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Join the City of Hastings for their annual Public Safety night in Downtown Hastings from 5:007:30 p.m. Second Street will be closed to traffic on Tuesday, May 17 for this community event where residents can explore the various equipment used by Police, Fire, EMS and the Sheriff’s Office. This is your chance to see inside the mobile command center, the fire trucks, and all sorts of other specialized equipment. Take pictures, visit public safety displays, and chat with the folks that help keep our community safe.

REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2022 Little Raiders Football is open from now until June 3! Visit to register now. This program is open to students entering 5th and 6th grades in the fall of 2022. The program cost is $75 per participant and there may be scholarship opportunities for those in need.

Coaches are also needed for the 2022 season. Coach signup can be found at the same page.

HIGHWAY 61 CORRIDOR STUDY The community is invited to a public meeting on Wednesday, May 18 from 57 p.m. to learn more about and provide input on Highway 61 in Hastings between 4th St and 36th St. The meeting will take place at City Hall and formal presentations will be provided at 5:15 and 6:15.

The goal of this prescoping assessment is to evaluate Hwy 61 through Hastings for all modes and all users including operations, safety, and stakeholder needs. Once the issues and concerns are understood, several potential alternatives will be evaluated to help create a new vision for Hwy 61 in Hastings. The study will build on previous studies in this area by MnDOT and the City of Hastings.

The purpose of this study is to provide the State with alternatives associated with improving the safety and mobility of Hwy 61. These services are necessary to understand the current issues, determine potential solutions to address those needs, and evaluate those solutions.

The Department of Transportation website has a survey for users to complete to help with the planning process too. tro/projects/hwy61hastings/ind ex.html A SUMMER YOGA SERIES For eight weeks, MN YOGA + Life Magazine will be presenting A Summer Yoga Series in the Rotary Pavilion on the Hastings river front. Each Sunday beginning in June and running through August, an hourlong Yoga session will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will feature local Yoga instructors. The cost to attend is $18 per week or $200 for the entire series with $1 from each ticket being donated to the LoveYourBrain foundation. No one will be turned away for inability to pay but you are asked to contact MN Yoga + Life if you need assistance.

The full schedule of instructors and registration details can be found at

May 11, 2022