Draft plan proposes $395,000 worth of improvements to Walter S. Farm Park in North Mankato

By |2018-06-05T20:05:58-05:00June 5th, 2018|

North Mankato is in the process of reviewing a comprehensive plan for Walter S. Farm on the city's northeast side. The park was acquired by the city in 1984 and sits along Countryside Drive. City Administrator John Harrenstein says residents inquired about improvements at the park. "Really was an undeveloped park, just a small piece of equipment and undeveloped ball field. They were looking to see maybe a bathroom or a shelter or some more amenities. Maybe recognizing the historic nature because it was an old farmstead." The draft plan was presented to the Council this week and officials plan to [...]

Request from Harrison Truck Center continues development at industrial park in North Mankato

By |2018-05-03T16:39:41-05:00May 3rd, 2018|

Next week the North Mankato Planning Commission will consider two requests from Harrison Truck Center to rezone its property to Heavy Industrial and consider accepting the preliminary and final plat for a new facility. In 2016, Harrison Truck purchased nearly 21-acres of property in the North Port Industrial Park, but the property has sat undeveloped to this point. The company is currently located off of Highway 14 in Mankato. North Mankato City Administrator John Harrenstein. Just last month, the City Council approved directing officials to put together an engineering report to expand the North Port Industrial Park further to [...]

Land of Memories Park closed

By |2018-04-23T14:11:26-05:00April 23rd, 2018|

The City of Mankato has closed Land of Memories Park due to high water. Staff are currently monitoring the flood control system and pumping stations along with the current river level. The trail from Riverfront to Sibley parks has also been closed. Residents can call 311 for more information.

Saint Peter Council and School Board eyeing $160,000 worth of enhancements at new park

By |2018-04-10T11:16:29-05:00April 10th, 2018|

Officials with the Saint Peter City Council and School Board attempted to hammer out final details on Monday as both entities plan to launch Community Spirit Park into the next phase of development. The plan for the 100-acre park near the new High School will be to provide recreational opportunities for students and residents, with nearly 160-thousand dollars in improvements later this year.  Saint Peter Schools Superintendent Paul Peterson called the meeting a really important step. "Especially when you look at the Community Spirit Park plans, a part of it is certainly maintenance, but a part of it also is standards. [...]

North Mankato preparing to expand industrial park further to the west

By |2018-04-03T11:51:29-05:00April 3rd, 2018|

North Mankato is preparing to expand its industrial park to the west, which will include approximately 200 acres of new property. On Monday night the City Council approved directing officials to prepare an engineering report that would take the North Port Industrial Park to the west of the Mayo Health System and Harrison Truck properties. City Administrator John Harrenstein says the request confirms that the city is growing and that there is desire to develop in the industrial park. North Mankato City Administrator John Harrenstein. "What the city is contemplating now is a future extension of Carlson Drive and [...]

Bids going out for new Bluff Park Overlook in North Mankato

By |2018-03-21T13:14:35-05:00March 21st, 2018|

Bids are being sent out for an estimated 85-thousand dollar project to reconstruct the overlook at Bluff Park in North Mankato. Key features for the project include new ironwood decking and railing, two information panels and an ADA access between the path and overlook. City Engineer Dan Sarff says a unique feature of the overlook is that it will incorporate three existing trees. "A ten inch oak, a thirty inch oak and a twenty-four inch basswood. There's benches that would be located adjacent to the trees as well as along the inside portion of the rail. Kind of envision this as [...]

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