Mankato YMCA holds community meeting to talk about a new eastside facility

By |2018-07-26T09:58:59-05:00July 26th, 2018|

Nearly 100 community leaders gathered on Thursday morning to talk about the future of a new YMCA on the eastside of Mankato. YMCA Resource Director for the State of Minnesota Mark Hennessy says they are still in the pre-planning stage. "Before a lot of money is spent on additional studies and assessments, we wanna gather as much information and really define the community needs in a very thoughtful way. So that we're building the right thing." The organization assembled a group of community leaders to give opinion, find needs and gather information to help make good decisions on a new facility. [...]

Hockey Town: Mankato ranked 4th best in America

By |2018-03-28T15:48:59-05:00March 28th, 2018|

A new study by SmartAsset ranks Mankato as the fourth best hockey town in America. According to data crunched by the organization, 9.5-percent of the town’s population turns out for the average Mavericks game which ranks in the top 25. Home to Minnesota State Maverick hockey, the city had the sixth highest Google search activity for the word "hockey" in the study. Data also factoring into the ranking included Mankato's unemployment rate, which was the eleventh lowest. The study also ranked the City in the top 30 for its concentration of dining and entertainment options. The number one hockey town in [...]

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