June 2017

June 26, 2017
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn.—The Mankato Marathon, presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, is 117 days from today, but the time to register before a big price break is in the single digits. Runners who haven’t registered for the 2017 Mankato Marathon have until 11:59 p.m. June 30 to sign up for races. The price increases range from a 10 percent increase on the Relay to 18 percent on the full marathon. “We’re looking to make the Marathon affordable for...
June 22, 2017
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn.—Greater Mankato welcomes the Minnesota Vikings back to Mankato for the 52nd Annual Vikings Training Camp July 23 through August 8. According to the Vikings Training Camp website, select quarterbacks, rookies and players who have yet to accrue a season and select injured players will report July 23 to camp at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The rest of the players will report July 26. The first full team practice will be...
June 15, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (June 15, 2017) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the May 2017 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 438 jobs or 0.8% year over year in the month of May. This ends seven months of stagnant job growth. In October of 2016, employment dipped and had remained on a flat trajectory due to available labor force and realignment of...
June 12, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
Presented by:  Second Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn was a success This Week’s Songs on the Lawn on June 15 will Feature Music from Sawyer’s Dream (June 12, 2017) MANKATO, MINN. -  The annual Songs on the Lawn, an event of Greater Mankato Growth and presented by Xcel Energy, was packed with friends and family on Thursday, June 8. The lawn was filled with chairs and blankets to sit on as The Bad Companions performed rockabilly &...
June 05, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (June 5, 2017) – Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. is proud to launch an online job and internship portal called Greater Mankato Jobs. Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. has partnered with the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce (MN Job Match) and RealTime Talent to host a cutting-edge matching technology that will transform the recruitment process and streamline how employers and candidates connect with each other during the job and internship...
June 02, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
Presented by:  Songs on the Lawn Proves to be an Annual Hit Next Week’s Songs on the Lawn on June 8 will Feature Music from The Bad Companions (June 2, 2016) MANKATO, MINN. -  Greater Mankato Growth hosted the first Songs on the Lawn of the season, presented by Xcel Energy, on Thursday, June 1. City Mouseoffered musical entertainment throughout the event and area businesses lined the sidewalks with their booths.Friends and families of all...
June 01, 2017
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn.—Roughly 375 athletes competed in 25 Minnesota Senior Games sports in Mankato May 18-21.  An estimated 480 hotel room nights were generated and approximately $250,000 in economic impact was created over the course of the four-day event.  “While the weather did not entirely cooperate, the 2017 Minnesota Senior Games were a resounding success based on the overall feedback we received from athletes and organizers,” said Chris...
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