Anthony Ford Pond Hockey

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Minnesota’s cold has come early and our favorite ponds and rinks are ready for another great season of outdoor hockey!  The Anthony Ford Pond Hockey Classic enters its 11th year with much excitement! The AFPHC is scheduled for January 26 & 27, 2019.  For more details visit the pond hockey page. The Anthony Ford Rink and the Auggie Scheunemen Rink at Spring Lake Park are ready for some action!  We invite you to check out the new warming house, a beautiful community room overlooking the 2 rinks will surely make Spring Lake a favorite destination for outdoor hockey players in our area.     We […]

Mad Bobber

Madison Lake-Elysian, MN: The popular Highway 60 corridor lake region will play host to ice fishing enthusiasts that will be able to match skill and luck on Feb. 2nd on Duck Lake and on Lake Francis on Feb. 3rd, 2019. Contestants will be able to fish both lakes in wheelhouses, portable houses or open-air fishing while monitoring a “Real Time” leaderboard on their web-accessible electronic devices from the hours of Noon to 3 PM. Seventy-five (75) prizes will be up for grabs at each contest. 25 prizes for fish category winners, 25 prizes for adult contest participation, and 25 prizes for youth contest participation (under age 15). Additionally, […]

Pedal Past Poverty 2019

WHAT IS PEDAL PAST POVERTY? Pedal Past Poverty is a one-day and one-of-a-kind stationary bike race. This fun and energetic fundraiser is Partners for Affordable Housing’s signature event. WHEN IS PEDAL PAST POVERTY? The Seventh Annual Pedal Past Poverty will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The event will once again be held at the Blue Gym at the Mankato YMCA. HOW DOES IT WORK? During the event, there are roughly 50 teams, ten riders each, organized by companies and individuals interested in ending the issues of homelessness and affordable housing. Teams then compete for prizes based on money raised […]

Southern Minnesota Home and Builders Show

Ney Nature Center to Host Maple Syrup Tours

Get excited for the 25th annual Southern Minnesota Home and Builders Show at the Verizon Center in Mankato. See what's new in home and landscape products and services when you explore the interesting exhibits Friday, March 15th through Sunday, March 17th! Be sure and get registered for your chance to win a yard shed from Pro-Shed. Stop hibernating, and start brainstorming you spring projects during the Southern Minnesota Home and Builders Show, Friday, March 15th through the Sunday, March 17th at the Verizon Center in Mankato. Hours: 4 to 8 on Friday 10 to 6 Saturday 11 to 4 Sunday Admission is FREE! Get […]


Aussie Peppers MN Draft Party

Children's Museum Receives Grant From Compeer

Watch as the softball dreams of many come true on Monday, April 15 during the Aussie Peppers draft viewing party The party is Buffalo Wings and Rings 6p – 8p with our all you can eat wing buffet Tickets are $12 at the door. Kids 4 & under eat free! Find the Aussie Peppers of Minnesota on Facebook for more details   The Mankato Peppers and a select group of youth softball organizations in Southern Minnesota have partnered with Softball Australia to bring World Class Softball to Minnesota. The new partnership is one in which Softball Australia will participate in the […]


Prince in Concert On the BIG SCREEN

Following the inaugural event last year, PRINCE: In Concert on the Big Screen returns in 2019 to be held Friday, April 26 at 8pm at The Armory in Minneapolis. The concert will feature newly remastered and never-before-released audio and video of Prince accompanied live on The Armory stage by an all-star ensemble of musicians who performed alongside the icon throughout his storied career. The live concert experience will showcase Prince in his inimitable sound and style, highlighting the incendiary energy he brought to each performance.


Go to a Twins game the easy way this year – RIDE THE BUS. Brought to you by KTOE, with help from Happy Chef, we will host round bus trips to the MINNESOTA TWINS games. The coach bus ride includes – air-conditioned comfort, snacks, and beverages on the bus, hosted by Radio Mankato Air personalities. The bus pulls right up to the entrance of the Target Center – no parking hassles or fees – just walk into great seats, hand selected for the KTOE BUS GROUPS Then, after the game, you go back on the bus with no worries. The bus will depart from the Target Center and will bring you back to the Happy Chef parking […]


Connections Crawl

It’s an after-hours event of shopping, food, and beverage sampling and silent auction baskets. It all starts at The Hubbard Building, in the heart of Old Town, at 424 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato. Funds raised at the crawl will empower Connections Ministry to take the next big step toward operating our shelter year-round in one location. Following Jesus’ example of loving our neighbors, Connections Ministry increases guests’ stability through shelter, community building, and resource connection.


Trampled by Turtles

Jade Presents and the Mankato Civic Center are pleased to welcome the long-awaited return of TRAMPLED BY TURTLES to the arena on Saturday, November 16, 2019. General admission floor tickets are $39.00 and reserved riser seats are $29.00, and go on sale Friday, July 26 at 12:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the Mankato Civic Center box office, and online at Trampled by Turtles are from Duluth, Minnesota, where frontman Dave Simonett initially formed the group as a side project in 2003. At the time, Simonett had lost most of his music gear, thanks to a group of enterprising […]

Win a Mtn Dew Fishing Boat

We've teamed up with Mountain Dew and La Canne's Marine, Inc. to bring you a chance to win a 2020 Alumacraft Classic 165 CS fishing boat with 60 HP Evinrude motor and trailer package! That's a Grand Prize with a value of $20,000! Enter at any of the retailers listed below (see specific dates) for your chance to win AND join us during a live radio broadcast for more chances to win, enjoy free samples, and score a Mtn Dew Swag Bag full of apparel, product, and accessories. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Mountain Dew has the boat at La Canne’s Marine for the Independence […]


Mountain Dew is teaming up with Mankato Motorsports to bring you a chance to win a 2020 Polaris Ranger 1000! That's a Grand Prize with an approximate value of $13,000! Enter at any of the retailers listed below (see specific dates) for your chance to win AND join us during a live radio broadcast for more chances to win, to enjoy free samples, and to score a Mtn Dew Swag Bag full of apparel, product samples and accessories. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Enter to win at any of the following retailers. Dates for entry are listed next to each retailer as well as the date and [...]