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Law enforcement blotter: Wednesday, August 24
Princess Kay of the Milky Way crowned
Douglas County Hospital gets 'blue ribbon' for vaccination effort
Speaker: Officers are 'not normal; you're special'
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, August 23
Osakis tennis runners-up at Highway 10 Open
Sports schedule for Thursday, August 25
99 holes to celebrate 99 years
Fun meets a potential future in stock cars for many young go-kart drivers
Tweaks for progress: Shifted backfield, young line highlight B-E football
Put the fun back in parenting
Walk raises awareness of congenital heart defects
AAHS students, alumni kick off Project 1440
Discovery Middle School hosts orientations, open house
Cunninghams win wing sauce contest
Engaged - Hanson and Lund
Births - through Aug. 12, 2016
Engaged - Dokken-McFann and Gran
Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
Engaged - Benning and Notch
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
LETTER: All are born in spiritual darkness
From the archives - 1966: Six boxes of contest butter to be auctioned off at county fair
EDITORIAL: Small towns can have big problems
LETTER: The same old arguments against Christianity
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Beach named editor of Echo Press
New rules implemented for telemarketers
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
January 10, 2011
19-year-old Hastings woman killed in crash
A 19-year-old Hastings, Minn., woman, Aleeza Saande, died Sunday afternoon in a crash near Lake City. Saande was south of Lake City, traveling southbound on Highway 61, when her car crossed the centerline and was broadsided by a charter bus about 1:30 p.m. Saande was driving a 2002...
January 10, 2011 - 10:33am
Hastings police officer could lose his job after being accused of stealing corkscrew
HASTINGS, Minn. - A $10 corkscrew is causing all kinds of trouble for Hastings Police Officer Rene Doffing. Doffing was charged last week for misdemeanor theft after allegedly stealing a corkscrew from the Green Mill here on Nov. 22. If convicted, Doffing could lose his license...
January 10, 2011 - 10:30am
January 4, 2011
Former H&R Block franchise owner in Hastings sentenced for tax evasion
Tania Fay Pryor, 37, a former owner of Hastings-area H&R Block tax preparation franchises, will begin serving a 180-day jail sentence in the Dakota County Jail on Feb. 21 for tax evasion. Pryor owned five H&R franchises and a daycare center in Hastings from 2004 to 2007. Originally...
January 4, 2011 - 11:41am
December 16, 2010
Two administrators leave Minnesota Veterans Home in Hastings after investigation into complaints
December 16, 2010 - 8:44am
December 10, 2010
Hastings authorities make arrest in vandalism, spray-painting case
HASTINGS, Minn. - Authorities in Hastings have arrested a 19-year-old man for allegedly spray-painting swastikas, racially charged messages and other offensive material on a half dozen houses and several cars on Dec. 2. Police arrested Alex Russell Nowlan Thursday night after receiving...
December 10, 2010 - 2:48pm
December 6, 2010
Hastings man, convicted of criminal sexual conduct of infant, must serve 18 years in prison
Dakota County District Judge Joseph Carter sentenced Michael Frederick Schmidt, 41, Hastings, to a sentence of 27 years, 18 of which must be served in prison.
December 6, 2010 - 4:35pm
December 3, 2010
Vandals spray-paint hate messages on several homes, cars in Hastings
HASTINGS, Minn. -- Authorities say vandals here spray-painted hate messages on at least six homes and several cars Thursday night. Hastings Police Chief Paul Schnell said the vandals painted swastikas, racially charged messages and messages praising Satan on the homes and cars. Schnell...
December 3, 2010 - 11:46am
November 4, 2010
St. Paul man falls from cliff in Hastings
The Hastings Fire Department, Hastings Police and State Patrol joined forces yesterday to rescue a young St. Paul male from a fall he had taken off a cliff just west of the old railroad trestle over the Vermillion River. Three young males were at the top of the cliff. Reportedly,...
November 4, 2010 - 2:40pm
October 19, 2010
Hastings minister endorses political candidates during sermon
HASTINGS, Minn. - He spoke his mind and the Rev. Brad Brandon of Berean Bible Church is ready to do it again. At the church's regular Sunday morning worship service, Brandon offered his political endorsements, mostly Republican and conservative, for the upcoming Nov. 2 elections. It...
October 19, 2010 - 7:12am
October 14, 2010
Upset over playing time, parent accused of assault against volleyball coach
HASTINGS, Minn. - A woman in Hastings was charged with fifth-degree assault Monday night after shoving a volleyball coach at Hastings High School. According to a Hastings Police Department report, Kerrie Wichern was charged after grabbing junior varsity coach Tracy Anderson by the...
October 14, 2010 - 4:32pm
September 30, 2010
Inmate charged with conspiracy to kill Dakota County attorney, judge
A former Rice County inmate, now incarcerated in the Minnesota Correctional Facility at Oak Park Heights, has been charged with conspiracy to murder Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom and Dakota County District Judge Rex Stacey. The Rice County Attorney's office on Wednesday...
September 30, 2010 - 10:54am
July 26, 2010
15-year-old charged with bringing gun to Hastings school pleads guilty
HASTINGS, Minn. - The juvenile male charged in connection with the April 5 Hastings Middle School lockdown has pleaded guilty to three felony counts of assault in the second degree.
July 26, 2010 - 2:18pm
April 5, 2010
Police arrest 14-year-old boy for bringing handgun into Hastings school
HASTINGS, Minn. - The Hastings Middle School was locked down this morning for about two hours after a student brought a handgun to class and waved it around. Authorities say a boy displayed the handgun in the doorway of a classroom on the second floor of the school about 10:30 a.m. After...
April 5, 2010 - 2:30pm
March 27, 2010
Hastings officer cleared on charges of running suspect down with squad car
HASTINGS, Minn. - Criminal charges accusing a police officer of running his squad car into a suspect who was leaving the scene of a bar fight have been dropped, ending a case that begin three years ago on a routine police call. A Dakota County judge has ruled that a report filed...
March 27, 2010 - 2:48pm
January 14, 2009
Dr. William Trygstad
Dr. William Marcus Trygstad passed away on January 12, 2009 at the Augustana Care Center, Hastings, MN at age 91. Bill was born in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar on December 19, 1917 to Reverend William and Martha (nee Haaland) Trygstad who served as Lutheran missionaries there for many...
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am