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2016 Lifestyle Guide

Valley Sales...Your Hometown Chevrolet Buick Dealer Doug Ankrum General Manager

Bob Suko Finance Manager

Steve Rick Sales

Dave Graf Sales

Shane Stenberg Sales

Brad Gulden Sales

Rick Morrow Sales

Jerry Busse Sales 525 Hwy. 7 East • 320-587-2240

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ATTRACTIONS Introduction Arts 16 History Parks/ Recreation Parks Map Guide

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LEISURE Introduction Sports Outdoors Clubs/ Organizations




EVENTS Introduction Events Calendar of Events


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Introduction Education Newspapers in Education Education Opportunities Hutchinson-Area Foundations Senior Citizen Services Senior Assisted Living Support Services Worship Services

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GOVERNMENT Introduction City of Hutchinson Frequently Called Numbers City Council Meetings Public Utilities Additional Services Common Codes Library Airport

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McLeod County Introduction Frequently Called Numbers Elected Officials Services Voting Minnesota

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HEALTH Introduction Hutchinson Health Home Health Care Assisted Living Other Health Care Services Family Health Health and Human Services

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



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2016 Lifestyle Guide Publisher: Brent Schacherer Photography: Hutchinson Leader Editorial Content: Doug Hanneman Editorial Design: Jessica Jakes, Nicole Bullock Advertising: Kevin True, Colleen Piechowski, Paul Becker and Heather Marcus


Welcome Lifestyle Snapshot City Map Mayor’s Column

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 2016. Printed in the U.S.A. For additional information or to submit corrections, call 320-587-5000 or send an email to


Watersports enthusiasts learned how to kayak, canoe and paddle board during an orientation class in 2015. Equipment is available for rent at Les Kouba Point Landing on the Crow River.


elcome to the 2016 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 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. The city of 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 14,000 people. It is home to more than 500 businesses including 3M, Hutchinson Technology and Hutchinson Manufacturing.

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 320-587-5000. Send information for the Lifestyle Guide to Kay Johnson at




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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 great 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. We will be offering new amenities with a new aquatic center opening in the spring of 2017.

Our revitalized downtown offers many dif ferent shopping and dining experiences. Our schools have consistently rated high on state surveys and our high school is in the midst of a $45 million renovation. We have one of the few independent health care systems left in the state. Our arts community is thriving from local support. Hutchinson has a strong faith community with many options for worship. I encourage you to sp en d just a little more time exploring Hutchinson. I hope that you will

GARY FORCIER see, like I have, that Hutchinson is a beautiful area to live, work and play.



“I like the number of churches in this town. It’s very moral based, Christian-based. I like the fact that the town is big enough that it has enough eating establishments, and offers a variety of shopping experiences. Overall, I like the people in Hutchinson. They’re fairly sociable and likeable. I also like the fact that there’s school choices, that there are charter and parochial schools as well as public schools.”

“I like Hutchinson’s proximity to things. There are established businesses in the old downtown area and then there are new businesses that are assimilating into the community. The public schools are quite good for my kids and give them the ability to connect with a large group of people and that’s a really big plus. It’s those connections that make this community strong.”

DAVE KUNZE Semi-retired handyman

CHARLIE MARICLE Factory worker

“Hutchinson is my hometown, after all, so I’m biased, but I love many things about this town. I love the small business community. I love our downtown and our chamber, which helps the town keep flourishing. And I’m obviously a fitness enthusiast and so I love the trails and parks and all the opportunities the city offers to use them.”

“It’s a very homey kind of town with friendly people, and it seems to have ample employment opportunities. I supposed I have never thought of moving because my family is here. The schools are very good. I just like it here.”

JESSICA WENDLAND Fitness club owner

KEN SITZ Machinist

“I like that you have the small-town feel. Everyone knows everyone so you can stop next door for a cup of sugar. Yet it has a big-town feel with the all the stores and everything. And I like when Hutch football goes to state and everyone has signs in their yards. And I love the Luce Line Trail and the fountain in Library Square.”

“I’ve always thought we have everything a person could need, yet we don’t have all the traffic and crime of the Twin Cities. And what we don’t have here, it’s all within an short drive. And I like it that if I’m working on a project on a weekend, I don’t have to wait until Monday morning for a store to open to get it.”


JON RADANT Technical support specialist | 2016


The Okee Dokee Brothers features Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing. The Grammy Award-winning duo will perform at the RiverSong Music Festival on Saturday, July 16, at Masonic West River Park in Hutchinson.

NEVER A DULL DAY Celebrations, festivals and more


o matter the season, Hutchinson has a festival for you The town’s major events include: the weeklong Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival in June, two-day Power Pull Nationals in June, the two-day RiverSong Music Festival in July, the three-day Orange Spectacular Allis-Chalmers tractor show in July, the five-day McLeod County Fair in August, and the two-day Arts & Crafts Festival, Taste of Hutchinson and the Friends of the Library Used Book Sale and the two-day Elks Gun and Coin Show, both in September. Other special events that put Hutchinson on the map include the Minnesota Pottery Festival in July, Minnesota Garlic Festival and Heatwole Threshing Show, both in August. Winter offers Winterfest at the McLeod County Fairgrounds. It’s a day of outdoor activities ranging from dog sled rides and skating to indoor options such as a climbing wall and vendors. Next time you’re looking for something to do, think Hutchinson.

Jim Schiffman bantered back and forth with one of the Schiffelly puppets during their 11th visit to Hutchinson this past August.

“There’s a sense of welcome and a really neat spirit in this town, a positive vibe.”

— The Rev. Jill Warner, New Journey United Church of Christ

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Hailing from Stevens Point, Wis., Horseshoes and Hand Grenades made its first appearance at RiverSong 2015. The band lit up the stage with its own high-energy sound rooted in old-time and bluegrass music.

EVENTS HUTCHINSON JAYCEE WATER CARNIVAL The Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival offers a week of activities for people of all ages. Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 11, through Sunday, June 19. Water Carnival Commodore Jeremy Carter and Vice Commodore Adam Fink will coordinate the festival’s many activities ranging from a bike ride and runs to music, children’s activities and the Grande Day Parade. Welcoming guests will be Mr. Hutchinson Howard “Skip” Quade Jr. and Hutchinson Woman of the Year Bonnie Westmiller; 2015 Miss Hutchinson Erika Smith and 2015 Princess Abbie Nistler; and Junior Queen Lili Dostal and Junior Commodore David Jenum. For more information, visit the Hutchinson Leader website at, or the Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival website at www.watercarnival.


org. Information is also available at the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism at 320587-5252. RIVERSONG MUSIC FESTIVAL Founded in 2009, RiverSong Music Festival, July 15-16, takes place outdoors at Masonic West River Park in Hutchinson. The event features 14 bands, who deliver a variety of music ranging from bluegrass and roots to Americana, jazz and more. Specialty vendors sell everything from hula hoops to jewelry, while food vendors offer a variety of items from root beer floats and cheeseburgers to chicken satay on a stick. For more about Riversong, visit the festival’s website at ORANGE SPECTACULAR The Upp er Midwest AllisChalmers Club’s 25th annual Orange Spectacular takes place July 22-24 for the fourth time at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in | 2016

Hutchinson. The show features the orange tractors and farm implements made by Allis-Chalmers. 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, a variety of food and musical entertainment. Admission and parking is free. For more, call 715-855-7542, email, or visit www. HEATWOLE THRESHING SHOW Farmers in the area southwest of Hutchinson banded together 37 years ago to preserve the way farming once was done and relive the effort the second weekend of August each year. The 2016 show is Aug. 13-14. The show invites all makes of antique tractors and implements, though this year’s feature is the equipment built by Case. There are 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 MINNESOTA GARLIC FESTIVAL Billed as “The Best Stinking Festival in Minnesota,” the 10th annual Minnesota Garlic Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, 840 Century Ave. S.W., Hutchinson. The festival is sponsored by the Crow River Sustainable Farming Association. It features “everything garlic” including 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

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...

The Hutchinson Downtown Association provides:

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

Washington Ave East & 25 Adams St SE

Spring Flower Pots Farmers Market—Wed. & Sat. Crazy Days Picnic in the Park—July Popcorn Wagon in Library Square 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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EVENTS stroller or carried babies are free. Parking is $1 per car. No pets are allowed. For more information and updates about the festival, visit online at, or call 763-244-6659.

Love to read? Don’t miss the Friends of the Hutchinson Public Library’s annual fall used book sale during the Arts and Crafts Festival in September.


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ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL This year marks the 42nd annual Arts and Crafts Festival in downtown Hutchinson. Through the years, the festival has earned a reputation for unique and quality works of art, so it’s not surprising thousands of people flock to Hutchinson for the two-day event planned for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16-17. In addition to the fun of viewing the creative works of artists and crafters, make sure to check out the Taste of Hutchinson food vendors, the Friends of the Hutchinson Public Library’s Used Book Sale, and the Hutchinson Farmers Market. For more information, call the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism at 320-587-5252. ELKS GUN AND COIN SHOW This two-day annual event will be Sept. 24-25. It features more than 300 tables of merchandise ranging from guns and ammunition to collectibles such as knives, sports cards and memorabilia. It takes place at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, 840 Century Ave. S.W., Hutchinson. Vendors come from the throughout Upper Midwest. The show is the largest fundraiser for the local Elks Lodge with the proceeds going to Hutchinsonarea youth programs. For more information, call Dale Harbarth, show manager, at 320-587-8989. MCLEOD COUNTY FAIR The McLeod County Fair is celebrating 143 years of good music, food, fun and games for all. The 2016 fair runs Wednesday, Aug. 17, through Sunday, Aug. 21.

Every year, the County Fair delivers an eclectic mix of live music for fans of almost every genre — rock, country, polka — and showcases local talent. Hairball will return again to wake up the night with its tribute to arena rock and hair metal legends — including Van Halen, Kiss, Poison and Alice Cooper — at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. Grandstand events will include autocross, motocross and demolition derby. Check the fairgrounds website at for grandstand schedule updates. Ongoing attractions will include the ever-popular midway rides and games. Fairgoers can also enjoy local musicians — ranging from old favorites to young upand-comers — can tour the many animal barns or the horticulture building, view the fine arts and 4-H exhibits, or reminisce while wandering through the antique tractor display. T h e M cL e o d Co unt y Fairgrounds are off State Highway 15 South, behind Walmart on Century Avenue. The fairgrounds is also the year-round home to the McLeod County Extension Service and McLeod County Parks. WINTERFEST Hutchinson will celebrate winter in February at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, 840 Century Ave. S.W., Hutchinson. The event features a variety of outdoor activities ranging from horse-drawn wagon rides, dogsled rides and snowshoeing to snowmobile rides, sledding, a medallion hunt and more. Food is available onsite. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Winterfest is sponsored by McLeod for Tomorrow, an organization designed to develop leaders and strengthen community ties. For more information, visit

The best place to buy garlic bulbs is the Minnesota Garlic Festival. It features “everything garlic” including garlic ice cream.


Dogs and their owners turn out for the annual Pets on Parade fundraiser for the Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter in Hutchinson. This year’s event is Saturday, May 21, at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.

Hutchinson has much to offer in the way of activities and events. For more information about local events, check out the A&E Calendar in the print and online editions of the Hutchinson Leader, Information is also available from the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism at 320587-5252, or online at APRIL April 3: One Book One Community presents Natalie Warren who will talk about her canoe trip from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay at 2 p.m. at the Hutchinson Event Center, 1005 State Highway 15 S.; 320-587-2368, www.heartofhutch/bookread April 6-9, 13-16: Hutchinson Theatre Company presents the murder mystery “Laura,” at the

Hutchinson Center for the Arts; 320-587-7278 April 9: Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism’s annual Bring It Home Expo, McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson; 320-587-5252 April 15, 17: Crow River Singers Spring Concerts features Songs with England origins and composers on Friday at New Journey United Church of Christ, and Sunday at Peace Lutheran Church; Holly Dapper at 320-587-0710 April 15-17: The Hutchinson High School spring play will be Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None.” Performances will be at 7 pm. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, at the high school auditorium, 1200 Roberts Road S.W. Tickets will be available at the door

MAY May 7: Citywide Garage Sales, Hutchinson; 320-587-5000; Common Cup 5K Mother’s Day Weekend Walk/Run, Luce Line State Trail; 320-234-8344, or 320-5876733; and Minnesota Fishing Opener May 21: Paws on Parade Pet Walk for the benefit of the Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter, Hutchinson. It takes place at the McLeod County Fairgrounds; 320234-9699 May 30: Memorial Day parade and ceremony, Veterans Park of McLeod County in Hutchinson; 320-587-2665 Main Street Farmers Market opens in late May 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 Satur-

day. The market continues through October; 320-234-4223 JUNE June 3: Dairy Day, Library Square in downtown Hutchinson; 320587-5252 June 10-11: 21st annual Winstock Country Music Festival at Winsted. This year’s featured artists include Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr and Lee Brice; June 11-19: Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival features a week of activities; June 17-18: NTPA Power Pull Truck and Tractor, McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson; 320864-4902 June 20-Aug. 8: Music in the Park features live music and a pie social

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EVENTS CALENDAR OF EVENTS at 6:30 p.m. Mondays in downtown Hutchinson’s Library Square; 320587-5252

Tires squeal, engines roar and the crowd goes wild at the NTPA Power Pull Nationals, which will be June 17-18 at the McLeod County Fairgrounds.

June 29-30: Hutchinson Theatre Company’s Young Stars program presents “The Girl With The Golden Locks” at 7 p.m.; www. June 29-Aug. 3: Peace Lutheran Noon Recitals and Salad Luncheons, Peace Lutheran Church, 400 Franklin St. S.W., Hutchinson; 320-587-3031 JULY July 15-16: Eighth annual RiverSong Music Festival is Friday and Saturday at Masonic West River Park in Hutchinson; July 22-24: 25th annual Orange Spectacular featuring AllisChalmers tractors and implements at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson; July 23-24: The fifth annual Minnesota Pottery Festival at Clay Coyote Pottery; w w AUGUST Aug. 2: National Night Out, Hutchinson Aug. 4-6, 11-13: Hutchinson Theatre Company presents “Putnam County Spelling Bee.” For tickets, call 320-587-7278 Aug. 5: Relay For Life of McLeod, at Masonic West River Park, Hutchinson; 320-587-6733 Aug. 12-13: 37th annual Heatwole Threshing Show, 15498 Walden Ave.; 320-587-9243 Aug. 13: 10th annual Minnesota Garlic Festival, McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson; 320543-3394 Aug. 17-21: McLeod County Fair at the fairgrounds in Hutchinson; 320587-2499, or


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

Hutchinson Mall, 1060 State Highway 15 S.; 320-587-5956

SEPTEMBER Sept. 9-10: Rummage, Book and Bake Sale Benefit for the Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter, McLeod County Fairgrounds;

NOVEMBER Nov. 3-5, 10-12: “Murder at Cafe Noir” is the title of the Hutchinson Theatre Company’s fall dinner theater show at Crow River Winery;

Sept. 10: Citywide Garage Sales, Hutchinson; 320-587-5000; Minnesota State Pedal Pull at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson

Nov. 5: 3M Craft Sale at the McLeod County Fairgrounds at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson;

Sept. 16-17: Hutchinson Arts and Crafts Festival, Friends of the Library Used Book Sale and Taste of Hutchinson, all in Library Square area of downtown Hutchinson; 320-587-5252. Sept. 24-25: Elks Gun and Coin Show at the McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson Sept. 25: Historic Hutchinson’s annual Living History Tour at Oakland Cemetery; 320-587-7278. OCTOBER Oct. 29: Spooky Sprint 5K Family Fun Run/Walk and 1/2 mile Kids Dash; Oct. 31: Halloween Parade at the | 2016

Nov. 17: Ambassadors’ Taste of the Holidays; 320-587-5252 Nov. 20: Coming Together in Song Concert to benefit Common Cup Ministry; 320-234-8344. Holiday Tour of Homes sponsored by Today’s Women of Hutchinson; Carol Mons, president, at 320455-0099 Hutchinson Photography Club’s annual Showcase; 320-587-7278 Hutchinson High School fall musical; call for dates: 320-587-2151 DECEMBER Dec. 3: Christmas Trees and Traditions, Christ the King Lutheran Church, Hutchinson; 320-5872776 Crow River Singers Holiday Concerts, Hutchinson; 320-587-0899 Women’s Candlelight Dinners at

CrossPoint Church, Hutchinson; 320-587-2668 “A Christmas Cup of Tea” Reading and Holiday Event at the Jorgenson Hotel in downtown Hutchinson; 320-587-6115 Hutchinson Downtown Christmas Celebration, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, 15 Franklin St. S.W.; 320-587-5252 JANUARY 2017 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, Hutchinson Event Center; 320-587-5252 Gopher Campfire Conservation Club’s annual Indoor Fishing Contest, Gopher Campfire clubhouse; 320-587-7722 Little Crow Archery 3D Shoot, McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson; email: FEBRUARY Winterfest at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson; www. Strike out the Violence Bowlathon, Hutch Bowl; 320-234-7933

IT’S ALL FOUND HERE Parks, arts and cultural centers


hether you enjoy looking at waterfowl at the Gopher Campfire Wildlife Sanctuary, walking along the Luce Line State Trail or making a stop to play basketball at the Hutchinson Recreation Center, Hutchinson’s roster of attractions is sure to offer something for most tastes. Activities are offered throughout the year with monthly programs featured at the McLeod County Historical Museum. The Hutchinson Center for the Arts is the hub for the local arts scene. It offers everything from community theater and concerts to an ever-changing schedule of exhibits. In Hutchinson, you have your pick of a variety of attractions in town, or nearby. At the junction of three state highways, Hutchinson is easy to get to from all points of the compass. Check it out!

Sculptor Kyle Fokken positioned his sculpture, “Klompenboot,” during installation. It was the first of seven new pieces installed for the third annual Sculpture Stroll.

“I believe what makes a dynamic arts community is opportunities for local artists and access to artists from outside the area, too.”

— Lisa Bergh, executive director, Hutchinson Center for the Arts

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The Monday night Music in the Park outdoor concert always draws a crowd. From June into August, it’s the place to be for music, fellowship and pie and ice cream.


Phoenix Drumline members rocked the house during rehearsal for its winter competitive season. The drumline also offers a summer program. MUSIC IN THE PARK This is the 38th year of Hutchinson’s summer outdoor music series at Library Square. From June 20 through Aug. 8, people of all ages can be seen enjoying the free musical entertainment — including jazz, folk, country, rock, children’s and polka — as they visit with friends and enjoy pie, ice cream, or other desserts served by local nonprofit groups. Rain announcements are made on KDUZ 1260 AM and KARP 106.9 FM by 4 p.m. on Mondays. For more information, call the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism at 320587-5252. PHOENIX DRUMLINE This Hutchinson-area drumline program is sponsored by the Crow River Drumline Association. The organization hosts an annual


competition Distant Drums, which features Phoenix Drumline as well as other Minnesota Percussion Association drumlines. For more information, call Richie Kuttner, president, at 320-455-2552. SCULPTURE STROLL Take a walk through Hutchinson and view its collection of public art. The works range from pieces owned by the city such as the Statue of Little Crow at the Crow River dam and the Singing Hutchinson Brothers in Library Square to new pieces that are on loan for the term of one year. The new sculptures are featured 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. For more information, call the art center at 320-587-7278. | 2016

HUTCHINSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS The Hutchinson Center for the Arts, 15 Franklin St. S.W., offers a central place for all things art. It is home to exhibits, theater productions, meetings and more. Lisa Bergh is executive director. She can be reached at 320-587-7278, or visit The Hutchinson Center for the Arts features the following partner organizations: Crow River Area Youth Orchestra: Crow River Youth Orchestra is on hiatus at this time. For more information, email: Jason Durheim, manager, at crayomanager@gmail. com, or Crow River Singers: The community chorus offers people who love to sing an opportunity to

share this interest with others. Two seasons are offered: fall and spring. For more information, call Holly Dapper, project director, at 320587-0710, or email: hollymd55@ Historic Hutchinson: This local preservation group’s purpose is to restore, preserve and protect the living and structural history of the Hutchinson area. Current projects include the restoration of the historic Harry S. Merrill House, an annual living history cemetery tour, historic bus tours and the city’s Registry of Historic Places. For more information, call the art center at 320-587-7278. Hutchinson Concert Association: Established in 1982, it offers a variety of performing artists for the community’s enjoyment.

ATTRACTIONS of the month at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts. The club also offers classes and conducts an annual showcase of members’ work in November. For more information, call the art center at 320-5877278, or Hutchinson Theatre Company: Started in 2002, the local community theater produces three shows a year plus a special summer program for youth titled YoungStars. For more information, call the art center at 320-587-7278, or www. Litchfield Area Male Chorus: Established in 1964, the all-male 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 look for them on Facebook: Litchfield Male Chorus. McLeod Count y Fair: The 144rd McLeod County Fair will be Aug. 17-21, at the fairgrounds in Hutchinson. It 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 its website at

Concerts range from solo performances to vocal and instrumental groups. A reciprocal agreement allows Hutchinson members to attend the Glencoe Performing Artists Series performances. For more information, call Cyndi Lauer at 320-234-6762. 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, or call 320-587-2957; www. Hutchinson Photography Club: Welcomes members young to old, amateurs to professionals. It meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the third Tuesday

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 23-24. It takes place at Clay Coyote Gallery and Pottery, 1714 240th St., Hutchinson. For more information, call 320-587-2599, or visit its website at RiverSong Music Festival: This annual two-day event, July 15-16, is a celebration of music. It features bands and artists from across the nation performing in a variety of genres. It takes place outdoors at Masonic West River Park in Hutchinson. For more information, call the art center at 320-5877278, visit the festival’s website at

South Central Artisans serves as a multi-disciplinary arts organization in the Hutchinson area. It provides workshops, classes, visual and fiber arts exhibits and supports area special events. This group meets the second Thursday of the month at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts. New members are welcome. For more information, call 320-587-7278.

HISTORY 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. • Harry S. Merrill House, 225 Washington Ave. W., also known locally as the Harrington-Merrill House, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is undergoing restoration through a joint public-and-private relationship 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. • “Little House” at 405 Franklin St. S.W. is a one-and-a-half story brick Eastlake Cottage, with delicately sawed work on the front porch, was built in 1874. • Adams and Quast House, 406 Main St. S., has a stone foundation that was laid in 1901 and construction of the three floors started in the spring of 1902 under the direction of St. Paul architects O’Meyer and Thori. • Merton S. Goodnow House, 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. • Oakland Cemetery was established in 1857. It is owned and operated by the city of Hutchinson. Its name comes from the majestic oak trees that can still be found throughout the cemetery grounds. • William Davidson House, 345 Hassan St. S.E., Davidson

built this house in 1889. Being a builder by trade would perhaps explain why it has such elaborate woodwork. • L. A. Ritter House, 325 Hassan St. S.E., has been lovingly restored. It was built in 1899 by Ludwig A. Ritter, a successful hardware store owner. • United States Post Office, 245 Main St. S., was dedicated in 1940, although it was not fully completed until May 17, 1941. With the exception of the front doors, windows and the addition of the enclosed dock, the main part of the structure has not changed. • Opera House, at the corner of Second Avenue and Main Street, was built in 1892 for $10,000. • Hutchinson Public Library, 50 Hassan St. S.E., was made possible by a $10,000 gift from Andrew Carnegie. In 1977, it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In 1985, a bond referendum for $750,000 allowed for the enlargement of the Carnegie 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. • 19 2 0 C r a f t s m a n - s t y l e 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 Craftsman-style 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. • Rein e r- H u r t H o u s e , 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. • “Danish Castle,” 435 Washington Ave. W., was built by Jens

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Juul, ABOVE: Olaf from Disney’s “Frozen” offered a few pointers to others on the skating rink at the annual Winterfest celebration in February. The event features activities for the whole family. a general contractor. For many years, an American flag and a Danish flag flew from a tall flagpole on the property. • Leonard Klammer House, 715 Harmony Lane, is one of three art deco-style buildings in Hutchinson. • Erickson-Voigt House, 740 Dale St., was built around the turn of the 20th century. Many changes

have been made in t h e s t r u cture, 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 President Mary Christensen through the Hutchinson Center for the Arts at 320-587-7278. You can also “like” Historic Hutchinson on Facebook for updates, events and history of Hutchinson. MCLEOD COUNTY MUSEUM The McLeod County Museum

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tells the story of the county’s nine cities, as well as some that no longer exist, with more than 10,000 pieces of history. Popular long-running museum exhibits include a 1929 Model A Ford and a 1958 Allis-Chalmers fuel-cell tractor, the only one of its kind. Other perennial favorites include a prairie and Native American culture exhibit, enhanced by a 44-foot long mural, and the museum’s period room, which features a recreation of a 1950s home. The museum also features the work of Hutchinson native and renowned wildlife artist Les Kouba. The museum offers tours of historic sites from the 1862 Conflict. Items on display include wood carvings of pioneer life, and the largest collection of original artwork, limited-edition prints, memorabilia and inventions of renowned wildlife artist Les Kouba. The museum has a variety of research tools in its library for genealogy buffs. Land ownership records, census indices, church records, newspaper clippings, old photos and local history books are available for browsing. A collection of county newspapers on microfilm is available as well. More information is available at www.

PARKS/ RECREATION HUTCHINSON PARKS Hutchinson’s highly regarded park system, second oldest only to New York’s Central Park as the oldest platted park system in the country, boasts of 36 parks, 21 playgrounds, 22 ball fields and more than 30 acres of prairie. With about 26 acres of parkland and open spaces per 1,000, Hutchinson is well above the national average of 10 acres per 1,000. Founding fathers — John, Judson and Asa Hutchinson (a statue of them can be found in Library Square) made sure the original 640-acre city plat in 1855 had three parks — Library Square, North and South parks. Hutchinson’s parks are the site

of many of the city’s major events, such as Arts & Crafts Festival at Library Square, RiverSong at West River Park, and Hutchinson Jaycees Water Carnival, which has activities at several park venues. Park shelters, which exist at several parks, can be reserved for family gatherings and other functions, for a fee, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 320-0587-2975, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. 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 five miles northwest of Hutchinson on 230th Street. Swan Lake Park is located three miles northwest of Silver Lake on Swan Lake Road. Wm. May Park is located two miles southeast of Winsted on Zion Avenue. Buffalo Creek Park is located three 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. The fee to reserve a shelter is $35. Regional parks: Lake Marion Park is six miles south of Hutchinson on State Highway 15. It offers a walking trail, an RV campsite, and tent camping sites closer to the lake, where there is a swimming beach and three fishing docks. Reservations can be made by calling 320587-2802. Piepenburg Park is seven miles northwest of Hutchinson on Belle Lake Road. It offers a hiking trail, RV campsites, tent camping, fishing piers, a swimming beach and lake access for small boats through the Belle Lake Channel. Reservations can be made by calling 320-328-4479. WILDLIFE SANCTUARY GOPHER CAMPFIRE CLUB The Gopher Campfire Club’s Wildlife Sanctuary is along the Crow River between Riverside Jaycee Park and Masonic West River


Hutchinson Theatre Company, a partner organization of the Hutchinson Center for the Arts, produces three shows a year. This year’s schedule features “Laura,” “Putnam County Spelling Bee” and “Murder at Cafe Noir.” Park. The 107-year-old club is one of the state’s oldest conservation organizations. The 25-acre site is home to geese, ducks, turkeys, swans and a number of deer. The Luce Line State Trail passes along the sanctuary’s river (south) side. LUCE LINE STATE TRAIL The city has invested in an extensive network of recreational trails linking most parts of the city. Most trails have been constructed alongside streets when they are rebuilt . Hutchinson has been designated a BicycleFriendly Community because of this, and an investment in signage around the city. The Luce Line State Trail also passes through the city. It was paved through McLeod County in 2015 after a wait of more than 30 years. The trail stretches from

Plymouth, a western Twin Cities suburban, to Meeker County’s Cosmos Park on Thompson Lake, about 18 miles west of Hutchinson. The trail is built on the former Luce Line Railroad, which served the area from about 1915 to 1972. The trail is maintained by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and offers numerous natural vistas including prairie, lakes and rivers. Residents can use the trail to walk, bike or run to nearby communities, visit parks, or check out venues such as the Crow River Winery between Hutchinson and Silver Lake. CITY POOLS Hutchinson’s outdoor pool at the Recreation Center, 900 Harrington St. S.W., is closed this year as a $5 million aquatic center is

built in its place. The new center should be ready for the 2017 summer swim season, and will feature water slides, a lazy river, and various other water play features. The Hutchinson Middle School at 1365 South Grade Road has Jerry Carlson Pool, an indoor pool for year-round swimming and diving. HUTCHINSON RECREATION CENTER 900 Harrington Street S.W. 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. The outdoor pool is closed for

the duration of the 2016 season as it undergoes reconstruction as a $5 million aquatic center scheduled to be open for the 2017 summer swimming season. BURICH ARENA H u tc h i n s o n f e a t u r e s t w o sheets of indoor ice at Burich A rena , on Harring ton Street 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 host s wrestling tournaments, circuses, in-line skating, baseball and lacrosse training, and other dry-land training.

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10 — Kiwanis: also known as Rocket Hill; play equipment, snow sliding and year-round shelter and occasional summer water slide 11 — Eheim: scenic area north of dam with look-out pier and seating, statue of Chief Little Crow

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

12 — Girl Scout: scenic area south of dam with mass perennial plantings and seating benches

20 — North/Community Playground: tennis, volunteer-maintained ice rink, extensive playground behind Park Elementary School

13 — Fireman’s: a memorial park honoring firefighters with sheltered picnic area, play equipment, WPA fountain pool and bridge

21 — South: 10-acre park with mature trees, three picnic shelters, restrooms, play equipment, 9-hole disc golf course

14 — Kimberly: neighborhood park with play equipment and access to Luce Line State Trail on city’s east side

22 — Legion: war memorial along State Highway 15 South with a picnic shelter

15 — North Woods: volleyball, restrooms, Little League fields, play equipment, and an enclosed picnic shelter, winter outdoor hockey and pleasure skating rinks 16 — Lions Park East: picnic area near Highway 7 with play equipment 17 — Boy Scout: picnic area near State Highway 7 with a Boy Scout statue 18 — Old Bass Pond: natural area next to the Crow River and Luce Line State Trail | 2016



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equipment 27 — Junior Community Women: a neighborhood park and play area near high school with a basketball court and picnic tables 28 — Crow River Recreational Area: adjacent to Crow River and Luce Line State Trail with picnic area 29 — McLeod County Veterans Memorial: a memorial park with a Walk of Honor, monuments, picnic facility and restrooms

23 — VFW: youth baseball field, play equipment, basketball court and picnic shelter, adjacent to Oakland Cemetery

30 — Library Square: home of the 1904 Carnegie Library and site of an 1862 Dakota U.S. War stockade. Is used for many community activities, including Dairy Day in June, summer Monday Music in the Park series and Arts & Crafts Festival in September. Contains a band stand for concerts, fountain pool and Hutchinson Brothers statue

24 — Elks: picnic shelter, restrooms, recreational ball field, volleyball, extensive play equipment

31 — Rolling Meadows: small neighborhood park with playground equipment and sun shelter

25 — Linden: four recreational ball fields adjacent to swimming pool and Hutchinson Recreation Center and two indoor ice rinks at the Civic Arena, with outdoor paved walking path

32 — Driftriders: a scenic outlook, sledding hill, 1/4-mile walking trail, picnic shelter, nature-theme playground

26 — Lions Park West: neighborhood park with picnic table and play

33 — Law Enforcement: a statue of a police officer honors those who have protected Hutchinosn, including fallen officers.

The Luce Line State Trail meanders through Hutchinson. Walk or ride a bike along the trail to enjoy the city’s parks and Crow River.

GET INVOLVED Activities for all ages, interests


o matter what time of year it is, or what you love to do, there is always something happening in Hutchinson for you to get involved with. Want to try figure skating or join a pickup game 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.

“Lakes and streams in the Hutchinson Fisheries Management area provide abundant angling opportunities for a wide variety of fish species. Angling access is available for all types of anglers. Most lakes have excellent boat ramps. There are ample shoreline fishing locations and there are also many fishing piers for anglers to use and enjoy.”

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While indoor ice skating is offered at Burich Arena, there’s something special about skating outdoors. Hutchinson offers two outdoor rinks — at Park Elementary and Northwoods Park.

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, 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 15 to 18 years old. 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 fourth year managing. The Hutchinson Huskies are partnering with the Dassel-Cokato Saints and Litchfield Blues this summer to host the 2016 Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Association Tournament. It is the third time Hutchinson has hosted the event. Go to hutchhuskies to find out more about the Hutchinson amateur baseball team.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has identified the south fork of the Crow River in Hutchinson as one of its top 10 fishing spots in the area. 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 and above. Hutchinson is also a member of the Crow River Fastpitch League, which has teams for girls age 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. Call John McRaith at the Recreation Center at 320-234-5636 for more information about joining a league. 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, at 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 www. for tee times. Oakdale Golf Club, located 12 miles southwest of Hutchinson on County Road 38, on picturesque Lake 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 www. for tee times.

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Meadow Links, at 940 North High Drive in Hutchinson, is the per fect course for beginners and casual golfers. The nine-hole course opened in 1999 and added two par-4 holes in 2002. Call 320234-9533 for information. Cokato Town and Country Club, off U.S. Highway 12 West in Cokato, is a 3,221-yard, nine-hole, par-36 course that opened in 1929. Call 320-286-2007 for tee times. Glencoe Country Club, at 1325 E. First St. in Glencoe, is an 18-hole, 6,094-yard course 15 miles southeast of Hutchinson. The course offers a pleasant and enjoyable golfing experience for players of all handicaps. Call 320-864-3023, or visit www.glencoecountryclub. net for tee times. Shadowbrooke Golf Course, at the intersection of State Highway 7 and McLeod County Road 1, is a challenging, 18-hole course 15 minutes east of Hutchinson. The course opened in 1993 and was designed by Joel Goldstrand, one of Minnesota’s foremost golf course architects. Call 320-395-4250, or visit for tee times.

LEISURE BOWLING Hutch Bowl, a 16-lane bowling alley along State Highway 7 West, offers leagues almost every night of the week at every level. One is sure to fit in your schedule. Open bowling is also available. Look for the full service menu and bar inside Squeaky’s Grill and Bar. Call 320587-2352. 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 and grab a copy of the latest PRCE brochure, printed three times a year, that lists all the activities available. Call 320-5872957, or go to for more information. ICE SKATING If you want to lace up your skates and hit the ice, there are plenty of opportunities to do so at Hutchinson’s Burich Arena, at 950 Harrington St. S.W. in Hutchinson.

ADAPTIVE RECREATION This city of Hutchinson weekly activity program for teens and adults with developmental and/ or physical 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 320-234-5656. Events also are listed in the Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education brochure published three times a year by the city of Hutchinson.

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, director of special services, at 320-234-2618. Also offered is the Hutchinson Area Storm Special Olympics. Volunteer opportunities are available for coaches, management team members and games management 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

SPECIAL OLYMPICS Hutchinson School District 423 partners with Special Olympics of Minnesota to provide an athletic

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

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Lake Minniebelle Lake Minniebelle, south of Litchfield, provides great boating and angling opportunities. 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. Minniebelle 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. The public access is on the east shore. Minniebelle also has a fishing pier for anglers.

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, by 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 great with public accesses and

Belle Lake Belle Lake, five miles north of Hutchinson, is a good fishing lake for black crappie, northern pike and walleye. DNR netting, in 2013, produced many northern pike from 14 inches up to 33 inches. There

were good numbers of walleyes from 13 inches to 26 inches in length. 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. Collinwood Lake Collinwood, three miles southeast of Dassel, has good numbers of walleye, northern pike and black crappies. DNR netting in 2014 produced many walleyes from 17 inches to 24 inches. Northern pike lengths ranged from 17 inches to 27 inches. There were black crappies from 6 inches to 11.5 inches. Anglers can also expect to catch largemouth bass, bluegills, yellow perch, and channel catfish over 16 inches. Public accesses are on the north and south sides of the lake and a county park access on the east side. The county park has a fishing pier, beach and campground.

Lake Erie Lake Erie is about six miles north of Hutchinson. 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 two miles south of Darwin. With a maximum depth of 75 feet, the lake is the deepest lake in the area. The lake provides great fishing for northern pike, walleye and smallmouth bass. DNR netting in 2014 produced northern pike from 19 inches to 32 inches, many walleyes between 14 inches and 25 inches, and many smallmouth bass between 15 inches and 19 inches. Stella also supports bluegills, black

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crappies, and largemouth bass. The lake has a public access on the south side. Lake Washington Lake Washington, about one mile south of Darwin, is one of the larger lakes in the area at 2,434 acres. The lake is a popular fishing lake for: northern pike, walleye, largemouth bass, bluegills, and smallmouth bass. DNR netting in 2014 produced good numbers of northern pike between 20 inches and 26 inches and walleyes between 16 inches and 24 inches. Most of the largemouth and smallmouth bass were between 14 inches and 19 inches. Lake Washington has public accesses on the south side and on the east side of the lake. Swan Lake Swan Lake is just north of the town of Silver Lake. For anglers, the big story at Swan is the extremely high numbers of black crappies, which average about 1/3 of a pound each. DNR netting in 2012 produced thousands of black crappies which have been growing ever since. Swan has walleyes ranging from 16 inches to 27 inches. Anglers can also fish for bluegills, white crappies and 15- to 23-inch channel catfish. 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 six miles north of Hutchinson. DNR netting in 2014 produced good numbers of northern pike between 19 inches and 32 inches in length. Jennie has walleyes ranging in length from 19 inches 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 of the lake 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 L ake 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, orangespotted sunfish, yellow bullhead and yellow p erch . There are many angler and boater access sites along the river in the city of Hutchinson.

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CLUBS/ ORGANIZATIONS OUTDOOR ORGANIZATIONS Brownton Rod and Gun Club 320-328-5769 Cedar Mills Gun Club Wayne Rusch 320-583-0041 Christian Deer Hunters Association Tom Rakow 320-327-2266 Crow River Sno Pro’s Kyle.Strobel@crowriversnopros. com Firearm Safety Seminars Deane Dietel 320-587-3153 Gopher Campfire Conservation Club 320-587-4868 Hutchinson Area Mountain Bike Association outdoormotionbikes/com/hamba Hutchinson Shotokan Karate Club 320-587-9148 Luce Line Trail Association 651-259-5841


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 587-2975. 2016 |



Members of the Hutchinson Tigers Special Olympics team broke their huddle with a cheer after showing off their basketball skills during halftime of a Hutch High School boys varsity basketball game. McLeod County Pheasants Forever Mark or Suzanne Reinert 320-864-6325 U.S. Paintball Club 320-234-7873 LEISURE ORGANIZATIONS ABATE , American Bikers for Awareness, Training and Education Galen Sundin 612-669-7255 Civil Air Patrol 320-587-3480 Crow River Amateur Radio Club Crow River Beekeepers Association Wayne Rusch 320-583-0041 Crow River Corvette Club Crow River Quilters


bership 320-587-1525

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

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS BPO Elks & Does 320-587-3116

Heatwole Threshing Association Corey Henke 320-587-9143

Masonic Temple Lodge 59 Master Donald Martinez 320-587-3798

Hutchinson Area Bird Club Bernice Hall 320-587-8122

Today’s Women of Hutchinson Carol Mons, president 320-455-0099

Hutchinson Garden Club Deb Kuharski 320-587-0469

Hutchinson Jaycees Matt Dostal, president

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

Cedar Mills Lions Club Wayne Rusch 320-583-0041

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Hutchinson Kiwanis Club Hutchinson Lions 320-583-2964 Hutchinson Lioness Club

320-587-7004 Hutchinson Rotary Club Dean Winter 320-234-5939 Independent Order of Oddfellow, Hassan Valley Lodge 109 Alex Saloum, secretary 320-587-8285 Knights of Columbus 320-234-6042 McLeod County Corn and Soybean Growers 320-296-4328 McLeod County Fair Association Jerry Schimelpfenig, president 320-587-2499 Sons of Norway Lodge Gabra Lokken 320-234-8979 Western Fraternal Life Lodge Lumir

FRESH AND LOCAL Options satisfy diverse tastes


ood options come in many flavors. From restaurants with longtime local ties to new franchises, in Hutchinson, you’ll find the best all-American fare around as well as Chinese, Japanese and Mexican. If you’re a fan of icy treats, there are several options including Dairy Queen, Culver’s and Below Zero Frozen Yogurt. Hutchinson’s ties to local agriculture continues with the Hutchinson Farmers Market. From May through October, local producers sell a variety of homegrown products ranging from flowers and vegetables to bread, jams and honey. The market has a permanent home at Depot Marketplace, which offered convenient parking, a roof in the event of rainy weather and other amenities. If you’re a fan of the bulbous plant — garlic — don’t miss the Minnesota Garlic Festival in August at the McLeod County Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. Come fall, Taste of Hutchinson, an outdoor food court, offers foods of all kinds during the Arts and Crafts Festival in downtown Hutchinson. Local festivals bring together food, fun and fellowship.

“I just love it. I’m looking forward to (Dairy Day) activities going on. It’s just wonderful. The whole scene is awesome. It’s just great.”

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What’s not to like about corn on the cob? Volunteers from the McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Alliance dished up this seasonal favorite at the McLeod County Fair.


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Relax. It’s all good. Come check out Hutchinson’s newest bar and grill! Known for our legendary burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salmon, hand-battered northern fillets and more. Prime Rib featured every weekend. Offering wine, cocktails or beer-choose from 12 taps featuring many regional beers. Relaxed atmosphere, large screen TV’s, pool tables, darts, pull tabs. Private Dining Room AvailablePlease call ahead for large groups.

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QUALITY OF LIFE Comfortable small-town living


utchinson is home to numerous schools, churches and support services designed to serve the needs of different families. In addition to one of the state’s best performing public schools, six parochial schools and two charter schools operate in the city. Many local high school students take classes at Ridgewater College, as do many other traditional students in more than 100 education programs. Groups like Common Cup 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 groups such as Community Education and the University of Minnesota Extension service.


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“The PRCE Department offers a wide variety of educational and recreational opportunities to district residents. The uniqueness of the program starts with you. If you have an interest and don’t see a program that meets your needs, let us know. We will try to arrange a program. If you have a skill you would like to share with others, give us a call.”

— Dolf Moon, director, Hutchinson Parks, Recreation and Community Education


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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. 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 Roa d S .W. Principal is A nne Broderius; serves about 500 students in grades K-1. Phone: 320587-4470. Fax: 320-587-0735.

A FREE Public Elementary School in Hutchinson NO TUITION for Grades K-6 Multi-age Classrooms Preschool for 3-4 year olds For a tour or more information: 1000 5th Avenue SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 320.234.6362 (NDMA) Authorized by Audubon Center of the North Woods

Park Elementary: 100 Glen St. S.W. Principal is Dan Olberg; serves about 90 0 students in grades 2-5. Phone: 320-587-2837. Fax: 320-587-4821.

Hutchinson Middle School: 1365 South Grade Road. Principal is Todd Grina; serves about 700 students in grades 6-8. Phone: 320-587-2854. Fax: 320-5872857. Hutchinson High School: 1200 Roberts Road S.W. Principal is Patrick Walsh; 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 available. Phone: 320-234-2692. Fax: 320-5878217. Transition Assistance Program: 145 Glen St. S.W. The Transition Assistance Program — or TAP — is

DISTRICT 423 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.

JOSH GEHLEN Chairman 320-234-9450

MICHAEL CARLS 320-587-7389 (term expires January, 2019)

(term ends January, 2019)

KEITH KAMRATH Vice Chair 320-587-7993 (term expires January, 2017)

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JIM WALDRON 320-587-8185

LORI HORNICK-LINDELL JOELLEN KIMBALL 320-587-2983 (term expires January, 2017)

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LIVING a Hutchinson Public Schools educational program for young adults with disabilities ranging in age from 18 to 21. TAP is a community-based program emphasizing work experience and independent living skills. Phone: 320-234-2702. New Century Academy is a public 7-12 public school sharing a 40,000-square-foot building with New Discoveries Montessori Academy, a preschool-6 charter school at 1000 Fifth Ave. S.E. New Century is becoming a STEAMcertified (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) school with a comprehensive list of activities. Jason Becker is director. Call 320-234-3660, or visit www. New Discoveries Montessori Academy is a public elementary charter school employing American Montessori-certified teachers to implement a hands-on, developmentally appropriate curriculum in eight multi-age classrooms and additional learning environments.

Dave Conrad is superintendent. Call 320-234-6362, or visit www. Immanuel Lutheran School and Children of Grace Preschool: 20917 Walden Ave. in Acoma Township. The private school serves about 30 students in preschool-8 with three teachers, including Alex and Stephanie Vandenberg and Kristi Utsch. The school began using a new outdoor nature classroom during the 20122013 school year. Phone: 320-5874858. Email: ilschool@hutchtel. net; website: 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, OSL closely follows the Hutchinson Public School’s calendar and its bus schedule; website:

Phone: 320 -5873 3 1 9. F a x : 32 0 -23 4 -78 61 . Email: oslsecretary@

Students from Hutchinson-area parochial schools participate in a track and field competition.

St. Anastasia Catholic School: 400 Lake St. S.W., Hutchinson. Principal Dr. Sheila Hendricks. The private school serves about

120 students in grades K-6. Phone: 320-587-2490. Fax: 320-234-6756; website: www.

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LIVING Maplewood Academy: 700 Main St. N. Maplewood Academy is a Seventh-day Adventist high school that offers 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 Stacy Stocks; serves about 100 students in grade 9-12. Phone: 320-587-2830. Fax: 320-587-5649; website: www.

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Northwoods Elementary School: 95 Academy Lane N.W. Principal is Jamie Madden. The private school serves about 50 students in a multigrade classroom for grades prekindergarten-8. Phone: 320-243-5994.

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 and civic groups, 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.


BEST FRIEND! The Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter is devoted to the care of unwanted, stray or abused animals in the form of providing vet care, housing, and adoptions in the McLeod County area. We are further devoted to the education of the public regarding animal care and overpopulation. Our top priority is strays, but we also accept surrenders. Both require an appointment. Please contact us to make arrangements.

Volunteer opportunities also available.

Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter Located at the McLeod Co. Fairgrounds Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 5-7 pm; Sat. 1-5 pm

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LIVING For more information about Newspapers in Education, call the Leader at 320-234-4156.

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. There are more than 100 educational programs allowing 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 an d continuing education services. Phone 320234-8500; website:

A mass choir representing many churches in Hutchinson performed at a fundraising event for Common Cup Ministry in 2015.

Minnesota Extension: Hutchinson-area residents have access to education and information resources through the McLeod County Extension Of-

fice. The office, managed in cooperation with the University of Minnesota, is located at the McLeod County Fairgrounds. The McLeod County 4-H program and McLeod County Master Gardener Program are coordinated through the local office, which is the front door to Extension and its programs. Extension education on agricultural production is also coordinated through the Hutchinson office. To reach the Extension, call 320587-0770, or visit www.extension.

HUTCHINSONAREA FOUNDATIONS Burich Foundation: Citizens Bank; 320-587-2233 Foundation for Challenged Children: 320-296-9485; website


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LIVING Hutchinson Area Community Foundation: 320-587-5252 Hutchinson Health Foundation: Cary Linder, executive director; 320-484-4442; website Independent School District 423 Foundation: Chad Harlander, chairman; 320-582-0775; website w w /district/ servicesresources/foundation I.J. Burich Family Foundation: Citizens Bank; 320-587-2233 Ridgewater College Foundation: Kelly Magnuson, executive director; 320-222-6094; website w w Southwest Initiative Foundation: Diana Anderson, president/ ceo; 320 -587- 4 8 4 8; website

SENIOR CITIZEN SERVICES Hutchinson Senior Center: The city of Hutchinson-sponsored senior center is in Hutchinson Event Center, 1005 State Highway 15 S. It offers activities, services, tours and recreational opportunities for people 55 or older. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. To keep up-to-date with what’s going on at the center, seniors can subscribe to a newsletter. For more information about the Hutchinson Senior Center, call 320-234-5656. Senior Dining: Noon meals are available at Evergreen Apartments, 115 Jefferson St. S.E. and at Park Towers, 133 Third Ave. S.W. both in Hutchinson. The suggested donation for a meal is $7.20 for age 59 or younger and $4 for age 60 or older. To make a reservation at Evergreen Apartments, call 320-587-6029; at Park Towers, call 320-587-2559.

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• Real Estate Closings-Residential, Ag & Commercial • Full Abstracting Services • Title Insurance & Opinions • Providing Service for All of Minnesota • Specializing in McLeod, Meeker, Renville & Sibley 235 Hassan St. S.E., Hutchinson (320) 587-6239 • Fax (320) 587-4096 Marilyn M. Rusch, Manager/Abstractor

LIVING Hutchinson Hot Meals on Wheels: 320-234-4660

SENIOR ASSISTED LIVING Ecumen Oaks and Pines: 1015 Century Ave. S.W., Hutchinson; 320-234-9793; website www. Evergreen Apartments: 115 Jefferson St. S.E., Hutchinson; 320-587-6029 Harmony River Living Center: 1555 Sherwood St. S.E., Hutchinson; 320 -4 84-60 0 0; 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 www.

Wo o ds tone S enior Livin g Community: 1025 Dale St. S.W., Hutchinson; Erika Smith, community life coordinator; 320-234-8917; website woodstoneseniorliving. com

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Senior assistance: Senior LinkAge Line; 320-234-5656, or 800333-2433 Transportation: Trailblazer Transit; 800-743-3828 Senior resources: Zest Silver Pages. This publication is an annual resource guide for Hutchinsonarea seniors and caregivers. It’s free. Zest is a sister publication of the Hutchinson lifestyle guide. For more information, call 320587-5000.

SUPPORT SERVICES ARC United: Website www.

Founded on the Strength of Tradition with the Innovation of Today New Century Academy is a tuition-free public school of choice open to all students grades 7-12. NCA is an environment that provides real and relevant eduction for all students.

Five Pillars of New Century Academy 1 School Environment of Excellence ~ Personal Relationships That Matter

2 Academic Achievement ~ Yearly Growth Measurements Versus One-Time Standardized Testing

3 Exciting & Valuable Student Experiences ~ Experiential Learning Outside of the Traditional Classroom

Located in Hutchinson, MITGI manufactures and markets standard and custom cutting tools that are used in R&D departments and manufacturing facilities that serve the medical, automotive, and aerospace industries. The creativity and dedication of our employees allows MITGI to provide our customers with innovative products and excellent customer service. • • • • •

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LIVING Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities: Website www. Common Cup Ministry: Bev Bonte, executive director; 320234-8344; website common-cup. org Crow River Habitat for Humanity: Michele Mies, executive director; 320-587-8868; website Equul Access: Marsha Anderson, executive director; 320-2347895; website www.equulaccess. org Heartland Community Action Agency Inc.: 320-234-5244; website

Hutchinson Ministerial Association: Co-chairs Pastor Matt Troyer, CrossPoint Church, 320-587-2668, and the Rev. Michael Jones, Seventh-day Adventist Church, 320587-6054

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

McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence: Rhonda Buerkle, executive director; 320234-7933; website

Christ the King, LCMC: 1040 South Grade Road, Hutchinson; 320-587-2776; website w w w.

McLeod Emergency Food Shelf: Hutchinson: 320-587-4796; Glencoe: 320-864-2088

Church of Jesus Christ of LatterDay Saints: 770 School Road N., Hutchinson; 320-587-5665

Salvation Army: 80 0 -4564483 United Way of McLeod County: Paul Thompson, executive director; 320-587-3613; website www.

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

Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter: 320-234-9699; website Hunger Free McLeod: website:


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WORSHIP SERVICES Apostolic Lighthouse Church:

CrossPoint Church: 1215 Roberts Road, Hutchinson; 320- 5872668; website Faith Lutheran, LCMC: 335 Main St. S., Hutchinson; 320-587-

2093; website Grace Evangelical Lutheran, WELS: 430 Fifth Ave. S.W., Hutchinson; 320-587-3051; website: www.gracelutheranhutch. org Hunters Ridge Community: 850 School Road S.W., Hutchinson; 320-587-8374; website www. huntersridgecommunitychurch. org Hutchinson Church of God: 800 Grove St. S.W., Hutchinson; 320-234-3527; website: www. Hutchinson Evangelical Free Church: Park View Plaza, 1020 State Highway 7 W.; 320-2345979; website www. hutchfree. org Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran, WELS: 20882 Walden Ave., Acoma Township, Hutchinson; 320-587-4857




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A child’s job is to “play” and through play we give each child a nurturing environment to play, discover & learn.

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Memories hold a connection to our past and a special link to our future. For those with higher care needs and memory loss, comfort can be found in a fulfilling and loving atmosphere. At Woodstone, we offer a smaller, more intimate, and personal setting for our residents to call home.

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School Age Program


(Kindergarten to 12 yrs old)

Mon. - Fri. • 6:00am - 6:30pm 31 4th Ave. SW, Hutchinson (New Journey UCC Church) • 800-722-1151

Your Dignity and Independence is Our Top Priority

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Featuring: • Private Apartments • 24 Hour Staffing • RN on staff • Home-Cooked Meals • Health Related Services • Social, Recreational & Wellness Activities • Emergency Response System • Personal Related Services • Salon/Barber Shop • Chapel • Weekly Housekeeping • Weekly Laundry

LIVING Maranatha House of Prayer: 335 Adams St. S., Hutchinson; 320-587-3557

Our Savior’s Lutheran, LCMS: 80 0 Bluf f St. N., Hutchinson; 320-587-3318

New Journey United Church of Christ: 31 Fourth Ave. S.W., Hutchinson; 320-587-2125; website:

Peace Lutheran, LCMS: 400 Franklin St. S.W., Hutchinson; 320- 587-3031; website www.

North Star Dharma Refuge: 320-455-7607; website: www.

R i ve r o f H o p e L u t h e r a n , ELCA: Hutchinson Event Center, 1005 State Highway 15 S.; 320-587-4 414; website w w w.

Oak Heights Covenant Church: 1398 South Grade Road S.W., Hutchinson; 320-587-8483; website

Rive r s i d e Ch urc h: 2 0 9 24 State Highway 7 W., Hutchinson; 320- 587-2074; website www. Seventh-day Adventist: 820 Main St. N., Hutchinson; 320-5876054; website Shepherd’s Fold Baptist: 705 Fifth Ave. S.W., Hutchinson; 320234- 3794; website St. Anastasia Catholic: 460 Lake St., Hutchinson; 320-587-6507; website St. John’s Church (Biscay): 13372 Nature Ave., Hutchinson

St. John’s Lutheran, LCMS: 60929 110th St., Hutchinson; 320587-4853 Vineyard United Methodist: 1395 South Grade Road, Hutchinson; 320-587-2200; website www. Word of Life Church: 950 School Road S.W., Hutchinson; 320-587-9443; website Zion Evangelical Lutheran, WELS: 16496 Vale Ave., Hutchinson; 320-587-6138


Worship Directory St. Anastasia Catholic Community An Area Roman Catholic Faith Community with St. Boniface (Stewart)

Our Catholic Community Offers: Daily and weekend Masses Special celebrations and gatherings K–6 Grade Catholic School Day Care, Preschool and Latchkey Programs Religious Ed for Pre-K–Grade 10 Youth Ministry Adult Education Pastor: Rev. Gerald S. Meidl Daily Mass Schedule: Varies – Call Parish Office Weekend Mass Schedule:

Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Sundays 8:30 a.m. at St. Boniface (Stewart)

Come visit us at 460 Lake St. S.W. in Hutchinson 320-587-6507 •


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 2016 |


Hutchinson Evangelical Free Church 1020 Hwy 7 W., Hutchinson Sunday morning Worship at 10:00 am Nursery provided Children’s Ministry Youth Ministry Men and Women’s Ministries Weekly Growth Group Bible Studies

Pastor Lanny Penwell Ministry Center 1020 Hwy 7 W, Suite D, PO Box 190, Hutchinson, MN 55350 320-234-5979 •

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Serving Others As We Have Been Served

Relevant Messages Passionate Worship Life-Changing Ministries Sunday Worship 9:30 am Staffed Nursery Shine Time Classes Children/Adults

Wednesdays 5:30 pm Family Meal/Shine Time Classes Children/Youth/Adults 320-587-3312 • 665 Miller Avenue, Hutchinson (3 blocks north of Cash Wise on Church Street)

Pastor: Kevin W. Oster • Worship Services: Sundays at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. • Midweek Service: Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. • Family Education Hour: Sundays at 9:15 a.m. • Small Group Bible Study: Thursdays at 6:30 a.m. • Youth Group Activities

Join us at Our Savior’s Lutheran School: Principal-Andrew Boll • A Christ-centered education • Preschool-5th grade classes; 5-day Kindergarten • All students and families welcome • Financial assistance available • Excellent academics • Strong parental involvement • An environment conducive to Christian character development

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“Touching the lives of others with the Love and saving Grace of Jesus”

Saturday Service 6:15 p.m. Sunday Worship 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday Contemporary Worship 9:15 a.m. Outdoor Worship Service 9:15 a.m. June — August Worship - Sundays at 8:30 & 10:30 AM Includes “River Kids” Service for Children Wed. Evenings - “Growing Deeper” 6:30 PM • Relevant Classes for Adults • • Youth Ministries • • Great Programs for Children of All Ages • Staffed Nursery for All Services


Sunday School 9:15 a.m. September — May Adult Bible Fellowship 8:20 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.

Pastor Gerhard H. Bode Pastor John Pasche

20924 State Hwy. 7 W • Hutchinson, MN (1 mi. west of town on Hwy. 7 W)


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Worship Directory Wo r s h i p G a t h e r i n g s Sundays 9:00 & 10:30 AM clean and frendly nursery available

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 (Sept. - May)


WITH GOD’S STORY Experience CrossPoint

1215 Roberts Rd. SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 across the street from the Hutchinson High School

Sunday School available for Kids & Youth (Begins at 9:00 AM. Registration not required.)

Awana Kids Clubs

CrossPoint Youth

(age 4 yrs. - 5th grd.)

(Middle school - High School)

Growth Groups

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

Make new friends, grow in faith, and serve others in a Growth Group that works with your schedule. Groups are avaliable throughout the week with various days, times, and locations. Visit our website or give us a call for a complete list of groups.

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The final layer of paving was applied in the spring of 2015 to end a three-year reconstruction of Jefferson Street Southeast. Hutchinson is following a program to monitor and repair its network of streets on a regular basis.

RESPONDING TO NEEDS City, county and state collaborate


hen the more than 14,000 residents of Hutchinson need to request service from their city government, they seek out Hutchinson City Center, 111 Hassan St. S.E. 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 Municipal Library. The original portion of the historic Carnegie library was built in 1904 and added on to 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 northside. Hutchinson Public School District 423 educates about 3,000 students in four buildings, the oldest of which is the 1930s-era Park Elementary, which dominates downtown from a ridge a block west. Hutchinson also has elementary and secondary charter schools, private schools, and a campus of Ridgewater College, a two-year state college headquartered in Willmar.

”For me, at this phase of my life, this is my dream job. My wife (Jenny) and I decided Hutchinson was going to be our home. We have three daughters, and we’ve been blessed living here. We think this is one of the great cities.”

— Hutchinson City Administrator Matt Jaunich

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111 Hassan St. S.E., Hutchinson, MN 55350 320-587-5151 Public hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. TTY: 952-233-3837



Police and fire emergency 911 Police (non-emergency) 320-587-2242 Fire Department (non-emergency) 320-587-2506 Water and sewer billing 320-587-5151 Planning and Zoning Department 320-234-4220 Economic Development Authority 320-234-4223 Hutchinson Event/Senior Center 320-234-5656 Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism320-587-5252

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 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.

GARY FORCIER Mayor 320-587-5085

CHAD CZMOWSKI Council Member 952-237-3587

JOHN LOFDAHL Council member 320-587-2293

MARY CHRISTENSEN Council member 320-296-3389

BILL ARNDT Interim Council member 320-587-6882

A 400-kilowatt, city-owned solar array opened in 2015 just west of Hutchinson’s waste water treatment plant along Adams Street Southeast. It provides part of the power to run the treatment plant.

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.


Airpor t Commission, at the airport terminal


Planning Commission, 5:30 p.m.


Housing and Redevelopment Authority, 7 a.m.


Creekside Renewables Advisory Board, 4:30 p.m.


Economic Development Authority, Noon


Library Board, 4:30 p.m.


Hutchinson Utilities Commission, 3 p.m. (at Utilities, 225 Michigan St. S.E.) 2016 |


GOVERNMENT 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 & 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.

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES Hutchinson City Center 111 Hassan St. S.E. 320-234-2599 The office issues driver’s licenses, recreational and motor vehicle tabs and plates, and hunting and fishing licenses from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Allina Ambulance Emergency medical assistance is provided by a fleet operated by Allina Ambulance through

GOVERNMENT Hutchinson Health. Call 911 for emergency response. U.S. Post Office 245 Main St. S. 320-587-2497 P o s t o f f i c e r e n t a l b oxe s , change-of-address forms and other services are available 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Window service is offered 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. NU-Telecom 235 Franklin St. S.W. 320-587-2323 This company of fers voice, digital video television and highspeed DSL-based 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 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 is 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, six months of age or more, to fail to obtain a license therefor 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 which 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 in excess of 12 inches in height. 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, charcoal grill and so on placed at

least 15 feet from any buildings, fences or structures. Truck Parking It is unlawful to park a truck (other than a truck of 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight or less), 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 Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday closed. The Hutchinson Public Library is part of the Pioneerland Library system. Head librarian Katy Hiltner came to Hutchinson in January 2016. Library visitors can explore the world of information and

(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 office. Expedited Services available.

DNR DEPT: Fishing, hunting, boat, snowmobile and ATV licenses are available at the Motor Vehicle Office. 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 Office. Proper identification 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 first 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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McLeod County hosted an open house in 2015 to give residents an opportunity to voice their opinions about future trails for walking, bicycling, snowmobiling and other forms of recreation and transportation. entertainment through traditional books, audio books, DVDs, ebooks, emagazines and the Internet. Also available are many largeprint editions, as well as more than 100 magazines and a variety

of newspapers. It also of fers 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


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Give us a call, stop in to the City Center or visit our website. Our personal service will help you find the best rental or home improvement grant or loan for you!

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 Project Bookshelf in December. It also hosts a fall used book outdoor sale during the Arts and Crafts Festival in September, and a Friends spring book sale in April indoors. 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. The terminal has lounges for passengers and pilots, a flight-planning room with weather information systems, and access to FAA’s flight service centers. The attached maintenance hangar is staffed and has aviation fuel — 100LL and Jet A — available. More than 45 aircraft are based here.




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TTY/TDD : 320-864-1281


AUDITOR-TREASURER Cindy Schultz-Ford 320-864-1210

COUNTY SHERIFF Scott Rehmann 888-440-3134

RECORDER Lynne Ette Schrupp 320-864-1327


Medical, fire, police County Administration Court Administration Highway Department Public Health Nursing Social Services Veteran Services

911 320-864-1324 320-864-1281 320-484-4321 320-864-3185 320-864-3144 320-864-1268

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 Tuesdays of the month at 9 a.m. Meetings are in the commissioners’ board room in the basement of the County Courthouse, 830 11th St. E., Glencoe. Hutchinson residents can call the courthouse toll-free at 320-587-4680.

RON SHIMANSKI 1st District 320-327-0112 (Term expires January 2017)

DOUG KRUEGER 2nd District 320-864-5944 (Term expires January 2019)

SERVICES McLeod County Extension Services 320-587-0770 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 located at the McLeod County Fairgrounds. The McLeod County 4-H program and McLeod County Master Gardener Program are coordinated through the local office, which is the front door to Extension and

PAUL WRIGHT, CHAIR 3rd District 320-587-7332 (Term expires January 2017)

its programs. Extension education on agricultural production is also coordinated through the Hutchinson office. 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. There are programs specifically tailored toward senior citizens, and those dealing with disabilities.

SHELDON NIES 4th District 320-587-5117 (Term expires January 2017)

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 emergency preparedness services. Trailblazer Transit 888-743-3828 Trailblazer Transit is a public transportation system that serves Sibley, Meeker and McLeod counties. A dial-a-ride bus service, volunteer driver program, and van service all operate under the Trailblazer Joint Powers Board umbrella.

JOE NAGEL 5th District 320-587-8693 (Term expires January 2019)

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 Solid Waste 320-484-4300 Residents can can drop off

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GOVERNMENT recycling at the facility or have it picked up at the curb. McLeod County has a single-sort recycling machine, which means residents don’t need to sort materials into different bags at home. Other programs include the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, mobile collections, township shed recycling locations, public education and problem material management. The facility is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. every weekday. Address is 1065 5th Ave. S.E., Hutchinson.

VOTING Voters in Hutchinson an d McLeod County have historically had a high turnout, especially during presidential elections. In 2016, township elections are March 8, primary elections are Aug. 9 and Election Day is Nov. 8. You will need to register to vote if you have:

• Never voted before, • Not voted in the last four years, • Moved since last voting, or • Changed your name since last voting. Minnesota residents may register to vote in person or by mail at the McLeod County Elections office or at any city or town hall in McLeod County. Voters in Minnesota can also register at the polls. A photo identification, passport, utility bill, telephone bill, cable or satellite bill, or credit card bill that proves residence in the county is needed. A bank or credit card reflecting county residence, or a rent or mortgage bill can also be used to register. A McLeod County resident can vouch for the residency of another. A single resident can vouch for up to eight people. Minnesota also allows no excuse absentee voting. Any Minnesota resident can receive an absentee ballot by calling the

McLeod County auditor-treasurer’s office at 320-864-1210. WHERE TO VOTE City of Hutchinson Recreation Center 900 Harrington St., Hutchinson Acoma Township Acoma Town Hall 23486 230th St., Hutchinson Hutchinson Township Gopher Campfire 24718 County Road 7, Hutchinson Lynn Township Lynn Town Hall 24995 County Road 7, Hutchinson Hassan Valley Township Hassan Valley Town Hall 420 Ames St., Biscay


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“Staff from across the organization continue to work together to develop and implement approaches that have the potential to improve care for the patients in our community.” Family doctor Dean Nissen helped spread the wisdom of eating healthy and staying fueled in a new video from Hutchinson Health.

LIVING WELL Many options to be your best


utchinson’s 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. The community also benefits from a grass-roots movement aimed at helping people live well. Heart of Hutch is made up of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds who want to inspire positive change in habits, behaviors and attitudes toward health. They do that by focusing on three fronts: eating smart, moving naturally and connecting wholeheartedly.

— Steve Mulder, Hutchinson Health president and CEO

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Students at Park Elementary School in Hutchinson learned walking to school can help maintain good health during the Heart of Hutch-sponsored Walk and Bike to School Day. The kids were treated to a healthy snack and water when they arrived at school.

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Hutchinson Health Hospital 1095 State Highway 15 S. 320-234-5000 www. Hutchinson Health Hospital includes a state-of-the-art intensivecare unit, featuring eICU technology. A full-range of advanced diagnostic imaging services include: multi-slice CT scanning, digital mammography, X-ray, ultrasound, MRI and nuclear medicine. Surgical specialties: Surgical specialists perform 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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Hutchinson Health Clinic 3 Century Ave. 320-234-3290 Hutchinson Health is a regional health care provider offering primary and specialty care, emer-

gency services, urgent care and specialty programs. Patients can choose from 16 family medicine physicians and more than 50 specialists ranging from pediatrics, podiatry and psychiatry to gynecology, orthopaedics, ENT and cardiology. Hutchinson Health Urgent Care 3 Century Ave. 320-234-3290 Urgent Care services are available at Hutchinson Health from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Hutchinson Health Mental Health 1095 Highway 15 S. 320-484-4610 Recognized for excellence statewide, a team of mental health professionals are available to help adults and children. Hutchinson Health Cancer Clinic 1095 Highway 15 S. 320-484-4695 In partnership with Minnesota Oncology, specialists treat patients

“Our practice is designed to make you feel welcome & relaxed from start to finish, with a combination of skilled staff & state-of-the-art technology.” Single Visit Crowns & Onlays Implant Dentistry Mini Implants • Invisalign® Traditional Orthodontics Galileos 3-D CT Scans • Teeth Whitening Denture/Same Day Repair Nitrous Oxide Sedation




HEALTH with various types of cancer in a nurturing environment. Orthopaedic & Rehab Clinic 1095 Highway 15 S. 320-484-4400 The Orthopaedic & Rehab Clinic provides expert care in treating bone and joint problems. The physical rehabilitation team offers care in physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy.

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: Allina Health Home Care Services, call 320-234-5031. Prairie River Home Care, call 320587-5162.

Harmony River Living Center 1555 Sherwood St. S.E. 320-484-6000 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 has 16 assisted living units.

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


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

Two nonprofit and for-profit


Ecumen Oaks and Pines: 1015 Century Ave. S.W., 320-234-9793

Woodstone Senior Living: 1025

Dale St. S.W., 320-234-8917

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 efforts to aid patients who might not otherwise receive services. For example, several Hutchinson dentists have set up a program to serve 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. Heart of Hutch Heart of Hutch is a grassroots movement aimed at helping Hutchinson residents and those who work here to live well. A Heart

of Hutch volunteer might donate time at a Walk or Bike to School event, work at a food demonstration booth at the Hutchinson Farmers Market, or help a neighborhood organize a National Night Out Party. New volunteers are welcome to get involved. Heart of Hutch has tackled numerous projects, including: • Conducted healthy food demonstrations at the Farmers Market • Initiated quarterly Worksite Wellness Challenges • Partnered with Hutchinson Health to provide free, communitybased health screenings to 1,200 people • Worked with restaurants to develop healthy menu choices • Distributed to churches and schools a video about the importance of families eating together • Developed and distributed a fact sheet about the importance of families eating together • Promoted National Night Out and offered assistance and a list of resources to neighborhood party organizers

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• Developed, which offers ideas and resources for healthy living • Recruited Heart of Hutchinson volunteers to offer assistance at several community walks/runs • Formed a committee to develop a community-wide reading of a book at a future date • Provided information on healthy living at various community health fairs and other events • Sponsored Walk and Ride Your Bike to School Day at Park Elementary School • Sponsored Ride Your Bike to Work Day and served breakfast that day at Library Square • Sponsored Hutchinson;s First Open Streets event after the Luce Line State Trial was repaved • Sponsored National Mountain Bike Day in Hutchinson • Worked with McLeod for Tomorrow to sponsor WinterFest at the McLeod County Fairgrounds • Offered free summer health activities on Saturdays • Partnered with other organizations to develop new com-

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munity garden opportunities in Hutchinson • Provided a food preservation class • Offered a free gardening class as part of the community garden program

FAMILY HEALTH McLeod County Public Health Nursing 1805 Ford Ave. N. Glencoe 320-484-4399 Home and Office Visits are provided by Public Health Nurses to offer health guidance, health teaching and counseling in an effort to improve the health of families, prevent disease and disability, and help families remain healthy. Maternal Child Health program promotes optimal birth outcomes in our county. Services include individual assessment for risk of preterm labor, chemical health issues, health assessment, teaching and counseling of high-risk pregnant women Postpartum Home Visits are

Specialty care +

in your backyard.

Leading specialists see patients at Hutchinson Health. Think of it as a physician “house call” - only it’s more of a neighborhood call. Here are the specialties we offer and the number of doctors in each area:

Clinic 320-234-3290 Hospital 320-234-5000

Reg. Clinic Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 am - 5 pm Urgent Care Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8 am - 7 pm; Fri. 8 am - 5 pm; Sat. 9 am - 12 pm Hutchinson Health is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer

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HEALTH provided to new mothers and infants to educate and counsel in nutrition, child growth and development and resources available to families. Child Passenger Safety Program provides a free one-hour class for parents on proper use of their child safety seat. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome counseling available. Family Home Visitor provides information, support and encouragement to families with children birth to five. Home visiting helps parents feel good about themselves, and their role as the first and foremost teacher of their children. Family Planning is a voluntary and confidential program for individuals to obtain information about pregnancy prevention. Family planning involves preventing, spacing and achieving pregnancies. This service provides referral and education, medical health care, a variety of birth control supplies, and other preventative health services. Early Intervention Services for infants and preschoolers provides

assistance to families with children who have (or may have) a disability. A multidisciplinary team, consisting of a public health nurse, an educator, a social worker and a rehabilitation specialist (physical, speech and occupational therapy), is available to identify and treat children with development delays. Follow Along Program is available for all children birth through 3 years. Questionnaires are sent every four months for parents to evaluate their child’s development. They also receive information helpful to stimulate child development. Footcare Clinics are provided to seniors, age 55 or older, or younger than 55 with a handicapping condition. Women, Infants and Children Clinic is a supplemental food program for income-eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women and children birth to 5 years. A Public Health Nurse staffs all WIC clinics and is available to provide information in the areas of nutrition and health. Immunizations may be given

by appointment to people of all ages from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call to schedule an appointment. A record of all previous immunizations is required. Ask for fee information when calling. The immunization program is designed to serve low-income individuals and families, or others without medical coverage for immunizations. Child and Teen Checkups are available for all county residents age 20 or younger. This checkup includes height, weight, hearing, vision, nutrition, developmental screening, urine and blood tests, and a physical assessment. Arrangements for checkups can be made by contacting our office. Early Childhood Screening is a required screening for kindergarten entry. This screening assesses height, weight, vision, hearing and development. The above findings are reviewed with the parents plus nutrition, health immunizations, dental and family concerns. Appointments are made through your local school district.

Community Health Promotion is a community approach to promoting health. Public Health is the service and art of 1) preventing diseases 2) prolonging life, and 3) promoting health and efficiency through organized community effort. Health Education Programs are provided per identified county needs and requests. Groups and organizations county-wide are served. Topics may include, but are not limited to: safety, health promotion topics, agency programs, HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases. Public Health ser vices for screening, education and consultation are available to all county schools through contractual arrangements with individual districts. Blood Pressure clinics and education are offered on site at businesses by special arrangement. Long Term Care Consultation Services are provided in cooperation with McLeod County Social Services. An assessment is provided

STEVEN FLINN, D.D.S. • ADAM HOLDER, D.D.S • DAVID MACH, D.D.S., Ph. D. • New Patients & Families Welcome • Modern State-of-the-Art Dentistry with • • • • • •

Personal Touch Implant Placement & Restoration Same Day Crowns Tooth Colored Fillings Preventative Restorative Sedation


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

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Adult Children of Alcoholics, AlAnon, Alcoholics Anonymous, 320-587-8436 American Red Cross Bloodmobile, The Arc United, Bev Kaler, 800-

775-3196, or email bev.kaler@

Buerkle, director, 320-234-7933, or 800-934-0851

Mary Nelson, 320-484-9210 Divorce Care, 320-587-7407

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities, 651-7892400, Arthritis Foundation, North Central Chapter, 800-333-1380 Autism Support Group, 320-5834513, e-mail: Birthright Crisis Pregnancy Center, 320-587-5433 Breast Cancer Support Group, Darlene Ave-Lallemant, 320-5874349, Janet Mraz, 320-587-1004

Foundation For Challenged Children, John Dietel, president, at 320-296-9485,, or Grief Recovery Friends, Robert Hantge, 320-587-2128 Hospice Volunteer Program, Mary Nelson, Allina Health Home Care Services, 320-484-9210 Hutchinson Caregiver Discussion Group, Jan Novotny, 320-8940479

McLeod County Branch, American Cancer Society, Jeanne Ray, 320-587-2838 McLeod Treatment Programs, 320-587-9790 Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, 6:45 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1040 South Grade Road, Hutchinson Nar-Anon, Melissa at 320-2961637 Overeaters Anonymous, 320587-5889

Harmony River Living Center Auxiliary, 320-484-6000

Hutchinson Health Auxiliary, Sally Moehring, president, 320587-8246

Cardiac and Diabetic Support Group, administrative assistant, 320-234-5000, ext. 7059

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

TOPS Club, Take Off Pounds Sensibly Vicki, 320-587-8155

Allina Health Home Care Services Bereavement Support Group,

McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence, Rhonda

Weight Watchers,

Special Time for Special Moms, Heidi Pulkrabek, 320-587-7112

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 Yoga Wellness Workshops

238 Main St. S., Hutchinson, MN • (320) 587-7117 Hours: Mon.–Thurs. 9–8; Fri. 9–5; Sat. 9–3 2016 |


REGIONAL CENTER Home to diverse businesses



utchinson’s economy is diverse, with businesses ranging from Fortune 500 company 3M and manufacturing companies to home-based entrepreneurs, independent retailers and familiar chains such as Target, Walmart, J.C. Penny, ShopKo and Menards. With more than 300 members, the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is a “must-have” membership in Hutchinson. Known for its moniker “Minnesota’s Hometown,” the Chamber promotes the regional hub as a place as a place for business and family fun. Hutchinson’s Economic Development Authority works to spur job creation in the community. Its marketing slogan “Minnesota’s Manufacturing City” builds on the city strong manufacturing core. It’s the EDA’s goal to draw new business and help existing businesses to grow. Hutchinson is a community where the city, schools and businesses work together. It improves efficiency, streamlines costs and improves services. Offices, industrial areas, restaurants, stores and hotels are found throughout the community. A large part of Hutchinson’s businesses are congregated along major highways including State Highways 7 and 15. Hutchinson is built around its crown jewel — the downtown district. The historic area features century-old buildings including the Carnegie Library listed on the National Register of Historic Place. It’s a hot spot for entertainment and features restaurants, live music, a restored art deco movie theater and Library Square, a popular gathering place events.

“It is important for us to have the amenities and things that will keep the young family here. For the next 15 years the No. 1 issue will be a skilled workforce.”

— Miles Seppelt, director of the Hutchinson Economic Development Authority

Fortiori Design founder Roger Schmitz explained how the budding company’s MOXY Muscle Oxygen Monitor works to members of the Hutchinson Economic Development Authority. Schmitz won an EDA contest for budding manufacturers

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Peterson Juergensen Hemerick & Co


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Maytag Laundry/ Tanning & Car Wash


Ameriprise Financial


First Minnesota Bank


Heldt Painting & Contracting

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Amazing Grace Boutique


The Village Shop


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Kraft Walser Law Office




Carly’s Shoes


Ace Hardware


Factory Direct Furniture


Northern Insulation


R.J. McGraw


Hutchinson Co-op


Crow River Press




Citizen Bank & Trust Co.


Providing Professional, Confidential, Quality Personal Services • • • • • • • •

Income Tax Preparation Compilation, Review & Auditing Monthly Accounting & Payroll Tax Estate Planning Management Services Tax & Business Planning Electronic Filing Quick Books & Peachtree Support

Peterson Juergensen Hemerick & Co. Seated: Mark Hemerick, Kurt Juergensen. Standing: Teresa Guthmiller, Jennifer Ortloff, Matthew Dostal, Mary Huhn, Amy Anderson.

135 Third Avenue South Hutchinson, MN 55350 320-587-2255 Fax 320-587-9069 Serving Clients Throughout The Area Since 1962

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Marcus Max, CFP® Financial Advisor 65 Hassan Street SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 320.587.9379 marcus.r.max

When you have the right financial advisor, life can be brilliant. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. ©2015 Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

The Farmers Market at Depot Marketplace is a thriving enterprise that draws thousands of fresh produce shoppers from May through October. The Hutchinson Economic Development Authority was instrumental in moving the market to its current location in 2015.

Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism 2 Main St. S., Hutchinson, MN 55350 320-587-5252 The Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is the front door to exploring “Minnesota’s Hometown.” A prime directive since it was incorporated in 1948 is promoting all that Hutchinson has to offer. The organization has ap-

proximately 320 members ranging from retired business people and home-based businesses to international corporations such as 3M and Hutchinson Technology. The Chamber is a nonprofit organization that exists separate from the city of Hutchinson and is funded through membership investments and program income. Member services include promotional opportunities, network-

We Do It to Your Specifications 38 Years Experience • Free Estimates • Interior and Exterior Painting and Staining • Commercial and Residential

• Pressure Washing • Texturing of Ceilings and Walls

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ing events, training and educational seminars, and business information. It also organizes special events and programs, including the Arts and Crafts Festival, Hutchinson Leadership Institute, professional development seminars, Business After Hours, Bring It Home Family Fun and Business Expo, Hometown Golf Challenge, Dairy Day Celebration, Music in the Park and the Awards Banquet each Jaunary. Hutchinson Downtown Association c/o Hutchinson Economic Development Authority 111 Hassan St. S.E. Hutchinson, MN 55350 320-234-4223 The Hutchinson Downtown Association promotes Hutchinson’s historic and vibrant downtown. With approximately 40 members, it 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 impetus to efforts to revitalize downtown. The group hosts downtown special events such as Downtown Christmas. It sponsors the popular Farmers Market from May to late October at the historical Great Northern Depot. 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. Among its goals are 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. The area 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 is designed to make Hutchinson synonymous with “economic development” in Minnesota by touting the unusually high percentage of jobs here in manufacturing. The EDA helped the city fund a downtown revitalization study to build upon a similar 2002 study that spurred $13 million in new investment in the downtown area. In 2015, its Jump-Start Manufacturing contest awarded a $25,000 package of funding, training and support services to a new business making portable tissue oxygen sensors used by athletes worldwide.

Hutchinson Leader / Crow River Media 170 Shady Ridge Road Hutchinson, MN 55350 320-587-5000 The Hutchinson Leader, established in 1885, is a media company that serves 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.

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County Fair Marketplace 1310 Hwy. 15 South, Hutchinson

Jim Condon • Katie Condon

Next to Subway (near Target) Mon.–Fri. 9–9, Sat. 9 –6, Sun. 10– 4


Community starts with neighbors who care. That’s what our town is made of. State Farm® has a long heritage of helping out our neighbors. That’s why I’m proud to support this great community. Get to a better State®.

• Home • Auto • Life • Health • Business/Farm Insurance

Lisa Valiant, Kim Kotzer, Kyle Kalkbrenner

CALL ME TODAY Kim Kotzer, Agent 132 Main Street S., Hutchinson 320-587-3909 • Providing Insurance and Financial Services State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company State Farm Indemnity Company • Bloomington, IL

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Handmade North American That’s it. Really simple. No imports. Your gift (or present to yourself) supports an American craftsperson and their community. Unique. No two pieces are ever alike. This is work your kids will fight over. • Pottery • Glass • Metal • Jewelry • Wood • Décor

Professional Glass Installation Business • Home • Auto

Providing quality service to Hutchinson and the surrounding communities for more than 25 years!

Crow River Glass 125 Michigan St. NE, Hutchinson


Hours: M–F 8 am–5 pm, Sat. By Appt. 8 am–Noon


Clay Coyote Pottery is a working pottery studio open to visitors every day as we create our handmade pottery. Custom orders welcome.

Visit for more. We wrap, we ship, we care.

17614 240th St. 4.5 miles N. of Hutchinson on Hwy. 15 320-587-2599 • Summer: Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sunday 12–4 Winter: Wed.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 12–4

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745 Highway 7 West Hutchinson 320-234-9988

Inside Cash Wise Foods Hutchinson 320-587-2477

For Over 40 Years

Amazing Grace has so much to offer from casual to contemporary or vintage to classy! Our women’s clothing, accessories, and shoes will leave each guest feeling full of GRACE; a seemingly effortless beauty or charm.

• Home Decor • Gourmet Food Products • Books & Cookbooks • Candles & Home Fragrance • Cards, Frames & Stationery • Bath Products • Life is Good • Lake Girl • Baggallini

11 Main St. N, Hutchinson

Open Monday - Saturday 9-5


Exceptional Local Service

Extended Holiday Hours

Are you looking for a firm that is committed to providing financial solutions and personalized service? Then take a look at Edward Jones.

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Front: Betty Davis, Katie Robb. Middle: Joyce Cripps. Back: Scott Decker, Charlie Suedbeck.

Call or Visit today. (Pat, Kim, Dean, & Nick)

945 Echo Drive SE • 888-234-5939

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Fair Prices! Reliable Service! Guaranteed Workmanship! Call us for any insulation needs. We stand behind what we sell.

The law firm of R.J. McGraw, P.A. has roots that date back nearly 50 years. Ron McGraw, a Hutchinson native, is a professional who genuinely cares about his clients. The firm’s longevity is due to McGraw’s commitment and accessibility to his clients, his skill and expertise in the law, his superior service and his dedication to the community. Ron will take the time and care needed to protect your rights concerning personal injury, business and real estate matters, probate, estate planning and medical assistance planning. When You Need Expert Legal Help, Call on a Trusted Professional with over 50 Years Experience

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P.O. Box 26, 414 E. 13th St. Gibbon, MN 55335 (507) 834-6519 Toll-Free 1-800-722-0543

Suite 202 Citizens Bank Building Downtown Hutchinson


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Hours: Mon.–Fri. 5:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; Sat. 5:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; Sun. 6:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. • Gasoline • Motor Oil • Antifreeze • LP Gas Exchange • Lottery Tickets • Car Wash • Groceries • Schroeder Milk • Pop • Snacks • Ice • Coffee • Pizza • Hot Breakfast & Lunch Items: Sandwiches and pizza

Front-Attorney’s Ron McGraw and Dan Mahon Back-Traci Schutz and BevWangerin

Hours: Mon.–Fri. 6:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m.; Sat. 6:30 a.m.–7 p.m.; Sun. 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. • Gasoline • Diesel • E85 • Premium 91 Nonoxygenated • LP Gas Bottle Fill/Exchange • Complete Car Care Center • Tire Sales & Repair • Batteries • Fast Lube Service • Lawn & Garden Fertilizers • Weed Control • Nutri Source & Tuffy’s Pet Food & Wild Bird Seed • Coffee • Cappuccino • Pop • Snacks

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170 Shady Ridge Road • PO Box 99 • Hutchinson, MN 55350 320.587.2062 • •

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86 rooms between our 2 buildings Hot Homestyle Breakfast 2 Indoor Pools • 2 Hot Tubs Sauna & Steam Room Wireless Internet in all rooms Honeymoon Suite 2-room and whirlpool suites Cozy Fireside lobby

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

APARTMENTS Cedar Acre Apartments 1025 echo Drive SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-7610

Century Court Apartments 705 Century Avenue SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-7243

Valley View Apartments 215 4th Ave NE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-7610

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/ Marc Max (New logo) 65 Hassan St SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-9379

Citizens Bank & Trust

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

First Minnesota Bank 308 Main Street 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 Avenue SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2255

CHURCHES/ WORSHIP Bethlehem United Methodist 665 Miller Avenue SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-3312

CrossPoint Church

1215 Roberts Rd SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2668

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

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

CLUB/ EVENT FACILITY Crow River Winery 14848 MN Hwy. 7 E Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2922

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Hutchinson Event Center Hwy 15 S - Plaza 15 Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-5656


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


1305 Hwy 15 So. Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2331

Buffalo Wild Wings 1040 Highway 15 S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-9453

Country Kitchen

528 Hwy 7 E Hutchinson, MN 55350 320-587-4940


1510 Montreal Street SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-8333

Elena’s Bakery the Sweet Spot 8 Main St N Hutchinson, MN 55350 320-429-CAKE (2253)

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

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

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

Lake Marion Supper Club 11331 Hwy 15 Brownton, MN 55312 (320) 328-4111

McCormick’s Family Restaurant


237 Hassan St SE • 3 Century Avenue SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320-587-2509 • (320) 587-3638

Hutchinson Dental Center 2 Franklin Street SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-3993

Hutchinson Family Dentistry

1102 Hwy 15 S Hutchinson, MN 55350 320-587-4417

36 Washington Ave W Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2146

Qdoba Mexican Grill

Hutchinson Health

1380 Highway 15 S Hutchinson, Minnesota (320) 587-8279

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

New Century Academy 1000 5th Ave SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-3660

New Discoveries Montessori Academy

3 Century Avenue SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-3290


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

Carpets Plus Colortile

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

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

Crow River Glass


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Anytime Fitness

525 South Grade Road SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 583-9995

125 Michigan Street NE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2868 1130 Hwy 7 W Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-6700

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

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Heldt Painting & Contracting PO Box 458 Lester Prairie, MN 55354 (320) 395-2761

Northern Insulation 414 E 13th St Gibbon, MN 55335 (507) 834-6519


235 Franklin St SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2323

INSURANCE Citizens Insurance Agency 102 Main Street S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2674

State Farm-Kim Kotzer 132 Main Street S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-3909

State Farm- Mike McGraw 34 Main Street South Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2565

LICENSE BUREAU Hutchinson Motor Vehicle Department 111 Hassan Street SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-2599


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


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

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

REAL ESTATE Hometown Realty

130 Washington Avenue 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

RE/MAX Results

255 Hwy. 7 E, Hutchinson Rachel Huls 320-583-9711 Dean Sabacky 320-234-2515

Oakdale Golf Club

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


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

Amazing Grace Boutique 11 Main St N Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 455-9307

Cash Wise Foods

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

Clay Coyote Gallery 17614 240th Street Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2599

Crow River Press

170 Shady Ridge Rd NW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2062

Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce


2 Main Street North Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-5252

Hutchinson Parks & Recreation/ Pool

Hutchinson Downtown Association

900 Harrington Street Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2975

Northern Links

20333 Hwy 15 N Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-3222

Liquor Hutch

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

Village Shop

114 Main Street S Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2727

SENIOR LIVING Cedar Crest Estates 1401 Main Street West Silver Lake, MN 55381 (320) 327-6577 130 N. Neptune Cosmos, MN 56228 (320) 877-9100

Prairie Senior Cottages 1310 Bradford Street SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-5508

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

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


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

20271 Hwy 15 N Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-7669

Hutchinson Leader

Little Crow Shooting Sports

170 Shady Ridge Rd NW Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-5000

18482 202 Street # B Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-9829

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