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Wisconsin Governor At Freedom Park

A presentation at Freedom Park included a special guest who arrived on Saturday Afternoon in grand fashion. As a demonstration was taking place from the University of Minnesota Raptor Center of a bald eagle handled by Gail Buhl, a large motorcade of motorcycles arrived. Governor Scott Walker was accompanied by several staff and fellow bike …

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Hwy 52 Work Overnight

Highway 52 traffic at Cannon Falls will be stopped in both directions for 15-minute periods overnight Monday, June 26th as crews place bridge beams, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The work is expected to begin at 10 p.m., and be completed by 4 a.m., June 27th. During this time, four bridge beams will …

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Agreement Made to End CTIB

The Dakota County Board of Commissioners has finalized approval for disbanding the County Transit Improvement Board, or CTIB. County Commissioner Mike Slavik. Click here for audio     According to the Commissioner, Dakota County will receive a portion of the funds from the Board. Click here for audio     Slavik then explained how the funds may …

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Make Music Day Recap

The first ever Hastings participation in the International Make Music Day provided opportunity for families, daycares and folks of all ages to get outside and enjoy the longest day of the year set to music provided by local musicans. Beginning at 7 am at City Hall, the first tunes from a classic dixieland band filled …

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Ash Treatment Begins

This summer the effort is underway to treat one-third of the city’s inventoried ash trees for preservation from the Emerald Ash Boerer. According to Paul Mahoney, who is responsible for identifying and assessing the current health of the trees, now that a vendor has been found to provide the treatment ingredients, the work remains to …

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3M Disputes Tab for Water Filters

In a letter sent to the MN Department of Health and the City of Cottage Grove, 3M is disputing the allegation of complete responsibility for the presence of perflourochemicals in Cottage Grove city water and the expectation for the corporation to reimburse the total cost of installing filtration systems to remove the PFCs. KDWA News …

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Fire Captain Hangs Up Helmet

The Hastings City Council and Mayor Hicks recognized Hastings Fire Captain Tom Murray on the occasion of his retirement after 32 years of service to the Department. Hastings Fire Chief Mike Schutt offered remarks during the City Council meeting of June 19th. Click here for audio     Mayor Hicks asked Captain Murray to offer his …

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Archbishop Visits Rural Parishes

A pair of local churches were delighted and surprised by a visit this weekend of a celbrant from the Catholic Church Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul. According to parish reports, Archbishop Bernard Hebda, who was appointed to the position in March of 2016, contacted Father Cole Kracke about a possible Father’s Day visit to …

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Ready Set Swim

In our conversation with Hastings Family Aquatics Center Director Teresa Faustini, a summer full of pool time is on the list of many families. Nearly 500 students are currently enrolled in swimming lessons at a variety of levels that are not always determined by age. Some older children may not have had much exposure to …

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Arrest Made In Late Night Standoff

The Hastings Police were called to a domestic disturbance on June 18th at 11:30 PM. Hastings Police Chief Bryan Schafer summarized the incident for KDWA News. Click here for audio Click here for audio In an update to this story, charges of domestic assault and interfering with the legal process were brought against 46 year …

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