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    Click here to view Hastings Community Guide, Streets and Trails Map, and Visitor's Guide

  • Come and Visit Hastings Hot Spots

    A Historic Rivertown

    Hastings is a scenic rivertown steeped in tradition, it combines:

    • A rugged and colorful scenery of the Mississippi, St. Croix and Vermillion Rivers.
    • 28 miles of biking, hiking and running trails throughout the city.   Trail & Park Map   Trail System
    • Many historic buildings found in the downtown area which are nationally known for Victorian architecture.  Check out the Historic Walking Tour!
    • A mix of shopping facilities, restaurants, industry and community festivities. 

     

    Attractions & Recreation

    SKIING

    Hastings is fortunate to be the midpoint between two downhill ski areas! Click the links below to visit their websites.

    Afton Alps

    Welch Village Ski Area

    HISTORIC DOWNTOWN

              

    Hastings Historic Downtown, which sits along the banks of the Mississippi, offers a unque mix of dining and shopping including antique shops, local art and trendy clothing. 

    The many retail stores in Historic Downtown Hastings offer festive Holiday shopping for your gift giving needs!

    Many of the restaurants feature live music on the weekends and the new Levy Park and Hastings River Walk feature weekly family friendly entertainment.  During the summer months the streets of downtown are filled with Classic Cars and hundreds of spectators!

    CARPENTER ST. CROIX VALLEY NATURE CENTER

            

    The Nature Center has properties on both the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides of the scenic St. Croix River. They offer beautiful walking trails with scenic views, snow shoeing trails, beach access, spectacular bird watching (Check out the Birding Hotspots) and so much more! Check out their many events throughout the year on their website page! Events Calendar 

    OUTDOOR ICE SKATING

    The City of Hastings provides several outdoor ice skating rinks with warming houses from early December through mid February. Enjoy ice skating in the winter months with beautiful views! Click on the Outdoor Ice Skating link about for details on locations and hours.

    DOG SLEDDING

    You don't have to go too far north to enjoy dog sledding here in Hastings! HHH Ranch provides dog sled rides, educational programs, and much more! Click the link above for details on how to enjoy this unique and fun winter activity!

    LEDUC HISTORIC ESTATE

    Visit the LeDuc Historic Estate and enjoy the beauty and rich history of this picturesque mansion that has been restored by the Minnesota Historical Society! Click here to find out information on tours and events

    SPRING LAKE PARK RESERVE

        

    This Dakota County Park offers hiking trails, cross country ski trails, archery trails, picnic grounds, playground, and a gather center. All of this along with stunning views of the Mississippi River!

    ALEXIS BAILLY VINEYARD

        

    Founded in 1973, Alexis Bailly Vineyard was the first to make wine with 100% Minnesota grown grapes.  Their tastings room is truly one of a kind, a must see.

    EXTREME SANDBOX

        

    Visit Extreme Sandbox for a Heavy Equipment Adventure that lets you play on Construction Equipment! Extreme Sandbox is the first and ONLY heavy equipment adventure in the Midwest! 

    CRUISES

    A perfect way to spend a relaxing day or evening is aboard a boat cruising the St. Croix or Mississippi Rivers! Click on the links below for more information on lunch, cocktail, dinner, or sightseeing cruises.

    Treasure Island Resort and Casino

    Afton House Inn & Cruise Lines

    TREASURE ISLAND RESORT & CASINO

    Treasure Island Resort & Casino is the only casino in southern Minnesota located on the Mississippi River and offers gaming, accommodations, food service, and entertainment! It also includes a marina, RV-park, bowling, and a variety of cruise & dining options.

    AFTON STATE PARK

    Northeast of Hastings on the bluffs of the St. Croix River, this park offers hiking, horse, mountain bike, and cross country ski trails, picnic grounds, hike-in campsites, and a secluded swimming beach accessible by trail only.

    GOLFING

    There are many beautiful golf courses in and around the Hastings area! Click the links below to visit their websites.

    Hidden Greens Golf Course

    Dakota Pines Golf Club

    Emerald Greens Golf

    Afton Alps Ski & Golf

    Bellwood Oaks Golf Course

    River Oaks Municipal Golf

    Clifton Hollow Golf Club

    Gopher Hills Golf Course

    Also located in Hastings is a Disc Golf Course! The scenic 18 hole disc golf course is free for the public use!

    Visit the many Apple Orchards in the Hastings area! Click on the links below to view their website.

    Afton Apple Orchard

    Carpenter Nature Center

    Fischer Croix Farm Orchard

    Whistling Well Farm

  • Community Information

  • Overview

    The City of Hastings was incorporated on March 7, 1857, by the Territorial Legislature.  Hastings became the county seat of Dakota County on June 2, 1857.  Hastings is blessed with a beautiful setting on the bluffs of the Mississippi River.  Victorian residences in tree-lined neighborhoods, a classic Main Street downtown, and the 1871 County Courthouse maintain Hastings' distinctive small town character.  At the same time, Hastings continues to grow with steady residential, commercial industrial development activity coupled with an expanding mix of public and institutional land uses.

  • Location

    County - Dakota
    Region - East Twin Cities Metro
    Distance from St. Paul - 22 Miles
    Distance from nearest Airport - 20 Miles from Mpls/St. Paul
    US Congressional District - 2
    MN Legislative District - 54A, 54B
    Web Site - www.hastingsmn.gov

  • Population

    AREA

    2012 ESTIMATE

    2000 CENSUS

    1998 
    ESTIMATE

    1990 CENSUS

    1980 CENSUS

    City

    22,321

    18,204

    17,263

    15,445

    12,827

    County

    405,088

    347,245

    308,002

    275,189

    194,279

    Nearest MSA*

    3,062,944

    2,968,806

    2,831,234

    2,538,776

    2,198,190

    Source: US Census, State Demographer

    *Metropolitan Statistical Area

     
     
  • Major Employers

    EMPLOYER

    SIC

    PRODUCTS/SERVICES

    EMPLOYEES

    Dakota, County of
    651-437-3191
    www.co.dakota.mn.us

    9121

    Government Offices

    1800

    Allina Health/Regina Hospital
    651-480-4100
    www.allinahealth.org/Regina-Hospital/

    8062

    Acute Care Hospital & Surgery Center

    708

    School District #200
    651-480-7002
    www.hastings.k12.mn.us

    8211

    Elementary & Secondary Schools

    575

    Smead Manufacturing Co
    651-437-4111
    www.smead.com

    5112

    Stationery Supplies

    150

    Intek Plastics, Inc.
    651-437-7700
    www.intekplastics.com

    3089

    Plastics Products, (not elsewhere classified)

    160

    Wal-Mart
    651-438-2400
    www.walmart.com

    5311

    Department Stores

    260

    Target
    651-480-2080
    www.target.com

    5311

    Department Stores

    150

    Allina Medical Clinic
    651-438-1800
    www.allina.com

    8011

    Offices of Physicians

    140

    Hastings, City of
    651-480-2350
    www.hastingsmn.gov

    9121

    Government Offices

    130

     Ardent Mills
    651-437-3161
    www.ardentmills.com

    2041

    Flour & Other Grain Mill Products

    120

    Cub Foods
    651-438-1481
    www.cub.com

    5411

    Grocery Store

    140

    Coborn's
    651-437-2066
    www.coborns.com

    5411

    Grocery Store

    100

  • Property Taxes

    To see a tax computation example visit
    http://www.co.dakota.mn.us/HomeProperty/Tax101/TaxEstimator/Pages/default.aspx

    Minnesota commercial real estate taxes are based upon market value of taxable property as set by the local assessor.   Please contact the Dakota County Treasurer-Auditor at (651) 438-4360 Treasurer-Auditor@co.dakota.mn.us.

    Local Medical Facilities

    FACILITY

    # FACILITIES AVAILABLE

    TOTAL BEDS

    TELEMEDICINE AVAILABLE

    Hospital

    1

    57

    No

    Nursing Home

    3

    178

    No

    Clinic

    2

    ---

    N/A

    Doctor

    28

    ---

    N/A

    Dentist

    17

    ---

    N/A

  • Utilities

    ELECTRIC

    Electric Utility: Dakota Electric Assn
    Telephone: 651.463.6212
    Econ. Dev. Contact: 651.463.6232
    Telephone: 651.463.6201
    Emergency Lights Out
     www.dakotaelectric.com

    Electric Utility: Xcel Energy
    Telephone: 800.895.4999 
    Emergency Lights Out: 800.895.1999
    www.xcelenergy.com

    WATER

    Water Source: Wells
    Storage Capacity: 2,750,000 gals
    Pumping Capacity: 6,600 gal/minute
    Average Demand: 1,820,000 gal/day
    Peak Demand: 7,500,000 gal/day
    Total Water Hardness: 16ppm
    Industrial Water Rate: See City website for current rates: www.hastingsmn.gov

    WASTEWATER

    Treatment Type: Community Drain Field
    Capacity of Plant: 2,340,000 gal/day
    Average Demand: 1,700,000 gal/day
    Peak Demand: 2,000,000 gal/day
    Usage Charge: See City website for current rates: www.hastingsmn.gov

    NATURAL GAS

    Gas Provider: Centerpoint Energy
    Telephone: 612.372.4727
    Emergency gas leak: 612.372.5050
    www.centerpointenergy.com

    CABLE

    Cable Provider: Comcast
    Telephone: 651.222.3333

    Cable Provider: Bevcomm
    South of Hastings: 507.653.4444
    Telephone: 877.524.5340 (Toll Free)
    www.bevcomm.net

    Satellite/Internet Provider: Dish Network
    Telephone: 888.754.1350
    www.dish.com

    Satellite/Internet Provider: Exede Satellite Internet
    Telephone: 855.894.5665
    www.exede.com

    Satellite/Internet Provider: HughesNet
    Telephone: 877.268.0336
    http://www.hughesnetinternet.net/

    Satellite/Internet Provider: DirectTV
    Telephone: 877.798.6070
     http://www.directpackages.com/deals.html

    TELEPHONE

    Telephone Provider (Landline): CenturyLink
    Residential Sales: 800.201.4099
    Residential Repair: 800.788.3600
    Business: 800.786.6272
    Local Contact: 651.437.2161
    Web Address: www.centurylink.com

    LOCAL CLUBS, ORGANIZATIONS, SCHOOLS & CHURCHES

    A complete listing of local non-profit organizations is available here.

    HASTINGS COMMUNITY PROFILE

    For a complete Community Profile visit www.mngov.com

     

  • Click on the above link to view The Hastings Community Guide

  • Click on the above link to view The Hastings Street & Trail Map on page 1 and The Historic Hastings Walking Tour on page 2.

  • Click on the above link to view Welcome to Historic Hastings Brochure.

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