Hastings. 1 City (1990 pop. 15,445), seat of Dakota co., SE Minn., on the Vermillion River and on bluffs above the Mississippi opposite its confluence with the St. Croix inc. 1857. It is a farm trade and manufacturing center, producing flour, computer equipment, fertilizers, and feeds. 2 City (1990 pop. 22,837), seat of Adams co., S central Nebr. inc. 1874. It is a rail center in a farming area. Manufactures include processed foods and construction materials. A museum is in the city.

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