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Hastings treatment center had ‘management issues,’ now being run by nonprofit NuWay

A Minneapolis nonprofit has taken over the management of Hastings’ Cochran Recovery Services. The 42-bed drug and alcohol treatment center is now being operated by NuWay, a South Minneapolis-based provider of recovery services. In a statement this week, NuWay said Cochran’s board of directors hired


Dakota County Easter Egg Hunts: Here They Are

DAKOTA COUNTY, MN — Spring is here and as flowers slowly begin to bloom that can only mean one thing: Easter is right around the corner. And for kids — or, you know, youthful teens and adults — it's never too early to start thinking about hunting for colorful, candy-stuffed eggs. Luckily the folks a


End the 'R' word: Hastings’ schools hold event to spread inclusion

Later this month, Hastings students will be encouraging community members to stop using hateful language at two stands located in the community. The March 29 Spread the Word to End the Word event, which will have two information areas at the YMCA and Walmart, aims to encourage people against using t


1 dead following Woodbury fire

WOODBURY, Minn. — One person is dead following an early morning fire at a home in Woodbury Tuesday. Woodbury Public Safety Commander John Altman says fire rigs were dispatched to the 300 block of Meadow Lane around 6:20 a.m. after a call reporting smoke and flames coming from a single family home. F


Next Event Rentals moves to downtown Hastings

After moving the business in mid-January, Next Event Rentals is getting settled in its new location. Next Event Rentals, previously located at 1800 Vermillion St., has moved to 214 Ramsey St. The move, owner Mindi Tronnier said, was made to create a space of their own, as well as create more conveni


Restaurant owners pursuing their dream in northern Minnesota rocked by cancer diagnosis

A former Twin Cities couple who chased their dream by opening a restaurant in northern Minnesota are now facing a nightmare after a series of setbacks culminated with a devastating cancer diagnosis.


Update: 9 with minor injuries after Ellsworth bus crash

According to a news release from the Ellsworth Police Department, two adults and seven Ellsworth School District students were transported to the hospital after sustaining minor injuries from a bus crash.


5 hottest small town destinations in Minnesota

There’s a certain kind of town that people who live in big cities daydream about while they fight traffic or jostle through crowds. We want to escape to a place that’s unpretentious, charming and hygge. But at the same time, we don’t want to give up kombucha, yoga and good live music. Fictional exam


Scenes from Hasting's all-district band concert

Hastings students from fifth to 12th grade performed in a band concert Monday night. The bands performed at the Hastings High School gymnasium in their all-district band concert for one of the last all-band concerts of the year. The bands' remaining all grade-level performances are on May 13 for the


Body recovered after truck plunges into Straight River from Interstate 35 in Minnesota

The body of a man was recovered Monday after a truck crashed into the Straight River in southern Minnesota. The crash happened just before 12:45 p.m. in an area south of Owatonna in Steele County. A Toyota Tundra traveling south on I-35 left the roadway, broke through a guardrail and plunged into th


Fatal house fire in Woodbury under investigation

Authorities are investigating what caused a fatal house fire in Woodbury Tuesday morning. The fire took place at a home along the 290 block of Meadow Lane.


Minnesota utility regulators give final stamp of approval to $2.6B Enbridge pipeline project

Minnesota utility regulators Tuesday officially bowed out of the yearslong approval process for Enbridge's controversial new oil pipeline, but not before taking a shot at the state's commerce department.


Adam Sandler Coming to SE Minnesota!

I have listened to all of Adam Sandler's albums and I've spent countless hours watching his movies, but I've never seen him perform live. So yeah, I'm pretty excited to finally get the chance to see his stand up at Treasure Island this summer.


Crackdown on child porn leads authorities to room full of sex toys, complaint alleges

Upon entry to a Tower Road residence on a search warrant for suspected child pornography, authorities found a "large amount" of sex toys, which included a basement room dedicated solely to sexual devices, according to a criminal complaint filed in St. Croix County Circuit Court.


Minnesota joins lawsuit that accuses Anoka-Hennepin School District of trans discrimination

The Minnesota Department of Human Rights has filed to join a lawsuit against the Anoka-Hennepin School District and Board, accusing it of discriminating against a transgender student.


Renaming the Eisenhower Bridge: Red Wing City Council briefs

A committee comprising local individuals is working to rename the new Eisenhower Bridge being built in Red Wing as the "Bridge of Valor" in honor of veterans. Jane Drazkowski presented this proposal to the Red Wing City Council Monday, March 25. Drazkowski gave the council a 23-page document that co


Police searching for suspect in Eagan bank robbery

Eagan police are searching for a person suspected of robbing a bank Monday morning. Police said the suspect entered Associated Bank at 11:13 a.m. and implied he had a gun, although no weapon was seen.


Probate Notice: Duane Iray Whipple 25-PR-19-600

NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF. It is Ordered and Notice is given that on April 19, 2019, at 9:00 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at Goodhue County Justice Center, 454 W. 6th St., Red Wing, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument


River Falls City Council: Challenger hopes to win District 1

River Falls City Council District 1 Alderperson Sean Downing will face challenger Patsy Werwie on the April 2 ballot, while three other alderpersons are running unopposed. The River Falls Journal sent questionnaires to candidates in all contested and uncontested races.


Ramsey County authorities seize 64 pounds of meth, 3 pounds of heroin in Minneapolis

Ramsey County authorities seized more than 64 pounds of methamphetamine, three pounds of heroin, two loaded guns, and a “large sum” of cash this weekend when they searched a downtown Minneapolis home, officials said.