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Scholarships For HS Juniors

The Minnesota Association of Townships (MAT) is proud to announce its 2020 Scholarship Program, which will award up to five $2,000 scholarships to high school juniors. All students currently enrolled in 11th grade and attending a Minnesota public, private, or parochial school, or a home-study program, are eligible to apply for this program. Applicants should …

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Downtown Ladies Night Winds Up Year

Several business in Downtown Hastings are sponsoring the last Ladies night of the year on Thursday, December 19th, from 5-8 pm. Each store participating will have a Ladies night sticker in their window. When you purchase from one of these stores, save your receipt and at the end of the night take your receipts to …

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Donations To HPD For AEDs

The Hastings Police Department recently received a matching donation opportunity from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) Business Council to replace aging Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) that are housed in each marked squad car on patrol. The SMSC provided a $4,000 matching grant to replace half of the current stock of AEDs. This effort was …

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2020 Prescott Election Filing Period Open

The City Council election season has begun in Prescott. The filing period for candidates is now open. City Administrator Jayne brand explains. Click here for audio     As mentioned, the election is on April 7th. Click here for audio    

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Dec. 09 Prescott City Council Meeting Preview

The Prescott City Council meets for business on Monday evening. City Administrator Jayne Brand provides a preview of the agenda. Click here for audio     Click here for audio    

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Dec. 9 HPC Meeting Preview

The Hastings Planning Commission will meet for regular business on Monday, December 9th. The Agenda includes public hearings and reports from City staff regarding an ordinance amendment for historic apartments in the R2 zoning district, and an ordinance amendment for the Original Hastings Design Standards. The Commission will also elect a Chair and Vice Chair …

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Jurgens Rotates Off UWH Board

United Way of Hastings has had the honor of having State Representative Tony Jurgens as a member of the Board of Directors for the last year. As he prepares to rotate off the board, he commented on his impressions of the term. Click here for audio     UWH Executive Director Mari Mellick also commented on …

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State Reports Budget Surplus

The State Management and Budget office released the forecast Thursday morning showing an economic outlook, which they say has improved since the end of the 2019 Legislative special session. According published information, the state of Minnesota projects a $1.3 billion budget surplus in the fiscal year 2020-21. KDWA spoke with State Representative Tony Jurgens about …

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DCHS Reaches Fundraising Goal

The Dakota County Historical Society has reported that a $7,000 fundraising goal for the Lawshe fund currently stands at more than $7,500 raised in just a few weeks. According to a DCHS press release, donations were received from people representing 7 different states, more than 25 cities, including 11 different cities represented from Dakota County …

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Czeck Pleads Guilty

Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom announced that Joseph Paul Czeck, age 34 of Hastings, pled guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with a fatal crash that occurred on July 9, 2018, which took the lives of 67-year-old Karen Christiansen and 32-year-old Jena Christiansen, both of Shoreview. According to the criminal complaint, …

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