A sense of place and a unique physical setting are tied to Hastings’ location. Hastings stands apart from the suburban growth of the Twin Cities. It feels separate from the Cities, yet has convenient access to Saint Paul, Minneapolis and other regional destinations. The trip from Hastings to the Airport takes 30 minutes (or less). Hastings is the only Mississippi River crossing between South St. Paul and Red Wing. More than 30,000 trips travel over the Highway 61 bridge on an average day.