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September 24, 2010
Fall raptor release is Sept. 25 at Carpenter Nature Center
The fall raptor release at Carpenter Nature Center will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25. The program is presented in partnership with The Raptor Center of the University of Minnesota. Rehabilitated birds of prey will be released at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visitors...
September 24, 2010 - 2:50pm
September 22, 2010
Hastings breaks ground on new bridge
The construction phase has officially begun on the new Hastings bridge. Representatives from the city, Mn/DOT, Lunda/Ames and area politicians...
September 22, 2010 - 1:49pm
September 10, 2010
Fatal crash occurs at County Road 46 and Goodwin Avenue west of Hastings
Another serious accident has occurred at the intersection of County Road 46 and Goodwin Avenue just west of Hastings. One person died in the...
September 10, 2010 - 4:23pm
August 9, 2010
Farmington men escape after truck, trailer slide into Mississippi River boat launch in Hastings
For good friends Randy Johnson and Jim Hunt, Monday morning was supposed to be spent floating on the St. Croix River and catching walleyes. Instead,...
August 9, 2010 - 1:07pm
July 26, 2010
Hastings Middle School lockdown incident: Youth pleads guilty
The youth charged in connection with the April 5 Hastings Middle School lockdown incident has pleaded guilty to three felony counts of assault in the second degree. He appeared in Dakota County Juvenile Court Monday, July 26, before Judge Michael Mayer. Mayer ruled the youth as...
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July 26, 2010 - 12:07pm
July 1, 2010
Bridge design chosen: It will be the tied-arch
The long wait is almost over. Construction on a new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings should begin this fall, although some preliminary work such...
July 1, 2010 - 8:09am
June 18, 2010
All three Hastings bridge project bids well below estimate
When the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced June 4 that the team of Lunda/Ames would be the apparent contractor for the new Highway 61 bridge, Mn/Dot officials were somewhat surprised by the low bid. So were many others. Still the cost savings are in line with what Man/DOT...
June 18, 2010 - 8:20am
Hastings crash critically injures one
A 47-year-old Apple Valley woman, Sheila Happe, was critically injured in a two-vehicle accident at about 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon at Highway 55 and General Sieben Drive, Hastings. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Happe was northbound on General Sieben Drive when she apparently...
June 18, 2010 - 8:18am
June 10, 2010
Legal drug nearly claims life of Hastings teen
Stacy Huberty was scared, really scared when her 14-year-old son overdosed recently. Then she got mad. The drug he overdosed on, a new synthetic marijuana, she found out, and is sold legally. Her son, she said, is having enough trouble staying straight, staying off the real thing. Her...
June 10, 2010 - 9:11am
June 7, 2010
Lunda/Ames is apparent contractor for new bridge
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) announced Friday afternoon that the team of Lunda/Ames is the apparent contractor for the new Highway 61 bridge in Hastings. Its bid of about $120 million is about $100 million less than expected for the project, scheduled to begin...
June 7, 2010 - 2:44pm
Contractor selected for Highway 61 Hastings bridge replacement
The Minnesota Department of Transportation announced Friday the apparent "best value proposer" to construct the New Hastings Bridge to span Highway 61 across the Mississippi River. Of the field of three design-build firms that qualified to submit proposals on one of two bridge options,...
June 7, 2010 - 8:40am
June 2, 2010
Annual Highway 61 bridge inspection begins Monday
The annual inspection for the Hastings Highway 61 bridge is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays beginning June 7 and continuing through June 18 (10 working days). Traffic on the bridge will be reduced to a single lane between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The annual inspections are...
June 2, 2010 - 12:14pm
May 21, 2010
24-year-old Hastings man dies in crash near River Falls
A 24-year-old former Hastings man died and his wife and an Ellsworth woman were injured early Friday morning in a two-vehicle accident that closed Hwy. 65 south of River Falls for two hours. Andrew J. Lindberg, 24, who lists Hastings as his home, died at scene. Lindberg was the...
May 21, 2010 - 12:21pm
May 20, 2010
MnDOT to lower speed limit on Highway 61 north of Hastings bridge
The Minnesota Department of Transportation told elected officials in Hastings on Wednesday afternoon they planned to reduce the speed limit on Highway 61 between the Hastings bridge and U.S. Highway 10. The current 60 mph speed limit will remain in place between The Point Restaurant...
May 20, 2010 - 4:38pm
May 17, 2010
Speed study under way by MnDOT on 61
An effort to reduce the speed limit on U.S. Highway 61 near the Hastings bridge may be gaining some momentum. Minnesota Department of Transportation officials alerted State Representative Denny McNamara, R-Hastings, by e-mail late last week that a new study is under way. Results...
May 17, 2010 - 9:59am