Friday's early morning storm that rolled through made a mess of Hastings and the surrounding area including power outages, downed power lines and ripped off tree limbs.

The most severe effects were felt west and south of Hastings with power outages elsewhere in Dakota County, Cannon Falls and Red Wing. Much of Cannon Falls and Red Wing are still without power/internet.

However, there is plenty of cleanup to do in Hastings with leaves, sticks and tree limbs strewn everywhere. Along the stretch of W 4th Street, three consecutive houses had large tree limbs down, which can be seen in the pictures below.

If you have photos from the storm you would like to share, feel free to send them to or You can also message them on the Hastings Star Gazette Facebook page. 


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