Flood was major downtown attraction last week
The Hastings riverfront was a popular spot this past week, despite several signs warning people to stay back.
Extensive rainfall throughout the state poured into the Mississippi River, swelling its banks to unusual heights in Hastings. The flood crested Friday at 19.1 feet, making it the seventh-worst flood in recorded history, according to National Weather Service records.
“We’ve seen levels like this before, but it’s been awhile,” said Hastings Mayor Paul Hicks.