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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...
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
Visit Mankato
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
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...


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