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Originally scheduled for the last week in January, inclement weather postponed the National Catholic Schools Week celebration at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Vermillion. Rescheduled for Feb. 11-14, the school celebrated with a variety of activities throughout the week. Students kicked off the week with Team Day in which apparel from students' favorite teams or school spirit apparel was worn. Grandfriends stopped by in the afternoon on Monday for bingo as well.
The following area schools are closed Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, due to snow.
Hastings Family Service welcomed four new members to its board of directors in 2019 including (from left to right): Caleb Wyre, Katy Lindberg, Andy Langenfeld and Dave Wilske. Wyre is the youth pastor at Crossroads Church. Lindberg has owned a Farmers Agency for 21 years. Langenfeld is the founder of Black Dirt Theater and is a current market and product developer for "good" at Thrivent. Wilske is the deputy chief of the Hastings Police Department. Photo courtesy of Hastings Family Service
FARMINGTON — For the 13th year, Crops Day will bring University of Minnesota Extension and agency specialists to Dakota County to share local research results and crop management strategies with producers and other agricultural professionals. Crops Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Dakota Electric Association, 4300 220th St. W., Farmington. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m.
Hastings High School senior Drew Davis has been selected as the Hastings Rotary Student of the Month for February. Below is information on Davis provided by HHS Assistant Principal Kris Husaby:
Free teenager mental health program offered Change to Chill, Allina Health's award-winning mental well-being program, is now offering free training sessions around the region. Change to Chill works as a guide to help teens become more aware of the things that stress them out and equip them with tools and resources to better manage stress and anxiety and live happier, more resilient lives.
The Minnesota chapter of the National Pancreas Foundation and the University of Minnesota Medical Center are holding an educational event for patient, caregiver and family-centered care for pancreatic diseases. The free event will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital in Minneapolis.
A one-vehicle accident near New Trier left one dead and another with non-life threatening injuries late Thursday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Michael James Serres, 53, Hampton, was driving eastbound on Highway 50 when the vehicle went into the ditch and rolled in the area of Inga Avenue in Douglas Township, the report said. The passenger, Terri Lynn Stephenson, 49, Hampton, did not survive the crash.
A two-vehicle crash on Highway 316 near the area of Bauer Circle on Thursday morning resulted in life-threatening injuries for a 20-year-old woman from Cottage Grove, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. According to the incident report, Kaitlyn Nielsen was traveling south on Highway 316 when her 2011 Ford Taurus crossed the center line and made contact with a Ford F-150 driven by Timothy Hovseth, 58, of Hastings, who was traveling north.
A Dakota County sheriff's squad car was hit by a pickup truck on an icy road Tuesday night.