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July 20, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (July 20, 2017) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the June 2017 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 1,142 jobs or 2% year over year in the month of June. This is the second consecutive month of year over year job gains. The employment growth has been driven by the manufacturing sector, growing by 4.1% from June of last year...
July 17, 2017
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   MANKATO, Minn.—It’s the final countdown! The 52nd Annual Vikings Training Camp is less than a week away and runs July 23 through August 8.  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 July 27.  Welcome the Vikings to town from 10 a.m. to...
July 11, 2017
Mankato, MINN (July 11, 2017) – The Bureau of Economic Analysis recently released the figures for 2015 Real Personal Income. The Mankato-North Mankato MSA led the Minnesota MSAs in growth in both Real Personal Income and Per Capita Personal Income. “Real” means the figures account for inflation by using 2009 dollars. Mankato-North Mankato grew by 5.43% from 2014-2015 and 11.86% from 2011 to 2015.   Real personal income (thousands of chained (...
July 02, 2017
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MANKATO, Minn.—The Mankato Marathon, presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, is feeling patriotic this Fourth of July and is offering a special registration code. From 12 a.m. July 2 through 11:59 p.m. July 5, runners can save 25 percent by using the promo code 4THOFF when registering for the full marathon, relay, half marathon, 10K and 5K races.  The 2017 Mankato Marathon is October 21-22. To register for the July Fourth special and for...
June 29, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
Presented by:  Final Songs on the Lawn of the Season June 29  (July 3, 2017) MANKATO, MINN. - The Gentlemen's Anti-Temperance League closed out the 14th season of Greater Mankato Songs on the Lawn presented by Xcel Energy last Thursday, June 29, at Civic Center Plaza. Local food vendors, activities and more kept families, friends and co-workers entertained as they celebrated the last day of the season’s popular summer tradition, held...
June 16, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
Presented by:  Large Crowd at Third Week of Songs on the Lawn  Next Week’s Songs on the Lawn on June 22 will Feature Music from The Whiskies  (June 16, 2017) MANKATO, MINN. -  June 15 was a beautiful day for the third installment of the 2017 five-week series for Songs on the Lawn, an event of Greater Mankato Growth, presented by Xcel Energy. Sawyer’s Dream a seven-piece, all original, pop/rock band played with amazing vocal harmonies,...
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