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                                  UNITED STATES
                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                              WASHINGTON, DC 20549
                                    FORM 10-Q


(Mark One)
[X]  QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE
     ACT OF 1934

                 For the quarterly period ended  MARCH 31, 1997

                                       OR

[ ]  TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES
     EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from ______________________to ______________________

                          Commission file number 0-7647

                             HAWKINS CHEMICAL, INC.
                             ----------------------
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

         MINNESOTA                             41-0771293
         ---------                             ----------
(State or other jurisdiction of    (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
incorporation of organization)

             3100 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413
             -------------------------------------------------------
             (Address of principal executive offices)       Zip Code


                                  (612)331-6910
                                  -------------
               Registrant's telephone number, including area code


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports 
required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 
1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the 
registrant was required to file such reports) and (2) has been subject to 
such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

                             Yes    X      No
                                ----------   ----------

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of 
common stock, as of the latest practicable date.

                Class                              Outstanding at May 12, 1997
- --------------------------------------             ---------------------------
Common Stock, par value $.05 per share                      11,603,895

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                     HAWKINS CHEMICAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

                               INDEX TO FORM 10-Q



                                                                        Page No.
                                                                        --------


PART  I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION


Item 1.   Financial Statements:



          Consolidated Condensed Balance Sheets - March 31, 1997 and
            September 29, 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
          Consolidated Condensed Statements of Income - Three Months and 
            Six Months Ended March 31, 1997 and 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . .4
          Consolidated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows - Six Months 
            Ended March 31, 1997 and 1996. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
          Notes to Consolidated Condensed Financial Statements . . . . . . .6


Item 2.   Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition
            and Results of Operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-8


PART II.  OTHER INFORMATION


Item 1.   Legal Proceedings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9


Item 4.   Submission of Matters to a Vote of Securities Holders. . . . . . .9


Item 6.   Exhibits and Reports on Form 8-K . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

          Exhibit Index. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

          Financial Data Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

                                       2

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                         PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION


Item I.  Financial Statements

                     HAWKINS CHEMICAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                      CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

                                                             March 31, 1997       September 29, 1996
                                                            ----------------    ----------------------
                                                               (Unaudited)       (Derived from Audited
                                                                                 financial statements)
<S>                                                         <C>                     <C>
ASSETS

Current assets:
   Cash and cash equivalents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $ 8,854,450            $ 8,932,125
   Investments (fair value approximates cost). . . . . . . .   10,738,555             10,504,603
   Accounts receivable-net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    9,649,623              9,740,285
   Notes receivable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      171,986                170,988

   Inventories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    6,388,817              8,584,034
   Other current assets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    1,438,022                924,457
                                                              -----------            -----------
      Total current assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   37,241,453             38,856,492

Property, plant and equipment-net. . . . . . . . . . . . . .   13,744,000             13,187,678
Note receivable-non current. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    1,660,603              1,797,707
Other assets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    2,658,112              2,645,479
                                                              -----------            -----------
   Total   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $55,304,168            $56,487,356
                                                              -----------            -----------
                                                              -----------            -----------
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Current liabilities:
   Accounts payable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $ 5,310,271            $ 6,709,434
   Current portion of long-term debt . . . . . . . . . . . .       59,928                 56,008
   Dividends payable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      997,274                884,135
   Other current liabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    3,042,736              4,823,394
                                                              -----------            -----------
      Total current liabilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    9,410,209             12,472,971

Long term debt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      512,525                572,453

Deferred income taxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .      430,300                426,800

Shareholders' equity:
   Common stock, par value $.05 per share; issued
   and outstanding, 11,603,895 shares and
   11,051,690 shares respectively. . . . . . . . . . . . . .      580,195                552,585
   Additional paid-in capital. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   42,517,455             38,679,630
   Retained earnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    1,853,484              3,782,917
                                                              -----------            -----------
      Total shareholders' equity . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   44,951,134             43,015,132
                                                              -----------            -----------
      Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $55,304,168            $56,487,356
                                                              -----------            -----------
                                                              -----------            -----------
</TABLE>



                             See accompanying notes

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                     HAWKINS CHEMICAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                   CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
                                 (Unaudited)


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                 Three Months Ended March 31    Six Months Ended March 31
                                                     1997           1996           1997           1996
                                                 -----------    -----------    -----------    -----------
<S>                                              <C>            <C>            <C>            <C>
Net sales                                        $20,673,498    $18,439,067    $40,609,556    $35,862,051
                                                 -----------    -----------    -----------    -----------
Costs and expenses:
   Cost of sales                                  16,247,088     14,585,730     32,018,170     28,245,041
   Selling, general and administrative             2,237,922      2,083,759      4,350,122      4,045,670
                                                 -----------    -----------    -----------    -----------
      Total costs and expenses                    18,485,010     16,669,489     36,368,292     32,290,711
                                                 -----------    -----------    -----------    -----------
Income from operations                             2,188,488      1,769,578      4,241,264      3,571,340
                                                 -----------    -----------    -----------    -----------
Other income (deductions):
   Interest income                                   260,431        231,995        522,612        490,495
   Interest expense                                  (11,819)       (13,686)       (23,662)       (26,509)
   Miscellaneous                                       5,374         41,817         88,262         70,890
                                                 -----------    -----------    -----------    -----------
      Total other income (deductions)                253,986        260,126        587,212        534,876

Income before income taxes                         2,442,474      2,029,704      4,828,476      4,106,216
                                                 -----------    -----------    -----------    -----------
Provision for income taxes                           964,700        811,900      1,895,200      1,646,700
                                                 -----------    -----------    -----------    -----------
Net income                                       $ 1,477,774    $ 1,217,804    $ 2,933,276    $ 2,459,516
                                                 -----------    -----------    -----------    -----------
                                                 -----------    -----------    -----------    -----------
Weighted average number of shares outstanding     11,603,895     11,603,895     11,603,895     11,603,895
                                                 -----------    -----------    -----------    -----------
                                                 -----------    -----------    -----------    -----------

                                                 -----------    -----------    -----------    -----------
Earnings per common share                              $0.13          $0.10          $0.25          $0.21
                                                 -----------    -----------    -----------    -----------
                                                 -----------    -----------    -----------    -----------
</TABLE>



                             See accompanying notes

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                     HAWKINS CHEMICAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                 CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                                   (Unaudited)


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                   SIX MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31
                                                               --------------------------------
                                                                    1997                1996
                                                               ------------        ------------
<S>                                                            <C>                 <C>
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
   Net income. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $  2,933,276        $  2,459,516
   Depreciation and amortization . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        770,480             679,734
   Deferred income taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         38,500              14,000
   Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        (45,032)           (155,453)
   Changes in certain current assets and liabilities . . . .     (1,442,507)         (1,091,722)
                                                               ------------        ------------
      Net cash provided by operating activities. . . . . . .      2,254,717           1,906,075
                                                               ------------        ------------
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
   Additions to property, plant and equipment. . . . . . . .     (1,294,403)         (1,779,211)
   Purchase of investments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       (233,952)         (2,304,868)
   Cash received on sale of land and building. . . . . . . .                            108,188
                                                               ------------        ------------
      Net cash used in investing activities. . . . . . . . .     (1,528,355)         (3,975,891)
                                                               ------------        ------------
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
   Cash dividends paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       (884,135)           (736,804)
   Debt repayment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .        (56,008)            (52,344)
   Payments received on note receivable. . . . . . . . . . .        136,106              24,046
                                                               ------------        ------------
      Net cash used in financing activities. . . . . . . . .       (804,037)           (765,102)
                                                               ------------        ------------

INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS . . . . . .        (77,675)         (2,834,918)

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF YEAR . . . . . . . .      8,932,125           9,906,107
                                                               ------------        ------------
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD . . . . . . . . . .   $  8,854,450        $  7,071,189
                                                               ------------        ------------
                                                               ------------        ------------
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW
   INFORMATION:

   Cash paid for interest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $     49,011        $     53,562
                                                               ------------        ------------
                                                               ------------        ------------
   Cash paid for income taxes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $  1,968,000        $  2,102,326
                                                               ------------        ------------
                                                               ------------        ------------
</TABLE>



                             See accompanying notes

                                       5

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                     HAWKINS CHEMICAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
              NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS


1.   The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements 
have been prepared in accordance with the instructions for Form 10-Q and, 
accordingly, do not include all information and footnotes required by 
generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements.  
These statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements 
and footnotes included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the 
year ended September 29, 1996, previously filed with the Commission.  In the 
opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited consolidated condensed 
financial statements contain all adjustments necessary to present fairly the 
Company's financial position and the results of its operations and cash flows 
for the periods presented.

The accounting policies followed by the Company are set forth in Note 1 to 
the Company's financial statements in the 1996 Hawkins Chemical, Inc. Annual 
Report which is incorporated by reference to Form 10-K filed with the 
Commission on December 30, 1996.

2.   The results of operations for the period ended March 31, 1997 are not 
necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full year.

3.   Inventories, principally valued by the LIFO method, are less than 
current cost by approximately $1,306,100 at March 31, 1997.  Inventory 
consists principally of finished goods.  Inventory quantities fluctuate 
during the year. No material amounts of interim liquidation of inventory 
quantities have occurred that are not expected to be replaced by year-end.

4.   Earnings per common share are based upon the weighted average number of 
shares outstanding after giving retroactive effect to a 5% stock dividend 
declared February 12, 1997 to shareholders of record at the close of business 
on March 28, 1997.

5.   In March 1997, the Company reached an agreement to sell the inventory 
and operations of The Lynde Company.  The Company expects to finalize the 
sale during the third quarter.  Sales for Lynde were $708,000 and $899,000 
for the six-month period ending March 31, 1997 and 1996, respectively, and 
their inventory at March 31, 1997 was approximately $1.2 million.  Lynde had 
a net loss after taxes of $36,600 and $8,900 for the six-month period ending 
March 31, 1997 and 1996, respectively.  The sale, if completed as 
contemplated, is not expected to have a material impact on operating results.

6.   In February 1997, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued 
Statement of Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. 128, "Earnings per 
Share."  This statement specifies the computation, presentation, and 
disclosure requirements for earnings per share.  This Statement is effective 
for financial statements issued for periods ending after December 15, 1997, 
including interim periods. The Company does not believe the adoption of SFAS 
No. 128 will have a material impact on the financial statements.

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I
tem 2.             MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF 
                  FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS


RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

CONTINUING OPERATIONS

Net sales increased $2,234,431 (12.1%) in the second quarter of this fiscal 
year as compared to the same quarter a year ago, and increased $4,747,505 
(13.2%) in the first six months of fiscal 1997 as compared to the same period 
in fiscal 1996.  The increases were primarily due to volume increases in most 
of the Company's divisions and subsidiaries.

Gross margin, as a percentage of net sales, for the second quarter of this 
fiscal year was 21.4% compared to 20.9% for the same quarter one year ago, 
and 21.2% for the first six months of both fiscal years 1997 and 1996.  The 
second quarter increase was mainly due to maintaining the same dollar profit 
margin as the cost and selling price of a single, large-volume product were 
decreasing, and to increased sales on higher profit margin items.  The demand 
for this product does not fluctuate materially as the cost and selling price 
increase or decrease.  By maintaining stable dollar margins, the gross margin 
percentage will generally increase when the cost of the product is 
decreasing.  The Company has generally been able to and expects to continue 
to adjust its selling prices as the cost of materials and other expenses 
change, thereby maintaining relatively stable dollar gross margins.

Selling, general and administrative expenses, as a percentage of net sales, 
for the second quarter of fiscal 1997 were 10.8% compared to 11.3% for the 
same quarter one year ago, and 10.7% for the first six months of fiscal 1997 
as compared to 11.3% for the first six months of fiscal 1996.  Stated as a 
percentage of the same period one year ago, the second quarter increase was 
7.4%, or $154,163, and the six month increase was 7.5%, or $304,452.  These 
increases were mainly due to increased employee compensation and benefits, 
which make up the majority of the selling, general and administrative 
expenditures. Of the remaining expenses in this category, no single item is 
more than 7% of the total.  Most of these expenses fluctuate only slightly 
with sales.

Income from operations increased $418,910, or 23.7%, in the second quarter 
and $669,924, or 18.8%, in the first six months of fiscal 1997 as compared to 
the same periods one year ago.  These increases are primarily attributable to 
the net sales increase.

Interest income increased $28,436 in the second quarter of fiscal 1997 as 
compared to the same quarter one year ago and increased $32,117 for the first 
six months of this fiscal year as compared to the same period one year ago. 
These increases are due to an increase in the amount of cash available for 
investments and to a higher rate of return earned on cash equivalents and 
investments.  Interest expense decreased slightly due mainly to the decline 
in long term debt.

In March 1997, the Company reached an agreement to sell the inventory and 
operations of The Lynde Company.  The Company expects to finalize the sale 
during the third quarter.  Sales for Lynde were $708,000 and $899,000 for the 
six month period ending March 31, 1997 and 1996, respectively, and their 
inventory at March 31, 1997 was approximately $1.2 million.  Lynde had a net 
loss after taxes of $36,600 and $8,900 for the six month period ending March 
31, 1997 and 1996, respectively.  The sale, if completed as contemplated, is 
not expected to have a material impact on operating results.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

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For the six-month period ended March 31, 1997,  cash flows from operations 
were $2,254,717.  This amount was $348,642 higher than cash provided by 
operations during the same period one year ago, due mainly to the changes in 
certain current assets and liability accounts discussed below.  During the 
six-month period ended March 31, 1997, the Company invested $1,294,403 in 
property and equipment additions and added $233,952 to investments.

Accounts receivable, inventories and accounts payable decreased during the 
first six months of fiscal 1997.  These decreases are typical for the first 
six months of our fiscal year.  Other current assets increased due to 
payments of prepaid expenses that will be charged to the remaining quarters 
of this fiscal year and to insurance proceeds receivable.  Other current 
liabilities decreased as a result of the payment of benefit plan accruals 
that existed at fiscal year end. The Company did not issue any securities 
during the six-month period ended March 31, 1997.

The cash flows from operations, coupled with the Company's strong cash 
position, puts the Company in a position to fund both short and long-term 
working capital and capital investment needs with internally generated funds. 
Management does not, therefore, anticipate the need to engage in significant 
financing activities in either the short or long-term.  If the need to obtain 
additional capital does arise, however, management is confident that the 
Company's total debt to capital ratio puts it in a position to issue either 
debt or equity securities on favorable terms.

Although management continually reviews opportunities to enhance the value of 
the Company through strategic acquisitions, other capital investments and 
strategic divestitures, no material commitments for such investments or 
divestitures currently exist.  Until appropriate investment opportunities are 
identified, the Company will continue to invest excess cash in conservative 
investments.  Cash equivalents consist of short-term certificates of deposit 
and investments consist of relatively low-risk investment and annuity 
contracts with highly rated, stable insurance companies, and marketable 
securities consisting of investment grade municipal securities, all of which 
are carried at cost which approximates fair value.  All cash equivalents are 
highly liquid and are available upon demand.  There are some penalties 
associated with the early liquidation of the Company's investment and annuity 
contracts.

Other than as discussed above, management is not aware of any matters that 
have materially affected the first six months of fiscal 1997, but are not 
expected to materially affect future periods, nor is management aware of 
other matters not affecting this period that are expected to materially 
affect future periods.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS FORM 10-Q INCLUDES FORWARD-LOOKING 
STATEMENTS AS DEFINED IN SECTION 21E OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934, 
AS AMENDED. THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS INVOLVE A NUMBER OF RISKS AND 
UNCERTAINTIES, INCLUDING DEMAND FROM MAJOR CUSTOMERS, COMPETITION, CHANGES IN 
PRODUCT OR CUSTOMER MIX OR REVENUES, CHANGES IN PRODUCT COSTS AND OPERATING 
EXPENSES AND OTHER FACTORS DISCLOSED THROUGHOUT THIS REPORT.  THE ACTUAL 
RESULTS THAT THE COMPANY ACHIEVES MAY DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM ANY 
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS DUE TO SUCH RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES.  THE COMPANY 
UNDERTAKES NO OBLIGATION TO REVISE ANY FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS IN ORDER TO 
REFLECT EVENTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES THAT MAY ARISE AFTER THE DATE OF THIS REPORT. 
READERS ARE URGED TO CAREFULLY REVIEW AND CONSIDER THE VARIOUS DISCLOSURES 
MADE BY THE COMPANY IN THIS REPORT AND IN THE COMPANY'S OTHER REPORTS FILED 
WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION THAT ATTEMPT TO ADVISE INTERESTED 
PARTIES OF THE RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES THAT MAY AFFECT THE COMPANY'S 
FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATION.

                                       8

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                          PART II.  OTHER INFORMATION



Item 1.   Legal Proceedings 

     LYNDE COMPANY WAREHOUSE FIRE.  On March 1, 1995, the Company and its 
     subsidiary The Lynde Company were named as defendants in an action 
     entitled DONNA M. COOKSEY, ET AL. V. HAWKINS CHEMICAL, INC. AND THE 
     LYNDE COMPANY. This proceeding is pending in state district court in 
     Hennepin County, Minnesota.  On March 28, 1997, the court issued its 
     decision on the plaintiffs' motion for class certification.  The court 
     denied class certification as to all issues except the issue of whether 
     the Company is liable for the fire.  Issues as to whether a particular 
     person was exposed to anything hazardous, whether the alleged exposure 
     caused any injuries, and whether any damages resulted were not 
     certified by the court and must be the subject of a separate suit or 
     claim by each person seeking damages. The court also rejected the 
     plaintiffs' motion to set aside the approximately 470 individual 
     settlements which Hawkins previously entered into with potential 
     claimants. A trial on the issue of liability has been set 
     for October 20, 1997.

     Earlier, by order dated February 8, 1997, the Court granted the 
     plaintiffs' motion to plead a claim for punitive damages on the ground 
     the Company did not have a sprinkler system installed at the time of 
     the fire.  This decision means that the plaintiffs may ask the jury to 
     award punitive damages if the plaintiffs can prove by clear and 
     convincing evidence that the Company acted in deliberate disregard of 
     the rights and safety of others.  The Company, with its consultant, was 
     in the process of designing a sprinkler system and hiring a contractor 
     to install the system at the time of the fire, in accordance with a 
     schedule approved by the Minneapolis Fire Department.  Accordingly, 
     while the court has allowed the plaintiffs to plead a claim for 
     punitive damages, The Company believes there is no factual basis to 
     support such an award.  The Company anticipates asking the court, at 
     the appropriate time, to dismiss the punitive damage claim as a matter 
     of law.


Item 4.   Submission of matter to a vote of Security Holders.

     a.   The annual meeting of the shareholders of the Company was held on
          February 12, 1997.

     c.   The following is a tabulation of the results of votes cast on the
          matters noted upon at the annual meeting of the shareholders:

     Election of Directors:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
 

                                                                                Broker
                              For        Against      Withheld      Abstain    Non-Votes
                           ---------     -------      --------      -------    ---------
<S>                        <C>           <C>         <C>            <C>        <C>
  Howard J. Hawkins        9,022,452        0            37,247        0           0
  Dean L. Hahn             9,023,672        0            36,027        0           0
  Carl J. Ahlgren          8,955,771        0           103,928        0           0
  Howard M. Hawkins        9,022,452        0            37,247        0           0
  Norman P. Anderson       8,948,387        0           111,312        0           0
  Donald L. Shipp          8,706,690        0           353,009        0           0
  John S. McKeon           9,023,672        0            36,027        0           0
  John R. Hawkins          9,023,292        0            36,407        0           0
  S. Albert Diez Hanser    7,582,987        0         1,476,712        0           0
  Duane Jergenson          9,023,672        0            36,027        0           0
</TABLE>


Approval of Deloitte & Touche LLP as Independent Auditors:

                                                             Broker
        For               Against             Abstain       Non-Votes
     ---------            -------             -------       ---------
     8,712,103            311,964             35,632            0

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Item 6.   Exhibits and Reports on Form 8-K.

(a)  Exhibits.
     The following exhibits are included with this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q
     (or incorporated by reference) as required by Item 601 of Regulation S-K.


      Exhibit No.                       Description of Exhibit
      -----------        ------------------------------------------------------
          3.1            Amended and Second Restated Articles of Incorporation
                         as amended through February 28, 1989 (Incorporated by
                         reference to Exhibit 3D to the Registrant's Quarterly
                         Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31,
                         1989).

          3.2            Second Amended and Superseding By-Laws as amended
                         through February 15, 1995 (incorporated by reference to
                         Exhibit 3.2 to the Registrant's Annual Report on Form
                         10-K for the year ended October 1, 1995).

          4              See Exhibits 3.1 and 3.2 above.

          27             Financial Data Schedule


(b)  Reports on Form 8-K.

     No reports on Form 8-K have been filed during the fiscal quarter ended 
MARCH 31, 1997.


                                   SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the 
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the 
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                       HAWKINS CHEMICAL, INC.


                                    BY /s/Howard M. Hawkins
                                       -----------------------------
                                       Howard M. Hawkins, Treasurer
                                       (Chief Financial and Accounting Officer)


Dated:  May 12, 1997


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                                 EXHIBIT INDEX


The following exhibits are included with this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q 
(or incorporated by reference) as required by Item 601 of Regulation S-K.

   Exhibit No.            Description of Exhibit                      Page No.
   -----------   ---------------------------------------------------  --------
       3.1       Amended and Second Restated Articles of
                 Incorporation as amended through February 28, 1989
                 (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3D to the
                 Registrant's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the
                 quarter ended March 31, 1989).

       3.2       Second Amended and Superseding By-Laws as amended
                 through February 15, 1995 (incorporated by
                 reference to Exhibit 3.2 to the Registrant's
                 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
                 October 1, 1995).

       4         See Exhibits 3.1 and 3.2 above.

       27        Financial Data Schedule                                 12

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