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September 13, 2017
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn.—The Mankato Marathon, presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, is in the running as a top half marathon on The BibRave 100 list. The Mankato Half Marathon has been selected through the nomination process for The BibRave 100, a definitive list of the top races in America. It will recognize the top 20 half marathon in the country, with the top five being ranked and a winner being crowned. Anyone can vote for finalists at...
August 17, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (August 17, 2017) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the July 2017 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 908 jobs or 1.7% year over year in the month of July. This is the third consecutive month of year over year job gains.  Manufacturing (10,353 jobs) has driven the growth. The Manufacturing sector has grown steadily since...
August 15, 2017
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn.— Aug. 31 is the final registration discount cut off for the Mankato Marathon, presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, Oct. 21-22. The Mankato Marathon is designed to be a family-friendly weekend with races for every age of runner, everything from a full marathon to the younger runner-friendly 5K. Kids can have a blast during the KidsK and Toddler Trot, while even the littlest ones can crawl their way to a good time during the...
August 14, 2017
Visit Mankato
  MANKATO, Minn.— Gather in the GreenSeam is a new fall event that celebrates the entire spectrum of people, organizations and businesses that make this area the most special agricultural region in the country. This new annual event will be Sept. 8 through Oct. 29 in the GreenSeam region, primarily Greater Mankato. Each weekend of Gather in the GreenSeam will follow a fun theme. Family favorite fall festivities like hay bale mazes, corn pits...
August 10, 2017
Visit Mankato
  MANKATO, Minn.—The Mankato Sports Commission announces the Minnesota Senior Games will return to Mankato Aug. 16-19, 2018. In addition, Mankato was awarded the event for 2021/2022 and 2025/2026 based on a long-term agreement recently reached with the Senior Games.  “I’m very excited to have this agreement and I know that the games will be held in a professional way for years to come. By forming this alliance, I’m confident that the games...
August 08, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
NEWS RELEASE Greater Mankato Breakfast Forum with Congressman Walz MANKATO, MINN. (August 8, 2017) – Congressman Tim Walz will be presenting the latest on what’s going on with some of the top issues in Washington D.C. including health care, taxes, transportation and others on Monday, August 21, 2017, at the Verizon Center – Verizon Hall Room 245, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Mankato, for the Greater Mankato Growth Forum Series. There will be time...
August 03, 2017
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn.— The nominating committee for the Mankato Sports Commission is seeking candidates to fill three seats on its advisory board. The Mankato Sports Commission, the governing sporting board of Visit Mankato, is made up of a precise composition of 21 stakeholders representing the interests of the sports industry and the marketplace. The three open seats may be selected from any of the following categories: Visitor Engagement/...
August 01, 2017
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn—More than 1,000 volunteers are needed for the 2017 Mankato Marathon, presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, to make the weekend run smoothly for the anticipated 5,000 runners. There are many ways to volunteer including handing out water at a water stop, interacting with people in the Kidz Zone and marshaling along the course.  Volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt, snacks and gloves from MTU Onsite Energy, the official...
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
Visit Mankato
   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...

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