Hutchinson Discover 2022

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DISCOVER Hutchinson

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Financial Advisor 65 Hassan Street SE, Hutchinson 320-455-9803

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Financial Advisor 903 Highway 15 S, Hutchinson 320-234-1120

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Contents 7 8 9 9 10


Introduction Events Calendar of Events

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Introduction Arts History Parks

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Introduction Sports Outdoors Clubs/Organizations Leisure Organizations Worship Directory

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Introduction Board of Education Education TigerPath Academies Education Opportunities Hutchinson-Area Foundations Older Citizens Services

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GOVERNMENT Introduction Hutchinson City Council Meetings Public Utilities Additional Services Common Codes Hutchinson Public Library Airport McLeod County Board of Commissioners Services Minnesota Elected Officials

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HEALTH Introduction Hutchinson Health Health Care Services

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MARKETPLACE Introduction Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Hutchinson Downtown Association Hutchinson Economic Development Authority Hutchinson Leader/ Crow River Media

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About the Discover Guide cover This year’s Hutchinson Discover cover photo was taken by James Olson of Hutchinson. He developed an interest in photography when he and his wife started to travel across the U.S. “We enjoyed all the different kinds of scenery and wildlife that surrounds us each and every day,” he said. Why did he take the photo of Little Crow? “I have always thought that the Crow River with Chief Little Crow looking west on the Crow Riveris the No 1 asset in Hutchinson besides the friendly people that we have in the community,” Olson said. “It’s always a joy walking the Luce Line State Trail along the Crow River. You see all kinds of wildlife and flowers. It’s very relaxing.”

DISCOVER Hutchinson

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Welcome Lifestyle Snapshot Mayor’s Column People on the Street Map of Hutchinson

2022-23 Hutchinson Discover Guide General Manager: Brent Schacherer Editorial Content: Kay Johnson, Stephen Wiblemo and Jeremy Jones Photography: Cover photo by James Olson, Hutchinson Leader Advertising: Kevin True, Colleen Piechowski, Ronda Kurtzweg and Nichole Elke Independent Review LITCHFIELD

Discover Hutchinson is a MediaNews Group publication. It is published annual by the Hutchinson Leader, 170 Shady Ridge Road, Hutchinson, MN 55350. Copyright 2022 MediaNews Group. Printed in the U.S.A. For additional information or to submit corrections, email Kay Johnson at

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Hutchinson Health


Ace Hardware


Hutchinson Leader


Aem Mechanical Services


Hutchinson Theatre Co.


Amaze’n Farmyard


Immanuel Church




Edward Jones

Ameriprise Financial


Kids Inc


Ashley Home store


Kidz Junction


B&B Sports


King’s Wok


Carly’s Shoes


Korngiebel Properties


Carpets Plus Colortile


Korngiebel Properties



Kraft Walser Law Office


Casper’s Chiropractic


Liquor Hutch


Cedar Crest Estate


Little Crow Shooting


Christ The King


Mccormick’s Family Restaurant


Citizens Bank & Trust Co




Citizens Insurance Agency


MidCountry Bank


Clay Coyote


Muddy Cow


Cobblestone Hotels


New Century Academy


Country Kitchen


New Discoveries Montessori


Crosspoint Church


Novation Credit Union


Cash Wise


Our Savior’s Lutheran Church


Crow River Press


Peace Lutheran Church


Crow River Sno Pros


Pizza Ranch


Crow River Winery


Primary Eyecare


McGraw-Mahon P.A.


Prince Of Peace


Days Inn


Pro Auto Mn Inc.


Domino’s Pizza


Regional Eye Specialists


Evergreen Apts


Ridgewater College

Factory Direct Furniture


River Of Hope


Faith Lutheran Church


Serenity Mental Health Services


Farm Bureau Financial Services


Shamrock Inn


Flank Steakhouse


Slumberland Furniture


Glencoe Regional Health Services


Southpoint Financial Credit Union


Goldmark/Property Mgmt


Squeaky’s Grill and Bar


Grace Lutheran


St Anastasia Church


Hager Jewelry


St Anastasia/Kid’s Depot


Heart Of Minnesota Animal Shelter


State Farm — Steve Kropp


Heldt Painting & Contracting


Steppingstone Therapeutic


Home State Bank


Stockmen’s Greenhouse


Hometown Realty


The Title Team


Hope Family Church


Tokyo Grill


Hutch Bowl


Trailblazer Transit


Crow River Golf Club



Hutchinson Business Directory


UBS Financial Services Inc


Hutchinson Chamber Of Commerce


Valley Sales


Hutchinson Therapeutic Massage


VFW Club


Hutchinson Utilities Commission


Village Shop


Hutchinson Co-Op


Woodstone Senior Living


Hutchinson Dental Center


Woodstone Senior Living


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Yira Law Office


Right: From shops, parks and other recreation to good schools and employers, there’s much in Hutch for residents and visitors alike.


elcome to the 2022 Hutchinson Discover Guide. This publication offers a directory of information and resources used by Hutchinson-area businesses and residents. The Discover Guide is a compilation of important information — a single source for lists of services, names, telephone numbers and email addresses. Keep it handy and use it often, whether you’re new to the community or a longtime resident. Hutchinson has been recognized as a great place to work and raise a family for many years. The motto “Much in Hutch” has been adopted by residents to mean more than just places for shopping and recreating, of which there are many. It also means opportunities for learning, working, building friendships and a strong sense of community. Reflecting its attractive neighborhoods, vibrant downtown and strong industries, Hutchinson is known both as “Minnesota’s Hometown” and “Minnesota’s Manufacturing City.” Centrally located between the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Willmar and New Ulm, Hutchinson is a community of about 14,000 people. It is home to more than 500 businesses including 3M, Warrior Manufacturing, Hutchinson


Above: Hutchinson elementary teacher Hannah Starke leads students on a tour of the newly constructed Tiger Elementary school building. It’s one of many recent investments the community has made in education.

Manufacturing and Uponor. Education is important to the residents of Hutchinson, as shown by recent support of renovations to local schools. Its excellent K-12 schools are complemented by Ridgewater College, which has been lauded as one of the nation’s best community colleges. Restaurant and shopping options are plentiful in Hutchinson. The city also boasts 26 acres of parks and open spaces per 1,000 residents with its large and diverse park system. To learn more about the city of Hutchinson and to access online services, visit It’s a great place to call home. Our apologies in advance for omissions or for changes that occur after publication. Please notify us of information that needs to be updated so it can be kept current throughout the year. If you would like additional copies of this publication, call our circulation department at 320-753-3657. Send information for the Discover Guide to Kay Johnson at

LIFESTYLE SNAPSHOT Hutch Snapshot 2022.indd 1

POPULATION 2010 census


2020 census

861 2016 - 2020 = 100


14,178 14,599

Mean travel time to work

2.9% change from April 1, 2010 to April 1, 2020

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17.2 min

workers age 16+ 2016 - 2020


4 years or younger 17 years or younger


Between 18 and 64 years


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Housing units, 2020


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2.3% Foreign-born residents who lived in the city between 2016 and 2020


95.4% High School Graduate or higher, 25+ 2016 - 2020

19.3% Bachelor’s Degree or higher, 25+ 2016 - 2020


Homeownership rate, 2016 - 2020


Living in same house 1 year or more


Median value of ownership occupied homes, 2016 - 2020

2.14 Persons per household $36,409 Per capita income in past 12 months, 2020 dollars $56,083 Median household income, 2020 dollars Source:

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Greetings from Mayor Gary Forcier W elcome to Hutchinson! As the mayor and a lifelong resident, I want to tell you about all of the positive things Hutchinson has happening that make it a destination worth exploring. Hutchinson has a rich history as a prairie area settled by a family of nationally acclaimed singing brothers. We are proud of history and celebrate our legacy. Today, our city is well known as a great and skilled manufacturing city, but it is also a destination city. Hutchinson is a regional hub for the surrounding area, attracting visitors from near and far. Whether you are here for one of our many events, tournaments or festivals, or just spending a day shopping and relaxing, we want

you to feel at home in Hutchinson. We o f f e r m a ny di f f e re n t activities for both young and old. We have a fantastic park and trail system featuring the paved Luce Line State Trail and Hutchinson Fa mily A quatic Center. O ur revitalized downtown offers many different shopping and dining experiences. Our arts community is thriving and can be experienced through things like the Hutchinson Sculpture Stroll and the Hutchinson Center for the Arts. We are very fortunate to host events like the Orange Spectacular, Minnesota Garlic Festival, the Jaycee Water Carnival, the McLeod County Fair and RiverSong Music Festival, just to name a few. The McLeod County Historical Society and

Museum recently completed the Steffel addition. The HarringtonMerrill House, which was built in 1858 and survived the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, is one of the oldest wood framed structures in McLeod County. Hutchinson also has a solid and growing foundation when it comes to schools, churches, housing and business. Our schools have rated consistently high on state surveys and are in the process of facility upgrades for the next generation. Hutchinson has a strong faith-based community with many different options for worship. The amount of housing, accommodations and senior living options continue to increase. Businesses both large and small are establishing or expanding

MAYOR GARY FORCIER into our retail areas, industrial park and Hutchinson Enterprise Center. I encourage you to spend just a little more time exploring Hutchinson. I hope that you will see, like I have, that it is a beautiful area to live, work and play.

LIVING IN HUTCHINSON What I love most about Hutchinson is the community. I grew up here and I can’t picture raising a family anywhere else than here. I feel like everywhere you go you see familiar faces, and that’s always so nice”

It’s big enough that there are all kinds of things you can get here, but small enough that you can walk downtown and say hi to people, you know people, it’s a great small community with great people.”



Everybody is so nice. Everybody here helps and does the best they can.”

I like that it’s a small town feel, but yet we have larger town amenities. I love the community support since I’m a small business owner. That’s been very nice and welcoming.”



Since Hutchinson is so small, everyone knows everybody. We felt immediately plugged in and connected and really welcomed. ... If we need to get anything done, we already have a nice, established network of supportive people.”

I like all the parks and outdoor stuff the city has to offer.” MIKE CURWICK


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Above: Aquatennial Princess Erin Westlund stayed dry under the umbrella of her escort Kassi Kruse during the 2021 Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival Grande Day Parade. Driving the convertible was her dad, Rich Westlund, former Water Carnival commodore. Right: This year’s Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival button.


utchinson for offers a calendar chockful of special events: Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival in June; RiverSong Music Festival, the Orange Spectacular and the Minnesota Pottery Festival in July; the Heatwole Threshing Show, Minnesota Garlic Festival and McLeod County Fair, all in August; the Hutchinson Arts and Crafts Festival, Taste of Hutchinson and the Friends of the Library Used Book Sale and the Elks Gun and Coin Show in September; Pumpkinfest in October; and the Hutchinson Downtown Christmas in December. There’s something for everyone, so plan ahead and pencil these events into your calendar. Next time you’re looking for something to do, think Hutchinson for festivals and fun.

“Going into it (the (th he Water Water Carnival queen pageant), I was just so excited to be part of it,” Westund said. “Growing up, I watched it and from an outside perspective it looked like so much fun. I knew it would be an awesome week and (I’d) have fun with the other candidates. I wanted to push myself hard to get up on stage and speak in a microphone.” Erin Westlund, Miss Hutchinson and Aquatennial princess

EVENTS contests, rides, games and more. All fair information is conveniently available at mcleodcountyfair. com. Want to take advantage of special deals to save money? Gate admission and Grandstand packages and deals are available on the website, too. Information is also available by calling the fair office at 320-587-2499. When the fair isn’t in session, the McLeod County Fairgrounds are available for rent. It is used for activities ranging from concerts and wedding receptions to dog shows, craft fairs, garage sales and more. The fairgrounds also are the year-round home to the McLeod County Extension Service, 4-H and McLeod County Parks. For more information, call 320-484-4334 or visit county/mcleod.

EVENTS Editor’s note: Due to the COV I D -19 p a n d e m i c , m a n y events may look different than in past years. It is recommended to confirm dates prior to attending. HUTCHINSON JAYCEE WATER CARNIVAL T his p op ular sum m er tim e festival will celebrate its 79th anniversar y with a we ek of activities from Sunday, June 12, through Sunday, June 19. Water Carnival Commodore Ryan Elbert and Vice Commodore Don DeMeyer will coordinate the festival’s many activities ranging from live music and children’s activities to the pageant, Grande Day Para de an d coronation . Welcoming guests will be Mr. Hutchinson Tim Sanken as Mr. Hutchinson and Becky Felling as Hutchinson Woman of the Year; Miss Hutchinson Madalyn Prokosch and Princess Maddie Fitzgerald; and Junior Queen Zoey Fox and Junior Commodore Maddox Martig. For more information, visit the Hutchinson Leader website at or the Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival website at

RIVERSONG MUSIC FESTIVAL K n ow n a s “ Min n e s ot a’s Homegrown Music Festival,” H u t c h i n s o n ’s R i v e r S o n g i s celebrating with two days of music — Jul 15-16. The rain-orshine event brings together live music on two stages at Masonic/ West River Park along the scenic Crow River. Food is provided by on-site vendors. Wine, beer and other beverages are also available. For more about Riversong, visit the festival’s website at

ORANGE SPECTACULAR It’s orange as far as the eye can see at the Upper Midwest Allis-Chalmers Club’s Orange S p e c t a c ula r Fri day t h ro u g h S u n d a y, J u l y 2 2-24 , a t t h e McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. The show, which attracts thousands of people from

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Dot, the clown, welcomes visitors to downtown Hutchinson and the Water Carnival Grande Day Parade. It takes place on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19. across the United States, Canada and Europe, features everything Allis- Chalmers from trac tors to farm implements. Many of the tractors are put to work in a tractor pull competition or in the popular field demonstrations. The show also features a large farm toy show, a swap meet of tractors and parts, and a variety of food and musical entertainment. Admission and parking is free. Fo r m o re inf o r matio n , v isit

HEATWOLE THRESHING SHOW The annual Heatwole Threshing Show has celebrated farming for more than 40 years. It takes place at 15498 Walden Ave., about 4 miles south of Hutchinson. The two-day event, which takes place Aug. 13-14 was started by farmers to preserve the way farming once was done and relive the effort the second weekend of August each year. The show welcomes all makes of antique tractors and implements

and features demonstrations, a tractor parade and pull, a sawmill, b la c k s m i t h s h o p a n d m o r e . Admission is free. For more, call Corey Henke at 320-587-9143 or visit

MINNESOTA GARLIC FESTIVAL The Minnesota Garlic Festival is a one-day salute to “everything g a rlic .” It returns S aturday, Aug. 13, at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, 840 Century Ave. S .W. , H utchins o n . Fo r m o re information and updates about the festival, visit or call 763-244-6659.

MCLEOD COUNTY FAIR The McLeod County Fair is celebrating its sesquicentennial this year Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 18-21, at the fairgrounds, 840 Century Ave. S.W., Hutchinson. Its four-day run features activities for all ages from live music , e n te r t a i n m e n t , G r a n d s t a n d shows, exhibits, animal judging,

The 48th annual Arts and Crafts Festival is Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16-17, at Library Square in downtown Hutchinson . is moving to the McLeod County Fairgrounds, 840 Century Ave. S.W., Hutchinson. This event also includes the Ambassadors’ Taste of Hutchinson and Friends of the Library Used Book Sale. The festival attracts more than 100 talented artists and crafters from throughout the Upper Midwest. Admission is free. For more information, call the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism at 320-587-5252 or visit

ELKS GUN AND COIN SHOW Collectors of guns, knives or sports memorabilia won’t want to miss the Elks Gun and Coin Show. This two-day annual event is Sept. 24-25. It typically features more than 300 tables of merchandise in the Commercial Building at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, 840 Century Ave. S.W., Hutchinson. Vendors come from throughout the Upper Midwest. The show is the largest fundraiser for the local Elks Lodge with the proceeds going to Hutchinson-area youth programs. For more information, call Dale Harbarth, show manager, at 320-587-8989.


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EVENTS A GUIDE TO HUTCHINSON PARKS Hutchinson has much to offer in the way of activities and events. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, events may look differently than past years. It is recommended to confirm dates prior to attending. For more information about local happenings, check out the Leader’s Wednesday print edition or visit Information is also available from the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism at 320587-5252 or explorehutchinson. com.

MAY May 5-7: Spring Cit y wide Garage Sales, Hutchinson May 13: Hutchinson Farmers Market opens for the season: 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays and 2:305:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Depot Marketplace, 25 Adams St. S.E. The market continues through October. For more information, visit its Facebook page. May 30: Memorial Day parade and ceremony, Veterans Park of McLeod County in Hutchinson. For more information, call the VFW at 320-587-9929. Hutchinson Sculpture Stroll will feature new artwork this month. The public art will be on display throughout the city May 2022May 2023; hutchinsonpublicarts. com.

JUNE J un e 3 : It ’s Dair y Day in Hutchinson. Head to Librar y Square for lunch and many special events; 320-587-5252. June 13: Hutchinson’s popular Music in the Park outdoor concert series returns to Library Square. This event features live music at 6:30 p.m. and a social by a local nonprofit. Music dates are Mondays: June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18 and July 25. J u n e 13 -19 : 79 t h a n n u a l H u t c h i n s o n J a y c e e Wa t e r Carnival features a week of activities for all ages. For more information, visit watercarnival. org or June 17-18: The Power Pull Nationals return 7 p.m. to the

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Former Mr. Hutchinson Marlin Torgerson greets the crowd during the Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival Boat Parade. The 2022 event will be Thursday, June 16. McLeod County Fairgrounds, 840 Century Ave. S.W., Hutchinson, for two nights of exciting competition. Pits open to the public at 4 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday. For ticket information , visit June 17-18: Winstock Country Music Festival features headliners Jack Owen on Friday and Tim McGraw on Saturday. For more information, visit winstockfestival. com. June 29- Aug. 3: Wednesday Noon Concert Series begins today and continues on Wednesdays through Aug. 3 at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. Following the 30-minute concert, guests are welcome to attend a salad lunch; 320-587-3031.

JULY July 15-16: RiverSong Music Festival takes place outdoors at Masonic/West River Park in Hutchinson; July 22-24: Orange Spectacular featuring Allis-Chalmers tractors and implements at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson; July 30-31: The Minnesota Pottery Festival is outdoors at Masonic / West River Park in Hutchinson; mnpotteryfestival. com

AUGUST Aug. 2: National Night Out, Hutchinson. This communitybuilding c ampaign promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Aug . 5: Relay For Life of McLeod County is 4 p.m.-midnight at Masonic/ West River Park, Hutchinson. For more information, call Erika Smith at 320-583-1209 or Kelly Mickolichek at 763-6391925. Aug . 13: 15th Min n e s ota Garlic Festival 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the McLeod County Fairgrounds; A u g . 1 3 -1 4 : H e a t w o l e Threshing Show, 15498 Walden Ave.; 320-587-9243 Aug. 18-21: McLeod County Fa i r a t t h e f a i r g r o u n d s i n Hutchinson; 320-587-2499 or

Aug. 25-Labor Day, Sept. 5: Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul;

SEPTEMBER S ept . 9-11: Fall Cit y wide Garage Sales, Hutchinson; 320753-3655 Sept. 16-17: Arts and Crafts Festival and Taste of Hutchinson takes place in Library Square in downtown Hutchinson. For more information, all the Chamber at 320-587-5252 or the library at 320-587-2368. Sept. 16-17: Friends of the Library annual Used Book Sale outdoors along Hassan Street at the entrance of the Hutchinson Public Library; 320-587-2368 Sept. 24: There’s fun for all ages at Crow River Winery’s annual Grape Stomp; crowriverwinery. com/events/annual-events/ Sept. 24-25: Elks Gun and Coin Show at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson; 320587-8989 Sept. 25-Oct. 31: Head to Crow River Winery for its 12acre maze, which features a variety

EVENTS of challenges. This event is family friendly and all ages are welcome; annual-events/ Paws on Parade Pet Walk 9am.1p.m. for more information, call 320-234-9699. Historic Hutchinson’s annual Living History Tour at Oakland Cemetery; 320-587-7278

Lutheran Church, Hutchinson; 320-587-2776 Crow River Singers Holiday Concerts; 320-587-7278 Women’s Candlelight Dinners at CrossPoint Church, Hutchinson; 320-587-2668 Hutchinson Downtown Christmas Celebration, Depot Marketplace, 25 Adams St. S.E.; 320-587-5252



Oct. 22: Crow River Winery’s annual Pumpkin Fest features p ump kin chucking , th e corn maze , li ve m u sic a n d m o re; annual-events/ Oct. 29: Spooky Sprint 5K Family Fun Run/Walk and 1/2 mile Kids Dash;

J a n . 2 7: B l i z z a r d B l a s t , a fundraiser for local hospice services, at the Glencoe City Center; 320-234-5031 Gopher Campfire Conservation Club’s annual Indoor Fishing Contest, Gopher Campfire clubhouse; 320-587-7722 Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism annual meeting and banquet; 320-5875252 Little Crow Archery 3D Shoot, McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson; email: info@

NOVEMBER Ambassadors’ Taste of the Holidays; 320-587-5252

DECEMBER D e c . 3 : C h r i s t m a s Tr e e s and Traditions, Christ the King

Friends of the Library’s annual Used Book Sale always draws a crowd. It takes place outdoors at the Hassan Street entrance of the Hutchinson Public Library during the annual Hutchinson Arts and Crafts Festival Sept. 16-17.

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Right: The Wheel & Cog Children’s Museum of Hutchinson offers all kinds of hands-on fun.


hether you’re a sports fan, art lover or nature enthusiast, st, Hutchinson offers many recreational opportunities. Visitors and residents alike can walk along the Luce Line State Trail, fish from shore at the Crow River and local lakes, enjoy the city’s public art collection, or take a swim at the Hutchinson Family Aquatic Center. Experience the creativity of local and regional artists at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts. It’s the hub for the local arts scene. It offers a variety of hands-on activities ranging from community theater and live concerts to an ever-changing schedule of exhibits. Learn more about local history at the McLeod County Historical Society and Museum. It features the Les Kouba Gallery, Emanuel Albrecht Gallery and the Historical Gallery, which includes displays from the county’s nine towns. Interested in genealogy? Investigate your family roots in the research library or access records through the museum’s library edition of Ancestry. Hutchinson is also home to the Wheel & Cog Children’s Museum. It offers an expanded hands-on, creative play for children, which inspires problem solving, science, leadership, collaboration, experimentation and lifelong learning. Whether it’s a visit to the farmers market, fishing at the Crow River or viewing the pavers at Veterans Memorial Park, Hutchinson has no shortage of things to do.

“We wanted d to expand it (the Wheel & Cog Children’s Museum of Hutchinson) to allow more families to come in at once, and to try to get more people to come in from out of town, making it worth a longer visit. Instead of just a three-hour visit, come and play with us for five hours.” Ashley Nelson, manager of the Wheel & Cog Children’s Museum of Hutchinson


Above: These anglers on the Crow River near the Main Street Bridge were hoping to reel in a big one.

ATTRACTIONS ARTS MUSIC IN THE PARK Hutchinson has long cherished its link to music. Founded by the famous Singing Hutchinson Brothers, Hutchinson offers a variety of music performances throughout the year. Among the most popular is Music in the Park, which attracts people of all ages takes place Mondays, June 13July 25 (no concert on Monday, July 4), in the city’s Library Square in downtown Hutchinson. The bands are a mix of musical genres. In addition to music, attendees can enjoy a social ser ved by local nonprofit groups. Rain announcements are made by 4 p.m. on Mondays on KDUZ 1260 AM and KARP 106.9 FM. For more information, call the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism at 320-587-5252.

HUTCHINSON CONCERT ASSOCIATION If you enjoy music and appreciate a variety of talent, the Hutchinson Concert Association is for you. It’s one of the best ways to experience concert hall entertainment locally. The Concert Association features three concerts each year. Thanks to a reciprocal agreement with the Glencoe Concert Association, members can attend the group’s three concerts for no additional cost. For more information, visit

PUBLIC ARTS COMMISSION H u tc hin s o n’s co ll e c tio n of public ar t is growing. The annual Hutchinson Sculpture Stroll features a variety of work ranging from realism to abstract expressionism . The public is invited to vote for their favorite s c ulpture , with th e winnin g artist earning a $500 cash prize. Fo r m o re inf o r matio n , v isit

HUTCHINSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS The hub for local arts is the Hutchinson Center for the Arts, 15 Franklin St. S.W. The organization was built on the premise that

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The Hutchinson Public Arts Commission is responsible for the annual Hutchinson Sculpture Stroll. Pictured is the 2021-22 People’s Choice Award winner “Gaia” by Karman Rheault. The artist earned bragging rights and $500.

the arts in Hutchinson will be strengthened when art groups join together and share resources. The art center is home to exhibits, concerts, theater productions, meetings and more. For more information, call Molly Rivera, executive director, at 320-5877278 or visit The Hutchinson Center for the Arts includes the following partner organizations: C r o w R i v e r A r e a Yo u t h Orchestra: The organization is on hiatus with the hope of once again serving the youth of the Crow River area in the future. For more information, visit C r o w R i ve r S i n g e r s : T h e community chorus offers people who love to sing an opportunity to share their talents with others. Two seasons are offered: fall and spring. For more information, call Holly Dapper, project director, at 320587-0710 or email: hollymd55@ Historic Hutchinson: This local preservation group’s purpose is to restore, preserve and protect the living and structural history of the Hutchinson area. Current projects include the restoration of the historic Harry S. Merrill House, Episcopal Church, an annual living

history cemetery tour, historic bus tours and the city’s Register of Historic Places. For more information, call the art center at 320-587-7278. Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education: This city of Hutchinson department facilitates ar t programs and partners with arts groups for the benefit of the greater Hutchinson area . For m ore information , c a l l 3 2 0 -5 8 7-2 9 75 o r v i s i t Hutchinson Theatre Company: Star ted in 20 02, the local community theater produces a range of shows from comedies and musicals to dramas. It also sponsors YoungStars, a special summer theater program for youth. For more information, call the art center at 320-587-7278 or visit Litchfield Area Male Chorus: Established in 196 4, the allmale chorus rehearses at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the choir room at Litchfield High School. For more information, call the art center at 320-587-7278 or email LitchfieldMaleChorus@hotmail. com. Minnesota Pottery Festival: Launched in 2012, the festival

brings together potters from across the United States. It attracts the casual and serious buyer/ collector. This year’s event will be July 24-25. It takes place outdoors at Masonic/West River Park along the scenic Crow River. For more information, call 320-587-2599 or visit No Lines Improv Troupe was launched in 2016 . Improv is defined as “a play with no lines.” The group performs a variety of skits that often call for audience participation. No Lines Improv has performed at the Hutchinson Center for the A r t s an d for corporate functions. For more information, call the art center at 320-587-7278 or visit No Lines Improv Facebook page. RiverSong Music Festival: This year marks the 13th annual twoday rain-or-shine outdoor event. One of the draws of the festival is the location. It takes place along the Crow River at Masonic/West River Park. For more information, call the art center at 320-587-7278 or visit

HISTORY MCLEOD COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM The McLeod County History Museum tells the story of the county’s nine cities. Dedicated in 2021, is the new Steffel Wing, which adds display space to the facility, features a timber-framed barn and blacksmith/wagon shop. It also salutes area farmers with an agricultural exhibit that includes a mural of Les Kouba’s painting, “Corn Pickin’ in the 1930’s,” by David Wegscheid. Other exhibits to visit include the Les Kouba Gallery, Emanuel Albrecht Gallery and the Historical Gallery, which includes displays from early McLeod County businesses. I n t e r e s te d i n g e n e a l o g y? Investigate your family roots in the research library or access records through the museum’s lib ra r y e ditio n of A n ce s tr y. Also available for browsing are McLeod County land ownership records, census indices, church records, newspaper clippings, old photos and local history books. A


While it took only two hands to paint David Wegscheid’s mural of “Corn Pickin’ in the 1930’s” by Les Kouba, it took more than that to install it at the McLeod County History Museum. Pictured are, from left, Kelly Wegscheid, David Wegscheid, Tom Carrigan and Jake Carrigan on the scissor lift. collection of county newspapers on microfilm is available as well. For more information, call the museum at 320-587-2109. To search the museum’s online database, visit

HUTCHINSON HISTORY TOUR Historic Hutchinson tells the story of the city through its bricks and mortar. Enjoy the following walking, biking or driving tour: Harry S. Merrill House, 225 Washington Ave. W., also known locally as the Harrington-Merrill House, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is undergoing restoration through a j o i n t p u b li c-a n d - p r i v a te relationship between the city of H u tc h in s o n a n d H is to ri c Hutchinson. The house, built in 1858, is the oldest building in Hutchinson. It also ranks as one of the oldest buildings in McLeod County. ”Little House” at 405 Franklin St. S.W. is a one-and-a-half story brick Eastlake Cottage, with delicately sawed work on the front porch, was built in 1874. Adams and Quast House, 406 Main St. S., has a stone foundation t h a t w a s l a i d i n 19 0 1 a n d construction of the three floors started in the spring of 1902 under the direction of St. Paul architects O’Meyer and Thori. Merton S. Goodnow House, 4 46 Main St. S ., was built in

1913. This home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, for its prairie-style architecture. It was designed by well-known architects Purcell and Elmslie, members of the “Prairie School of Architecture” with Frank Lloyd Wright. Oakland Cemetery was established in 1857. It is owned and operated by the city of Hutchinson. Its name comes from the majestic oak trees that can still be found throughout the cemetery grounds. William Davidson House, 345 Hassan St. S.E., Davidson built this house in 1889. Being a builder by trade would perhaps explain why it has such elaborate woodwork. L. A. Ritter House, 325 Hassan St. S.E., has been lovingly restored. It was built in 1899 by Ludwig A. Ritter, a successful hardware store owner. United States Post Office, 245 Main St. S., was dedicated in 1940, although it was not fully completed until May 17, 1941. With the exception of the front doors, windows and the addition of the enclosed dock, the main part of the structure has not changed. Opera House, at the corner of Second Avenue and Main Street, was built in 1892 for $10,000. Hutchinson Public Library, 50 Hassan St. S.E., was made possible by a $10,000 gift from Andrew Carnegie. In 1977, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In 1985, a bond referendum for $750,0 0 0 allowed for the enlargement of the library. State Theatre, 35 Washington Ave. E., was built during the Great Depression. After being closed for several years, the building was restored and reopened as a threescreen theater in 2005. 1920 Craftsman-style house, 490 Main St. N., has most of its original lighting and bathroom fixtures, plus hardwood floors, crown moldings and baseboards. When built, it had the modern convenience of a central vacuum system. A n oth e r Craf t sma n -s t yle home, 16 Grove St. S., was built in 1913. The family room includes a coal-burning fireplace with a carved wooden front piece and mantle.


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ATTRACTIONS Christlieb House, 26 Grove St. S.W., was built in 190 0 by Frank Brabec at 115 Jefferson St. S. In 1958, the McLeod County Historical Society purchased the home for $2,000 and used it as a museum. In 1981, the home was sold and moved to its present site. Reiner-Hurt House, 28 Grove St. N.W., was built in 1891. The 17 1/2-inch walls were built of bricks made at the local Madsen Brick and Tile Co. “ Da n i s h C a s tl e ,” 4 3 5 Washington Ave. W., was built by Jens Juul, a general contractor. For many years, an American flag and a Danish flag flew from a tall flagpole on the property. Leonard Klammer House, 715 Harmony Lane, is one of three art deco-style buildings in Hutchinson. Erickson-Voigt House , 740 Dale St., was built around the turn of the 20th century. Many changes have been made in the structure, but its original stained glass can be found in several rooms. St. John’s Episcopal Church,

102 Second Ave. S.E., was built in 1892 at a cost of $1,900. Seating capacity was 175. The land was donated by D. A . Adams. the women of the church furnished and paid for the pews, carpet and organ at a cost of $340. For more information, call the Hutchinson Center for the Arts at 320-587-7278. You can also “like” Historic Hutchinson on Facebook for updates, events and history of Hutchinson.

PARKS/RECREATION HUTCHINSON PARKS Hutchinson is known for its green space. Its highly regarded park system of 237.5 acres includes 41 parks, 22 playgrounds, 19 ball fields and more than 30 acres of prairie. The city’s commitment to its greenspace can be traced back to the city’s founding fathers — John, Judson and Asa Hutchinson (a statue of the three brothers can be found in Library Square) — included

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Burich Arena offers two sheets of ice for public skating, figure skating shows, youth hockey games, and is home to the Tigers boys and girls hockey teams. three parks: the downtown public square, North and South parks in the original 640-acre city plat in 1855. Hutchinson’s parks are the site of many of the city’s major events, such as the Hutchinson Jaycees Water Carnival in June, RiverSong Music Festival and the Minnesota

Pottery Festival in July and the annual Arts & Crafts Festival in September. For those who like to plan ahead, Masonic/West River Campground and city shelter reser vations are available. To register, visit or call 320587-2975.

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ATTRACTIONS COUNTY PARKS McLeod County is home to six county parks totaling 571 acres. Two of those parks are regional facilities, which allow overnight camping. The other four parks are day parks. The six county parks officially open May 1 and close Oct. 1. The parks are open from 7 a.m. to sunset each day. Day parks: Stahl’s Lake Park is 5 miles northwest of Hutchinson on 230th Street. Swan Lake Park is 3 miles northwest of Silver Lake on Swan Lake Road. Wm. May Park is 2 miles southeast of Winsted on Zion Avenue. Buffalo Creek Park is 3 miles east of Glencoe on County Road 1. These parks all offer open spaces for activities, trails and a picnic shelter. For shelter reservations, call 320484-4334. Regional parks: Lake Marion Park is 6 miles south of Hutchinson along State Highway 15. It offers open space for activities, fishing piers, boat access, beach and picnic shelters. Reser vations can be made by calling 320-328-

4479. Piepenburg Park is 7 miles northwest of Hutchinson on Belle Lake Road. It offers open spaces for activities, fishing piers, boat access, beach and picnic shelters. Reservations can be made by calling 320 -587-2082. Online camping reservations are now available at

GOPHER CAMPFIRE CLUB WILDLIFE SANCTUARY W h eth e r yo u’re yo un g o r yo un g at h ea r t , th e G o p h e r C ampf ire Club’s W ildlife Sanctuary year-round is a popular destination. The 25-acre site along the Crow River between Riverside Jaycee and Masonic/ West River parks is home to geese, ducks, turkeys, swans and a number of deer. The Luce Line State Trail passes along the sanctuary’s river side. The site is managed by the Gopher Campfire Club, one of the state’s oldest conservation organizations.

LUCE LINE STATE TRAIL The city’s extensive network

of recreational trails are open year-round for walking, running and biking. Most trails have been constructed alongside streets when they are rebuilt. Hutchinson has been designated a Bicycle-Friendly Community because of this, and has made an investment in signage around the city. The Luce Line State Trail also passes through the city. It was paved through McLeod in 2015 after a wait of more than 30 years. The trail stretches from Plymouth, a western Twin Cities suburb, to Meeker County’s Cosmos Park on Thompson Lake, about 18 miles west of Hutchinson.

CITY POOLS T h e H utc hin s o n Fa mily Aquatic Center at the Recreation Center, 900 Harrington St. S.W., opened in 2017. It features water slides, a zipline, a lazy river and various other water play features. Hutchinson also has the Jerry Carlson Pool available indoors at the Hutchinson Middle School, 1365 South Grade Road.

HUTCHINSON RECREATION CENTER The Recreation Center, 950 Harrington St. S.W., is operated by Hutchinson’s Parks, Recreation and Community Education department. It is the epicenter for many recreational sports activities and leagues. The facility features a large, indoor multipurpose gym that hosts soccer, basketball, volleyball and more.

BURICH ARENA Ice skaters can be found at Burich Arena, 900 Harrington St., across the parking lot from the Hutchinson Recreation Center. The building accommodates two sheets of ice and is open for public skating, figure skating shows, youth hockey games, and is home to the Tigers boys and girls hockey teams. When the ice isn’t in at Burich Arena, it is a multipurpose space that hosts wrestling tournaments, in-line skating , baseball and lacrosse training, and other dryland training.


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A GUIDE TO HUTCHINSON PARKS 1. Shady Ridge: neighborhood park with play equipment and picnic table 2. Woman’s Club: shelter picnic area and playground 3. Miller Woods: a native prairie area with a half-mile loop summer walking trail, winter crosscountry ski trail in a restored oak savanna 4. Rotary: one of Hutchinson’s larger playgrounds, shelter with large serving counter, paved halfmile trail around park and outdoor fitness equipment, restrooms 5. Oddfellows: outdoor archery, picnic shelter, restrooms, play equipment along the Luce Line State Trail 6. Roberts: four regulation sof tball/baseball fields, boat landing, restrooms, basketball court, sand volleyball, gravel trail through native tall grass prairie. H u tc h i n s o n P u b li c S c h o o l s’ ecology site borders the east side of the park. 7. AFS: a memorial park with various tree species, a statue and plaque remembering foreign exchange students 8. Masonic/West River:

showers, boat landing, restrooms, picnic area, sand volleyball, play equipment, shelters, RV and tent camping sites, permanent stage (available for rent), paddle sport equipment such as canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards are available for rent in the summer months at the garage building on site

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horseshoe courts, restrooms, picnic area, play equipment, ball field, shelter and a native prairie area on the east end of the park 10. Kiwanis: also known as Rocket Hill; play equipment, enclosed picnic shelter with restroom, snow sliding hill with warming house 11. Eheim: scenic area north of dam with look-out pier and seating, statue of Little Crow

sheltered picnic area, play equipment, WPA fountain pool and bridge 14. Kimberly: neighborhood park with play equipment and access to Luce Line State Trail on city’s east side 15. North Woods: volleyball, restrooms, Little League fields, play equipment, enclosed picnic shelter, in winter outdoor hockey/ pleasure skating rink 16. Lions Park East: picnic area near State Highway 7 with play equipment 17. Boy Scout: picnic area near State Highway 7 with a Boy Scout statue 18. Old Bass Pond: natural area next to the Crow River and Luce Line State Trail

19. Tartan Park/VMF Field: fenced baseball field and top flight baseball field (home to the Hutchinson Huskies town team) with a sand volleyball court, playground, walking trail, skateboard park, picnic area and BMX terrain bike course

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20. Nor th/Communit y Playground: tennis/pickle ball

scenic area south of dam with mass perennial plantings and seating benches, large mural painted on building with seating area 13. Fireman’s: a memorial park honoring firefighters with

courts, pleasure/pond hockey ice rink with warming house, extensive playground behind Park Elementary School 21. South: 10-acre park with mature trees, three picnic shelters,

restrooms, play equipment, 9-hole disc golf course available yearround

22 . Legion: along State Highway 15 South with a picnic shelter 23. VFW: youth baseball field, play equipment, basketball court, picnic shelter, restroom; the park is adjacent to Oakland Cemetery 24 . Elk s: picnic sh elte r, restrooms, recreational ball field, volleyball, extensive inclusive play equipment, along with off-street parking 25. Linden: park is adjacent to the Hutchinson Family Aquatic Center/Recreation Center and two indoor ice rinks at Burich Arena, an outdoor paved walking path and two T-ball-sized ball fields

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2 7. J u n i o r C o m m u n i t y Women: a neighborhood park with new play equipment in 2021, area near high school with a basketball hoop and picnic tables

28. Crow River Recreational Area: adjacent to Crow River and Luce Line State Trail with picnic areas

29. McLeod County Veterans Memorial: a memorial park with a Walk of Honor, monuments, sculptures, large picnic shelter and restrooms

30. Library Square: home of the 1904 Carnegie Library and site of an 1862 U.S.-Dakota War stockade. It is used for many community activities; Dairy Day in June, Monday Music in the Park series and Arts & Crafts Festival in September. It contains a band stand for concerts and private events, center fountain and Hutchinson Brothers statues, along with other art pieces 31 . Rolling Meadows:

small neighborhood park with playground equipment and single sunshade shelter 32. Driftriders: a scenic outlook, sledding hill, 1/4-mile walking trail, picnic shelter, naturetheme playground 33. Law Enforcement: a statue of a police officer that honors those who have protected Hutchinson , including fallen officers

34. Community Dog Park/ East River Park: The fenced in area offers space for both large and small dogs. The park is on the south side of Crow River, east of Depot Marketplace, home of the Hutchinson Farmers Market For more information about Hutchinson parks, call Sara Witte, parks supervisor, at 320-2344228.

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Above: When the snow falls in Hutchinson, you’re sure to find a crowd of youngsters gathered with their sleds at Rocket Hill in Kiwanis Park. Right: The Elks Park Inclusive Playground is accessible and safe for all children.


unning, fishing, listening to music or getting creative. Whether you want to be active or are looking for ways to relax, Hutchinson has a plethora or options to meet your desire. No matter what time of year it is, or what you love to do, there is always something happening in Hutchinson. Enjoy helping others? Hutchinson offers a variety of fraternal organizations and service clubs that work to improve the community. Feeling creative? Head to the Hutchinson Center for the Arts. It’s the local hub for “all things” art. Ready to hit the court for basketball or tennis? Check out the schedule at the Hutchinson Recreation Center. Want to learn a new skill or hobby? Hutchinson offers many opportunities ranging from beekeeping and quilting to learning about the birds in the area. Love the outdoors? Anglers look to Hutchinson-area lakes and the Crow River for fishing opportunities throughout the year. As the saying goes, there’s much in Hutch. Follow your heart and find your dream.

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BASEBALL Baseball has a strong tradition in H utc hin s o n , w hic h sp a n s generations from tee ball to amateur baseball, and everything between. Hutchinson Junior League Baseball Association organizes in-house and travel teams for kids age 4 to 15. The HJLBA also works closely with Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education, or PRCE, which sponsors programs for children in preschool through second grade. The Hutchinson Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 906 and the Hutchinson American Legion Post 96 field summer baseball teams for kids age 15 to 18. They play their home games on Veterans Memorial Field at Dave Mooney Baseball Complex. Go to for more information ab out the HJLBA, VFW and Legion baseball teams. Hutchinson is also home to the Huskies, a Class C amateur baseball team that also plays its home games at Veterans Memorial Field. The Huskies are part of the North Star League and are managed by Mike Kutter, who is in his ninth season of managing the team. Go to hutchhuskies to find out more about the Hutchinson amateur baseball team.

SOFTBALL Softball leagues from youth to adult are available from spring through summer. The PRCE operates a youth sof tball program for kids in preschool through the fourth g ra d e , a n d it p a r tn e r s w it h the Hutchinson Girls Softball Association to operate teams for girls in fifth grade or older. Hutchinson is also a member of the Crow River Fastpitch League, which has teams for girls ages 10U through 18U. Go to for more information. Adult softball leagues are also

The weather was shining as Nolan Gherity lined up a shot and Dan Evenson looked on during the 2021 Water Carnival Disc Golf Tournament at Ridgewater College. available through the Parks and Recreation Department, on the fields at Roberts Park. For more information about joining a league, call John McRaith, recreation services coordinator, at 320-2345636.

AQUATIC CENTER The Hutchinson outdoor Aquatic Center at the Recreation Center opened back in the 2017 summer s wim season an d is located at 900 Harrington St. S.W. It features water slides, a zipline, a climbing wall, diving boards, a lazy river and various other water amenities. Hutchinson also has the Jerry Carlson Pool available indoors at the Hutchinson Middle School, 1365 South Grade Road.

GOLF COURSES Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, the Hutchinson area has a golf course to fit your needs:

Crow River Golf Club, 915 Colorado St. N.W., is Hutchinson’s oldest and most familiar course. The 18-hole, 6,820-yard course

was formed in 1938 and winds amongst vast groves of tall trees in northwest Hutchinson. The CRGC also opened a 10,400-square-foot clubhouse in 2010 that allows it to host wedding receptions and other events of up to 300 people. Call 320-587-3070 or visit for tee times.

Oakdale Golf Club, 12 miles southwest of Hutchinson on County Road 38, on picturesque Lake Allie, features a challenging 18 -h o l e , p a r-72 co ur s e in a peaceful, rural setting. The course also offers banquet facilities that can accommodate up to 125 people. Call 320-587-0525 or visit for tee times.

Cokato Town and Country Club, off U.S. Highway 12 West in Cokato, is a 3,221-yard, nine-hole, par-36 course that opened in 1929. Call 320-286-2007 for tee times, or visit

Glencoe Country Club, 1325 E. First St. in Glencoe, is an

18-hole, 6,094-yard course 15 miles southeast of Hutchinson. The course offers a pleasant and enjoyable golfing experience for players of all handicaps. C a ll 32 0 - 8 6 4 -3 0 23 o r v isit for tee times.

Shadowbrooke Golf Course, at the intersection of State Highway 7 and McLeod County Road 1, is a challenging, 18-hole course 15 minutes east of Hutchinson. The course opened in 1993 and was designed by Joel Goldstrand, one of Minnesota’s foremost golf course architects. C a ll 32 0 -395 - 42 5 0 o r v isit for tee times.

Litchfield Golf Club, at 405 West Pleasure Drive in Litchfield, is an 18-hole, par-70 course on the shores of Lake Ripley. The 6,398-yard course was opened in 1927, and features rolling greens and tightly manicured fairways. Call 320-693-6059 or visit for tee times.

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LEISURE disabilities. Students age 8 to 21 who attend Hutchinson public schools are eligible to participate. Sports offered include bowling in the fall, basketball during the winter season and track and field in the spring. A participation fee is charged. Scholarships are available. For more information, call Lisa Kraft, head of delegation, at 320-234-2618 or Mona Hjerpe, head coach, at 320-510-1234. Also offered is the Hutchinson Area Storm Special Olympics. Volunteer opp or tunities are available for coaches, management team members and games management team members. Sports offered include bowling from August through November. Basketball take s pla ce from January through March followed by track and field, which begins in March. For more information, visit ATHLETIC ORGANIZATIONS It was fun under the sun as the Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival queen candidates led the crowd in the “Hokey Pokey.” Pictured are, from left, Macy Ellis, Libby Carlo, Madalyn Prokosch and Abi Reiter. Water Carnival is the city’s largest summer event, organized by the Hutchinson Jaycees organization, and includes a week of activities, fireworks and community.



Ridgewater College, 2 Century Ave S.E., Hutchinson, along State Highway 15, hosts a nine-hole disc golf course. The 2,747-foot mostly flat course features permanent tee boxes an d par signage , along with strategically placed trees.

H u t c h B o w l , 11 5 0 S t a t e Highway 7 W., Hutchinson, is a 16-lane bowling alley, which offers leagues almost every night of the week at every level. Open bowling is also available. Look for the full service menu and bar inside Squeaky’s Grill and Bar. For more information, call 320-587-2352.

REC LEAGUES Seventh-day Adventist Church , 820 Main Street N., Hutchinson, hosts a nine-hole disc golf course. Located in the campground on the north side of the church, the course features natural tees and plays mostly flat with wooded areas.

South Park, at Fourth Ave. S.W., Hutchinson, is home to a ninehole disc golf course. The 2,689foot course features permanent tee boxes, par signage and varying hole locations, along with many mature trees and several blind tee shots.

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Harrington St. S.W. Burich Arena features two sheets of indoor ice and hosts public skating, figure skating and hockey for all ages. For more information or a schedule of available skating times, call Burich Arena at 320-234-5640 or go to


Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education offers opportunities for recreational sports leagues at all levels, and in many different sports. Stop by the Rec Center, 900 Harrington St. S.W., and grab a copy of the latest PRCE brochure, printed three times a year, April, August, and October, which lists all the activities available. For more information, call 320-587-2975, or go to

The city of Hutchinson’s weekly activity program for teens and adults with disabilities meets from September through May, with occasional summer events, at the Hutchinson Event Center, located at 1005 State Highway 15 S. To receive a free monthly calendar, call 320-234-5656. Events also are listed in the Hutchinson Parks, Re c re a t i o n a n d C o m m u n i t y Education brochure published three times a year by the city of Hutchinson.



If you want to lace up your skates and hit the ice, there are plenty of opportunities at Hutchinson’s Burich Arena, 950

Hutchinson School District 423 partners with Special Olympics of Minnesota to provide an athletic program for youth with intellectual

Hutchinson Figure Skating Association

Hutchinson High Tides Swim Club page/home

Hutchinson Hockey Association

Hutchinson Junior League Baseball Association

Hutchinson Junior Olympic Volleyball Association

Hutchinson Special Olympics, Hutchinson District 423 program Karen Lerfald, head of delegation 320-234-2618

Hutchinson Area Special Olympics

LEISURE Hutchinson Tennis Association

Belle has nice-sized walleyes with many fish being 17 inches to 28 inches in length. The lake also has angling available for bluegills, black crappies, largemouth bass and big yellow bullheads. Public access points are on the west side and north east side. Minnie-Belle also has a fishing pier for anglers.

Hutchinson United Soccer Association

Hutchinson Youth Basketball Association

Hutchinson Wrestling Club hutchinsonwrestling@yahoo. com

Hutchinson Lacrosse Association

TOP 10 FISHING HOT SPOTS Here’s a list from the Hutchinson office of the Fisheries Division of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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The Heatwole Threshing Show gives spectators a look back to the way things used to be done on the family farm.

Lake Ripley: Lake Ripley, in Litchfield, has a reputation as a good fishing lake for crappies and bluegills. DNR netting in 2015 produced bluegills up to 8.5 inches and black crappies up to 12 inches in length. The lake has fair numbers of northern pike with lengths ranging from 14 inches to 28 inches. There is also angling opportunity for largemouth bass, yellow perch, walleye and large bullheads. Access to the lake is easy with public accesses and parks on both the east and west sides of

the lake. The west access also has a fishing pier.

Lake Minnie-Belle: Lake Minnie-Belle, south of Litchfield, provides great boating and angling amenities. It is nearly 600 acres in area, with an average depth of 31 feet and a max depth of 49 feet. Of special interest might be the large northern pike available to anglers. Due in part to a 24- to 36-inch protected slot limit in place, the numbers of larger northern pike has increased dramatically. Minnie-

Belle Lake: Belle Lake, just 5 miles north of Hutchinson, is a good fishing lake for black crappie, northern pike, yellow perch and walleye. It has an area of 863 acres, with an average depth of 16 feet and maximum depth of 25 feet. DNR netting in 2016 produced many northern pike, averaging 24 inches in length up to 32 inches. There were good numbers of walleyes, averaging 14 inches and growing up to 25 inches. The lake also has fair numbers of bluegill and largemouth bass for anglers. Belle Lake has a public access on the east side of the lake and a county park on the southeast side. The park has a boat landing, swimming beach and a campground.

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Collinwood Lake, 3 miles southeast of Dassel, is 638 acres and has a mean depth of 12 feet, with a maximum depth of 28 feet. It has good numbers of walleye, northern pike and black crappies. DNR netting in 2016 produced many walleyes, averaging 15 inches and growing up to 26 inches. Northern pike lengths averaged 21 inches, and grew up to 31 inches. There were black crappies that averaged nine inches, and grew up to 11 inches. Anglers can also expect to catch largemouth bass, bluegills, yellow perch and channel catfish of more than 16 inches. There are public accesses on the north and south sides of the lake and a county park access on the east side. The county park has a fishing pier, beach and campground.

Lake Erie: Lake Erie is about 6 miles north of Hutchinson. It has 190 acres of area, with a maximum depth of 34 feet. Erie is known for its bluegills and largemouth

bass, but you can also catch black crap pies , n or th ern pike an d walleyes. DNR netting in 2014 showed that though the numbers of northern pike and walleyes were not high, the sizes of fish were good. Northern pike up to 30 inches, and walleyes up to 25 inches, were sampled. Lake Erie is one of those small lakes that anglers can go to when the wind is too strong on larger lakes.

Lake Stella: Lake Stella is 2 miles south of Darwin. With a maximum depth of 75 feet, the lake is the deepest in the area. The lake provides great fishing for northern pike, walleye and smallmouth bass. DNR netting in 2014 produced northern pike from 19 inches to 32 inches, many walleyes between 14 inches and 25 inches, and many smallmouth bass between 15 inches and 19 inches. Stella also supports bluegills, black crappies and largemouth bass. The lake has a public access on the south side.

Save the date for the Hutchinson Theatre’s upcoming events: YoungStars starts June 27th This annual workshop is a 4-week theatre educational workshop targeted for area youth who have completed grades 4-8.The YoungStars program delivers two live theatre productions. Students going through the program will benefit by learning about theatre, confidently preparing for participation in Middle and High School theatre events, and, where appropriate, auditioning for HTC productions.The program is also designed to provide practical leadership and work experience for an Assistant Director andTeen Mentors

20th Anniversary Celebration Gala Feb. 11, 2023 Please visit Hutchinson Theatre Company on Facebook or our website for the latest news and information. We’re always looking for talent on and off the stage! Is there a part of you that yearns for the stage? Do you want to put your creative talents to good use? Contact us on our Website if you’re interested in becoming a cast member, set construction/crew/props, costume, music, technical support, director/stage manager, marketing support, usher, and play reading.

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Lake Washington: Lake Washington, about a mile south of Darwin, is one of the larger lakes in the area at 2,438 acres. It has an average depth of eight feet, with a maximum depth of 17 feet. The lake is a popular fishing site for northern pike, walleye, largemouth bass, bluegills and smallmouth bass. DNR netting in 2016 produced good numbers of northern pike, averaging 24 inches and growing up to 32 inches. There were also walleyes that averaged 17 inches, and grew to 26 inches. Most of the largemouth and smallmouth bass were between 14 inches and 19 inches. Lake Washington has public accesses on the south side and on the east side of the lake. Swan Lake: Swan Lake is north of Silver Lake. It has 351 acres of area, with a maximum depth of 10 feet. DNR netting in 2016 produced high numbers of yellow perch, averaging 5- to 8-inches long. Swan has walleyes ranging from 16 inches to 27 inches. Black crappie samples were well below the extremely high rate of 2012. Anglers can also fish for 9- to 22-inch channel catfish and common carp, which were both high in number. Bluegills, black bullhead, and walleye are also present in the lake. Anglers may even want to try their luck at largemouth bass. There are public accesses on the southeast side and on the north side. There is a fishing pier at the county park on the north side of the lake. Lake Jennie: Lake Jennie is 6 miles north of Hutchinson. It has 1,068 acres of area with a maximum depth of 15 feet. DNR netting in 2016 produced good numbers of northern pike, averaging 21 inches and growing up to 31 inches. Jennie has walleyes averaging 22 inches, and getting up to 25 inches. Jennie also provides angling opportunities for bluegill, black crappies and largemouth bass. Boat access and shoreline angling sites are available on both the north side as well as the south side of the lake. Jennie also has a fishing pier. South Fork Crow River: The South Fork of the Crow River flows through Hutchinson. Fish migrate from the river up over

the fish ladder and continue their migration into Otter Lake and Campbell Lake and then migrate further up the river. The river supports a variety of fish species. Fish species that were sampled in a 2012 DNR netting at Otter Lake included: bigmouth buffalo, black bullhead, black crappie, brown bullhead, carp, channel catfish, largemouth bass, northern pike, redhorse, walleye, white crappie, white sucker, bluegill, green sunfish, orange-spotted sunfish, yellow bullhead and yellow perch. The lake is 641 acres in area, with an average depth of five feet and maximum depth of six feet. There are many angler and boater access sites along the river in Hutchinson.

Clubs/organizations Brownton Rod and Gun Club


Cedar Mills Gun Club

Christian Deer Hunters Association

Tom Rakow, 320-583-3236

Crow River Sno Pro’s crowriversnopros@

Gopher Campfire Conservation Club


Hutchinson Shotokan Karate Club

320-296-6915 HutchShotokanKarateClub

Little Crow Disc Golf Club littlecrowdiscgolf

Luce Line Trail Association 507-359-6067

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Friends of the Hutchinson Public Library 320-587-2368

Heatwole Threshing Association ABATE, American Bikers for Awareness, Training and Education Pops Latham, 320-221-0953

Civil Air Patrol

Crow River Amateur Radio Club

Crow River Beekeepers Association

320-583-0041 crowriverbeeassociation@

Corey Henke, 320-587-9143 heatwolethreshing

Hutchinson Garden Club

Hutchinson Public Library Reading Groups Katy Hiltner, head librarian 320-587-2368

Hutchinson Toastmasters II


BPO Elks & Does


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Hutchinson Jaycees

The McLeod County Fair offers fun for all ages.

Hutchinson Kiwanis Club


Hutchinson Lions groups/636280589897837

Hutchinson Rotary Club

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Hassan Valley Lodge 109

Knights of Columbus

McLeod County Corn and Soybean Growers groups/1534471553508467

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SUBMITTED PHOTO Churches provide more than Sunday services. They are an important part of the community and provide many services. The monthly blood drive at Peace Lutheran Church has been one of the most consistent in the state for the past decade. Those who have helped make it so popular are, from left, George Quast, Marith Witte, Shari Zieman, Marion Fenske, Renee Ruschmeyer, Shirley Wurdell, Kathy Hochsprung and Dave Kelly.

Apostolic Lighthouse Church: 560 Adams St., Hutchinson; 320587-0867

Bethlehem United Methodist: 665 Miller Ave. S.W., Hutchinson; 320-587-3312; growatbethlehem. church

CrossPoint Church: 1215 Roberts Road, Hutchinson; 320- 5872668;

Hutchinson Church of God:

New Hope Family Church,

800 Grove St. S.W., Hutchinson; 320-894-1137;

18358 203rd St., Hutchinson; 320587-HOPE;

Faith Lutheran, LCMC: 335 Main St. S., Hutchinson; 320-5872093; website

Hutchinson Evangelical Free Church: Park View Plaza, 1020

New Journey United Church of Christ: 31 Fourth Ave. S.W.,

Hutchinson Seventh-day Adventist: 820 Main St. N., Hutchin-

North Star Dharma Refuge:

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran, WELS: 20882 Walden

Oak Heights Covenant Church:

Ave., Acoma Township, Hutchinson; 320-587-4857

1398 South Grade Road S.W., H utchin s o n; 32 0 -587- 8 4 8 3 ;

Maranatha House of Prayer:

Our Savior’s Lutheran, LCMS:

335 Adams St. S., Hutchinson; 320587-3557

800 Bluff St. N., Hutchinson; 320587-3318

Christ the King, LCMC: 1040

Grace Evangelical Lutheran, WEL S: 4 3 0 Fif th Ave . S .W. ,

South Grade Road, Hutchinson; 320-587-2776;

Hutchinson; 320-587-3051;

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: 770 School

Harvest Mission Fellowship:

Road N., Hutchinson; 320-5875665

Church of the Holy Family: 712 W. Main, Silver Lake; 320-3272261;

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Days Inn, 1000 State Highway 7 W., Hutchinson; 320-333-9306

Hunters Ridge Community: 850 School Road S.W., Hutchinson; 320-587-8374;

State Highway 7 W.; 320-2345979;

son; 320-587-6054;

Hutchinson; 320-587-2125;

320-455-7607; northstardharma. org

Peace Lutheran, LCMS: 400 Franklin St. S.W., Hutchinson; 320587-3031;

River of Hope Lutheran, ELCA: Hutchinson Event Center, 1005 State Highway 15 S.; 320587-4414; riverofhopehutchinson. org

Riverside Church: 20924 State

Highway 7 W., Hutchinson; 320587-2074;

Shepherd’s Fold Baptist: 705 Fifth Ave. S.W., Hutchinson; 320234-3794;

St. Anastasia Catholic: 460 Lake St., Hutchinson; 320-5876507;

St. John’s Church (Biscay):

son; 320-281-9686;

13372 Nature Ave., Hutchinson; 320-587-5104

Vineyard United Methodist:

St. John’s Lutheran, LCMS: 60929 110th St., Hutchinson; 320587-4853

The River at MSP Church, Royalty Room at the Days Inn, 1000 State Highway 7 W., Hutchin-

1395 South Grade Road, Hutchinson; 320-587-2200;

Zion Evangelical Lutheran, WELS: 16496 Vale Ave., Hutchinson; 320-587-6138


Join Us For Worship 10:30 am Every Sunday Hutchinson Event Center (1005 Hwy. 15/ Plaza 15) Office Location: 16 Washington St W #100 ph: 320-587-4414

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Where God gives Hope and a Future! Off Hwy. 15 North across from B&B Sports & RV 18358 203rd St., Hutchinson • 320.587.HOPE (4673) Sundays at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (en Espanol), and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. We are Family that desires to be like Jesus: United, Serving, Giving, Sending

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Weekend Mass Schedule Saturdays 4:30 pm Sundays 7:30 am, 10:30 am, 7:30 pm For livestreaming information and weekday Mass times, visit 460 Lake Street SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 320-587-6507

KIDS Sundays School birth - 5th grade Wednesday Nights / AWANA

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Above: Landon Butler, left, works on blocking and directing ing members of the Hutchinson High School’s 2022 one act play team. Butler, a 2021 HHS graduate, was the writer of thiss year’s show, “Snow Child.” Right: For fourth graders, the Paul and Heather Wright farm was the place to be Oct. 15 for the annual Farm Safety and Products Day. McLeod County Sheriff’s Deputy Pat Geiken talked about the 911 safety program. He used a call kit to “pretend” to call 911 to show students what to say and when it is a good time to call for an emergency.


f there is one thing that draws newcomers to small towns, it’s the idea of a tight-knit community. In Hutchinson, numerous opportunities for worship, recreation, and community engagement make it easy to find that connection. Even the city’s many choices for education are enhanced by investments from government and local businesses. In addition to one of the state’s best performing public schools, two charter public schools offer additional options to families, as do parochial schools for all age groups. Hutchinson Public Schools have taken career preparation to the next level with four academies designed to help students explore their passions and prepare for the future. A growing number of classes offer college credit, and college-level work on campus in a new building constructed around its Center for Technical Excellence. A group of local partners from the government, and private, business and manufacturing sectors helped equip the CTE with modern manufacturing equipment. Many local high school students take classes at Ridgewater College, as do numerous other traditional students in more than 100 education programs. And there is Hutchinson Community Education and the University of Minnesota Extension service as well. Common Cup Ministry, Hunger Free McLeod and United

“We chose to be part of our community and use our farming and ag background to make a difference. ... It’s just really rewarding for us.” Paul Wright, Hutchinson Volunteer of the Year

Community Action Partnership support local families and provide an array of services to help in hard times. The community’s many churches serve people of several faiths and denominations. Older residents may want to check out the Hutchinson Senior Center, which offers recreational opportunities for those age 55 or older. Hutchinson has an active Special Olympics program, and the Unified Partners program helps connecting students with and without disabilities through sports. The city also has a club for adults with disabilities: Meghan’s Place.


Hutchinson School District 423 is administered by a six-member board. Members are generally elected to staggered four-year terms. Meetings take place at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Hutchinson City Center, 111 Hassan St. S.E.



















(D is tric t 423 Ce ntral O f f i c e : 3 0 G l e n S t . N .W.

Superintendent is Daron VanderHeiden until his retirement at the end of the 2021-22 school year. Phone: 320-587-2860. Fax: 320-587-4590. Website: isd423. org.

West Elementar y: 875 School Road S. Principal is Anne Broderius; serves grades K-1. Phone: 320-587-4470. Tiger Elementar y: 8 05 School Road S. Principal is Mike Daugs; serves grades 2-3. Phone: 320-587-1122

Park Elementary: 100 Glen St. S.W. Principal is Dan Olberg; serves grades 4-5. Phone: 320587-2837. Hutchinson Middle School: 1365 South Grade Road. Principal

is Brenda Vatthauer; serves grades 6-8. Phone: 320-587-2854.

Hutchinson High School: 1200 Roberts Road S.W. Interim principal is Jennifer Telecky; serves grades 9-12. Phone: 320-5872151.

Crow River Area Learning Center: Classrooms are in the

Hutchinson High School and Hutchinson Middle School. Direc tor is Michael Scott; provides an alternative to the traditional classroom for grades 6-12. Qualified students learn in small classroom settings or by independent study. Day and evening classes are available. Phone: 320-234-2692.

Transition A ssis tance Program: 145 Glen St. S.W. The

Transition Assistance Program,

or TAP, is a Hutchinson Public Schools educational program for young adults with disabilities ranging in age from 18 to 21. TAP is community-based, emphasizing work experience and independent living skills. Phone: 320-234-2645.

New Century Academy is a grade 7-12 public school with a new building and gym at the corner of School Road and South Grade Road, 950 School Rd. S.W, Hutchinson. New Century is a STEAM-certified (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) school with a comprehensive list of activities. Jason Becker is director. C all 32 0 -23 4 -3 6 6 0 , or visit New Discoveries Montessori Academy is a public charter school for kindergarten through eighth grade. It employs American Montessori-certified teachers to implement a handson, developmentally appropriate curriculum in multi-age classrooms with two or more teachers, and additional learning environments at 1000 Fifth Ave. S.E., Hutchinson. Dave Conrad is executive director. C all 32 0 -23 4 - 6 3 62 , o r visit

Immanuel Lutheran S cho ol an d Children of G ra ce Pre s ch o ol: 2 0 917

Walden Ave., Hutchinson, in Acoma Township. The private school offers five-day kindergarten and a pre-school beginning at age 3 with three teachers: Brian Gephart, Kristi Utsch and Mallory Eckstrand. The school celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2018. Phone: 320-587-4858. E-mail: Website:

Our Savior’s Lutheran School: 8 0 0 Bluf f St . N . E . , Hutchinson. The school offers half-day and full-day preschool programs, and Monday through Friday day care for students from 6 weeks old up to kindergarten age. For more than 50 years, religious education has been a cornerstone o f O S L’s m i n i s t r y. We b si te : Phone: 320-5873 318 . Em a il: o sls e c re t a r y @

St. Anastasia Catholic School: 4 0 0 L ake St . S .W. ,

Hutchinson. Principal is Betty Jodzio. The private school serves about 120 students in grades K-6. Phone: 320-587-2490. Website: Emails:, secretary@ stanastasia .net, principal@

Maplewood Academy: 70 0 Main St. N., Hutchinson, Maplewood Academy is a Seventhday Adventist high school that of fers board and day school options. The academy is open to all students in the Hutchinson area and is accredited by the North Central Association and the National Council of Private School Accreditation. Starting with the 2012-13 school year, Maplewood has campuses in Hutchinson, Minnetonka and Maplewood. Principal is Jeremy Everhart; serves about 10 0 students in grade 9-12. Phone: 320-587-2830. Website:

Northwoods Elementary School: 95 Academy Lane N.W., Hutchinson, Principal is Jamie Madden. The private school serves about 50 students in a multigrade classroom for grades prekindergarten-8. Phone: 320-2435994.

TIGERPATH ACADEMIES Hutchinson High School has team e d up with Ridgewater College, Hutchinson’s Economic D evelopment Authorit y, the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Comm erce an d To urism an d numerous local businesses and manufacturers to provide more h a n d s- o n o p p o r t u n i t i e s f o r students to learn. Mentoring opportunities are growing, and the school is always looking for more partners and experimenting with new class ideas. Hutchinson High School offers TigerPath Academies, where student s can take classes of increasing difficulty and explore the skills and experiences of various careers. The STREAM Academy covers

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A group of students attach solar panels to a decommissioned bus they are transforming into a hydroponic garden. It’s one example of New Century Academy’s focus on project-based learning.

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Eighth-graders Annabelle Posusta, Jaydan Bonstein and Miah Hacker hold up some of the supplies middle school REACH students helped gather for homeless people, including ground mats made by veterans who wove plastic bags together. The students collected so many supplies they filled a corner of the classroom and spilled into the hallway. m e chatronic s , cons tru c tion , engineering, automotive, renewable energy, manufacturing, design and agriculture careers. Sci Hi Academy covers science, health, medical, biological, therapy and fitness careers. Business Ac ademy covers business, graphic design, marketing and finances. Human S er vices Academy covers nonprofit work, the armed force s , e duc ation , tea ching , child care, social services, law enforcement and communit y service. Local partners — mostly area businesses — put forward funding for the Center for Technical Excellence, which sits at the heart of a new education wing. The new CTE area will help the school launch a Tiger Manufacturing program to teach students how to manage a business and deliver service. Head to for more information, and to learn about ways to offer mentorship opportunities, or contact Andrea Moore, TigerPath coordinator, at 320-234-2658.

NEWSPAPERS IN EDUCATION Hutchinson-area students are now learning from the only local textbook that’s updated twice a week. In 2008, the Hutchinson Leader, with help from more than 15 local businesses, civic groups and individuals, launched Newspapers in Education. The program provides more than 700 free newspapers each week as a tool of instruction to local schools. Through the program, students are using newspapers to develop their reading ability, increase their social awareness, build character, and enrich their civic education. N ewspap ers in Educ ation is a n internatio nal p rog ra m started in 1955 to advance the use of newspapers in schools. Researchers claim the program improves reading, spelling and writing abilities in students. Teachers participating in the program visit the Hutchinson Leader’s website for age-specific lesson plans to use with the newspapers the school receives. The free lesson plans are developed by teachers for teachers. For more information about Newspapers in Education, call the

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Ridgewater College: 2 Century Ave. S.E. This is a community/technical college with campuses in Hutchinson and Willmar serving about 5,500 students each year. More than 100 educational programs enable students to earn the first two years of a four-year degree or train for a career field in one of dozens of technical programs. Ridgewater also offers customized training and continuing education services. Phone 320-234-8500. Website:

Minnesota Ex tension: Hutchinson-area residents have access to education and information resources through the McLeod County Extension Office. The office, managed in cooperation with the University of Minnesota, is at the McLeod County Fairgrounds. The McLeod County 4-H program and McLeod County Master Gardener Program are

coordinated through the local office, which is the front door to Extension and its programs. Extension education on agricultural production is also coordinated through the Hutchinson office. To reach the Extension, call 320-5870770 or visit HUTCHINSON-AREA FOUNDATIONS

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to a newsletter. For more information, call 320-234-5656.

Ridgewater College Foundation: Kelly Magnuson,

Senior Dining: Noon meals are available at Evergreen Apartments, 115 Jefferson St. S.E. and at Park Towers, 133 Third Ave. S.W. both in Hutchinson. The suggested donation for a meal is $7.20 for age 59 or younger and $4 for age 60 or older. To make a reservation at Evergreen Apartments, call 320-5876029; at Park Towers, call 320587-2559.


executive director; 320-2226094; website: alumni-and-friends/ridgewatercollege-foundation

Southwest Initiative Foundation: Diana Anderson,

Hutchinson Area Community Foundation:

president/CEO; 320-587-4848; website:


Hutchinson Health Foundation: Rachael

Gemuenden, executive director; 320-484-4443; website:

Independent School District 423 Foundation:

Jason Werowinski, Chairman, 320-296-6383; website: http:// servicesresources/foundation/

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Hutchinson Senior Center: The city of

Hutchinson-sponsored senior center is in Hutchinson Event Center, 1005 State Highway 15 S. It offers activities, services, tours and recreational opportunities for people 55 or older. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To keep up-to-date with what’s going on at the center, seniors can subscribe

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Hutchinson High School senior Adri Rhoda and other members of the Tigers volleyball team greet West Elementary students watching as the 2021 Homecoming parade marched down School Road from the middle school to the high school. There was candy, music and more for the kids to enjoy.

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LIVING Duering, executive director; 320-234-7588; website poprl. org

Woodstone Senior Living Community: 1025

Dale St. S.W., Hutchinson; Jill Springer, executive director; 320-234-8917; website

Senior assistance: Senior LinkAge Line; 320-234-5656

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Harmony River Living Center: 1555 Sherwood St.

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Senior resources: Zest is

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SUPPORT SERVICES Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities: Website

Common Cup Ministry:

Bev Bonte, executive director; 320-587-2213; website

Crow River Habitat for Humanity: Lori Mittelstadt,

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Equul Access: Marsha Anderson, executive director;


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Hutchinson Ministerial Association: The Rev.

Steve Olcott, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 320-5872776, and the Rev. Dave Wollan, Faith Lutheran Church, 320-587-2093

McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence: Rhonda Buerkle,

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NEW FACES, NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTS 2021 was a year of transition for Hutchinson Center for the Arts By KAY JOHNSON



fter a year of ups and downs due to the COVID pandemic, the Hutchinson Center for the Arts shared its achievements and goals for 2022, and it honored the Wirt Award recipients. Gregory Financially, Jodzio the art center ended the year in the black with a net income of $4,087.95, from a total income of $130,175.73, and total expenses of $126,087.78. The art center’s income is derived from a variety of sources including grants, city funding, donations, memberships, banner sales, gallery sales, facility rental, and programs and classes. The mission of HCA is to broaden and deepen the arts experiences for Hutchinson and the surrounding communities. It does this by providing art experiences for the public, as well as serving as the umbrella organization partnering with local groups including Crow River Youth Orchestra, Crow River Singers, Historic Hutchinson, Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education, Hutchinson Theatre Company, Litchfield Area Male Chorus, Minnesota Pottery Festival, No Lines Improv Troupe and RiverSong Music Festival. Like businesses everywhere, 2021 was a year of change and transition for the local art center. Probably the biggest bump was the announcement that Lisa Bergh, executive director, was leaving her position to take a teaching job at Ridgewater College.

As a result, the board conducted a search for her replacement and hired Molly Rivera to start in early December. Like her predecessor, Rivera is an artist who brings a background in ceramics, teaching and gallery management. With the arrival of Rivera, the art center stabilized its hours with a new schedule: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

LOOK BACK AND FORWARD Earlier in the year, what started as a response to COVID protocols in 2020 transformed into a thriving new program: take-home art kits. According to Rivera, these free monthly kits have been overwhelmingly popular. The program is continuing in 2022 and expanding by making the kits available at the Hutchinson Public Library as well. Rivera introduced Open Studio earlier this month, which meets 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month at the art center. Artists and makers are welcome to bring their projects and work on them at the art center. This is an opportunity to meet other artists, create and converse. Admission is free and members of the public of all ages and skill levels are welcome. The exhibition series continued in 2021 with a strong showing of nine artists’ work representing an array of disciplines and concepts. With the relaxing of COVID protocols, the art center was able to host in-person talks and artist receptions. Future art exhibits include: • Greg Wilkins, through April 22

• Youth Art Show, May 2-27 • Andrew Cellini/Stephanie Lenerz, June 7-July 29 • Naomi Schliesman, Aug. 8-Sept. 16 • Natasha Pestich, Sept. 27Nov. 4 • Glenna Olson, Nov. 16-Jan. 6 If you’re looking for a unique gift, you can’t go wrong shopping at the art center’s gift shop. It’s

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Looking for a unique gift or a something special for yourself? Head to the gift shop at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts. Pictured is Molly Rivera, executive director, with the gift shop in the background.

Jill Springer, center, board president, presented the 2020 Wirt Award to Corey Stearns, and the 2021 Wirt Award to Greg Jodzio. It was accepted by his wife, Betty Jodzio. It recognizes an outstanding local citizen for his or her commitment to building community through the arts. been expanded and now features the work of 25 local artists and 12 wholesale companies and artists from across the country. The gift shop is also online, so you can shop from the comfort of your own home. A Featured Artist section was also added. Other art center goals include expanding visibility, increasing art classes and community events,

building relationships with community partners, and continuing to cut expenses and streamline operations.

HONORING SERVICE The highlight of the annual meeting was the presentation of the Wirt Award. It was established in 2019 to recognize an outstanding local citizen for his or her 2022 |


LIVING commitment to building community through the arts. The award’s namesake, Tom Wirt, is one of several visionaries who helped establish the Hutchinson Center for the Arts. Wirt understood the power of sharing resources and using the arts to strengthen the community. The result is a thriving arts hub with a range of arts groups helping to entertain and inspire artists and audiences. Jill Springer, board president, recognized Corey Stearns as the 2020 recipient of the Wirt Award. “Corey helped bring the Art Center to where it is now,” Springer told the audience. “He was part of the founding group who had the vision for what the arts could mean in terms of building community and connection. Corey has been a key stakeholder and has played a vital role in building a sustainable organization. From building walls to donating materials for youth classes to his own financial support, his finger prints are everywhere with the center.” For 2021, the late Greg Jodzio

was honored with the Wirt Award. His wife, Betty, accepted the award in his honor. “Greg was instrumental in engaging friends, colleagues and neighbors in the art center’s services and programs,” Springer said. “He had a personal commitment to the youth arts programming and loved to attend the annual youth arts exhibition. Greg exhibited tact and grace in approaching existing and potential donors, and many of our current board members wish we were able to have him mentor us in that skill, as well as his many other skills. Greg made everyone he knew feel heard and valued because he heard and valued everyone.” Interested in learning more about the art center? One of the best ways is to visit it redesigned website: It provides information about exhibits, events, classes, shopping and how to support the art center. To learn more, you’re also welcome to stop by 15 Franklin St. S.W. during open hours, or call 320-587-7278.

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View the exhibit “Keep Your Eye on the Prize” by Gregory Wilkins, through April 22 at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts. Pictured is “Keep Your Eye on the Prize,” 30-by-40 inches, mixed media, 2021

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Above: The line was steady for malts at the McLeod County American Dairy Association’s food booth. It’s a popular draw at the McLeod County Fair. Right: Children are welcome at the Hutchinson Farmers Market.


hen it comes to food options, Hutchinson offers a variety of dining choices including drive-thru fast food, sit-down restaurants and an array of ever-changing food trucks. Top off your meal with a glass of wine made locally at Crow River Winery or with a beer created at Bobbing Bobber Brewing Co. Prefer to cook and eat at home? Locally grown fresh ingredients are available at grocery stores as well as at Greener Pastures Co-Op. The Hutchinson Farmers Market offers seasonal fare from May 14-Oct. 29. The market meets twice weekly: 2:305:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Need food assistance? The McLeod Emergency Food Shelf can help. It has two locations: 719 13th St. E., Glencoe, and 498 State Highway 7 E., Hutchinson. It also offers mobile outreach with stops through McLeod County. For more information, visit Do you have a green thumb but don’t have space for a garden? Community garden plots are available to rent through Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education by calling 320-587-2975.

“I love that there is an option year-round in Hutch that allows folks to buy local goods. Most of the time, I sell through special order, but being at the Hutchinson Farmers Market helps me to meet others in our community and market myself better.” Stefanie Morgan, Hutchinson Farmers Market vendor



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Right: Jim Lauer, McLeod County Veterans Service officer, is available to help vets with all their questions. For more information, call Lauer at 320-864-1268 or email


or Hutchinson residents the place to find most governmentt functions is at 111 Hassan St. S.E. Hutchinson City Center provides building permits, a place to pay bills for water, sewer and garbage, and resources regarding ordinances. Hutchinson City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. at the building on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The Hutchinson School Board meets there on the second Monday of each month. Hutchinson Public Library is Less than a block away, at 50 Hassan St. S.E., which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Blocks away at 30 Glen St. N.W. is the District Office for Hutchinson Public Schools District 423. Those seeking county services can find most in nearby Glencoe. The newly constructed McLeod County Government Center at 520 Chandler Avenue North houses Health and Human Services, County Administration, Soil and Water Conservation District, Veteran Services, The Assessor’s Office, The Auditor Treasurer’s Office and The Record’s Office all under one roof. The McLeod County Courthouse can be found just down the road at 830 11th St. E., Glencoe. But anyone seeking McLeod County Environmental Services, including the recycling program, can find it in Hutchinson at 1065 Fifth Ave. S.E.

Getting vets through the door can be a challenge. “Why is that? A lot of them will look at their service, look at others’ service and say they didn’t do significant service. They’ll say, ‘I served in the U.S.,’ or, ‘I served in Germany and didn’t see combat.’ They might say, ‘I didn’t serve in a combat zone.’ If they served in a combat zone, they’ll say they didn’t see direct combat. If they saw direct combat, they’ll say they didn’t get injured. If they get injured, they’ll say they didn’t die. A Medal of Honor recipient will just say they did their job.” Jim Lauer, McLeod County Veterans Services officer


Above: The new Health and Human Services lobby is on the second floor of the new McLeod County Government Center enter in Glencoe.




City of Hutchinson meetings take place in the council chamber of City Center, 111 Hassan St. S.E., and are generally scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The general public is welcome to attend meetings, except for rare closed sessions. Workshops on various topics sometimes precede the council meeting, usually at 4 p.m. Residents have two opportunities to speak to the council during the meeting — before the agenda starts and at the close of the agenda. City Council meetings are televised live on Community Video Network’s Channel 7.

The Housing and Redevelopment Authority meets 7 a.m. on the Hutchinson is a charter city using a council-city administrator plan of government. Hutchinson’s citizens vote for a mayor, for a two-year term, and four council members for staggered four-year terms representing specific seats. City elections take place on even numbered years as part of the general election in November. The Council picks a representative for administrative duties, and that representative is accountable to the council for administration of city business as directed by the council. The administrator reviews day-to-day administrative duties and hires city staff. Hutchinson City Council members are Mayor Gary Forcier, Dave Sebesta, Mary Christensen, Chad Czmowski and Patrick May. Matt Jaunich is city administrator.

third Tuesday of each month at City Center.

The Library Board meets at 4:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at Hutchinson Public Library, 50 Hassan St. S.E. The Parks/Recreation/Community Education Board meets at 5:15 p.m. on the first Monday of the month at City Center.

The Planning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at City Center.

The Senior Advisory Board meets at 10 a.m. on the third Monday of the month at the Senior Center, 1005 State Highway 15. The Utilities Commission meets at 3 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at the Hutchinson Utilities Office, 225 Michigan St. S.E.






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Billing: 320-587-5151 West Central Sanitation is the city-contracted garbage collection. They also collect compostables and recyclables curbside. The local recycling center collects recyclable newsprint, glass, cardboard and plastics. A nosort system was implemented in 2015. City-owned Creekside Soils, which manufactures soil products for resale, collects compostables including yard and food wastes. They manufacture about 1.4 million bags of soil products for resale annually. Hutchinson also provides a fall leaf vacuum service curbside.

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Department of Motor Vehicles Hutchinson City Center 111 Hassan St. S.E. 320-234-2599 The Department of Motor Vehicles provides driver’s licenses, recreational and motor vehicle tabs and plates, and hunting and fishing licenses from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Allina Ambulance Allina Ambulance provides Emergency medical assistance is through Hutchinson Health. Call 911 for emergency medical response.

U.S. Post Office 245 Main St. S. 320-587-2497 Post office rental boxes, change-ofaddress forms and other services are available 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Window service is offered 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Nuvera 235 Franklin St. S.W. 320-587-2323 Nuvera offers voice, digital video television and high-speed DSLbased internet services, as well as computer and accessory sales, diagnostic and computer repair services, on-site networking and installation and Web design/hosting.

Mediacom 855-633-4226 Mediacom offers cable television, telephone and internet access services.

The Hutchinson Public Library, 50 Hassan St. S.E., welcomes all ages. Hours are 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

COMMON CODES Unlicensed cars It is unlawful to keep, park, store or abandon any motor vehicle which is not in operating condition, partially dismantled, used for repair of parts or as a source of repair or replacement parts for other vehicles, kept for scrapping, dismantling or salvage of any kind, or which is not properly licensed for operation with the state. The vehicles may be stored inside or out of view behind a privacy fence.

Snow Removal Ice and snow are a nuisance. All snow and ice remaining upon public sidewalks and trails is hereby declared to constitute a public nuisance and shall be abated by the owner or tenant of the abutting private property within 24 hours after the snow or ice has ceased to be deposited. The owner or tenant shall provide a minimum four feet of clearance on the sidewalk or trail adjacent to their property.

Weeds Property owners are responsible for the removal, cutting, or disposal and elimination of weeds, grasses and rank vegetation or other uncontrolled plant growth on their property, which at the time of notice, is more than 12 inches tall.

Recreational fires Recreational fires shall not be conducted within 25 feet of a structure or combustible material unless the fire is contained in an approved device or method, such as a fireplace or charcoal grill located at least 15 feet from any buildings, fences or structures.

Truck Parking It is unlawful to park a truck (other than a truck of 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight or less), trucktrailer, tractor-trailer or trucktractor within residential districts except for the purpose of loading or unloading, and then only during a reasonable time necessary for that.

Animals It is unlawful for the owner of any animal, age 6 months or older, to fail to obtain a license from the city Police Department. All licensed animals shall wear a collar and have a current tag firmly affixed. It is unlawful for the dog or cat of any person who owns, harbors or keeps a dog or cat, to run at large. People who own, harbor or keep a dog or cat that runs at large are guilty of a misdemeanor.

Librarian Katy Hiltner joined the Hutchinson Library system in January 2016. The Hutchinson Public Library is part of the Pioneerland Library System. Visitors can explore information and entertainment through traditional books, audio books, DVDs, e-books, e-magazines and the internet. The library also provides many large-print editions, as well as more than 100 magazines and a variety of newspapers. Several computer workstations and Wi-Fi, free of charge, are located there. iPads and laptops are available for visitors to use during library hours. Special activities are offered through the year and include: Stories in the Park, Bookworm Buddies, book clubs, reading programs and more. These are free and support family literacy and childhood, teen and adult learning. Interested in supporting the library? Friends of the Hutchinson Public Library raises money to help the library. The group sponsors Project Bookshelf in December and in the fall a used book outdoor sale during the Arts and Crafts Festival, and a Friends spring book sale in March indoors. Volunteers manage the used book table, and money raised has been used for author visits, the One Book, One Community program, computer equipment and more.

HUTCHINSON PUBLIC LIBRARY 50 Hassan St. S.E. 320-587-2368 Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The library is closed on Sundays and federal holidays.


Butler Field State Highway 15 South 320-587-7615 Butler Field, named after a local aviation pioneer, features a 2015 repaved 4,000-foot runway and parallel taxiway. It uses GPS approach procedures following an orderly flow pattern. Passengers can use the terminal lounges. Pilots are provided a flight-planning room that includes weather information systems and access to FAA’s flight service centers. The attached maintenance hangar is staffed and has aviation fuel available. More than 45 aircraft are based here. 2022 |



MCLEOD COUNTY McLeod County provides health and human services, law enforcement, veteran services, public transit and much more to its residents, including those in Hutchinson and the rest of the nine local cities. The county is split into five districts, with a commissioner elected in each to represent residents on the McLeod County Board. Board members are: Chairman Doug Krueger, Vice-Chair Paul Wright, Joe Nagel, Nathan Schmalz and Daryl Luthens. The board meets the first and third Tuesday of the month after the first Monday at 9 a.m. Meetings are at the McLeod County Government Center, 520 Chandler Avenue North, Glencoe, and other locations in the county. Check the county website at for updates and agendas. Most county services can also be found at the Government Center. Those related to law enforcement and the courts are at the Courthouse, 830 11th St. E., Glencoe. McLeod County’s administrator is Sheila Murphy. County Recorder Lynn Ette Schrupp is planning to retire this year. Following her departure, the recorder will be appointed by the County Board going forward. Residents can call the McLeod County main line at 320-864-5551.



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320-864-1260 McLeod County Government Center

320-864-1327 McLeod County Government Center

Assessor Sue Schulz McLeod County Government Center 320-864-1254

Veterans Services Jim Lauer McLeod County Government Center 320-864-1268

McLeod County Extension Services 320-484-4334 McLeod County Fairgrounds Hutchinson-area residents have access to education and information resources through the McLeod County Extension Office. The office is managed in cooperation with the University of Minnesota. The McLeod County 4-H and McLeod County Master Gardener programs are coordinated through the local office, which is the front door to Extension and its programs. Extension education on agricultural production is also coordinated through the Hutchinson office.

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PAUL WRIGHT Vice Chair District 3

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Public Health: 320-864-3185 Social Services: 320-864-3144 Child Protection: 320-864-3144 Financial and Child Support: 320-864-3144

McLeod County Public Health provides numerous services to county residents for various stages of their lives. Public Health staff regularly organize workshops to promote healthy living and to provide support for those with chronic conditions. Programs are specifically tailored toward older adults, and those dealing with disabilities. Education and service programs promote healthy child birth, child safety seat training, home visits for young children, education for new parents, child and teen checkups, and early childhood screening. The department also aids with WIC, financial and child support, child protection and other social services.

Trailblazer Transit 888-743-3828 Trailblazer Transit is a public transportation system that serves Sibley, McLeod and Wright counties. A dial-a-ride bus service, volunteer driver program, and van service all operate under the Trailblazer Joint Powers Board umbrella. Children, youth, adults and seniors alike use Trailblazer to get to work, school, day care, recreational activities and social events. Trailblazer Transit one-way bus fares generally are: $2 within city limits; $4 for rides of less than 25 miles; and $8 for rides of 25 miles or longer.

GOVERNMENT McLeod County Environmental Services 320-484-4300 1065 5th Ave. S.E., Hutchinson Residents can drop off recycling at the facility or have it picked up at the curb. McLeod County has a single-sort recycling machine, which means residents don’t need to sort materials into separate bags at home. Other programs include the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, mobile collections, township shed recycling locations, public education and problem material management.The facility is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Public Works/ County Engineer John Brunkhorst 320-484-4321 Minnesotans are anxious to shake off the winter blues and get outside this spring, and Stahl’s Lake Park, one of McLeod County’s six parks, is a great place to enjoy nature while social distancing. When you get there, you may be so excited you find yourself running into the forest. The buses operate from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteer drivers may

transport people any time including early mornings, late evenings, weekends and holidays.

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Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, District 18B (R) 287 State Office Building St. Paul, Minnesota 55155 651-296-4229

Rep. Dean Urdahl District 18A (R) 279 State Office Building St. Paul, Minnesota 55155 651-296-4344

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Above: Hutchinson Health is a regional health care facility, comprised of six clinics and a hospital and is part of the HealthPartners system. Right: Jim Lyons poses in the halls of Hutchinson Health, where he serves as president, a role he assumed April 12, 2019.


hether you’re looking for mental or physical health services, for a provider for your family or for a comfortable place to live for an older family member, Hutchinson has options. Hutchinson Health has undergone extensive changes in the past few years, first joining Bloomington-based HealthPartners in 2018, then tackling a $21 million expansion from 2019-2020 while James Lyons stepped in as the new president and CEO. But it’s not alone in providing health services. The Dassel Clinic offers primary care, mental health services and orthopedic care. Assisted living facilities such as Ecumen Oaks and Pines, Harmony River Living Center, Woodstone Senior Living and Prairie Senior Cottages provide options for older residents. Allina Health Home Care and Adara Home Health provide further opportunities for individuals who want to remain home or return home quickly. And that only scratches the surface of local offerings.

“Every day I am humbled by the examples of selflessness and commitment by the Hutchinson Health team. They are truly here in partnership with our community.” Jim Lyons, president of Hutchinson Health


Hutchinson’s hospital once operated as a separate, city-owned hospital and privately owned clinic more than a decade ago. The hospital became its own nonprofit corporation in late 2007 and joined the clinic in 2013 to form Hutchinson Health. It joined HealthPartners in 2018. Hutchinson Health is a regional leader in numerous health specialties:

Hutchinson Health Clinic has a staff of more than 30 full-time local providers, including family medicine physicians, nurse practitioners and specialists in the areas of general surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics and podiatry. Urgent Care services are available 8 a.m.-7 p.m. 365 days a year.

Hutchinson Health Hospital BirthCare Center: A team of family physicians, OB/GYNs and birth care nurses work together to ensure that every baby receives the best care possible through all stages of pregnancy, birth and post-care followup.

Inpatient and Same Day Surgical specialties: Surgical specialists perform procedures related to the digestive, cardiovascular and nervous systems, skin and ENT problems, and gynecological conditions.

Hutchinson Health Mental Health Clinic: Recognized for excellence statewide, a team of mental health professionals helps adults and children with mental health concerns. Services include a 12-bed inpatient unit and an outpatient clinic with psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors and chemical dependency specialists.

Hutchinson Health Orthopaedic & Rehab Clinic provides expert care in treating bone and joint problems.

Hutchinson Health Cancer Clinic: Oncology specialist treats patients with various types of

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Jaxon Miller is Hutchinson Health’s first baby of 2022. He’s pictured with his parents, Sami and Nathan. cancer in a nurturing environment. More than 650 employees strong, Hutchinson Health also offers care in cardiac care, spine care, physical, occupational and speech therapy, diabetes education, emergency medicine and other specialty services.

Hutchinson also is home to four assisted living facilities for people who do not need around-the-clock nursing care but need assistance with daily living:

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Ecumen Oaks and Pines:

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in their efforts to aid patients who might not otherwise receive services. For example, several Hutchinson dentists operate a program serving children in low-income families. Through the program, general dentistry such as fillings and extractions is offered free of charge to students in kindergarten through eighth-grade who have no other place to go for help.

Harmony River Living Center: 1555 Sherwood St. S.E., 320-4846000

Woodstone Senior Living: A nonprofit and a for-profit home health agency serve the Hutchinson area. Home care allows individuals to remain in their home or return to their homes more quickly after a hospital stay. The two agencies are:

Allina Health Home Care Services, call 320-234-5031

Adara Home Health, call 320-753-0936

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Prairie Senior Cottages:

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Home and Office Visits are

Hutchinson is home to many highly skilled dentists, ophthalmologists, chiropractors, pharmacists and other health care providers. Providers have been innovative

provided by public health nurses to offer health guidance, health teaching and counseling in an effort to improve the health of families, prevent disease and disability, and help families remain healthy. Maternal Child Health program promotes optimal birth outcomes in our county. Services include

HEALTH individual assessment for risk of preterm labor, chemical health issues, health assessment, teaching and counseling of high-risk pregnant women

Postpartum Home Visits are provided to new mothers and infants to educate and counsel in nutrition, child growth and development and resources available to families.

Child Passenger Safety Program provides a free one-hour class for parents on proper use of their child safety seat.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome counseling available.

Family Home Visitor provides information, support and encouragement to families with children birth to age 5. Home visits help parents feel good about themselves, and their role as the first and foremost teacher of their children.

Family Planning is a voluntary and confidential program for individuals to obtain information about pregnancy prevention. Family planning involves preventing, spacing and achieving pregnancies. This service provides referral and education, medical health care, a variety of birth control supplies, and other preventative health services.

Early Intervention Services for infants and preschoolers provides assistance to families with children who have (or may have) a disability. A multidisciplinary team, consisting of a public health nurse, an educator, a social worker and a rehabilitation specialist (physical, speech and occupational therapy), is available to identify and treat children with development delays.

Follow Along Program is available for all children birth through 3 years. Questionnaires are sent every four months for parents to evaluate their child’s development.

Voters in the Hutchinson Leader’s third annual Readers’ Choice Awards selected Dr. Nicole VandenBerg, who practices family medicine at Hutchinson Health, as their Favorite Health Care Professional. They also receive information helpful to stimulate child development.

Footcare Clinics are provided to seniors, age 55 or older, or younger than 55 with a handicapping condition.

Women, Infants and Children Clinic is a supplemental food program for income-eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women and children birth to 5 years. A public health nurse staffs all WIC clinics and is available to provide information in the areas of nutrition and health.

Immunizations may be given by appointment to people of all ages from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call to schedule an appointment. A record of all previous immunizations is required. Ask for fee information when calling. The immunization program is designed to serve low-income individuals and families, or others without medical coverage for immunizations.

Child and Teen Checkups are available for all county residents age 20 or younger. This checkup includes height, weight, hearing,

vision, nutrition, developmental screening, urine and blood tests, and a physical assessment. Arrangements for checkups can be made by contacting Public Health.

motion topics, agency programs, HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases.

Early Childhood Screening is

Blood Pressure clinics and education are offered on site at businesses by special arrangement.

a required screening for kindergarten entry. This screening assesses height, weight, vision, hearing and development. The findings are reviewed with the parents plus nutrition, health immunizations, dental and family concerns. Appointments are made through your local school district.

Public Health services for screening, education and consultation are available to all county schools through contractual arrangements with individual districts.

Community Health Promotion is a community approach to

promoting health. Public Health is the service and art of 1) preventing diseases 2) prolonging life, and 3) promoting health and efficiency through organized community effort.

Health Education Programs are provided per identified county needs and requests. Groups and organizations countywide are served. Topics may include, but are not limited to: safety, health pro-

Long Term Care Consultation Services are provided in cooperation with McLeod County Social Services. An assessment is provided for patients prior to entry into a nursing home. All possible options for care are determined and presented to the patient and family before the patient enters a nursing home. A screening may be requested when nursing home placement is being considered as an option for care.

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Case Management Services are provided in cooperation with McLeod County Social Services to clients on Elderly Waiver, Alternative Care, Community Alternatives for Disabled Individuals, Community Alternative Care, Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver and Prime West.

Adult Children of Alcoholics, AlAnon, Alcoholics Anonymous,

Autism Support Group,

Grief Recovery Friends,

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njoy a lunch hour of live music at Peace Lutheran Church’s Wednesday Noon Concert series June 29-Aug. 3 in the sanctuary at 400 Franklin St. S.W., Hutchinson. The 30-minute concert is free and the public is welcome. This year’s concert series will kick off with a performance by the Singing Hutchinson Brothers. It’s a blast to the past featuring the city’s founders and namesake family.

SCHEDULE June 29: Hutchinson Brothers by Paul Otte, Jim Nelson and Brian Brosz July 6: Piano & Organ Duets by Brandon Begnaud and Joan DeVee Dixon

July 13: The Cogley Sisters by Linda Evenson, Bobbi Ludewig & Patti Hoerner July 20: Stoney Point by Luci Newcomb, Robin Kashuba and Brian Brosz July 27: BASICS, which is Brothers and Sisters in Christ Singing Aug. 3: Sunday Morning Gospel by Gene Ebnet, Deb Wiprud, Joy Berg and Shannon Campbell Following the noon concert, a buffet salad luncheon is available for $8. Take out is available. For more information, call the church office at 320-587-3031.

The Hutchinson Brothers, from left, Paul Otte, Jim Nelson and Brian Brosz, will entertain June 29 at the Noon Concert series with some of the group’s most famous hits including “The Old Granite State,” “Song of Our Mountain Home” and “Get Off the Track!”

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Right: When the holidays come around, the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is there to help promote Small Business Saturday festivities, such as the ping-pong ball drop. Shoppers scramble to grab a ball as the Chamber gives away thousands of dollars in prizes from local businesses.



utchinson is a regional hub that offers numerous opportuortunities, whether you’re looking to shop, find a job, or start a business of your own. Known as “Minnesota’s Manufacturing City,” Hutchinson offers a range of businesses from 3M, a Fortune 500 company, and manufacturing companies to home-based entrepreneurs, independent retailers and familiar chains such as Aldi, Target, Walmart, Cash Wise Foods, PetSmart and Menards. The Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is known for its moniker, “Minnesota’s Hometown.” It’s a tagline the Chamber uses to promote all the advantages this regional hub offers as a place for business and family fun. Hutchinson’s Economic Development Authority aims to drive job creation in the community. It also works to draw new businesses and help existing businesses grow to their full potential. Most recently, it was instrumental in the expansion of Midwest Industrial Tool Grinding Inc., another local manufacturer. Offices, industrial areas, restaurants, stores and hotels are found throughout Hutchinson. A large part of the city’s businesses are congregated along its two major axes — east-west State Highway 7 and north-south State Highway 15. The city’s crown jewel is its downtown district. The historic

“These are the businesses who support youth activities, donate to dozens if not hundreds of nonprofits, and create vitality in our community. We are a regional destination and our local businesses are key to the success and hospitality we enjoy.” Mary Hodson Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism president


Above: The city is home to new and growing business, as well as longestablished, family-run companies such as NAPA, which has been owned and operated by the Powell family for more than 50 years. Pictured are, front row, Jane Powell, Dee Powell and Bob Powell; back row, Tyler Powell, Craig Powell, Jake Powell and Scott Powell.

area has century-old buildings, including the Carnegie Library, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Downtown is a center of entertainment. It features restaurants, live music, a restored art deco movie theater and Library Square, a popular site for gatherings.

MARKETPLACE Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism 2 Main St. S., Hutchinson, MN 55350 320-587-5252 The front door to exploring “Minnesota’s Hometown” is the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. Since its incorporation in 1948, a prime directive of the chamber is promoting everything Hutchinson has to offer. It has approximately 320 members ranging from international corporations such as 3M and TDK Hutchinson Technology to retired business people and homebased businesses. The nonprofit organization exists separate from the city of Hutchinson and is funded through membership investments and program income. Chamber member ser vices include promotional opportunities, networking events, training and educational seminars, and business information. The chamber also organizes special events

and programs, including the Arts and Crafts Festival, Hutchinson Leadership Institute, professional development seminars, Business Connection, Hometown Golf Challenge, Dairy Day Celebration and the Awards Banquet each January.

Hutchinson Downtown Association 320-234-5652 Hutchinson’s historic and vibrant downtown is promoted by the Hutchinson Downtown Association. The group boosts the area’s many assets including retail stores, restaurants, entertainment venues, the historic Carnegie Library, Library Square, Crow River and Luce Line State Trail. It also leads efforts to revitalize downtown. The group hosts special events downtown such as Picnic in the Park.

Hutchinson Economic Development Authority 1164 Benjamin Ave. S.

Hutchinson, MN 55350 320-234-4223 The Hutchinson Economic Development Authority works to create jobs, raise incomes and broaden the city’s tax base. Its goals include retaining and expanding existing businesses, bringing new ones into the community, and maintaining a vibrant downtown. The EDA aggressively markets lots in a 68-acre industrial park expansion, known as Energ y Park, on the city’s east side. It carries the state-certified “Shovel Ready” designation. Included in the industrial park is the Hutchinson Enterprise Center, a 20,000-square-foot small business incubator designed to grow earlystage businesses with its lowcost environment and business mentorship. The EDA’s marketing effort is k n ow n a s “ M in n e s ot a’s Manufacturing City.” Encompassing both traditional and social media, the campaign aims to make Hutchinson

synonymous with “economic development” in Minnesota by touting the high percentage of manufacturing jobs here.

Hutchinson Leader / Crow River Media 170 Shady Ridge Road Hutchinson, MN 55350 320-753-3635 The Hutchinson Leader was founded in 1885. It is a media company ser ving a regional audience online and in print. News and advertising are provided around the clock on the Leader’s digital platforms. In print, the Leader is available at newsstands and by subscriptions every Wednesday. The Leader is part of Crow River Media, which includes its sister newspaper, the Litchfield Independent Review, two weekend shoppers — the Leader Shopper and the Meeker County Advertiser — and Crow River Press, a full-service printer based in Hutchinson.

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CONSTRUCTION NUMBERS FOLLOW POSITIVE TRENDS Hutchinson saw plenty of building and remodeling work in 2021 By JEREMY JONES


ast year, when Dan Jochum, Hutchinson’s Building, Planning and Zoning director, reported 36 new single-family homes were built in 2020, it was the highest number since before the Great Recession. That positive trend continued in 2021. According to the annual update Jochum submitted to the Hutchinson City Council this past week, 35 new single-family homes were constructed this past year. The

total cost of the projects was $7.4 million. When accounting for additions to homes, solar arrays and garages, such construction totals $13.7 million. Commercial and industrial projects also added a sizable chunk to the overall value of construction in Hutchinson in 2021. The city’s new police facility weighs in at $5 million, but Uponor’s remodel added $4 million, a Riteway addition totaled $1.56 million, a River Oaks addition came in $1.2 million, and a Wastewater Treatment Facility improvement added $1.34 million. Smaller projects added up as well, such as a St. Anastasia Church remodel ($570,000), a Resonetics

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The former Econofoods building at 205 Washington Ave. E. was demolished in October 2021 to make way for Hutchinson’s new police station. At about $5 million, it was the largest and most costly construction project in the city last year, but there were several other big projects at places such as Uponor, Riteway and more.

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Hutchinson Construction Valuation Construction valuation, the amount of money spent on all construction in the city, is based on building permit data from the city’s Planning, Zoning and Building Department. 80 70


60 50 $44.30

$46.51 $41.43



Deer Park Apartments 309 N High Drive NW

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Jump from 77 remodel ($335,000), a McDonald’s remodel ($300,000) and a Walmart reroof ($166,000). All told, commercial and industrial work in Hutchinson added up to $16.8 million. Add in other commercial and industrial work such as fire sprinklers, mechanical work and other projects, and Hutchinson saw $39.76 million in total construction valuation in 2021. That figure may be a bit lower than 2018 ($44.3 million), 2019 ($46.5 million) and 2020 ($41.4 million), but it is still considerably higher than years prior to 2017, when total valuation climbed from $8.68 million to $19.43 million. The past few years have set records in Hutchinson. One year in particular, 2017, stands out at $67.86 million. That was the year Hutchinson High School’s renovations were completed, among other large projects. Jochum said Monday the high valuation numbers are a positive sign for Hutchinson, but the city isn’t exclusive in its growth. Recovery from the Great Recession around 2008 plays a factor along with a






1-3 bedroom pet f riendly apartments Outdoor pool, patio, picnic area & playground Indoor fitness center, sauna & hot tub Community room & business center


demand for housing and low interest rates. “We’re not much different than anywhere else in the Twin Cities and the country,” he said. “There has been a lot of activity, a lot of construction projects in the last five years or so.” All told, Hutchinson issued 715 building permits, 196 mechanical permits and 148 plumbing permits in 2021. An ongoing issue the city may have to tackle is the availability of vacant lots. The annual report details 107 available lots, down from 133 the year before. Going back 10 years there were nearly 400. According to the report, some of the lots go back to 1984, with most dated in the early 2000s, such as 36 lots in the Summerset Addition in 2005, 19 in the Southfork Addition in 2004, and 10 in the Kottke Court Replat to RiverPointe Villas in 2008. “We’re working on trying to do some long-range planning to address that issue,” Jochum said. “But (infrastructure) costs are rising so much for new development.”

Echo Manor Apartments 210 & 220 Echo Circle

• 1-2 bedroom apartments • Dishwasher & balcony

• Great location • Cat f riendly

Twin Oaks Townhomes 1025 & 1035 Texas Ave

• 1-3 bedroom homes • Multi-level 2 & 3 bedroom layouts

• Private entrance • Cat & dog f riendly

(320) 587-7705 (320) 587-7505

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PRINTING SOLUTIONS You can count on us for professional, budget-friendly printing, graphic design, bindery, and mailing services. Business cards, brochures, envelopes, flyers, postcards, letterhead, carbonless forms, newspaper inserts, newsletters, and much more!

170 Shady Ridge Road NW Hutchinson, MN 55350 320-753-3660 Find us on Facebook!

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HUTCHINSON BUSINESS DIRECTORY ATTORNEYS Kraft Walser Law Office 131 South Main St Hutchinson, MN 55350 50 (320) 587-8150

McGraw-Mahon, P.A. Suite 202 Citizens Bank Building Downtown Hutchinson (320) 587-3900

Yira Law Office


River of Hope Lutheran Church

UBS Financial Services

Riverside Church

45 Hassan St SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 369-6628 Dan Monahan, CFP, CPWA 80 S Eighth St, 29th Floor Minneapolis, MN 55402 (612) 303-5971


102 Main St S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-0305

Christ the King


CrossPoint Church

Pro Auto

575 Jefferson St SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-9690

Valley Sales

525 Hwy 7 E Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2240

BANKING/FINANCIAL Ameriprise Financial

1040 South Grade Rd SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2776 1215 Roberts Rd SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2668

Faith Lutheran Church 335 Main St S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2093

Grace Lutheran Church 430 5th Ave SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-3051

134 Main St S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-9379

Hope Family Church

Citizens Bank & Trust

Immanuel Church & School

18358 203rd St Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-4673

1005 Hwy 15 S (Event Center) Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-4414 20924 Hwy 7 W Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2074

St. Anastasia Catholic Community 460 Lake St SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-6507


At St. Anastasia School 400 Lake St SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-4760 Ext. 1

Kids, Inc.

566 Bluff St NE Hutchinson MN, 55350 (320) 587-5437

Kidz Junction

267 4th Ave NW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-7212

Little Lambs Christian Center 400 Franklin St SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587 2629


20882 Walden Ave Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-4857

Country Kitchen

Home State Bank

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

Hutch Bowl/ Squeaky’s Grill and Bar

MidCountry Bank

Peace Lutheran Church

102 Main St S & 1390 Hwy 15 S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2233 745 Hwy 7 Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-9988 201 Main St S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-4500

800 Bluff St NE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-3319 400 Franklin St SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-3031

528 Hwy 7 E Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-4940 1150 Hwy 7 W Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2352

Hutchinson Theatre Company 15 Franklin St SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-7278

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35 3rd Ave SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 455-8034

Tokyo Grill

1190 Hwy 7 W Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-8880

VFW Post 906

247 1st Ave SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-9929

EDUCATION Immanuel Church & School 20917 Walden Ave Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-4858

New Century Academy 950 School Rd SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-3660

New Discoveries Montessori Academy 1000 5th Ave SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-6362

Ridgewater College 2 Century Ave E Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-8500

EVENT FACILITIES Crow River Winery 14848 Hwy 7 E Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2922

Days Inn by Wyndham 1000 Hwy 7 Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-6030

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HEALTH, MEDICAL, DENTAL & PERSONAL CARE Glencoe Regional Health Services 1805 Hennepin Ave N Glencoe, MN 55336 (320) 864-7816


317 Hwy. 7 E Hutchinson MN, 55350 844-XTREAM3


Hutchinson Dental Center

Citizens Insurance Agency

Hutchinson Health

Kropp Ins and Fin Svcs Inc

Hutchinson Therapeutic Massage Center

Ryan Elbert

Primary EyeCare


2 Franklin St SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-3993 3 Century Ave SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-3290

45 Adams St Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2992

1059 Hwy 15 S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-4744

Steppingstone Therapeutic 20288 Hwy 15 N Suite 100 Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2326


1115 Hwy 7 W Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-0991

Heldt Painting & Contracting

102 Main St S Hutchinson MN, 55350 (320) 587-2674 Steve Kropp, Agent 34 Main St S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 455-8095 19 Main St N Suite A Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-0466

Hutchinson EDA

111 Hassen St SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-4223


1115 Hwy 7 E Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-5515

Shamrock Inn

1200 Hwy 15 S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-9299

Earl: (320) 395-2761 (320) 282-8951 Jared: (320) 282-8952


Hutchinson Utilities Commission

Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter

225 Michigan St SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-4746

Located at McLeod County Fairgrounds 880 Century Ave SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-9699

MARKETPLACE PUBLIC TRANSIT Trailblazer Transit 207 West 11th St Glencoe, MN 55336 (888) 743-3828

REAL ESTATE Hometown Realty

130 Washington Ave E Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-6115

The Title Team

235 Hassan St SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-6239

RECREATION A maze’n Farmyard 57645 Hwy 55 Eden Valley, MN 55329 (320) 453-6901

Crow River Golf Club 915 Colorado St NW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-3070

Ashley Homestore

1354 Hwy 15 S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-4663

Carly’s Shoes

24 Main St N Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-8356

CarpetsPlus Colortile

955 MN-7 Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-6070

Cash Wise Foods

Stockmen’s Greenhouse & Garden Center 1150 Hwy 7 E Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-7673

Slumberland Furniture

Crow River Press

The Village Shop

Factory Direct Furniture


22 1st Ave NE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2599

170 Shady Ridge Rd NW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 753-3660

Hager Jewelry

105 Washington Ave E Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-8888

245 Washington Ave E Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2762

Clay Coyote Gallery and Pottery

Goldmark Property Management

Ace Hardware

Liquor Hutch

60973 Hwy 12 Litchfield, MN 55355 (320) 693-7787



170 Shady Ridge Rd NW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 753-3635

1020 Hwy 15 S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-7655

16919 Hwy 7 E Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-SAVE (7283)

Deer Park Apartments 309 North High Drive NW Hutchinson, MN 55350 Echo Manor Apartments 210 & 220 Echo Circle Hutchinson, MN 55350 Twin Oaks Townhomes 1025 & 1035 Texas Ave Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-7505

Hutchinson Leader

138 Main St S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2230

Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce 2 Main St N Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-5252

Hutchinson Co-op

1110 Hwy 7 W Hutchinson, MN 55350 1-800-795-1299

1120 Hwy 7 Hutchinson MN, 55350 (320) 587-4622 114 Main St S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2727

Evergreen Apartments 115 Jefferson St SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-9432

Prince of Peace Retirement 301 Glen St SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-7588

Woodstone Senior Living 1025 Dale St SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-8917

SPORTING GOODS Little Crow Shooting Sports 18482 202 St # B Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-9829

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We Service ALL Makes & Models

You care about the future. I care about you. My commitment to you and to our community is not changing. I remain focused on providing the service you need during these uncertain times. I’m just a phone call or email away. Ryan Elbert 19 Main St. N Suite A Hutchinson, MN 320.587.0466

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STEWART CLINIC 300 Bowman St. Stewart, MN 55385 Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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