Greater Mankato Forum Series

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Forum Series


This forum series brings together compelling speakers and business leaders to discuss timely and relevant political and policy issues over breakfast or lunch. Past Greater Mankato Forum series events include the Greater Mankato State of the Cities address, forums that allow Greater Mankato voters to get a better understanding of the candidates running for office and state officials sharing their expertise on various subjects.




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Upcoming Candidate Forums


U.S. 1st Congressional District Forum


Held on October 15, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Dan Feehan (DFL) & Jim Hagedorn (R)

South Central College, Conference Center, 1920 Lee Boulevard, North Mankato, MN
Hosted by: Greater Mankato Growth, The Mankato Free Press, and South Central College
Moderators: Patrick Baker & Steve Jameson


House District 19A Forum


Held on October 17, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Jeff Brand (DFL) & Kim Spears (R)

Realtors Association of Southern Minnesota, 2115 Rolling Green Lane, North Mankato, MN

Hosted by: Greater Mankato Growth & KEYC News 12

Moderators: Patrick Baker & KEYC News 12 Representative


District 19B Forum | October 24, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Representative Jack Considine (DFL) & Joe Steck (R)

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Centennial Student Union, North Ballroom, Mankato, MN

Hosted by: Greater Mankato Growth & Radio Mankato 

Moderators: Patrick Baker & Annette Weston


Local Forums

Greater Mankato Growth in Partnership with KTV will be recording in-studio candidate forums for the following local races. Once the recording is available, a link will be posted for the public to view the forum online. KTV is Greater Mankato's public access television station. To learn more about KTV visit access.ktv.org 

City of Mankato Mayor (recording posted 10/4/2018)

City of Mankato City Council (recording will be posted approximately 10/23/18)

Blue Earth County Board of Commissioners (recording posted 10/11/18)


The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership