Qaybta: Advocacy

Transportation Alliance Breakfast

The Minnesota Transportation Alliance, one of the state’s foremost associations advocating on behalf of transportation issues is hosting a no-charge breakfast in Mankato at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel on September 8 from 7:30 – 9:00 am.

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Growing a Greater Mankato Campaign Launched

Last week Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. along with the community volunteers serving on the Sales Tax Extension Committee launched a public education campaign known as Growing a Greater Mankato to inform voters about the proposed extension of the existing local 0.5% sales tax by the

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Primary Election on Tuesday

Minnesota’s primary election is next Tuesday, August 9. Voters will be asked to winnow down the field of candidates in a number of races, including for the House of Representatives and state legislature. If voting on Tuesday is a problem, you can vote absentee by

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New Minnesota ADA Law: What Businesses Need to Know

Businesses in our area over the past two years have been targeted with abusive lawsuits alleging accessibility violations. To help businesses prevent these lawsuits, Greater Mankato Growth provided resources like self audits to promote compliance with the law. We also partnered with the Minnesota Chamber

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Legislature Adjourns: What Passed (and What Didn’t)

The Minnesota Legislature ended on a less-than-graceful note as major bills were negotiated and considered just moments before the constitutionally mandated adjournment time of midnight on May 22. The legislature adopted a tax bill and supplemental budget bill that are awaiting signature by Governor Dayton,

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Must Read: New Overtime Rules

Today the U.S. Department of Labor will finalize changes to rules on overtime pay for exempt “white collar” salaried workers. Currently, the salary threshold for overtime eligibility for exempt “white collar” salaried workers is $23,660 per year ($455/week). The new rule will require overtime pay

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Looking for Great Local Government Candidates

Like it or not, for good or bad, local government has a big impact on businesses in Greater Mankato and indeed, our overall community. Luckily, we have a strong tradition of well-run, financially-strong, clean local governments that have been a great asset. But this didn’t

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Serve on Mankato’s Planning Commission

The City of Mankato is seeking citizens to serve on the Planning Commission. This is an excellent opportunity for a member of our business community to get involved in the community. You can learn more about this position and how to apply by reviewing the press

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