mississippi River.

11/22/2013

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Liquor Store Owner, City Battling Over A Portable Sign

A Hastings business owner is in a battle with the city over a sign he has in front of his business.

09/24/2013

Roseville Tops White Bear Lake 21-14

Prep Blog: Week 4 Top Performances

As hard as it is to believe, we are now at the midway point of the season. It’s that time of the year where a team’s identity is established, it’s a matter of executing the game plan and knowing what the team across from you will do.

09/24/2013

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In Minn., A Serious Push To Tackle Problem Bridges

Two bridges that, for now, span the Mississippi River side by side are more than just old and new crossings of the heavily traveled Highway 61 in Hastings. They are symbols of an aggressive push in Minnesota to deal with deteriorating bridges after an eye-opening tragedy.

09/15/2013

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Late Spring, Warm August Push Back Apple Harvest

A Minnesota September tradition is a bit trickier this year. Because of the warm August, the apple crop is behind schedule. That makes picking them a little bit different.

09/13/2013

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Report Shows Early Childhood Programs Reduce Crime

Members of the group Fight Crime: Invest in Kids say the report being released Thursday shows that state and federal early childhood programs could reduce the number of people incarcerated in Minnesota and lead to $48 million in savings in inmate housing costs for the state each year.

09/11/2013

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Man Pleads Guilty To 2009 Attempted Murder In Burnsville

A 22-year-old Eagan man has pleaded guilty to second-degree intentional attempted murder — and was subsequently sentenced — in connection to an assault that occurred in a Burnsville townhome on April 7, 2009, the Dakota County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

08/20/2013

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Hastings Family Aims For A World Record 3,000 At 2015 Family Reunion

Summer usually marks family reunion season but it’s a reunion two years away from now that has one Minnesota family already planning. The Bauer family of Hastings wants to break the world record for its family reunion in 2015 — they’ll need to top 2,585 people to make that happen.

08/16/2013

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Finding Minnesota: The Little Log House Pioneer Village

It was a sad time for fans of onion rings, cheeseburgers and hot rods when Porky’s closed in 2011.

07/23/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Is That A Manure Spreader Or A Hot Rod?

It does a man good to have hobbies that bring him joy, but there are times when that passion veers into territory that no one saw coming. Bruce Bauer took a manure spreader, farm antiques and a ’93 Chevy S-10 pickup chassis to build a thing of beauty.

06/18/2013

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Why Minnesota Can Be Called Wine Country

When you think of Minnesota’s tourism industry, you probably think of our lakes or the north woods. Few people consider this wine country. But over the last 40 years, more and more vineyards and wineries have opened up in Minnesota.

06/17/2013

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Demolition Crews Get To Work On Old Hastings Bridge

Demolition began on the Hastings Bridge this Wednesday, as motorists in the Twin Cities bid farewell to “Old Blue.” Crews started tearing down the landmark bridge at 7 a.m. The demolition crews will begin by removing the decking on the downtown side.

06/05/2013

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New Hastings Bridge Opening To Traffic

This morning drivers who use Highway 61 to get to and from Wisconsin are going to notice a big change. The new Hastings Bridge is opening. The bridge over the Mississippi has been under construction for three years.

06/04/2013

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