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September 19, 2017
Visit Mankato
MANKATO, Minn.—The Mankato Marathon, presented by Mayo Clinic Health System, is proud to announce the 2017 keynote speaker for the Orthopaedic & Fracture Clinic Speaker Series, Heather Kampf, the University of Minnesota’s most decorated women’s track athlete. Heather is a 2005 graduate of Rosemount High School, where she received the Minnesota Class AA state title in the women’s 800-meter and the 400. At the U of M, she was the only...
September 14, 2017
Greater Mankato Growth
Mankato, MINN (September 14, 2017) – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development released the August 2017 employment figures today. The Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) saw a gain of 1,111 jobs or 2.0% year over year in the month of August. After a brief period of slight private sector year over year job loss at the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017, private sector employment has now had four...
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...

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