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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 26, 2017
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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
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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 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,...
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...

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