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CITY OF WOODBURYWASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA ORDINANCE NO. 1945 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WOODBURY, WASHINGTON COUNTY, MINNESOTA PROVIDING THAT THE CITY CODE BE AMENDED BY AMENDING CHAPTER 23 WATER, SEWERS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL, ARTICLE II MUNICIP
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March 14, 2011
'America's Most Wanted' suspect captured in Hastings
A man who had been featured on "America's Most Wanted" for killing his girlfriend in Florida two years ago was arrested Saturday at the Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings. Abraham Mpaka, 46, was arrested at the library and is being held at the Dakota County jail. Mpaka was...
March 14, 2011 - 10:43am
March 11, 2011
Hastings man killed in St. Paul workplace accident
A Hastings man, Jack McCoy, 85, died tragically Thursday afternoon in an accident at a St.
March 11, 2011 - 2:33pm
March 9, 2011
Hastings' Smead Manufacturing to lay off 50 workers
As of March 18, roughly 50 employees at Smead Manufacturing's Hastings location will be out of work.
March 9, 2011 - 9:20am
January 23, 2011
Armed robbery suspect arrested in St. Paul
William Joseph Boldt, one of the suspects in Thursday's armed robbery at the AmericInn in Hastings, was found and arrested at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. He was arrested in St. Paul without incident and later booked in the Dakota County Jail. Two other persons of interest in the...
January 23, 2011 - 1:33pm
January 1, 2011
Afton Alps co-founder dies
Paul Augustine, a co-founder of the Afton Alps ski area, died Saturday. He was 79. Augustine had been living at the Afton Care Center for about...
January 1, 2011 - 2:49pm
December 10, 2010
Authorities make arrest in Hastings, Minn., case in which vandal spray-painted six homes and several cars
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 a tip, Police...
December 10, 2010 - 9:59am
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 - 4:34pm
December 4, 2010
Authorities looking for vandals who vandalized homes, cars with hate messages
Authorities say vandals in Hastings 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 said...
December 4, 2010 - 7:21am
October 13, 2010
Motorcyclist in critical condition after hit-and-run crash
The Minnesota State Patrol is seeking the public's help for any information regarding a hit-and-run accident Tuesday evening in Hastings. The motorcycle-car accident resulted in serious injuries to the operator of the motorcycle, who is William Rhodes, a 51-year-old Hastings man. The...
October 13, 2010 - 12:47pm
October 6, 2010
Apple Fest is this weekend
Apples, pumpkins, and hayrides will be celebrated this weekend when the annual Apple Fest is celebrated this weekend in the St. Croix River Valley. Apple orchards will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and offer a variety of activities, including tours and petting zoos. Participating...
October 6, 2010 - 9:08am
September 27, 2010
Carpenter holds raptor release
More than 2,000 area residents turned out Saturday to watch eight birds of prey released back into the wild at the Carpenter Nature Center along...
September 27, 2010 - 10:14am
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
May 17, 2010
Legislator calls for laminated glass for classrooms to protect students
When a student with a gun was able to enter classrooms at a Hastings middle school last month, he was able to do so by breaking the rectangular window next to each door, and reaching in to unlock the door. Within days, those windows had been replaced. Hastings Middle School Principal...
May 17, 2010 - 3:18pm
May 7, 2010
Hastings man charged with raping 9-month old
A 41-year-old Hastings man has been charged with raping a 9-month-old girl. Michael Frederick Schmidt faces one felony count of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree for the April 24 incident. He made his first court appearance May 6 and remains in the Dakota County Jail....
May 7, 2010 - 12:56pm
May 3, 2010
Fatal crash near Hastings slows traffic
A fatal crash on a bridge on Minnesota Highway 61 near Hastings closed traffic in both directions this morning. The four-vehicle accident was reported at 6:20 a.m. near the King's Cove Marina entrance. The accident occurred in the northbound lane. The State Patrol was investig...
May 3, 2010 - 10:50am