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September 5, 2012
Another change of plans with Hastings bridge - no closures planned for this weekend
There has been a change of plans with the upcoming move of the main span for the new Hastings bridge. That change means there will be no closure of the Highway 61 bridge in Hastings this weekend. Here is the revised schedule for the project: Early Friday morning, Sept. 7, crews...
September 5, 2012 - 7:57am
August 31, 2012
Bridge move to be delayed 48 hours
There will be a 48-hour delay with the Hastings bridge project, it was learned late Thursday. The move will now begin Friday morning, Sept. 7, meaning the current Highway 61 bridge in Hastings will be closed starting Saturday and continuing until Monday. The bridge is expected to...
August 31, 2012 - 8:11am
August 30, 2012
SuperMom's driver lockout over as contract agreement reached
The company that owns SuperMom's bakery reached a labor agreement with its drivers, ending a nearly week-long lockout. Northern Tier Energy settled with Teamsters Local 120 Wednesday on a new, two-year labor contract that put 22 delivery drivers back on the job Thursday, the company...
August 30, 2012 - 5:31pm
August 24, 2012
SuperMom's drivers locked out in labor dispute
Almost two-dozen delivery drivers for St. Paul Park's SuperMom's bakery have been locked out of their jobs after labor negotiations between the...
August 24, 2012 - 7:29pm
August 15, 2012
Hastings bridge will close for up to 48 hours during move of span
The Highway 61 bridge in Hastings will be closed in both directions when the main span for the new Hastings bridge is floated into place. The closure is expected to last around 48 hours, but the exact length of time isn't yet known. In addition, river traffic will not be allowed...
August 15, 2012 - 9:24am
July 26, 2012
Woman delivers baby outside St. Paul Park Police Department
Can't make it to the hospital to give birth? A mother could do worse than parking outside the local police station. Paramedic-trained police officers from St. Paul Park and Cottage Grove arrived on-scene just after St. Paul Park woman Taylor Kreider had delivered a baby shortly after...
July 26, 2012 - 2:50pm
June 21, 2012
Flooding ravages Duluth and Northland roads and homes
Floodwaters engorged by a 24-hour deluge of up to 10 inches crumbled roads and damaged homes and businesses in Duluth, Superior and surrounding...
June 21, 2012 - 8:54am
May 23, 2012
State board won't require more review of 3M incinerator plan
A Minnesota Pollution Control Agency board on Tuesday rejected a petition for a deeper environmental review of 3M's plan to import hazardous waste from outside the company to its Cottage Grove incinerator. The proposed permit amendments don't meet the state's threshold for a more...
May 23, 2012 - 8:00am
May 21, 2012
Hastings bridge inspection complete, lanes open
The annual inspection of the Hastings bridge was planned to take two weeks, but crews finished their work last week. There are no lane closures planned this week. The inspection had closed one lane of the bridge between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. last week, causing long delays for tra...
May 21, 2012 - 9:26am
May 14, 2012
Cottage Grove man and his friends canoeing the Mississippi
If all goes as planned, in 75 days Kyle Thompson and three friends will canoe from the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico. But Thompson,...
May 14, 2012 - 9:05am
April 26, 2012
4-26-2012: UPDATE: Woman who caused Delta flight quarantine identified as Red Wing resident
A phone call asking for medical advice for a Red Wing woman returning from Uganda resulted in a two-hour quarantine for Delta flight Thursday...
April 26, 2012 - 6:48pm
April 10, 2012
A really big fish tale: Cottage Grove man lands 379-pound marlin in Hawaii
Craig Patterson isn't much of a drinker, but he was in Hawaii on St. Patrick's Day. The sun was warm and he was happy to be leaving the Kona...
April 10, 2012 - 3:06pm
March 31, 2012
GOP backs Lehrke, Quinlan, McNamara in Senate District 54
Republicans picked first-time candidate Janis Quinlan to challenge Sen. Katie Sieben and threw their support behind Cottage Grove City Council...
March 31, 2012 - 8:43pm
Schoen, Bayers win local DFL endorsements
Cottage Grove police officer Dan Schoen and Hastings resident Joanna Bayers will represent Democrats this fall in local state House races after...
March 31, 2012 - 4:00pm
March 14, 2012
Hastings man to meet Michelle Obama
It was just more than two years ago that Shane Hudella launched his Hastings-based non-profit. Now he's going meet the First Lady. On Friday,...
March 14, 2012 - 10:52am