The City of Hanska is located in South Central Minnesota approximately one hundred miles southwest of the Twin Cities. Incorporated as a village in May 1901, Hanska celebrated a centennial in August of 2001.
With all paved streets, a sanitary sewer system, and a municipal water system, Hanska has well-rounded infrastructure. This community has a strong Scandinavian background and celebrates its heritage each spring with a large parade and variety shows around the 17th of May ( Syttende Mai). This coincides with Norway’s commemoration of their Independence Day. Hanska also hosts one or more groups touring from Norway annually. The community is proud of its one of a kind rosemalled water tower.