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August 2015

June 25, 2015
(June 25, 2015) MANKATO, MINN. -  Songs on the Lawn, an event of Greater Mankato Growth and presented by Xcel Energy, filled Jackson Park again on Thursday, June 25. The Porchlights played a mix of original and cover songs while children played various games provided by the Mankato Family YMCA. The crowd enjoyed lunch and snacks from various vendors including: Buffalo Wild Wings, Culver’s Frozen Custard, Dino’s Gourmet Pizzeria, Hy-Vee, Olives...
June 23, 2015
(June 23, 2015) MANKATO, MINN. -  Today Governor Dayton released the newest rounds of state appointments, among them is Anna Thill, president of Visit Mankato. Thill has been appointed to represent the Southern Tourism Region on the Explore Minnesota Tourism Council. This represents the first term served on the council by a representative from Greater Mankato. Her term will start on June 28, 2015 and runs through January 4, 2016. The Explore...
June 19, 2015
MANKATO Minn. (June 19, 2015) - The Greater Mankato Leadership Institute will hold an alumni social event sponsored by Abdo, Eick & Meyers on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 4 – 6 pm in the 7th floor conference room and patio of Profinium Place, located at 100 Warren Street in Mankato. In the program’s 31 year history, more than 750 community members have participated in the program. Surveys completed by former Greater Mankato Leadership...
June 18, 2015
(June 18, 2015) MANKATO, MINN. -  Songs on the Lawn, an event of Greater Mankato Growth and presented by Xcel Energy, was another success on Thursday, June 18. The lawn was overflowing with blankets and chairs as The Last Revel performed folk rock melodies while attendees of all ages danced along to the music. The crowd enjoyed lunch and snacks from various vendors including: Buffalo Wild Wings, Culver’s Frozen Custard, Dino’s Gourmet Pizzeria...
June 18, 2015
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) released the Current Employment Statistics (CES) figures for the month of May today. Job growth continued for the Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) with a .3% year-over-year increase in May. While this growth is at a slower pace than experienced recently, the total jobs for the MSA were 55,657. This represents the highest job number ever seen in the...
June 17, 2015
(June 17, 2015) MANKATO, MINN. – Area Development magazine, a national site and facility planning publication, has placed the Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) on three top lists in their just released 50th-anniversary issue. In their special report on "100 Leading Locations for 2015," the Mankato – North Mankato MSA came in 17th on the list of Top 30 Small Cities (or 112 out of all 373 MSAs analyzed in the U.S.). The...
June 04, 2015
(June 4, 2015) MANKATO, MINN. -  Greater Mankato Growth hosted the first Songs on the Lawn of the season, presented by Xcel Energy, on Thursday, June 4. Pour Me Band offered musical entertainment throughout the event and area businesses lined the sidewalks with their booths. Friends and families of all ages packed Jackson Park, lounging on the grass, engaging in activities with their children and dancing to the music. Attendees enjoyed lunch...
June 03, 2015
Mankato, MINN (June 3, 2015) – In the fall of 2014 the Greater Mankato community embarked on a process to re-evaluate the original goals and priorities of the Envision 2020 plan authored by citizens in 2006 to ensure the goals and priorities were still in alignment with the current state and will of the community. Today, the Envision 2020 State of the Community report was published with the results from the eight month long process. The...
June 02, 2015
(June 2, 2015) MANKATO, MINN. -  Celebrating its 12th year, Songs on the Lawn presented by Xcel Energy returns to Greater Mankato this Thursday, June 4 from 11 am – 1 pm for the first event in the June concert series. Pour Me Band joins us to kick off the free event in Jackson Park adjacent to The Free Press (please note location change this year due to construction). Admission is free and parking is available throughout the downtown area. This...
May 27, 2015
(May 27, 2015) MANKATO, MINN. – Greater Mankato Growth is proud to host this year’s Legislative Recap as part of our Greater Mankato Public Affairs Forum Series presented by Enventis. The event features a Capitol expert and a panel of local legislators who will explain exactly what happened during this legislative session and what it all means The event will take place on June 19 from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at the Country Inn & Suites Hotel &...

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