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How Mankato Came to be Minnesota’s Hottest Economic Region
May 2018 – Twin Cities Business – A special report on how the city’s growing economy is attracting businesses at the fastest rate in decades. See Full Story.
Students’ Iron Representation of Rebirth Chosen for Sculpture Walk
3.18.18 – The Free Press – After together creating art that has been featured in sculpture tours across the state, two teachers collaborated to create a new class at Janesville-Waldorf-Pendleton High School. See Full Story.
Mankato City Center Receives Art Grant
3.1.18 – KEYC – Megan Flanagan with the City Center Partnership joined KEYC News 12 This Morning to talk about Mankato being selected as an Artist on Main Street community, what it means for the City Center, and upcoming events in Mankato’s City Center. See Full Story.
Mankato Snags $15k Grant for Old Town Art
2.27.18 – The Free Press – The Old Town neighborhood will be getting a little more vibrant, thanks to an arts-centered pilot project as part of Mankato’s Minnesota Main Street Community designation. See Full Story.
Cultural Strategic Plan Unveiled
1.23.18 – The Free Press – Curious fans of Mankato’s creative community filled the Twin Rivers Council for the Arts gallery to check out the city’s latest strategic plan to support and promote the arts. See Full Story.
Shop Small Saturday Gives Small Businesses Big Boost
11.25.17 – The Free Press – 46 business participated in a City Center Partnership passport promotion. See Full Story
Downtown Receives Main Street Designation
11.15.17 – The Free Press – Mankato has become the eighth historic Minnesota town to be designated a Main Street Community through the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota. See Full Story.
Market study aims to attract new business, inform existing business owners
November 2017 – Downtown Promotion Reporter – A new market study in Mankato, MN is doing double duty as both a new business attraction tool and as a business retention tool. See Full Story
New Plan Calls for Belgrade Avenue Changes, Expansion
7.24.17 – The Free Press – Under a master plan for Belgrade Avenue, the city of North Mankato could see more mixed-use buildings, intersection bump-outs and even an expansion of its central business district. See Full Story.
Arts and Culture Roundtable Discussions in Mankato
2.25.17 – KEYC – Members of the community gathered to discuss the arts and culture of Mankato. See Full Story.
Residents, planners discuss Belgrade Avenue improvements
1.26.17 – The Free Press – North Mankato residents had their first chance to weigh in on the future of Belgrade Avenue. See Full Story.
North Mankato to Host Open House on Belgrade Avenue Future
1.24.17 – The Free Press – North Mankato officials would like public input on potential safety improvements to the Belgrade Avenue corridor. See Full Story.
2015 Art Sculptures Coming Down to Make Way for New Set
04.03.16 – KEYC – This year’s sculptures will be taken down on April 9. See Full Story.
City Center Partnership Ponders Arts and Historic District
2.19.16 – The Free Press – Should the City have an arts and historic district? See Full Story.
Public Meeting Brings Big Ideas for Old Town, Quarry Land Reuse
1.26.16 – The Free Press – More than 100 community members came together to discuss the future of Old Town. See Full Story.
Mankato to Add 40 Miles of New Bike Lanes
4.24.15 – The Free Press – Area bikers and drivers will see an increase in the number of bike lanes in Mankato in coming years, with the first phase beginning in the City Center core. See Full Story.
Civic Center Expansion Plan Gets Final Approval
4.13.15 – The Free Press – New project will bring price tag for recent upgrades to nearly $40 million. See Full Story.
City Center Partnership Hosts Open Space Planning Session
3.16.15 – The City Center Partnership is seeking public input to help shape City Center neighborhoods and districts into vibrant public spaces.
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Late Ann Vetter Commissioned Downtown Sculpture
3.13.15 – The Free Press – Patti and Katie Miller accept a posthumous Volunteer of the Year Award for their mother Ann Vetter, and unveil a bronze sculpture their mother commissioned before she died last year. The sculpture will be installed in the City Center this spring. See Full Story.
Civic Center Expansion Plans Finalized
3.2.15 – The Free Press – Changes coming to Mankato’s civic center have been finalized and include a 2,100-seat concert space, better facilities for MSU hockey teams and some features aimed at brightening up downtown. See Full Story.