Plan aims to invest $34M in Mankato Airport over next 10 years, 2nd busiest airport in Minnesota

By |2018-08-29T12:40:50-05:00August 29th, 2018|

Minnesota's second busiest airport is slated to see 34-million dollars in repairs and improvements over the next 10 years. Organizers held an open house on Tuesday at the Mankato Regional Airport to discuss a Master Plan that will layout the next 20 years for the airport. TKDA Aviation Planning Group Manager Marcus Watson says part of the City's plan is to maintain current assets. "And looking at ways to maximize funding opportunities from Federal Aviation Administration, MnDOT Office of Aeronautics and then leveraging matching dollars from the City of Mankato to maintain the infrastructure that's here now. Other improvements that we're looking [...]

Commerce Drive plan progressing with focus on traffic calming and safety issues

By |2018-05-22T12:22:24-05:00May 22nd, 2018|

A plan to redevelop Commerce Drive in upper North Mankato continues to progress as the corridor could undergo major improvements as early as next year. Of the top 50 employers in the Mankato metro, seven of them lie in close proximity to Commerce Drive, which has also seen a boost in visitors with the nearby Caswell Complex. City Staff report annual visitors at the facility jumped by nearly 37-thousand between 2013 and 2016. That coupled with a new walking and biking trail along Highway 14 has contributed to more congestion. Mayor Mark Dehen says they are continuing to explore how to [...]

Tax conformity a key issue for Johnson when session resumes on Monday

By |2018-04-04T15:57:32-05:00April 4th, 2018|

Minnesota Lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday following their week long break with many items still on the agenda. One of the more important issues will be addressing tax conformity, according to the House Representative Clark Johnson (D-North Mankato). "Because of the Federal tax changes, if we do nothing a lot of Minnesotans will see a tax increase. Some people say, well we should just fully conform with the Federal tax bill, if we do that even more Minnesotans will see a State tax increase. So if we're going to avoid either of those scenarios, we've gotta look at those [...]

Commerce Drive project receives an additional $700,000 from MnDOT

By |2018-03-06T14:35:49-06:00March 6th, 2018|

North Mankato has been awarded another large chunk of money to help with the 2-million dollar overhaul of Commerce Drive. The grant of 700-thousand dollars from the MnDOT Area Transportation Partnership (ATP) Program will go towards reconstructing the roadway in 2019. City Administrator John Harrenstein says the funds are on top of the 900-thousand dollars the city has already received from the Federal Surface Transportation fund.  "That really helps to get the project done as well as reducing the impact on the tax levy, annual CIP (Capital Improvement Program) borrowing. We're excited for it. Commerce Drive is well traveled." It's estimated [...]

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