Discover Hutchinson 2019

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is a varied collection of stores, services, restaurants and recreation. While you’re in town, stop and shop at our specialty stores, and enjoy a great meal at a downtown restaurant. The friendly service from merchants and residents at our stores and businesses provides a warm welcome to Hutchinson. We hope you enjoy your visit. Downtown sensations...

Depot Marketplace Every Saturday 8:00 am – 12:00 Noon Every Wednesday 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Hutchinson Downtown Association provides: Spring Flower Pots Crazy Days Picnic in the Park—July December Holiday Sleigh Rides/Entertainment Contributions to downtown improvements – holiday lighting, finishing touches on the Depot, Signage & Wayfinding Winter Tree Tops

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Depot Marketplace Washington Ave East & 25 Adams St SE

Welcome Lifestyle Snapshot Mayor’s Column City Map

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Introduction 64 Hutchinson Health 66 Home Health Care 68 Assisted Living 68 Other Health Care Services 70 Family Health 70 Community Health Promotion 71 School Health 71 Home & Community Based Services 71 Health & Human Services 72


EVENTS Introduction Events Calendar of Events

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ATTRACTIONS Introduction Arts History Parks/Recreation Parks Map Guide

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LEISURE 21 22 24 24 2019 - 2020

Introduction Sports Outdoors Clubs/Organizations

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Elected Officials Services Minnesota Other Offices

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Introduction Board of Education Tigerpath Academies Newspapers in Education Education Opportunities Hutchinson-Area Foundations Older Citizens Services Assisted Living Support Services Worship Services

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

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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 Business Directory

2019 Big Fish Discover Guide Publisher: Brent Schacherer | Editorial Content: Kay Johnson, Stephen Wiblemo, Jeremy Jones, Jack Hammett, Ryan Kastenschmidt Photography: Hutchinson Leader | Editorial Design: Rachel Johnston Advertising: Kevin True, Colleen Piechowski, Nichole Elke, Ronda Kurtzweg, Hayley Anderson

Cover Photo: “Bears in the Air” by Stephen Wiblemo Cover Design: Rachel Johnston


The Hutchinson High School Marching Band is making an appearance at the 2018 Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival Grande Day Parade. Last year, the band premiered its new uniforms. This year the parade is at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 16.

Every effort has been made to provide an accurate directory, but if errors have occurred, please let us know about them. Published by Crow River Media, 170 Shady Ridge Road N.W., Suite 100, Hutchinson, MN 55350. Copyright 2019. Printed in the U.S.A. For additional information or to submit corrections, call 320-753-3641 or send an email to


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Hutchinson Leader


Ace Hardware


Hutchinson Theatre Co.


AEM Mechanical Services


Hutchinson Therapeutic Massage


AmericInn Lodge & Suites


Hutchinson Utilities Commission


Ameriprise Financial


Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church




Inglis Orthodontics


Ashley Homestore


Kids Inc.


B&B Sports & RV


Kidz Junction Child Care Center


Bear Roofing Exteriors


Bobbing Bobber Brewing Co


Kid’s Depot Early Education & Child Care Center


Carly’s Shoes


King’s Wok Buffet


Carpets Plus Colortile


Korngiebel Properties


Christ the King Lutheran Church


Citizens Bank & Trust Co.


Cobblestone Hotel & Suites


Coborn’s Superstore


Crosspoint Church


Crow River Glass


Crow River Golf Club


Crow River Press


Crow River Sno Pro’s


Crow River Winery


Days Inn Hutchinson


Edward Jones


El Loro


Evergreen Apartments


Factory Direct


Faith Lutheran Church


First Minnesota Bank


Fresh Look Painting




Glencoe Regional Health Services


Goldmark Property Management


Grace Lutheran Church


Hager Jewelry


Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter


Heldt Painting & Contracting


Highfield Apartments


Home State Bank


Hometown Realty


Hope Family Church


Hutch Bowl/Squeaky’s Grill & Bar


Hutch Cafe


Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism


Hutchinson City Center


Hutchinson Co-op


Hutchinson Dental Center


Korngiebel Properties Leona Apartments


Kraft Walser Law Office


The Law Firm of McGraw-Mahon, P.A.


Liquor Hutch


Little Crow Shooting Sports


Little Lambs Christian Center


Maytag Laundry & Car Wash


McLeod County Abstract and Title Services, L.L.C.




Melchert Hubert Sjodin Law


New Century Academy


New Discoveries Montessori Academy


New Journey United Church of Christ




Oakdale Golf Club


Our Savior’s Lutheran Church


Parkview Dental


Peace Lutheran Church


Pellinen Land Surveying Inc.


Peterson Juergensen Hemerick & Co


Pizza Ranch


Prince of Peace




Regional Eye Care


Ridgewater College


River of Hope Lutheran Church


Riverside Church


Shamrock Inn


SouthPoint Home Mortgage


Southview Terrace


St. Anastasia Catholic Church


State Farm, Mike McGraw


Trailblazer Transit


Twice is Nice


Valley Hutchinson


VFW Club


Hutchinson Downtown Association


Hutchinson Economic Development Authority

The Village Shop



Woodstone Senior Living Community


Hutchinson Family Aquatic Center


Yira Law Office, LTD.


Hutchinson Family Dentistry




Hutchinson Health



elcome to the 2019 Hutchinson Lifestyle Guide. This publication offers a directory of information and resources used by Hutchinson-area businesses and residents, especially those who are new to this area. The information contained in this guide is also available and regularly updated year-round at The Lifestyle Guide is a compilation of important information — a single source for lists of services, names, telephone numbers and email addresses. Keep it handy. Use it often. Hutchinson has been recognized as a great place to work and raise a family for many years. Reflecting its attractive neighborhoods, vibrant downtown and strong industries, it 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 more than 13,000 people. It is home to more than 500 businesses including 3M, TDK Hutchinson Technology, Hutchinson


Above — Hutchinson is home to the McLeod County Fair, which ch offers plenty of live music performances for dancing. The fairr isn’t the only time to catch live music, though, as many local establishments host musical acts throughout the year, as welll as RiverSong Music Festival and Music in the Park during the summer. Right — The Minnesota Pottery Festival attracts more than 30 potters from across the United States. The two-day event, July 27-28, takes place outdoors on the grounds of Clay Coyote Gallery and Pottery in rural Hutchinson. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Manufacturing, and its newest manufacturer, Uponor. 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 of an incredibly 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 320-753-3635. Send information for the Lifestyle Guide to Kay Johnson at






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2.21 Persons per household $32,676 Per capita income in past 12 months, 2017 dollars $55,705 Median household income, 2017 Source:


Greetings from Mayor Gary Forcier W elcome to Hutchinson! As the mayor and a lifelong resident, I can’t stress enough all the positive things Hutchinson has going on. Every city will try to highlight all the positive things going for it, but let me tell you about the unique combination of amenities that make Hutchinson 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 our history and celebrate our legacy. Today, Hutchinson is well known as a great and skilled manufacturing city, but it is also a destination city.

Hutchinson is a regional hub, attracting visitors from near and far. Whether you are here for one of our many events or festivals, or just spending a day away shopping and relaxing, we want you to feel at home in Hutchinson. We offer many activities for both young and old. We have a fantastic park and trail system featuring the paved Luce Line State Trail. In 2017, we opened our newest amenity, a $6.2 million aquatic center. Visit our McLeod County museum that features Les Kouba paintings and learn about our rich history. The Harrington-Merrill 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. Our revitalized downtown offers many different shopping and dining experiences. Our schools have been consistently highly rated on state surveys and our high school just finished a $45 million renovation. In 2018, our hospital partnered with HealthPartners and is expanding, a move designed to enhance patient options and community wellness. Our arts community is thriving from local support. Hutchinson has a strong faith community with many options for worship. I encourage you to spend

MAYOR GARY FORCIER just a little more time exploring Hutchinson. I hope that you will see, like I have, that Hutchinson is a beautiful area to live, work and play.

LIVING IN HUTCHINSON It’s a small community, and I’ve lived here my whole life. I love all the outdoor stuff you can do. I just love this community” STACY CROSBY

It’s a decent-sized town, so there are a lot of events that go on. It’s really easy to find something to do. It’s just small enough that you can make good relationships with people as well. Overall, I think it’s the perfect-sized town.” BROCKTON JORDAHL

I just feel like it’s a ver y familyoriented town. It’s always willing to grow and expand. We just feel really safe in this town.”

I like the fact that it’s a small enough community that you feel close-knit to what’s going on, but it’s also big enough that it doesn’t lack all the great amenities you want for your kids and family.”


It’s a great community. If any event happens, everybody is on it and everyone is supportive of it. And it’s definitely a great group of people.”

I like the overall warmth of the community. I’ve lived here since 1983. The sense of community is the biggest thing. The warmth and the openness.”



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Above—It’s big rigs, screaming engines and black, billowing smoke when the NTPA Power Pull Nationals roar into Hutchinson. The two-day event draws 10,000 people to the McLeod County Fairgrounds. Pictured is Rick Rose driving Giddy Up. Right— This handsome fellow greets visitors at the Minnesota Garlic Festival. This year the festival is Saturday, Aug. 10, at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.


f you’re a fan of live music, garlic, pottery or antique tractors, chances are good that Hutchinson has a festival for you. The town’s major events include: the Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival and Power Pull Nationals in June; RiverSong Music Festival, the Orange Spectacular and the Minnesota Pottery Festival in July; Heatwole Threshing Show, the 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 McLeod for Tomorrow’s Winterfest in February. Other special events that draw crowds to Hutchinson include the popular twice-weekly Farmers Market at historic Depot Marketplace that begins in May and runs through October, and the Music in the Park outdoor concert series on Monday evenings from June into August at Library Square

“I love the historic downtown, Library Square, the State Theatre and the depot. They are beautiful reminders of Hutchinson’s rich history and the possibility to be innovative and creative moving forward.” — Hannah Tjoflat, executive director of United Way of McLeod County in downtown Hutchinson. Plan ahead and pencil these events into your calendar. Next time you’re looking for something to do, think Hutchinson for festivals and fun.


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, blacksmith shop and more from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is free. For more, call Corey Henke at 320-587-9143 or visit

HUTCHINSON JAYCEE WATER CARNIVAL This popular summertime festival will celebrate its 77th anniversary with a week of activities from Sunday, June 9, through Sunday, June 16. Water Carnival Commodore Tess Heikes and Vice Commodore Jon Beach will coordinate the festival’s many activities ranging from bike rides and distance runs to live music, children’s activities and the Grande Day Parade. Welcoming guests will be Mr. Hutchinson John Hassinger and Hutchinson Woman of the Year Val Elder; 2018 Miss Hutchinson Erin Westlund and 2018 Princess Olivia Watzke; and Junior Queen Hayden Fink and Junior Commodore Jack Hantge. For more information, visit the Hutchinson Leader website at hutchinsonleader. com or the Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival website at RIVERSONG MUSIC FESTIVAL Hutchinson’s RiverSong Music Festival is celebrating its 11th season Friday and Saturday, July 12-13. The event brings together live music on two stages outdoors at Masonic/ West River Park along the scenic Crow River. This year’s Friday night headliner is the Fabulous Armadillos. Saturday night features Fastball. In between enjoy Annie Fitzgerald, a singer-songwriter; Corey Medina, blues artist; St. George’s Folly, original and traditional Irish music; Kent Burnside and the Flood Brothers, blues artists; Thunder and Rain, bluegrass; Dan Rodriguez, singer-songwriter; Chester Bay, an American alternative rock band; Katy Vernon, the “Ukulele Songbird”; and Miss Myra and The Moonshiners, vintage jazz and blues. 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 The Upper Midwest Allis-Chalmers Club hosts its annual Orange Spectacular Friday through Sunday, July 26, 27 and 28, at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. The show, which attracts thousands of people from across the United States, Canada and Europe, features everything Allis-

Junior Queen Aubrey Schmidt crowned her successor, Hayden Fink, during the 2018 Kiddie Day festivities. This event is one of the many that take place during the Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival. This year’s dates are June 9-16.

New in 2018 at the McLeod County Fair was the addition of a barn quilt booth where guests could experience hands-on painting. The completed quilt blocks pictured here will eventually be mounted on buildings at the fairgrounds. It will be the beginning of what is hoped to become the Barn Quilts of McLeod County Trail. Chalmers from tractors 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. For more information, visit

HEATWOLE THRESHING SHOW This year marks the 40th annual Heatwole Threshing Show Aug. 10-11. It takes place at 15498 Walden Ave., about 4 miles south of Hutchinson. The two-day event was started more than 40 years ago by farmers in the area southwest of Hutchinson. Their goal was to preserve the way farming once was done and relive the effort

MINNESOTA GARLIC FESTIVAL If you’re a fan of garlic, you can’t go wrong by attending the Minnesota Garlic Festival. The one-day “everything garlic” event is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, 840 Century Ave. S.W., Hutchinson. The festival is sponsored by the Crow River Sustainable Farming Association. It features cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, an entire cafe serving foods enhanced with garlic, vendors selling more than 100 varieties of the “King of Herbs,” live music, entertainment, wine-and-beer tasting, children’s activities and garlic ice cream. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children younger than 12, and stroller or carried babies are free. Parking is $1 per car. No pets are allowed. For more information and updates about the festival, visit or call 763-244-6659. MCLEOD COUNTY FAIR The McLeod County Fair is celebrating 147 years, Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 14-18, at the fairgrounds, 840 Century Ave. S.W., Hutchinson. Its five-day run features activities for all ages from live music, entertainment, Grandstand shows, exhibits, animal judging, contests, rides, games and more. All fair information is conveniently available at Want to take advantage of special deals to save money? Gate admission and Grandstand packages and deals are available on the website, too. 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. 2019 |





MANY RECREATION AND LEISURE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE. Call or stop in for information on park locations, campgrounds, picnic shelter reservations and gym rentals.

320-587-2975 900 Harrington St. SW (1 block NW of Hutchinson Mall)

INDOOR POOL Hutchinson Public Middle School, 1365 South, Grade Rd. Call for information and times for lessons 320-587-2975.

Patient-friendly building located downtown Hutchinson

ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL Downtown Hutchinson is the place to be Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14. It’s the 45th annual Arts and Crafts Festival, which includes the Ambassadors’ Taste of Hutchinson and Friends of the Library Used Book Sale — all at Library Square. The festival attracts more than 100 talented 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 If you’re a collector of guns, knives or sports memorabilia, don’t miss the Elks Gun and Coin Show. This two-day annual event is Sept. 21-22. 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

Dr. Steven Flinn, DDS • Dr. David Mach, DDS, PHD Dr. Jorey Heit, DDS

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. WINTERFEST McLeod for Tomorrow’s eighth annual Winterfest takes place in early February at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, 840 Centur y Ave. S .W., Hutchinson. It features a variety of free indoor and outdoor activities ranging from snow golf, ice skating and snoeshoeing to programs by the University of Minnesota Raptor Center, visits with movie characters such as Elsa, Anna and Olaf, plus snowmobile rides and an opportunity to see a dogsled in action. Admission is free and the public is welcome. This event is a fundraiser for McLeod for Tomorrow, which provides leadership training to county residents. For more information, visit

320-587-2146 36 Washington Ave. W. Hutchinson

Left to Right: Tanja Glaser, Lucy Newcomb, Angie Forcier, Dr. Steve Flinn, Maria Cano, Dr. David Mach, Sandy Froning, Dr. Jorey Heit, Missy Scharfencamp, Missy Skelton, Micaela Grams, Lori Lindeman, Patty Pearce & Melanie Nagel

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EVENTS CALENDAR OF EVENTS Hutchinson has much to offer in the way of activities and events. For more information about local happenings, check out the A&E Calendar in the Leader’s Wednesday print edition and Information is also available from the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism at 320-587-5252 or APRIL April 4-6, 11-13: Hutchinson Theatre Company presents “Shadowlands,” at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts. For tickets, call 320-587-7278 April 5, 7: Crow River Singers presents “Music of Minnesota.” Two concerts are scheduled: Friday at New Journey United Church of Christ Church, and Sunday at Peace Lutheran Church; Holly Dapper at 320-587-0710 April 14: One Book, One Community presents a program by Allen Eskens, author of “The Life We Bury.” Admission is free. MAY May 3-4: Citywide Garage Sales, Hutchinson; 320-753-3655 May 5: Walk MS at Masonic/West River Park, Hutchinson; 320-2966956 May 18: Paws on Parade Pet Walk for the benefit of the Heart of Minnesota A nimal S helter, Hutchinson. It takes place at the McLeod County Fairgrounds; 320234-9699 May 18: Main Street Farmers Market is at Depot Marketplace, 25 Adams St. S.E. Market hours: 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. The market continues through October; 320-234-4223 May 27: Memorial Day parade and ceremony, Veterans Park of McLeod County in Hutchinson; 320-587-2665

The Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter’s annual fundraiser, Paws on Parade, is Saturday, May 18. It draws owners and their four-legged friends to the McLeod County Fairgrounds. The money raised from this event goes to provide veterinary care, housing and adoption of unwanted, stray or abused animal in the McLeod County area.

Sculpture Stroll will feature new statues this month. The public art will be on display through May 2020; JUNE June 7: Dairy Day, Library Square in downtown Hutchinson; 320587-5252 June 10: Music in the Park outdoor concert series begins at 6:30 p.m. in Library Square. The series continues through Monday, Aug. 5; 320-587-5252 June 13-14: Winstock Country Music Festival will celebrate its 26th anniversary this year. The Winsted festival is featuring Jason Aldean, Old Dominion, Kane Brown and Brett Young, plus many other stars; June 8-16: 77th annual Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival fea-

tures a week of activities; June 28-29: NTPA Power Pull Truck and Tractor, McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson; Hutchinson Theatre Company’s YoungStars stage production. Tickets are available at the door; June 26-Aug. 7: Peace Lutheran Noon Recitals and salad luncheons, Peace Lutheran Church, 400 Franklin St. S.W., Hutchinson; 320-5873031 JULY July 12-13: RiverSong Music Festival takes place outdoors at Masonic/West River Park in Hutchinson; July 26-28: Orange Spectacular

featuring Allis-Chalmers tractors and implements at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson; July 27-28: The Minnesota Pottery Festival is outdoors on the grounds of Clay Coyote Pottery; Hutchinson Theatre Company presents “Happy Days: A New Musical,” dates and location to be announced; AUGUST Aug. 2: Relay For Life of McLeod, at Masonic/West River Park, Hutchinson; 507-215-8707 Au g . 6: N ati o n a l N i g ht O u t , Hutchinson Aug. 10-11: Heatwole Threshing Show, 15498 Walden Ave.; 320587-9243

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EVENTS Aug. 10: Minnesota Garlic Festival, McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson; 320-543-3394 Aug. 14-18: McLeod County Fair at the fairgrounds in Hutchinson; 320-587-2499 or Aug. 22-Sept. 2: Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul; SEPTEMBER Sept. 6-7: Citywide Garage Sales, Hutchinson; 320-753-3655

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Sept. 7: Minnesota State Pedal Pull, McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson; 507-235-5026 Sept. 13-14: Hutchinson Arts and Crafts Festival, Friends of the Library Used Book Sale and the Ambassadors’ Taste of Hutchinson, all in Library Square in downtown Hutchinson; 320-587-5252 Sept. 20-21: Rummage, Book and Bake Sale Benefit for the Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter, McLeod County Fairgrounds; Sept. 21-22: Elks Gun and Coin Show at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson; 320-5878989 Historic Hutchinson’s annual Living History Tour at Oakland Cemetery; 320-587-7278. OCTOBER Oct. 25: Spooky Sprint 5K Family Fun Run/Walk and 1/2 mile Kids Dash; Oct. 31: Halloween Parade at the Hutchinson Mall; 320-587-5956

son Theatre Company’s fall dinner theater show; Nov. 14: Ambassadors’ Taste of the Holidays; 320-587-5252 Nov. 16-30: Hutchinson Photography Club’s annual showcase; 320-587-7278 Nov. 24: Coming Together in Song Concert to benefit Common Cup Ministry; 320-234-8344 Hutchinson High School fall musical; 320-587-2151 DECEMBER Dec. 7: Christmas Trees and Traditions, Christ the King Lutheran Church, Hutchinson; 320-5872776 Dec. 6, 8 : Crow River Singers Holiday Concerts, Hutchinson; 320-587-0899 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 JANUARY Blizzard Blast, a fundraiser for local hospice services, at the Glencoe City Center; 320-234-5031 Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism annual meeting and banquet; 320-5875252 Gopher Campfire Conservation Club’s annual Indoor Fishing Contest, Gopher Campfire clubhouse; 320-587-7722

96 Denver Avenue SE Hutchinson

Oct. 31-Nov. 2: “Seasonal Allergies” is the title of the Hutchinson Theatre Company’s fall dinner theater show at Crow River Winery;


NOVEMBER Nov. 2: 3M Craft Sale, McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson

FEBRUARY Winterfest at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson;

Nov. 7-9: Second weekend run of “Seasonal Allergies,” the Hutchin-

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Little Crow Archery 3D Shoot, McLeod Count y Fairgrounds, Hutchinson; email:

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Tuesday - Friday 9:00 - 6:00, Saturday 9:00 - 5:00 Jim Condon • Katie Condon

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Above — Hutchinson Theatre Company provides a venue for local actors and directors to participate in community theater. This year’s schedule features “Shadowlands,” “Happy Days: A New Musical” and “Seasonal Allergies.” For more information, call the Hutchinson Center for the Arts at 320-587-7278.


utchinson offers many gems when it comes to recreation. Visitors and residents alike can experience the Sculpture Stroll, bike along the Luce Line State Trail or take a swim at the Hutchinson Family Aquatic Center. Prefer indoor pursuits? The Hutchinson Center for the Arts is the hub for the local arts scene. It offers a variety of hands-on art activities and creative options from a community theater and concerts to an ever-changing schedule of exhibits. McLeod County Historical Society and Museum 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 hands-on, creative play for children, which inspires problem solving, science, leadership, collaboration, experimentation and lifelong learning. Hutchinson has no shortage of things to do. Attractions are

Left — Hutchinson’s Sculpture Stroll features a variety of work including “Slices of Heaven” by Craig Cray. It was installed at Depot Marketplace, D 25 Adams St. S.E., Hutchinson. It was one of several sculptures featured in the sculpt 2018-19 2018- outdoor exhibit.

“When I first visited Hutchinson, it felt like ‘home.’ Folks were easy to approach and talk to, and everyone was happy to be of assistance. I enjoy the small town atmosphere, while still being within an hour of the Cities. The bicycle trails, parks, lakes, and many local activities make this a great home.” — Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon, minister of music at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson available in town as well as in neighboring communities. The city is at the junction of three state highways, so it’s easy to get to from all points of the compass. Don’t delay, explore all that Hutchinson has to offer today.

ATTRACTIONS ARTS MUSIC IN THE PARK If you prefer your music served outdoors, Library Square in downtown Hutchinson is the place to be during June, July and August. Music in the Park takes place at 6:30 p.m. Mondays from June 10 through Aug. 5. The bands are a mix of musical genres. In addition to music, attendees can enjoy pie and ice cream served by local nonprofit groups. The RiverSong Music Festival Committee selects the talent and Historic Hutchinson is handling all sponsorships and social applications. Rain announcements are made by 4 p.m. on Mondays on KDUZ 1260 AM and KARP 106.9 FM. For more information, email PHOENIX DRUMLINE The Crow River Drumline Association is the sponsor of Phoenix Drumline, a Hutchinson-area drumline that draws participants from a 30-mile radius. The group has two seasons: winter and summer. Added in 2017 was the Phoenix Phlyers, a drumline for people with disabilities. For more information about both drumlines, email 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 Concer t A ssociation, members can attend the group’s three concerts for no additional cost. For more information, call Bev Wangerin, president, at 320-583-3652. PUBLIC ART Whether you’re a fan of murals or sculptures, Hutchinson has something for you. The city’s collection of public art is growing. The works range from the mural “By the Country Store” along Hassan Street in downtown Hutchinson to the statue of Little Crow at Eheim Park near the Main Street bridge.

• Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education: The city of Hutchinson department facilitates art programs and partners with arts groups for the benefit of the greater Hutchinson area. For more information, see its brochure published three times a year, call 320-587-2975 or visit parkrec.html.

The Hutchinson Center for the Arts, 15 Franklin St. S.W., offers a variety of exhibits. Earlier this year, the art center hosted its second “We Are What We Make” exhibit, which featured the work of area artists, crafters and creatives. About 100 pieces were on display including this jeweled fan titled “Flowers and Bugs” by Dawn Iverson of Brownton. Also on view are seven sculptures that are on loan for the term of one year. Learn more in a brochure available at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts, 15 Franklin St. S.W. or the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism office, 2 Main St. S. For more information, call the art center at 320-587-7278.

• Crow River Youth Choir: This fif th-grade choir was formed in 2017, under the direction of Judy Hoeft and Naomi Shaddis. The choir performs for local groups and conducts an annual concert. For more information, call the art center at 320-587-7278.

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 the arts in Hutchinson will be strengthened when art groups join together and share resources. The art center is home to exhibits, presentations, theater productions, meetings and more. Lisa Bergh is executive director, and Tom Peterson is the program assistant. For more information, call the art center at 320-587-7278 or visit The Hutchinson Center for the Arts includes the following partner organizations:

• Crow Rive r S in ge r s: T h e communit y ch orus of fers people who love to sing an opp or tunit y to share this interest with others. Two seasons are offered: fall and spring. For more information, call Holly Dapper, project director, at 320-587-0710 or email: hollymd55@hotmail. com.

• 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

• Historic Hutchinson: This local preser vation group’s purpose is to restore, preser ve and protec t the living and structural history of the Hutchinson area. Current projects include the restoration of the historic Harry S. Merrill House and Episcopal church, an annual living history cemetery tour, historic bus tours and the cit y ’s Register of Historic Places. For more information, call the art center at 320-5877278.

• Hutchinson Photography Club: Welcomes people of all ages who are amateurs or professionals. The club also offers classes and conducts an annual showcase of members’ work in November. For more inf o r m atio n , c a ll t h e a r t center at 320-587-7278 or • Hutchinson Theatre Company: Started in 2002, the local community theater will produce three shows this year: “Shadowlands” April 4-6, 11-13; “Happy Days: A New Musical” dates to be announced; and “Seasonal Allergies” a fall dinner theater production at Crow River Winery. The communit y theater also sponsors YoungStars, a special summer theater program for youth. For more information, call the art center at 320-5877278 or • Litchfield Area Male Chorus: Established in 1964, 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@ • McLeod County Fair: The 147th McLeod County Fair will be Aug. 14-18, at the fairgrounds, 840 Century Ave. S.W., Hutchinson. The fiveday event features a broad range of art-related activities from live music to painting, photography and fiber exhibits. For more information, call the fair office at 320-587-2499 or visit 2019 |


ATTRACTIONS also known locally as the Harrington-Merrill House, is lis te d o n th e N atio na l Register of Historic Places. It is undergoing restoration through a joint partnership between the city of Hutchinson and Historic Hutchinson. The house, built in 1858, is the oldest building in Hutchinson. It also ranks as one of the oldest buildings in McLeod County.

• 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 27-28. It takes place at Clay Coyote Gallery and Pottery, 1714 240th St., Hutchinson. 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 Arts and for corporate functions. For more information, call the art center at 320-587-7278 or visit No Lines Improv Facebook page.

If you’re looking for laughs, there’s no better place to find them than at a No Lines Improv performance. The local improv troupe performs at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts. It also takes its show on the road to Bait & Hook restaurant in Cokato.

• RiverSong Music Festival: This year marks the 11th anniversary of the two-day outdoor event. Mark your calendar for Friday and Saturday, July 12-13 . Headlining Friday night will be returning favorite the Fabulous Armadillos. 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 • W h e e l & Co g Chil dre n’s Museum: Its goal is to engage the community in interactive and imaginative play through exhibits and learning opportunities. It is housed in the Hutchinson Mall, 1060 State Highway 15 S. For more information, call the art center at 320 -587-7278 or visit

HISTORY MCLEOD COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM The McLeod County Historical Museum tells the story of the county’s nine cities. It also features the Les Kouba Gallery, Emanuel

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• ”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. It was built in 1874. • Adams and Quast House, 406 Main St. S., has a stone foundation that was laid in 1901 and construc tion 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, 446 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.

The McLeod County Historical Museum, 380 School Road N.W., Hutchinson, offers a glimpse into the past through its Historical Gallery. Featured are displays of towns as well as early McLeod County businesses such as this portrait studio. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Albrecht Gallery and the Historical Gallery, which includes displays from early McLeod County businesses. Interested in genealogy? Investigate your family roots in the research library or access records through the museum’s library edition of Ancestry. Also available for browsing are McLeod County land ownership records, census indices, church records, newspaper clippings, old photos and local history books. A collection of county newspapers on microfilm is avail-

able as well. For more information, call the museum at 320-587-2109. To search the museum’s online database, visit HUTCHINSON HISTORY TOUR Learn about Hutchinson through the history of its significant buildings. To help, Historic Hutchinson has created the following walking, biking or driving tour. • Harr y S. Merrill House, 225 Washing ton Ave. W.,

• Oakland Cemeter y was es tablished 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 cemeter y grounds. • William Davidson House, 345 Hassan St. S.E., was built in 1889. Being a builder by trade would perhaps explain why Davidson added 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.

ATTRACTIONS • 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 on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1985, a bond referendum for $750,000 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 three-screen 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. • Another Craf t sman-st 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. • Christlieb House, 26 Grove St. S.W., was built in 1900 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.

• “ D a n i s h C a s t l e ,” 4 3 5 Washing ton 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 change s have b e en 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 the history of Hutchinson.

PARKS/ RECREATION HUTCHINSON PARKS Hutchinson is known for its green space. Its highly regarded park system features 37 parks, 21 playgrounds, 22 ball fields and more than 30 acres of prairie. A popular addition in 2018 was the Community Dog Park at 427 First Ave. S.E. It has areas for large dogs and small dogs. The hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Hutchinson’s commitment to parks can be traced back to the city’s founding fathers — John, Judson and Asa Hutchinson (a statue of them can be found in Library Square) — who included 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 77th annual Hutchinson Jaycees Water Carnival in June, the 11th annual RiverSong Music Festival in July at Masonic/West River Park, and the 45th annual Arts & Crafts Festival in September at Library Square. For those who like to plan ahead, Masonic/West River Campground and city shelter reservations are available. To register, visit or call 320-587-2975. 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. They 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 320-484-4334. 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. Reservations 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 Families can be found visiting the Gopher Campfire Club’s Wildlife Sanctuary year-round. 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 People of all ages can be seen walking, running and biking along the city’s extensive network of recreational trails. Most trails have been constructed alongside streets when they are rebuilt. Hutchinson has been designated a BicycleFriendly 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 Hutchinson’s outdoor 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, operated by Hutchinson’s Parks, Recreation and Community Education department, 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 Hutchinson features two sheets of indoor ice at Burich Arena, 950 Harrington St., across from the Hutchinson Recreation Center. The building accommodates 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, circuses, in-line skating, baseball and lacrosse training, and other dry-land training. 2019 |






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1 — Shady Ridge: neighbor-

with various tree species, a

south of dam with mass pe-

(home to the Hutchinson

25 — Linden: park is ad-

and Arts & Crafts Festival in

hood park with play equip-

statue and plaque remem-

rennial plantings and seating

Huskies town team) with a

jacent to the Hutchinson

September. Contains a band

ment and picnic table

bering foreign exchange


sand volleyball court, play-

Family Aquatic Center/

stand for concerts, fountain

ground, walking trail, Skate

Recreation Center and two

and Hutchinson Brothers

13 — Fireman’s: a memorial

Park, picnic area and BMX

indoor ice rinks at Burich


terrain bike course

Arena, an outdoor paved

students 2 — Woman’s Club: recreation ball field and shelter

8 — Masonic/West River:

park honoring firefighters

picnic area, playground

showers, boat landing, re-

with sheltered picnic area,

strooms, picnic area, sand

play equipment, WPA foun-

20 — North/Community

3 — Miller Woods: a nature

volleyball, play equipment,

tain pool and bridge

Playground: tennis/pickle

26 — Lions Park West:

with playground equipment

area with a half-mile loop

shelters, RV and tent camp-

ball courts, pleasure ice rink,

neighborhood park with pic-

and sun shelter

summer walking trail, winter

ing sites, permanent stage

14 — Kimberly: neighbor-

extensive playground behind

nic table and play equipment

cross-country ski trail in a

(available for rent), paddle

hood park with play equip-

Park Elementary School

restored oak savanna

sport equipment such as

ment and access to Luce Line

canoes, kayaks and stand-up

State Trail on city’s east side

walking path is also available

small neighborhood park

32 — Driftriders: a scenic 27 — Junior Community

outlook, sledding hill, 1/4-

21 — South: 10-acre park

Women: a neighborhood

mile walking trail, picnic

with mature trees, three pic-

park and play area near high

shelter, nature-theme playground

4 — Rotary: new play equip-

paddle boards are available

ment in 2017, shelter, paved

for rent Wednesday through

15 — North Woods: volley-

nic shelters, restrooms, play

school with a basketball

one-half mile trail around

Sunday at the garage on site

ball, restrooms, Little League

equipment, 9-hole disc golf

court and picnic tables

fields, play equipment, and

course available year-round

park and outdoor fitness 9 — Riverside Jaycee: horse-

an enclosed picnic shelter,

shoe courts, restrooms, pic-

winter outdoor hockey and

5 — Oddfellows: outdoor

nic area, play equipment,

pleasure skating rinks

archery, picnic shelter, rest-

ball field, shelter and a native

rooms, play equipment along

prairie area

equipment, restrooms

the Luce Line Trail 10 — Kiwanis: also known as

31 — Rolling Meadows:

33 — Law Enforcement: 28 — Crow River Recre-

a statue of a police officer

22 — Legion: war memo-

ational Area: adjacent to

honors those who have pro-

rial along State Highway 15

Crow River and Luce Line

tected Hutchinson, includ-

South with a picnic shelter

State Trail with picnic area

ing fallen officers

area near State Highway 7

23 — VFW: youth baseball

29 — McLeod County Vet-

34 — Community Dog Park/

with play equipment

field, play equipment, bas-

erans Memorial: a memorial

East River Park: This new

ketball court, picnic shelter

park with a Walk of Honor,

park was added in 2017.

16 — Lions Park East: picnic

6 — Roberts: four regulation

Rocket Hill; play equipment,

softball/baseball fields, boat

snow sliding and year-round

17 — Boy Scout: picnic area

and new restroom in 2018.

monuments, picnic facility

The fenced in area offers

landing, new play equipment

shelter and occasional sum-

near State Highway 7 with a

The park is adjacent to Oak-

and restrooms

space for both large and

in June 2018, restrooms,

mer water slide (private rent-

Boy Scout statue

land Cemetery

basketball court, sand vol-

als available)

leyball, gravel trail through

small dogs. The park is on 30 — Library Square: home

the south side of Crow River,

18 — Old Bass Pond: natural

24 — Elks: picnic shelter,

of the 1904 Carnegie Li-

east of Depot Marketplace,

native tall grass prairie.

11 — Eheim: scenic area

area next to the Crow River

restrooms, recreational ball

brary and site of an 1862

home of the Hutchinson

Hutchinson Public Schools’

north of dam with look-out

and Luce Line State Trail

field, volleyball, extensive

U.S.-Dakota War stockade.

Farmers Market

ecology site borders the east

pier and seating, statue of

play equipment, new inclu-

Is used for many community

For more information

side of the park.

Chief Little Crow

19 — Tartan Park/ VMF

sive play pieces were added

activities, including Dairy

about Hutchinson parks, call

Field: fenced baseball field

in 2017 and 2018, along with

Day in June, the Music in the

Sara Witte, parks supervisor,

7 — AFS: a memorial park

12 — Girl Scout: scenic area

and top flight baseball field

off-street parking

Park summer concert series

at 320-234-4228.

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Above — Running along the Crow River, the Luce Line State Trail is a popular destination for bicyclists, runners and d walkers alike. Right — The Hutchinson Aquatic Center is a popular summer destination featuring water slides, diving boards, a zipline and a climbing wall.


o matter what time of year it is, or what you love to do, there is always something happening in Hutchinson. nson. Want to try figure skating or join a pickup game me of hockey? Check out Burich Arena, which boasts two sheets of indoor ice. Looking for a way to stay active and beat the winter blues? Try joining one of the many adult recreational leagues, such as volleyball or basketball. Or, pack up your ice fishing gear and check out one of the many hot angling spots in the area. Love to read, surf the internet or read a magazine or newspaper? Head to the Hutchinson Public Library. It offers entertainment for all ages. Popular offerings include DVD movies and books on CD. Prefer to spend your time helping others? Hutchinson offers a variety of fraternal organizations and service clubs that work to improve the community.

“Golf is an activity for all ages. You can start as young as 3, and I’ve got members that are in their 90s playing golf ... You’re outside and getting a form of exercise and still getting the scenic views of Crow River.” — Tom Parsons, Crow River Golf Club general manager

LEISURE SPORTS BASEBALL Baseball has a strong tradition in Hutchinson, which spans 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 about the HJLBA, VFW and Legion baseball teams. Hutchinson is also home to the Huskies, a Class C amateur baseball team that also calls Veterans Memorial Field home. The Huskies are part of the North Star League and are managed by Mike Kutter, who is in his sixth year managing. The Hutchinson Huskies were partnered with the Dassel-Cokato Saints and Litchfield Blues to host the 2016 Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Association Tournament. It was the third time Hutchinson has hosted the tournament. Go to 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 softball program for kids preschool through fourth grade, and it partners with 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 available through the Parks and Recreation Department, on the fields at Roberts Park. For more information about

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For those looking for a night at the ballpark, Veteran’s Memorial Field is the summer home of the Hutchinson Huskies amateur baseball team, as well as Hutchinson’s Legion and VFW teams. joining a league, call John McRaith, recreation services coordinator, at 320-234-5636. AQUATIC CENTER Hutchinson’s outdoor Aquatic Center at the Recreation Center, 900 Harrington St. S.W., opened for the 2017 summer swim season. It features water slides, a zipline, a climbing wall, diving boards, 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. 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.

The course offers a pleasant and enjoyable golfing experience for players of all handicaps. Call 320-864-3023 or visit for tee times.

• Oakdale Golf Club, 12 miles southwest of Hutchinson on Count y Road 38, on pic turesque L ake Allie, features a challenging 18-hole, par-72 course 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.

• Shadowbrooke Golf Course, at the intersection of State Highway 7 and McLeod County Road 1, is a challenging, 18hole 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. Call 320-395-4250 or visit for tee times.

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

• Litchfield Golf Club, at 405 We s t P l e a s u r e D r i v e i n Litchfield, is an 18-hole, par70 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.

• Glencoe Country Club, 1325 E. First St. in Glencoe, is an 18-hole, 6,094-yard course 15 miles southeast of Hutchinson.

LEISURE ment team members. Sports offered include bowling from August through November. Basketball takes place from January through March followed by track and field, which will begin in March. For more information, visit

DISC GOLF COURSES • 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 and par signage, along with strategically placed trees.

ATHLETIC ORGANIZATIONS Hutchinson Figure Skating Association

• 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.

Hutchinson High Tides Swim Club, 219-5611663 Hutchinson Hockey Association Brian Knorr, president 320-583-7377

• South Park, at Fourth Ave. S.W., Hutchinson, is home to a nine-hole disc golf course. The 2,689-foot course features permanent tee boxes, par signage an d var ying h ole locations, along with many mature trees and several blind tee shots. BOWLING Hutch Bowl, 1150 State 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 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, which lists all the activities available. For more information, call 320-587-2975, or go to ICE SKATING If you want to lace up your skates and hit the ice, there are plenty of opportunities at Hutchinson’s B urich A rena , 950 Harrington St. S.W. B urich A rena feature s t wo

Hutchinson Junior League Baseball Association Hutchinson Junior Olympic Volleyball Association 320-587-7860 Hutchinson Special Olympics, Hutchinson District 423 program Lisa Kraft, head of delegation 320-234-2618 Whether its the Hutchinson Figure Skating Association putting on a show, local hockey teams battling it out or quality family time during open skate, Burich Arena is home to on-ice action all winter long. 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 ADAPTIVE RECREATION 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, 1005 State Highway 15 S. To receive a free monthly calendar, call 320234-5656. Events also are listed in the Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education brochure published three times a year by the city of Hutchinson.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS Hutchinson School District 423 partners with Special Olympics of Minnesota to provide an athletic program for youth with intellectual 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 opportunities are available for coaches, management team members and games manage-

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LEISURE OUTDOORS TOP 10 FISHING HOT SPOTS Here’s a list from the Hutchinson office of the Fisheries Division of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. • 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. • L a ke M in nie - B elle: L a ke Minnie-Belle, south of Litchfield, provides great boating and angling opportunities. It is nearly 600 acres in area, with an average depth of 31 feet and maximum 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 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. MinnieBelle also has a fishing pier for anglers. • 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.

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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.

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.

• Collinwood Lake: 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.

• L a k e Wa s h i n g t o n : L a k e Washing ton, 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.

• 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 crappies, northern pike and 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

• 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 buf falo, 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 OUTDOOR ORGANIZATIONS Brownton Rod and Gun Club 320-328-5769 Cedar Mills Gun Club Christian Deer Hunters Association Tom Rakow, 320-583-3236 Crow River Sno Pro’s

LEISURE Crow River Corvette Club 320-587-8437

Firearm Safety Seminars Bob Malone Gopher Campfire Conservation Club 320-587-4868

Crow River Quilters Friends of the Hutchinson Public Library Joyce Beytien, president, 320-587-2368

Hutchinson Area Mountain Bike Association 320-587-2453

Heatwole Threshing Association Corey Henke, 320-587-9143

Hutchinson Shotokan Karate Club 320-296-6915

Hutchinson Area Bird Club Bernice Hall, 320-587-8122

Little Crow Disc Golf Club Shane Kruse, 320-582-2395

No matter the weather outside, the Hutchinson area is home to many popular public fishing spots.

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LEISURE ORGANIZATIONS ABATE, American Bikers for Awareness, Training and Education Pops Latham, 320-221-0953

McLeod County Pheasants Forever Mark Reinert 320-864-6325,

Civil Air Patrol 320-587-3480

Crow River Amateur Radio Club, Crow River Beekeepers Association 320-583-0433 crowriverbeeassociation@gmail. com

Hutchinson Garden Club Deb Kuharski, 320-587-0469 Hutchinson Public Library Reading Groups Katy Hiltner, head librarian, 320-587-2368



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Above — The Ambassadors’ Taste of Hutchinson is the perfect partner to the Arts and Crafts Festival. Who can argue with handmade crafts with a side of cheese curds and a cold beer? The outdoor food court features a variety of food vendors who set up along First Avenue between Main and Hassan streets. Expect all the favorites from taco pies and Kettle corn to mini doughnuts, cheese curds and fresh-squeezed lemonade. Right — Celebrity Chef Jorge Guzman of Minneapolis slices barbecued pork during the Minnesota Garlic Festival.


ungry? No problem. Hutchinson offers a smorgasbord of dining options. Whether you’re looking for a tender steak, a hot-off-the grill piece of chicken or a fresh salad topped with seasonal vegetables, local restaurants can oblige. And if you want to try something more international, you’re in luck because Hutchinson offers Japanese, Chinese and Mexican cuisine. Prefer to cook your meals at home? That’s OK, too. Fresh ingredients are available at local grocery stores as well as at the Hutchinson Farmers Market. Local producers sell their wares from May through October at Depot Marketplace, 25 Adams St. S.E., Hutchinson. Homegrown products range from flowers and vegetables, to breads and canned goods. Parking is convenient and a roof provides shelter during inclement weather. 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 at 320-587-2975. Eating also goes hand-in-hand with festivals, and in Hutchinson there are plenty of opportunities throughout the year to celebrate food. Check out offerings at the Minnesota Garlic

“The Hutchinson Farmers Market is one of the best in the area. Our market offers a great experience from the covered stalls to a historic building. The local produce and variety of items makes this a unique market. There are also special events along with activities for kids throughout the season. The select winter markets help make this a year-round venue.” — Chris Schlueter, host of the HCVN show “Cooking in the Country with Chris” Festival, RiverSong Music Festival, the McLeod County Fair, Taste of Hutchinson and more.


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Above— Children lined up for cool treats at RiverSong Music Festival. stival. The two-day outdoor music jamboree features a variety of foods ds ranging from wood-fired pizza and root beer floats to steak skewers wers and waffle fries. Right — The Hutchinson Farmers Market offers children dren the opportunity to participate in the Power of Produce program, which hich provides them with tokens to purchase fresh produce. Pictured is Ethan Smith who used his Power of Produce tokens to purchase rhubarb, while his sister, Abby, chose strawberries.

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Above — Every year area residents dress up in October for the Spooky Sprint. The 5K run/walk is a fundraiser for the REACH program at Hutchinson High School, which provides support for students who may have hurdles to overcome in their lives. REACH students volunteer at the event and cheer runners on. Right — Marcus Smahel works on the mini mills inside Hutchinson High School’s Centerr for Technical Excellence. The same space will be put to use as part of Tiger iger Manufacturing, a two-part program that includes a class in the school’ss business academy and a class in the school’s STREAM academy.


utchinson is home to numerous schools, churches and support services designed to serve the needs of individuals and families. In addition to one of the state’s best performing public schools, five parochial schools and two charter schools operate in the city. At Hutchinson High School, 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 offered $1.36 million to equip the CTE with modern manufacturing equipment. One of Hutchinson’s public charter schools, New Century Academy, is adding new programs, grade levels and opportunities at its new space on School Road. Another charter public school, New Discoveries Montessori Academy, is growing into new classroom spaces, offering new grade levels, and building connections with local mental health providers. Many local high school students take classes at Ridgewater

“I really believe it (the renovated high school) is better, and we have more building than I ever imagined we would have. We are very proud of the final product. We think it is going to serve education well, and as a center for the community in Hutchinson for years to come. That has been the role in the past, and I believe it will serve that capacity.” — Superintendent Daron VanderHeiden, Hutchinson Public Schools College, as do numerous other traditional students in more than 100 education programs. Groups such as Common Cup Ministry and Hunger Free McLeod are available to help support families at home and at school. And the community’s many churches serve people of several faiths and denominations. Residents looking to learn and grow need look no further than to groups such as Hutchinson Community Education and the University of Minnesota Extension service.

LIVING BOARD OF EDUCATION 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.

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Hutchinson High School’s new gym, seen here during a volleyball match, was renamed Whalen Gymanasium in honor of 2000 Hutchinson graduate Lindsay Whalen. Whalen is head coach of the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team.

Park Elementary: 100 Glen St. S.W. Principal is Dan Olberg; serves about 900 students in grades 2-5. Phone: 320-587-2837. Fax: 320587-4821. MICHAEL CARLS Board member 320-587-7389

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EDUCATION District 423 Central Office: 30 Glen St. N.W. Superintendent is Daron VanderHeiden. Phone: 320587-2860. Fax: 320-587-4590. Website:

West Elementary: 875 School Ro a d S .W. P rin c ip a l is A n n e Broderius; serves about 500 students in grades K-1. Phone: 320587-4470. Fax: 320-587-0735.

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Hutchinson Middle School: 1365 South Grade Road. Principal is Todd Grina; serves about 700 students in grades 6-8. Phone: 320-587-2854. Fax: 320-587-2857. Hutchinson High School: 1200 Roberts Road S.W. Principal is Robert Danneker; serves about 900 students in grades 9-12. Phone: 320-587-2151. Fax: 320-587-8217. Crow River Area Learning Center: Classrooms are in the Hutchinson

High School and Hutchinson Middle School. Director 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. Fax: 320-587-8217. Transition Assistance 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: 320-234-2702.

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Students from St. Anastasia Catholic School in Hutchinson celebrated National School Choice Week in January. New Centur y Academy is a grade 7-12 public school with a new building and g ym at the corner of School Road and South Grade Road, 950 School Rd. S.W, Hutchinson. New Centur y is a STEAM-certified (science, technolog y, engineering , ar t s and mathematics) school with a comprehensive list of activities. Jason Becker is director. Call 320-2343660 or visit newcenturyacademy. com. New Discoveries Montessori Academy is a public charter school for kindergarten through sixth grade, with plans to add seventh and eighth grade. It employs American Montessori-certified teachers to implement a hands-on, 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. Call 320-234-6362 or visit

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and School in Hutchinson hosted a youth volleyball camp in September. Attendees were, from left, front row, Aubree Schwanz and Naomi Sickmann; middle row, Matthew Ortloff and Gina Padrnos; back row, Aria Boll, Sierra Jenkins, camp leader Nicole Jones, Elliot Daggett and Lillian Petterson.

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ers, including Brian Gephart, Kristi Utsch and Mallory Eckstrand. The school celebrated its 100th anni-

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Memories are made every day at Hutchinson High School. Each year Homecoming festivities draw alumni to their alma mater. Featured are the 2018 Homecoming Royalty: King Josiah Nelson, Queen Bella Maher, Princess Elizabeth Wortz and Prince Daniel Van De Steeg. Our Savior’s Lutheran School: 800 Bluff St. N.E., Hutchinson. The private school serves preschool children age 3 through fifth grade. For more than 50 years, religious instruction has formed the basis for all that is done at OSL. Other than the start and close of the school year, Our Savior’s closely follows the Hutchinson Public School’s calendar and its bus schedule. Website: Phone: 320-587-3319. Fax: 320-234-7861. Email: St. Anastasia Catholic School: 400 Lake St. S.W., Hutchinson. Principal is Julie Shelby. The private school serves about 120 students in grades K-6. Phone: 320-5872490. Fax: 320-234-6756. Website:

Maplewood Academy: 700 Main St. N., Hutchinson, Maplewood Academy is a Seventh-day 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 Glen Baker; serves about 100 students in grade 9-12. Phone: 320-587-2830. Fax: 320-587-5649. Website: Northwoods Elementary School: 95 Academy Lane N.W., Hutchinson, Principal is Jamie Madden. The

New Discoveries Montessori Academy students in first through third grade presented “A Festival of Lights.” The holiday program touched on festivals in various cultures, including Hanukkah and Diwali. private school serves about 50 students in a multi-grade classroom for

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LIVING TIGERPATH ACADEMIES Hutchinson High School has teamed up with Ridgewater College, Hutchinson’s Economic Development Authority, the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism and numerous local businesses and manufacturers to provide more hands-on opportunities for students to learn. Mentoring opportunities are growing, and the school is always looking for more partners. In the past few years, Hutchinson High School began offering TigerPath Academies, where students can take classes of increasing difficulty and explore the skills and experiences of various careers. The STREAM Academy covers mechatronics, construction, engineering, automotive, renewable energy, manufacturing, design and agriculture careers. Sci Hi Academy covers science, health, medical, biological, therapy

and fitness careers. Business Academy covers business, graphic design, marketing and finances. Human Services Academy covers nonprofit work, the armed forces, education, teaching, child care, social services, law enforcement and community service. A group of 24 local partners — mostly area businesses — put forward $1.36 million 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. Newspapers in Education is an international program 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 Leader at 320-753-3635.

EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES 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 320-2348500. Website: Minnesota Extension: 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.


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LIVING The McLeod Count y 4 -H and M cLeo d Count y Mas ter 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. To reach the Extension, call 320-587-0770 or visit extension.

HUTCHINSONAREA FOUNDATIONS Burich Foundation: Citizens Bank; 320-587-2233 Hutchinson Area Communit y Foundation: 320-587-5252 Hutchinson Health Foundation: Rachael Gemuenden, executive director; 320-484-4442; website Independent School District 423

Foun dation: Cha d Harlan der, chairman; 320-582-0775; website /district/servicesresources/foundation I. J. Burich Family Foundation: Citizens Bank; 320-587-2233 Ridgewater College Foundation: Kelly Magnuson, executive director; 320-222-6094; website ridgewater-college-foundation Southwest Initiative Foundation: Diana Anderson, president/CEO; 320-587-4848; website

OLDER CITIZEN SERVICES Hutchinson Senior Center: The cit y 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-todate with what’s going on at the center, seniors can subscribe to a newsletter. For more information, call 320-234-5656. Senior Dining: Noon meals are available at Evergreen Apar tments, 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 $4.50 for age 60 or older. To make a reservation at Evergreen Apartments, call 320587-6029; at Park Towers, call 320-587-2559. Hutchinson Hot Meals on Wheels: 320-234-4660

ASSISTED LIVING Ecumen Oaks and Pines, 1015 Century Ave. S.W., Hutchinson; 320-234-9793; website

Evergreen Apartments: 115 Jefferson St. S.E., Hutchinson; 320587-6029 Harmony River Living Center: 1555 Sherwood St. S.E., Hutchinson; 320-484-6000; website Park Towers: 133 Third Ave. S.W. Hutchinson; 320-587-2559 Prince of Peace Retirement Living: 301 Glen St. S.W., Hutchinson; Merline Duering, executive director; 320-234-7588; website Woodstone Senior Living Community: 1025 Dale St. S.W., Hutchinson; Jill Springer, executive director; 320234-8917; website Senior assistance: Senior LinkAge Line; 320-234-5656 or 800-3332433 Transportation: Trailblazer Transit; 800-743-3828

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LIVING Senior resources: Zest Silver Pages. This publication is an annual resource guide for Hutchinson-area seniors and caregivers. It’s free. Zest is a sister publication of the Hutchinson Discover Guide. For more information, call 320-753-3641.

SUPPORT SERVICES ARC United: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities: bigstwincities. org

• Paint Sprayer • Tillers • Rug Doctor Rental • Appliance Dollies • Sheetrock Jack • Pressure Washers • Tables, Chairs & Tents • U-Haul® Rental Trucks • Many more tools for your projects

Common Cup Ministry: Bev Bonte, executive director; 320-234-8344; Crow River Habitat for Humanity: Lori Mittelstadt, executive director; 320-587-8868; hfh-mn-crowriver. Equul Access: Marsha Anderson, executive director; 320-234-7895;

United Community Action Partnership: 320-587-5244; unitedcapmn. org Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter: 320-234-9699; Hunger Free McLeod: Hutchinson Ministerial Association: The Rev. Steve Olcott, Christ the King Lutheran Church, 320-587-2776, and the Rev. Dave Wollan, Faith Lutheran Church, 320-587-2093 McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence: Rhonda Buerkle, executive director; 320-234-7933; McLeod Emergency Food Shelf: Hutchinson: 320-587-4796; Glencoe: 320-864-2088 Salvation Army: 800-456-4483 United Way of McLeod County: Hannah Tjoflat, executive director; 320-587-3613;

UNDO EVERYDAY STRESS Take time for yourself—at our Aveda Concept Salon and Spa. Experience the soothing nature of our plant-derived products for skin, hair, body and life style. Enjoy the calming moment of stress relief before every service and our makeup touch-up afterward. Feel inner peace. Complete Hair and Spa Services, including Group Spa Parties

238 Main St. S., Hutchinson, MN • (320) 587-7117 Hours: Mon.–Thurs. 9–8; Fri. 9–5; Sat. 8–2

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Grace Evangelical Lutheran, WELS: 430 Fifth Ave. S.W., Hutchinson; 320587-3051;

Maranatha House of Prayer: 335 Adams St. S., Hutchinson; 320-5873557

Riverside Church: 20924 State Highway 7 W., Hutchinson; 320-5872074;

Apostolic Lighthouse Church: 560 Adams St., Hutchinson; 320-497-1340

Hope Family Church, 18358 203rd St., Hutchinson; 320-552-1739;

N ew Jo urney Unite d Church of Christ: 31 Fourth Ave. S.W., Hutchinson; 320-587-2125;

Seventh-day Adventist: 820 Main St. N., Hutchinson; 320-587-6054;

Bethlehem United Methodist: 665 Miller Ave. S.W., Hutchinson; 320587-3312; Christ the King, LCMC: 1040 South Grade Road, Hutchinson; 320-5872776; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: 770 School Road N., Hutchinson; 320-587-5665 Church of the Holy Family: 710 W. Main St., Silver Lake; 320-327-2356; CrossPoint Church: 1215 Roberts Road, Hutchinson; 320-587-2668; Faith Lutheran, LCMC: 335 Main St. S., Hutchinson; 320-587- 2093; website

Hunters Ridge Community: 850 School Road S.W., Hutchinson; 320587-8374;

North Star Dharma Refuge: 320455-7607;

Hutchinson Church of God: 800 Grove St. S.W., Hutchinson; 320-8941137;

Oak Heights Covenant Church: 1398 South Grade Road S .W., H u t c h i n s o n ; 3 2 0 -5 8 7- 8 4 8 3 ;

Hutchinson Evangelical Free Church: Park View Plaza, 1020 State Highway 7 W.; 320-234-5979;

Our Savior’s Lutheran, LCMS: 800 Bluff St. N., Hutchinson; 320-5873318

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran, WELS: 20882 Walden Ave., Acoma Township, Hutchinson; 320-5874857

Peace Lutheran, LCMS: 400 Franklin St. S.W., Hutchinson; 320- 5873031;

Living Water Fellowship: Meets at the Hutchinson Event Center, 1005 State Highway 15 S., Hutchinson; 320-333-9306

River of Hope Lutheran, ELCA: Meets at the Hutchinson Event Center, 1005 State Highway 15 S.; 320-587-4414;

Shepherd’s Fold Baptist: 705 Fifth Ave. S.W., Hutchinson; 320-2343794; St. Anastasia Catholic: 460 Lake St., Hutchinson; 320-587-6507; St. John’s Church (Biscay): 13372 Nature Ave., Hutchinson; 320-587-5104 St. John’s Lutheran, LCMS: 60929 110th St., Hutchinson; 320-587-4853 Vineyard United Methodist: 1395 South Grade Road, Hutchinson; 320-587-2200; Zion Evangelical Lutheran, WELS: 16496 Vale Ave., Hutchinson; 320587-6138

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Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism 320-587-5252 ~ 2 Main St. S, Hutchinson, MN 55350 ~ 2019 |



A place for hypocrites. And the hurting. The lonely. The proud. The confused. The silly. The wise. The overwhelmed. The hungry. Doubters. Athletes. Single moms. Cheaters. Overeaters. Runners. Fighters. Mentors. Renters.Waiters. Haters.

A place for you. Faith Lutheran 335 Main St. S., Hutchinson, MN 320-587-2093 - Worship Sundays at 8am and 10:l0am FaithLutheranHutchinson @FaithLutheran

An Inclusive Community Engaged in Christ’s Journey of Love Come as you are! Whether you prefer a suit and tie or jeans with your comfy tennis shoes, whatever your age, race, gender or orientation, you're welcome here. Sunday Worship, 10:00 am 320-587-2125

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Find us at the corner of 4th & Main 31-4th Ave SW, Hutchinson Jill K Warner, Pastor

Adult Bible Study 8:00 am Sunday; 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Tuesday




Church 587-3318 • 800 Bluff Street NE School/Daycare 587-3319 Join us at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Pastor: Kevin W. Oster • Worship Services: Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. • Mi week Service: Wednesday 6:30 p.m. • Famil E ucation Hour: Sunday at 9:15 a.m. • Small Group Bible Stu : Monday at 8:00 a.m.

OSL SCHOOL & EARLY-LEARNING CHILDCARE Enrolling Now for August Infant through Gra e 5

800 BLUFF ST. NE • 320.587.3319 Join us at Our Savior’s Lutheran School Operations Manager: Christine Dammann • A Christ-centered Classical Education • Preschool-5th grade classes; 5-day Kindergarten • Financial assistance available • Excellent academics • Strong parental involvement • An environment conductive to Christian character development Join us at Our Savior’s Early Learning Childcare A ministrator of Earl Learning: Reyne Oster • Highly Qualified and Experienced Staff • Interactive Learning through Music and Movement • Creative Activities and Educational Games • Licensed Daycare • Secure Environment • Healthy Meal Program


Vocalist Josie Sanken is performing at the Noon Concert Series on Wednesday, July 10, at Peace Lutheran Church, 400 Franklin St. S.W., Hutchinson. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

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Peace Lutheran Church is hosting an ice cream social, concert and polka service on Saturday, Sept. 7, in the Peace Center, 400 Franklin St. S.W., Hutchinson. Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers are playing from 5 to 6 p.m. at a free concert and the 6:15 p.m. worship service. The ice cream social is $8 and food is served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For more information, call the church office at 320-587-3031.

RIVERSIDE CHURCH SUNDAY SERVICES 8:30 & 10:30 am Kids Programs for all ages Free Shuttle Service for Second Service

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS Family Meals 5:30 - 6:15 pm

Spreading God’s Word Since 1864

“Come to the WELS for the living water and the living word”

CHURCH • Divine Worship 10:00 a.m. • Summer Worship Monday 7:00 p.m. • Sunday School 9:00 a.m. • Bible Study • Youth Activities

Programs For All Ages starting 6:30 pm



• Preschool - 8th Grade • Quality Education Centered Around Christ • Extra Curricular Activities • Latch-Key

Celebrate Recovery Program 6:30 pm

(Small Groups for Adults throughout the week) 20924 State Hwy. 7 W, Hutchinson MN






20882 Walden Ave. • Hutchinson, MN 55350 4 miles west on Highway 7 North on Walden Church (320) 587-4857 • School (320) 587-4858 Eugene DeVries, Pastor (320) 587-6138 Brian Gephart, Principal

Christ The King Lutheran Church, LCMC and King’s Kids Preschool

Mercy Reigns

1040 South Grade Rd SW PO Box 369, Hutchinson, MN 320-587-2776

Weekend Worship Schedule Sat. 6:30 pm; Sun. 8:15 am & 10:45 am (10:00 am June - Aug.) Children’s and Adult Education, Sun. 9:30 am

W W W. C P H U T C H . C H U R C H

(Sept. - May)

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The historic St. John’s Episcopal Church on Hassan Street has been undergoing renovations thanks to a partnership between the city and local preservation group Historic Hutchinson. The building is available for rent and has been used for weddings and stage productions.

PEACE Lutheran Church

Touching Lives with the Love and Saving Grace of Jesus.

Join Us For . . . Worship Services SATURDAY 6:15pm SUNDAY 8:00am & 10:30am SUNDAY CONTEMPORARY 9:15am OUTDOOR SERVICE 9:15am June - August

Education Opportunities

Where God gives Hope and a Future! Now at a New Location 18358 203rd St., Hutchinson • 320.552.1739 Services on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Bringing Hope to the Community through Ministry for all ages: Children,Youth, Women, Men

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Everyone got into the act of singing the Village People classic “YMCA” at Grace Lutheran Church’s National Night Out Party. This event at 430 Fifth Ave. S.W., Hutchinson, is billed as the “largest and best block party in town.” It starts at 5 p.m. and offers food, games, prizes, raffles and more. This year, National Night Out falls on Tuesday, Aug. 6.


Join us for Sunday Worship 10:30 am Hutchinson Event Center (1005 Hwy. 15 S./Plaza 15) Pastor: Laura Aase 587-4414

460 Lake Street. SW Hutchinson MN 320-587-6507 • Weekend Mass Schedule: Saturdays: 4:30pm Sundays: 7:30am, 11:00am, and 7:30pm Daily Mass: Monday–Friday 2019 |


2 Sisters featuring Julie Vrieze and Ellen Tracy will kick off the Noon Concert Series on Wednesday, June 26, at Peace Lutheran Church, 400 Franklin St. S.W. Expect to hear a variety of music including rock, pop and sacred.

• C ldca e - fa -sc ool age • P esc ool Educa o 3-4 y olds & 4-5 y olds • Su e Sc ool Age P og a We elp p epa g a d educa g you g c ld e o s a e e fa , g ow fa , a d u ld fo e e y.

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LittLE LAmbS ChriStiAn CEntEr Peace Lutheran Church 400 Franklin St SW, Hutchinson (1 block west of Main St.)

Pastor John Pasche & Pastor Gerhard Bode

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utchinson City Center, 111 Hassan St. S.E., is the place to go for city services. It is there they can pick up a building permit, pay their water, sewer and garbage bills, learn about ordinances and attend various city meetings including those of the City Council and Planning Commission. City Center is also home to the city’s Department of Motor Vehicles, where motorists may obtain a driver’s license or vehicle plates. Less than a block away, at 50 Hassan St. S.E., is the Hutchinson Public Library, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The original portion of the Carnegie library was built in 1904 and added onto in 1985. Most county services are available at the McLeod County Courthouse in downtown Glencoe, 13 miles away on State Highway 22, or at the county’s North Complex, on Glencoe’s north side.

“There’s no other place I’d rather be from than Hutchinson, Minnesota. There is no better place to grow up.” — Lindsay Whalen, University of Minnesota girls basketball head coach Hutchinson Public School District 423 educates about 3,000 students in four buildings, the oldest of which is the 1930s-era Park Elementary, which overlooks downtown from a ridge a block west. Hutchinson High School underwent extensive renovation and was dedicated in September 2018. Hutchinson also has elementary and secondary charter schools, private schools and a campus of Ridgewater College, a two-year state college headquartered in Willmar.


Above — The Hutchinson Aquatic Center opened in 2017. During summer months, the facility hosts thousands of guests looking to take a dip. It ended its 2018 season with a charity dog swim to fund new equipment for the Community Dog Park. Right — A dump truck from West Central Sanitation, with which the city holds a five-year contract, unloads organic trash at CreekSide Soils for composting. CreekSide Soils is the city’s municipal compost facility and many of its proceeds go directly to the city.



HUTCHINSON CITY CENTER 110 Hassan St. S.E. Hutchinson, MN 55350

HUTCHINSON 320-587-5151 HUTCHINSON CITY COUNCIL Hutchinson is a charter city using a council-city administrator plan of government. Hutchinson residents elect a mayor for a two-year term, and four council members for staggered four-year terms representing specific seats, but not wards. City elections take place on even number years as part of the general election in November. The council delegates administrative duties to the city administrator, who is accountable to the council for administration of city business as directed by the council. The administrator oversees the day-to-day administrative duties and hires city staff.

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Police, fire, medical emergencies Police (non-emergency) Fire Department (non-emergency) Water and sewer billing Planing and Zoning Department Economic Development Authority Hutchinson Event/Senior Center Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism

911 320-587-2242 320-587-2506 320-587-5151 320-234-4220 320-234-4223 320-234-5656 320-587-5252

MEETINGS City of Hutchinson meetings take place in the council chamber of City Center, 111 Hassan St. S.E., and generally take place on the following schedule: SECOND AND FOURTH TUESDAYS: Hutchinson City Council, 5:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public, 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 — at the start and end of the agenda. City Council meetings are televised live on Community Video Network’s Channel 7. FIRST MONDAY: Parks/Recreation/Community Education Board, 5:15 p.m.

GARY FORCIER Mayor 320-587-8717

MARY CHRISTENSEN Council member 320-296-3389

STEVE COOK Council member 320-587-7108

AT THE CALL OF THE CHAIR: Airport Commission, at the airport terminal THIRD TUESDAY: Planning Commission, 5:30 p.m. THIRD TUESDAY: Housing and Redevelopment Authority, 7 a.m. THIRD WEDNESDAY: Creekside Renewables Advisory Board, 4:30 p.m. THIRD WEDNESDAY: Economic Development Authority, Noon

CHAD CZMOWSKI Council member 952-237-3587

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DAVE SEBESTA Council member 320-587-5690

FOURTH MONDAY: Library Board, 4:30 p.m. LAST WEDNESDAY: Hutchinson Utilities Commission, 3 p.m. (at Utilities, 225 Michigan St. S.E.)


The city of Hutchinson plans to improve its roadways, primarily Main Street and surrounding areas, by 2020. A crosswalk, new furnishings and new art are in the works for downtown.

PUBLIC UTILITIES ELECTRICITY/NATURAL GAS Hutchinson Utilities Commission 225 Michigan St. S.E. 320-587-4746 Outages: 320-587-4745 Suspected gas leaks: 911 WATER AND SEWER Billing: 320-587-5151 GARBAGE/RECYCLING Billing: 320-587-5151 Garbage collection is by citycontracted West Central Sanitiation. It also collects compostables and recyclables curbside. Recyclable newsprint, glass, cardboard and plastics delivered to a local county recycling center. A no-sort system was implemented in 2015. Compostables, including yard and food wastes, go to the city-owned Creekside Soils, which manufactures about 1.4 million bags of soil products for resale annually. The city offers a fall leaf vacuum service curbside, too. MISCELLANEOUS Before You Dig Gopher State One Call 811 Website:

ADDITIONAL SERVICES Department of Motor Vehicles Hutchinson City Center 111 Hassan St. S.E. 320-234-2599 We b site : c i . h u tc h i n s o n . m n . u s / mv.html The of fice issues driver’s license s , re creational an d m o tor 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 Emergency medical assistance is provided by a fleet operated by A llina A mb ulan ce thro ugh Hutchinson Health. Call 911 for emergency medical response. U.S. Post Office 245 Main St. S. 320-587-2497 Post of fice rental boxes, change - of-a ddre ss forms an d other services are available 9 a.m. to 4:45 p. m . M on day through Friday. Window service is offered 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

Nuvera 235 Franklion St. S.W. 320-587-2323 Website: This company offers voice, digital video television and high-speed DSLbased internet services. It also offers computer and accessory sales, diagnostic and computer repair services, on-site networking and installation and web design/hosting. Mediacom 800-332-0245 Website: Mediacom offers cable television, telephone and internet access services.

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. 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. 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. 2019 |


GOVERNMENT 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 10,0 0 0 pounds gross vehicle weight or less), truck-trailer, tractor-trailer or truck-tractor within residential districts except for the purpose of loading or unloading, and then only during a reasonable time necessary for that.

LIBRARY HUTCHINSON PUBLIC LIBRARY 50 Hassan St. S.E. 320-587-2368 Website: Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The library is closed on Sundays and federal holidays. The Hutchinson Public Library is part of the Pioneerland Library System. Head librarian Katy Hiltner came to Hutchinson in January 2016. Librar y visitors can explore the world of information and entertainment through traditional books, audio books, DVDs, ebooks, emagazines and the internet. Also available are many large-print editions, as well as more than 100 magazines and a variety of newspapers. It also offers several computer workstations and Wi-Fi, both free. Also offered are iPads and laptops patrons can use during library hours. Special activities are offered throughout the year and include: Stories in the Park, Bookworm Buddies, book clubs, reading programs and more. These events are free and support family literacy and learning for children, teens and adults. Interested in supporting the library? Friends of the Hutchinson Public Library raise money to help the library. The group sponsors

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The Hutchinson Public Library acts as a resource center for the community, providing access to Wi-Fi, computers and, of course, print and digital books. Project Bookshelf in December. It also hosts a fall used book outdoor sale during the Ar ts and Crafts Festival in September, and a Friends spring indoor book sale. Volunteers also manage the used book table. The money raised has been used for author visits, the One Book, One Community program, the annual Schiffelly Puppets performance, computer equipment and more.

AIRPORT HUTCHINSON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT Butler Field State Highway 15 South 320-587-7615 or 320-234-4473 Named after a local aviation pioneer, Butler Field features a 4,000foot runway, parallel taxiway, both completely repaved in 2015. It uses GPS approach procedures following an orderly flow pattern.

Virgene Shellenbarger stocked shelves at Liquor Hutch. The municipal liquor store was recently named to a list of Retailers of the Year in 2018 by the magazine Beverage Dynamics. The terminal has lounges for passengers and pilots, a flight-planning room with weather information systems, and access to FAA’s flight

ser vice centers. The attached maintenance hangar is staffed and has aviation fuel available. More than 45 aircraft are based here.

MCLEOD COUNTY 320-864-1281

MCLEOD COUNTY COURTHOUSE 830 11th St. E. #106 Glencoe, MN 55336 TTY/TDD: 320-864-1281

COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Hutchinson is one of nine cities in McLeod County. A five-member Board of Commissioners governs the county. Members are elected by district to staggered four-year terms. The board meets the first and third Tuesday of the month after the first Monday at 9 a.m. Meetings are at Glencoe City Center, 1107 11th St. E., Glencoe, and other locations in the county. Check the county website at for updates and agendas. Hutchinson residents can call the courthouse toll-free at 320-587-4680.

RON SHIMANSKI 1st District 320-327-0112

(Term expires Jan. 2021)

PAUL WRIGHT 3rd District 320-587-7332

(Term expires Jan. 2021)

DOUG KRUEGER Vice-Chair, 2nd District 320-864-5944

(Term expires Jan. 2023)

RICH POHLMEIER 4th District 320-587-6084 (Term expires Jan. 2021)

JOE NAGEL Chair, 5th District 320-587-8693

(Term expires Jan. 2023)


AUDITOR-TREASURER Connie M. Kurtzweg 320-864-1235

COUNTY SHERIFF Scott Rehmann 888-440-3134

RECORDER Lynne Ette Schrupp 320-864-1327


County Administration Court Administration Highway Department Public Health Nursing Social Services Veteran Services

320-864-1324 320-864-1281 320-484-4321 320-864-3185 320-864-3144 320-864-1268


emergency preparedness services.

McLeod County Extension Services 320-484-4334 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 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.

Trailblazer Transit 888-743-3828 Trailblazer Transit is a public transportation system that serves Sibley, Meeker and McLeod counties. A diala-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. 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.

McLeod County Public Health Nursing 320-864-3185 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. Public Health also provides

McLeod County Solid Waste 320-484-4300 Residents can drop off recycling at the facility or have it picked up at the curb. McLeod County has a singlesort recycling machine, which means residents don’t need to sort materials into separatebags 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. Monday through Friday at 1065 Fifth Ave. S.E., Hutchinson. 2019 |



McLeod County Sheriff Scott Rehmann, left, spoke to visiting students during Student Government Day 2018 at the McLeod County Courthouse.

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• 24 Hour Gasoline, Diesel, E85 and Premium 91 Nonoxygenated • LP Gas Bottle Fill/Exchange • Complete Car Care Center • Fast Lube Service • Tire Sales & Repair • Batteries • Lawn & Garden Fertilizers • Lawn Weed Spray • Nutri Source, Bird Seed and Tuffy’s Pet Food • Coffee • Cappuccino • Pop • Snacks

Serving Hutchinson for over 50 years Open 7 Days A Week

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Open 7 Days A Week

GOVERNMENT MINNESOTA MINNESOTA SENATE Sen. Scott Newman, District 18 (R) 95 University Avenue W. Minnesota Senate Bldg., Room 3105 St. Paul, Minnesota 55155 651-296-4131 MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, District 18B (R) 291 State Office Building 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, Minnesota 55155 651-296-4229 Rep. Dean Urdahl District 18A (R) 279 State Office Building 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

Jr. Blvd., St. Paul, Minnesota 55155 651-296-4344

Premier Golf, Wedding & Banquet Facility in the Hutchinson area.

EST. 1938

OTHER OFFICES PUBLIC HEALTH 320-864-3185 PUBLIC WORKS/ COUNTY ENGINEER John Brunkhorst 320-484-0234 ASSESSOR Sue Schulz 320-864-1255 SOCIAL SERVICES Gary Sprynczynatyk 320-864-1395 VETERAN SERVICES James Lauer 320-864-1268

Our traditional parkland style course and true greens will challenge and delight any golfer. Family focused membership club; public play welcome! • 18-Hole Championship Course

• Grand Event Room Seating up to 340

• New Expanded Practice Range & Short Game Area • Weddings, Corporate Meetings & Events • PGA Golf Instruction for Juniors & Adults

• Campbell Lake Open Air Chapel

• Kids play for free under Individual and Couples Memberships

• Birdies Bar & Grill

Call us for membership information, tee times or to book an event! 915 Colorado St. NW, Hutchinson

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The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Liquor Hutch will help you choose domestic or imported liquors from:

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Above — Hutchinson Health is planning a $21 million, 18,000-square-foot addition it aims to have ready by July 2020. Right — Walking school buses during the warmer school months are one way members of the community are reinforcing healthy behaviors in Hutchinson youngsters.



hether you’re looking for opportunities to stay fit and eat well, or need medical services to maintain your health, you’ll find them all in Hutchinson. A growing number of care providers and increasing use of sophisticated medical technology has made the city a regional health care hub. The city is home to a hospital, clinic and urgent care center, skilled nursing facility, three assisted living facilities, home health care and hospice services. A number of dental, ophthalmological, optometric and chiropractic services are also available. In January, Hutchinson Health announced plans for a $21 million, 18,000-square-foot expansion for a new inpatient wing with 18 to 22 rooms that will be twice the size of their current rooms, plus two family rooms for visitors. Work is expected to begin in spring 2019 and be completed by July 2020.

“We’re basically transforming how we do inpatient care from doing modern-day care in a 1968 room to doing modern-day care in a modern-day room.” — Dr. Steven Mulder, CEO and president of Hutchinson Health, commenting on the organization’s plans to add new, larger inpatient rooms with a $21 million, 18,000-square-foot expansion

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HEALTH HUTCHINSON HEALTH Hutchinson Health embarked on a new era in care for area residents in spring 2018 when it joined Bloomington-based HealthPartners. The move brought together two strong organizations to better serve patients and the community. The change is the latest transition for the organization, which operated as a separate, city-owned hospital and privately owned clinic a little 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. T h e n e w p a r t n e r s h i p w it h HealthPartners is designed to enhance patient options and communit y wellness. Patients can expect to see an expansion in the areas of pulmonary care, allergies, obstetrics and mental health. Hutchinson H ealth alrea dy is a regional leader in numerous

R2-D2, eat your heart out. Hutchinson Health’s new robot, Spencer, which is a combination of specimen and dispenser, travels the halls of the health care organization delivering specimens from the lab.

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 from 8 a.m. to 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 per form approximately 4,0 0 0 procedures each year related to the digestive, cardiovascular and nervous systems, skin and ENT problems, and gynecological conditions.

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HEALTH Ecumen Oaks and Pines, 1015 Century Ave. S.W., in Hutchinson provides assisted living services. During the holidays, a new seasonal lighting display with music was installed between the two buildings. It was created as a fundraiser to purchase new popcorn poppers.

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 cancer in a

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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.

has 16 assisted living units. It replaced Burns Manor Nursing Home, which had served area residents for more than 46 years.

Dassel Clinic: The Dassel Clinic offers primary care, mental health services and orthopaedic specialty care.


Senior care/housing: Harmony River Living Center, an innovative long-term care community featuring individualized, skilled nursing care for 120 residents, opened in January 2012. It also offers memory care and

Two nonprofit and for-profit home health agencies 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:

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ASSISTED LIVING Hutchinson also is home to three assisted living facilities for people who do not need around-the-clock nursing care but need assistance with daily living: Ecumen Oaks and Pines: 1015 Century Ave. S.W., 320-234-9793

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HEALTH 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.

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OTHER HEALTH CARE SERVICES Hutchinson is home to many highly skilled dentists, ophthalmologists, chiropractors, pharmacists and other health care providers. Providers have been innovative in their ef forts 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.

Child Passenger Safety Program provides a free one-hour class for parents on proper use of their child safety seat. Harmony River, with 120 care center suites and 18 assisted living apartments, was developed by Hutchinson Health and Presbyterian Homes & Services in 2012, replacing Burns Manor Nursing home, which had served the community since 1965. In 2018, PHS assumed ownership of Harmony River. The ownership change included the sale of approximately 23 acres of adjacent land for possible future expansion.

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health of families, prevent disease and disability, and help families remain healthy.

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.

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CHILD BEARING AND EARLY INFANCY Maternal Child Health program promotes optimal birth outcomes in our county. Services include individual assessment for risk of preterm labor, chemical health issues, health assessment, teaching and counseling of high-risk pregnant women

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.

Home and Office Visits are provided by public health nurses to offer health guidance, health teaching and counseling in an effort to improve the

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HEALTH 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.

reviewed with the parents plus nutrition, health immunizations, dental and family concerns. Appointments are made through your local school district.

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. They also receive information helpful to stimulate child development.

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.

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 lowincome 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. Early Childhood Screening is a required screening for kindergarten entry. This screening assesses height, weight, vision, hearing and development. The findings are


Health Education Programs are provided per identified county needs and requests. Groups and organizations county wide are served. Topics may include, but are not limited to: safety, health promotion topics, agency programs, HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases.

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

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

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HOME AND COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES 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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HEALTH Case Management Services are provided in coop eration 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.

Rick Larson of Hutchinson lost 45 pounds and four pants sizes — going from waist size 42 to 36 — since joining TOPS in November 2017. The nonprofit weight-loss support group has been helping people take off pounds sensibly since 1948. Larson belonged to the Hutchinson TOPS Chapter that meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 665 Miller Ave. S.W., Hutchinson. Use the north entrance to the church’s lower level. For more information, call Vicki at 320-5838698.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Adult Children of Alcoholics, AlAnon, Alcoholics Anonymous, 320-587-8436 American Red Cross Bloodmobile, The Arc United, Bev Kaler, 800775-3196 or email bev.kaler@ Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities, 651-789-2400, Arthritis Foundation, North Central Chapter, 800-333-1380 Autism Support Group, 320-5834513, email Birthright Crisis Pregnancy Center, 320-587-5433 Breast Cancer Support Group, Darlene Ave-Lallemant, 320-5874349, Janet Mraz, 320-587-1004 Harmony River Living Center Auxiliary, 320-484-6000 Cardiac and Diabetic Support Group, administrative assistant, 320-234-5000, ext. 7059 Allina Health Home Care Services Bereavement Support Group, Mary Nelson, 320-484-9210

Hospice Volunteer Program, Mary Nelson, Allina Health Home Care Services, 320-484-9210 Hutchinson Caregiver Discussion Group, Jan Novotny, 320-8940479 Hutchinson Health Auxiliary, Lorie Maurer, president, 320-587-5717

Divorce Care, 320-587-2074 Grief Recovery Friends, Robert Hantge, 320-587-2128

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Local Family Planning Service, McLeod County Public Health, 320-864-3185

McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence, Rhonda Buerkle, director, 320-234-7933 or 800934-0851

month at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1040 South Grade Road, Hutchinson Nar-Anon, Nathan at 320-296-9733

McLeod County Branch, American Cancer Society, Jeanne Ray, 320587-2838

Overeaters Anonymous, 507-2400975

McLeod Treatment Programs, 320587-9790

TOPS Club, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Vicki, 320-583-8698

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Above — William “Bo” Young, Mackenzie Boeckers, Jackie Backen and Andrew Broll hold up the Community Awards they received at the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism’s annual banquet. The banquet, which takes place in January, is an opportunity for members to come together for fun and networking. Right — The Hutchinson Economic Development Authority’s main function in Hutchinson is to attract businesses and manufacturers such as Midwest Industrial Tool Grinding Inc., or MITGI, which specializes in engineering custom micro-cutting tools for the medical dical and aerospace industries.


utchinson’s diverse economy offers numerous opportunities, whether you’re looking to shop, find a job, or start a business of your own. Businesses range from Fortune 500 company 3M and other manufacturers, to home-based entrepreneurs, independent retailers and familiar chains such as Aldi, Target, Walmart, Cash Wise Foods, Best Buy 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 sub-regional hub offers as a place for business and family fun. Hutchinson’s Economic Development Authority aims to drive job creation in the community. Its marketing slogan “Minnesota’s Manufacturing City” builds on the city’s strong

manufacturing core. The EDA also works to draw new businesses and help existing businesses grow to their full potential. Most recently, it was instrumental in attracting Uponor North America, another manufacturer, to expand to the city. 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 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 events.


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If you’re looking for unique items, you can’t miss at the annual Arts and Crafts Festival in September. Sponsored by the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, the two-day event attracts visitors of all ages.

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 home-based businesses. The nonprofit organization exists separate from the city of Hutchinson and is funded through membership investment s and program income. Chamb er memb er 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

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and Crafts Festival, Hutchinson Leadership Institute, professional development seminars, Business Conn e c tion , H o m etow n G olf Challenge, Dairy Day Celebration and the Awards Banquet each January. Hutchinson Downtown Association c/o Hutchinson Economic Development Authority 111 Hassan St. S.E. Hutchinson, MN 55350 320-234-4223 Hutchinson’s historic and vibrant downtown is promoted by the Hutchinson Downtown Association. The group with approximately 40 members displays 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 Downtown Christmas and Picnic in the Park.

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MARKETPLACE Hutchinson Economic Development Authority 111 Hassan St. S.E. 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 Energy Park, on the city’s east side. It carries the state-certified “Shovel Ready” designation. The EDA’s marketing effort is known as “Minnesota’s Manufacturing City.” Encompassing both traditional and social media, the campaign aims to make Hutchinson synonymous with “economic development” in Minnesota by touting the unusually high percentage of manufacturing jobs here. The EDA recently helped the

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The business incubator, otherwise known as the Hutchinson Enterprise Center, is one of the Economic Development Authority’s methods to attract and grow businesses that fuel the city’s economy. city fund a downtown revitalization study that builds upon a similar 2002 study that spurred $13 million in new investment in the

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Library Square in Downtown Hutchinson is a key spot for events. HOMES — Housing Options for Emergency Shelter in McLeod County — hosted a party in July 2018. The event was an opportunity to get the word out about HOMES in a familyfriendly way with activities for all ages.

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Area youth were introduced to makers and learned how things work during Manufacturing in the Park at Library Square in downtown Hutchinson. It takes place during the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism’s Crazy Days in July. In addition to hands-on activities, lunch is served by the Hutchinson Downtown Association.

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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 serving 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 and Sunday. 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.

(234-2599) is located at City Center. Hours are Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thurs. 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Licenses for all motor vehicles, trailers and cycles are purchased here. Driver’s licenses are renewed at this

DNR DEPT: Fishing, hunting, boat, snowmobile and ATV licenses are available at the Motor Vehicle PASSPORT PHOTOS Available at the City Center. DRIVER’S LICENSE EXAMS: Administered by the State of Minnesota every Thursday 9–11 a.m. and 1–3 p.m. at the Motor Vehicle Proper ion is required. Appointments are made for road tests by calling 651-284-1234. PET OWNERS: The city requires that all animals be licensed and leashed and that barking (dogs) be controlled. Animals licenses may be purchased at the police department and are renewed annually for $10. Free w/ proof of Spay/Neuter or microchipped. A $50 administrative fee is required to retrieve any animal from the Hutchinson Police Department that has been found running loose. There is also a vet charge of $40 for dog and $65.00 for cats for boarding, testing and vaccinations for the day. Additional boarding after day 1 is $16.00/day for dogs and $11.00/day for cats. (Animals are boarded at Animal Medical Center on Crow River under contract with the city.)

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The Hutchinson area has options for both experienced disc golf enthusiasts or first-time participants.

The acoustic duo of Tom Ginkel and Greg Muellerleile can be found playing pop, rock and country favorites from 1 to 4 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the Hutchinson VFW, 247 First Ave. S.E.

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320.587.3502 • 877.624.5125 • Fax 320.587.0979 P.O. Box 665 • 45 Wa h ng on Ave. E. • H h n on, MN 55350

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Orthodontics OutrEAcH lOcAtiONs

100 th d s ee We coka o, MN 55321

Storm Damage & Insurance Claim Experts Locally Operated Over 20 Years Experience Quality Craftsmanship Experienced, Reputable Crews

1015 G ee ey Ave. G en oe, MN 55336

209 s Wa h ng on s ee redwood Fa , MN 56283

Bob Schintz 320-587-5225 MN Lic. #BC223025

Member of MN BBB • 800-722-1151

Eye Care


Our “Tradition of Eye Care Excellence” spans for more than 25 years.Today, our dedication and focus on cutting edge technology, advanced diagnostics and surgical techniques has only been surpassed by our commitment to quality patient care.

Michael P. Merck, M.D.

Christopher R. Wallyn, D.O.

Physician and Surgeon

Physician and Surgeon

Amy Nyquist, O.D.

Allan D. Wortz, O.D.

From the latest breakthroughs in laser and cataract care – to 24 hour emergency eye care services, contact lenses and prescription eyewear – look to Regional Eye Center for a lifetime of better vision.

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Local Representative


EighteenthTerrific Season!

• Specializing in Personal Injury Litigation: including, but not limited to, automobile & motorcycle collisions, wrongful death, slip and fall incidents, products liability, liquor liability (dram shop)

• General Civil Litigation • General Practice

July 25-28

business, probate, estate planning, real property

Markus C. Yira MSBA Board Certified CivilTrial Specialist 102 Main Street South, Suite 201 P.O. Box 518 Hutchinson, MN 55350

• Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): mediations and arbitrations



For Over 40 Years

Parkview Dental

• Home Decor • Gourmet Food Products • Books & Cookbooks • Candles & Home Fragrance • Cards, Frames & Stationery • Bath Products • Jewelry • Scarves • Womens Apparel • Lake Girl • Baggallini

Dr. Kent Kuball, D.D.S Dr. Valerie Vadnais, D.M.D Dr. Angie Pfeiffer Bedard, D.D.S

320-587-2726 10 Hassan Street North ~ P.O. Box 49 Hutchinson, MN 55350 email:

Open Monday - Saturday 2019 |


KORNGIEBEL PROPERTIES • North Place Apartments 415 School Rd. N., Hutchinson

• South Place Apartments 1220 Bradford St., Hutchinson

1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Units Rent is based on income.


(Across from Days Inn on Hwy. 7 West)

Your Boating, Dock & Lift, Camping, Fish House & Cargo Trailer


Back Row: Steve Huebner, Jonathan “Chuck” Crosby, Andy Hedin Front Row: Jeremy Crosby, Randy Logelin

20271 Hwy 15 N, Hutchinson

320-234-7669 Jeremy Crosby, Owner Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5:30 pm, Sat. 9 am-2 pm M

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Far left — The Hutchinson Center for the Arts, 15 Franklin St. S.W., is a welcoming place for people of all ages. It offers hands-on art classes, exhibits, stage performances and more. Left — It wouldn’t be the Minnesota Garlic Festival without an appearance by the Narren of New Ulm. With their handcarved wooden masks and colorful costumes, you can’t miss these fanciful characters. This year’s Garlic Festival is Saturday, Aug. 10, at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.

Therapeutic Massage...

Just for the Health of it! 1989-2019 Celebrating 30 years

Two Bedroom Units



• Lg. living area • Major appliances • Laundry facilities on site • 2nd & 3rd floor have balconies • Rent includes heat, water, garbage • Ideal location to Ridgewater College, hospital, shopping & theater • Non-smoking building 901 Hwy. 15, Service Rd. S., Hutchinson

320-455-0953 • 612-749-8725

Meet your future with confidence. Quality care for when you can’t be there Come tour our child care facility... call any weekday for a personal tour. Meet our caring staff.

Enroll your child today... • Parent Award Rated • Ages 6 weeks-11 years • Preschool Classes • Full and part-time child care • Spacious indoor/outdoor play environments

Marcus Max, CFP® Financial Advisor 320.587.9379 134 Main St S. Hutchinson, MN 55350

Call 587-KIDS (5437) 566 Bluff St. NE, Hutchinson Hrs: 5:45 a.m.–6:15 p.m., Mon.–Fri.

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. © 2019 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. 2019 |


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

Melchert • Hubert • Sjodin 22 Main St N Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2046

Yira Law Office

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

APARTMENTS Highfield Apartments 96 Denver Ave SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 455-8000

AUTOMOTIVE Maytag Laundry, Tanning & Car Wash 1025 Hwy 7 W & 690 South Grade Road Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-7250

Valley Sales

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

BANKING/FINANCIAL Ameriprise/ Marcus Max

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

Citizens Bank & Trust

102 Main St S & 1390 Hwy 15 S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2233

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First Minnesota Bank 308 Main St S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-8800

Home State Bank

745 Hwy 7 Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-9988

Peterson Juergensen Hemerick & Co. 135 3rd Ave SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2255


1215 Roberts R 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

Hope Family Church 18358 203rd St Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 552-1739

Immanuel Church & School 20882 Walden Ave Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-4857

Peace Lutheran Church 400 Franklin St SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-3031

River of Hope Lutheran Church 1005 Hwy 15 S (Event Center) Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-4414


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

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

DINING/ ENTERTAINMENT El Loro Mexican Restaurant 705 Atlanta Ave SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-0911

Hutch Bowl/ Squeaky’s Grill and Bar 1150 Hwy 7 W Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2352

Hutch Cafe

122 Main St S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2438

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

Qdoba Mexican Grill 1380 Hwy 15 S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-8279

MARKETPLACE 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

Hutchinson Family Dentistry

Hutchinson Utilities Commission

Hutchinson Health


36 Washington Ave W Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2146 3 Century Ave SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-3290

Parkview Dental

225 Michigan St SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-4746 235 Franklin St SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2323

10 Hassan St NE


1000 5th Ave SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-6362

(320) 587-2726

State Farm- Mike McGraw


AEM Mechanical

New Discoveries Montessori Academy Hutchinson MN 55350

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

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

34 Main St South Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2565


110 Century Ave SE

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

(320) 587-5225


Carpets Plus Colortile



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

Genesis Salon & Ensospa

Crow River Glass

Shamrock Inn

Glencoe Regional Health Services

Fresh Look Painting

Bear Roofing & Exteriors

Days Inn & Victorian Conference Center Hutchinson, MN 55350 1000 Hwy 7 Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-6030

238 Main St S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-7117 1805 Hennepin Ave N Glencoe, MN 55336 (320) 864-7816

125 Michigan St NE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2868

1115 Hwy 7 E Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-5515 1200 Hwy 15 S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-9299

(320) 234-7927

Heldt Painting & Contracting Earl: (320) 395-2761 (320) 282-8951 Jared: (320) 282-8952

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Trailblazer Transit

Ace Hardware

207 West 11th St Glencoe, MN 55336 (888) 743-3828

REAL ESTATE Hometown Realty

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

McLeod County Abstract & Title Services 235 Hassan St SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-6239

Pellinen Land Survey 18486 202nd Circle Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-4789

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

Hutchinson Parks & Recreation/ Pool 900 Harrington St Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2975

Oakdale Golf Club

55106 County Road 38 Buffalo Lake, MN 55314 (12 mi. SW of Hutchinson) (320) 587-0525

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

Ashley Homestore

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

Cash Wise Foods

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

Crow River Press

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

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

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

Hutchinson Co-op

600 Adams St SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-0407

Hutchinson Downtown Association 111 Hassan St SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-5652

Hutchinson Leader

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

Liquor Hutch

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

SENIOR LIVING 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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Citizens Bank is unique. With charitable foundations in place, we are the local leader for supporting worthy causes in the Hutchinson community. Bank with us and see why we are “GOOD PEOPLE TO TURN TO!”

CITIZENS BANK & TRUST CO. (320) 587-2233

Two locations in Hutchinson

Member FDIC

Downtown Office 102 Main Street South

South Office 1390 Hwy 15 South

Choose CB for convenience! • Free E-Checking • Free CB Online Banking with Bill Pay • Free CB Check Card • Free Mobile Banking & Mobile Deposit • Individual Retirement Accounts • Mortgages, Construction & Equity Loans • Business Accounts and Loans • Personal Loans • Convenient ATMs • Little Tigers Savings Club for Kids • Student Banking and more