Mankato expands three bus routes with all-day service now in North Mankato, Sunday service in Eagle Lake

By |2018-08-28T15:48:59-05:00August 28th, 2018|

The City of Mankato has officially expanded three of its bus routes, which is aimed at providing more reliable service for area commuters. Superintendent of Transit Craig Rempp says one of the major changes is to Route 5 in North Mankato that will now provide all-day service from 6:35 a.m. until 5:35 p.m. "We combined the old Route 4 and old Route 5 together. There used to be breaks in the middle of the day with no service. With the new service on that route, we have non-stop service from 9:35 a.m. to 5:35 p.m., Monday through Friday." After receiving special [...]

June jobs report shows Mankato Metro gained 2,535 jobs

By |2018-07-19T15:55:44-05:00July 19th, 2018|

The Mankato Metro continues to see large job gains. June employment figures were released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development on Thursday and show the Mankato – North Mankato Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) gained 2,535 jobs, or 4.5-percent year-over-year. Greater Mankato Growth crunched the numbers that show the Mankato Metro led all MSA's for the sixth consecutive month. Goods Producing jobs grew by 3.7-percent to 10,806 and Service Providing jobs were up by 3.2-percent to 38,511. May to June is typically a down time for the Private Sector, but in 2018 the sector stayed relatively flat and only [...]

LMCIT honors Saint Peter City Administrator Todd Prafke for 21 years with organization

By |2018-06-26T12:38:47-05:00June 26th, 2018|

After 21 years with the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT), Saint Peter City Administrator Todd Prafke is leaving his work the organization. "Twenty-one years is a long time right," said Prafke. "So sometimes there's an opportunity for others to take the reigns a little bit and to do other things. So this is one of those times where you get to look and say what other things can I do now." The LMCIT is a self-insured membership cooperative that helps with loss control and insurance rates for cities throughout the state to protect community assets. Prafke says the Council has [...]

Instacart launches in the Mankato metro

By |2018-04-26T15:39:06-05:00April 26th, 2018|

A new on-demand grocery delivery service is up and running in the Mankato metro. Instacart launched its services on Thursday in Mankato, North Mankato, Skyline, Eagle Lake, Madison Lake, Kasota and St. Clair. The service delivers items to customers at their door the same day an order is made from local stores that include Cub Foods, CVS and Petco. The delivery area covers over 28-thousand households. Officials say the company is also bringing income earning opportunities to the area for people who deliver the items. For more information, head to

Numbers show southern Minnesota led the way in record year for corn yields in 2017

By |2018-03-05T15:15:23-06:00March 5th, 2018|

Recently released numbers from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service shows that it was a record year for corn yields in southern Minnesota. Estimates show that the statewide average for corn yields in 2017 was 194 bushels per acre, exceeding the previous record of 193 bushels per acre that was set in 2016. Farm Management Analyst Kent Thiesse says the difference from the two years is what parts of the state led in production.  "In 2016, that statewide yield was built with record yields in west-central, northwest Minnesota. This year it was just phenomenal yields in the southern third of the [...]

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