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New Hastings Bridge Opens To Southbound Traffic Monday Night

Motorists in Hastings should expect a traffic switch with the new Hastings Bridge opening to southbound traffic on Highway 61 Monday night.

06/03/2013

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Hastings Man Charged With Robbery At Knife-Point

The Hastings man arrested for allegedly robbing a gas station at knife-point before fleeing on a “light colored kids bike” was charged with felony first-degree aggravated robbery. According to the charges, Joseph Robert Olson, 27, robbed the gas station on Vermillion Street at 5:08 a.m. on May 22 while wielding a 4-inch knife. Surveillance video helped police identify Olson.

05/29/2013

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Bald Eagles Make Strong Comeback Along Mississippi

One of our national symbols is making a comeback along the Mississippi River. For years, the bald eagle had been nearing extinction due to pesticides. But things have changed for the better. Paul Labovitz with the National Park Service says the experience of seeing a bald eagle is one filled with awe.

05/27/2013

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Two Arrested After Airing Of Hastings Robbery Video

Two people are under arrest after a dramatic convenience store robbery in Hastings was caught on tape. WCCO-TV showed surveillance video of the robbery Wednesday night. The video captured a man armed with a knife demanding cash from the registers.

05/23/2013

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Tips Lead To Arrests In Hastings Gas Station Robbery

Authorities said several tips led to the arrest late Wednesday night of two people in connection with the robbery of a Hastings gas station on May 22. Hastings Police arrested 27-year-old Joseph Robert Olson and 31-year-old Jacquelyn Irene Keehn in connection with the case.

05/23/2013

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Hastings Police: Knife-Wielding Robbery Suspect Caught On Tape

Hastings Police are hoping that surveillance video will help catch a man who used a knife to rob a gas station Wednesday morning.

05/22/2013

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Hastings Woman Accused Of Driving Drunk With Child, 6

A 35-year-old Hastings woman has been charged with allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content of over twice the driving limit with her 6-year-old child in the car, according to authorities.

05/22/2013

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Hastings Man Gets 21 Years For Sexually Assaulting Student

A 47-year-old Hastings man was sentenced Thursday to more than 21 years in prison as part of a plea agreement after he admitted to sexually assaulting a college student. Louis Richard Oliver was sentenced in Hennepin County District Court to 260 months in prison, the Justice Department said. Oliver pleaded guilty earlier this month to first-degree criminal sexual conduct and to assaulting a St. Catherine’s student last November.

05/16/2013

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Police Search For Hastings Church Vandals

Hastings Police are asking for help catching a vandal who spray painted possibly satanic graffiti on the side of a church. Five-pointed stars inside circles and an upside down cross have now been washed off of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church’s brick walls and windows, but remnants of the graffiti remain. Hastings Police Chief Paul Schnell says the nature of this vandalism is a concern to his department.

05/13/2013

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‘Man in Black’ Suspect Pleads Guilty To Robberies

An ex-convict dubbed the “Man in Black” bank robber has admitted stealing more than $110,000 in 31 bank robberies across Minnesota.

05/06/2013

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Charges: Hastings Man Hit Cop, Causing Broken Nose

A 22-year-old Hastings man is accused of assaulting a police officer who was responding to a call of a violation of an order for protection, according to charges filed Monday in Dakota County Court.

05/06/2013

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Hastings Man Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting College Student

A 47-year-old Hastings man pleaded guilty Friday to sexually assaulting a St. Catherine’s student last November, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said.

05/03/2013

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Owatonna Man Sentenced In $70K Liquor Theft

A 41-year-old Owatonna man has been sentenced to 240 days in jail and 10 years’ probation for stealing liquor and selling it for cash while working for a liquor distributor, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

04/09/2013

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Hastings Man Admits To Making Child Porn

A 24-year-old Hastings man could face up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to producing child pornography, the Department of Justice said.

04/09/2013

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Hastings Man Faces Charges After Toddler Found With Alcohol

A Hastings man faces charges after his 2-year-old son was found wandering the streets Sunday carrying alcohol, according to charges filed by Dakota County.

04/09/2013

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Cops: Toddler Found On Street With Alcoholic Drinks; Dad Arrested

Police arrested a Hastings man after his 2-year-old son was discovered in the middle of the street with two alcoholic drinks.

04/08/2013

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Skeletal Remains Of Hastings Woman ID’d

The skeletal remains of a woman found near the Vermillion River in Hastings has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner on Thursday.

04/05/2013

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Charges: Man Sexually Assaulted Woman In Her Sleep

A 24-year-old Hastings man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman while she was sleeping at a home in South St. Paul, according to charges filed Thursday in Dakota County Court.

03/28/2013

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Missing Hastings Woman Found Safe In Oklahoma

Authorities say a Hastings woman who hasn’t been seen since Dec. 17, 2012, has been found safe in Oklahoma.

03/14/2013

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Charges: Man Cuts Wires To Relieve Pressure On Brain

Police say a 65-year-old Hastings man admitted to cutting the wires behind an area business because they were contributing to the pressure on his brain.

03/04/2013

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Hasting Hospital Worker Accused Of Assaulting Co-Worker

A 48-year-old Wisconsin man has been accused of assaulting a co-worker at a Hastings hospital last week, according to charges filed in Dakota County.

02/25/2013

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Hastings Police Ask For Help Finding Purse Thief

Police are asking the public’s help in finding the person responsible for smashing a car window at the Hastings YMCA and stealing a purse inside.

02/22/2013

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No Charges In Crash That Killed Hastings Teen

Authorities said Thursday that no criminal charges will be filed in connection with the south metro crash last September that killed a Hastings teenager.

01/31/2013

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Hastings Police Seek Suspects In Credit Card Fraud Case

Hastings Police are looking for two suspects in connection with a credit card fraud case in the city, authorities said Tuesday.

01/22/2013

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Human Remains Discovered Near Vermillion River, Authorities Say

The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after human remains were discovered near the Vermillion River in Hastings.

01/15/2013

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