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We welcome you to Hutchinson, Minnesota!

Explore, experience and enjoy this wonderful community where it is the ideal place to work, do business, raise a family or relax. Our hometown community offers a small town feel but also supports technological, educational and ecological advancement.

Hutchinson ranked 41st among America's 50 Hottest Little Boomtowns in America. It has a population of more than 14,000 and is centrally located in Minnesota with easy access to the conveniences of major metropolitan areas with less than an hour drive making it an ideal geographic location in which to live.

The city has established schools, churches, businesses, industries, recreation and sports complexes along with fine lodging, dining and convention facilities. It is a computer-aged company town featuring new age manufacturing jobs and high-tech businesses. Hutchinson has a wealth of resources for business and individuals and prides itself on its quality of life and global attitude.

Come and discover our outdoor recreation, active arts community, beautiful park system and make Hutchinson a place to live and work.

Closest Big Cities of Interest:

  • New Ulm - 45 miles
  • Willmar - 50 miles
  • St. Cloud - 50 miles
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul - 60 miles
  • Mankato - 70 miles


  • Hutchinson District
    • Hutchinson Senior High School (Gr 9-12)
    • Middle School (Gr 6-8)
    • Park Elementary (Gr 2-5)
    • West Elementary (Gr K-1)
  • Lutheran, Catholic, Charter, other denominations
  • Ridgewater College
  • Preschools
  • Child Care Centers


  • 35 city parks
  • McLeod County Parks nearby
  • Luce Line Trail (walking, running, bikes, horses, snowmobiles)
  • Golf Courses
  • Theater and Arts
    • State Theater (3 screens)
    • Century Theater (9 screens)
    • Hutchinson Theater Company
    • Crow River Arts Center (education & Children's Theater)
    • Crow River Area Youth Orchestra
    • Youth Choral Group
  • Gopher Campfire Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Campgrounds
  • Many surrounding fishing and swimming lakes
  • Outdoor and indoor pools
  • Saturday Night Cruisers

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