$2.2M project at Spring Lake Park Swim Facility given the green light

By |2018-03-20T15:53:37-05:00March 20th, 2018|

An approximately 2.2-million dollar revamp of the Spring Lake Park Swim Facility in North Mankato has been approved to update the sand bottom pool that was constructed in the 1960's. Global Specialties was the lone bidder on the project and was awarded the contract. Improvements will resolve numerous structural and accessibility issues at the aging pool, along with a few new amenities. Spring Lake Swim Facility. Photo courtesy of the City of North Mankato. In October, the City Council rejected a 2.8-million dollar bid on the project from Global Specialties, which came in 959-thousand dollars over estimates from USA [...]

Officials seriously exploring bringing Hockey Day Minnesota to Mankato metro

By |2018-02-09T15:05:15-06:00February 9th, 2018|

North Mankato says it would like to throw its hat in the ring to host Hockey Day Minnesota. Officials say they are building a case after they saw a record number of 77 teams participate in the Anthony Ford Pond Hockey Tournament in January and there is now a new full-size outdoor hockey rink at Spring Lake Park. "I think after that event and after the event in St. Cloud this year with Hockey Day Minnesota, some people came back and said, you know, we really need to start making a concerted effort to consider bringing that event to Mankato," says [...]

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