The Minnesota Transportation Alliance, one of the state’s foremost associations advocating on behalf of transportation issues is hosting a no-charge breakfast in Mankato at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel on September 8 from 7:30 – 9:00 am. Read More
Last week Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. along with the community volunteers serving on the Sales Tax Extension Committee launched a public education campaign known as Growing a Greater Mankato to inform voters about the proposed extension of the existing local 0.5% sales tax by the Cities of Mankato and North Mankato. Read More
Minnesota’s primary election is next Tuesday, August 9. Voters will be asked to winnow down the field of candidates in a number of races, including for the House of Representatives and state legislature.
If voting on Tuesday is a problem, you can vote absentee by going to your city or county office up until the day before the election.
You can get all the information you’ll need to cast an informed ballot, including what will be on your ballot, by going to greatermankato.com/vote
Join Greater Mankato Growth for our upcoming July and August Public Affairs Forums:
- Saving Money by Saving Energy on July 28
- Top of the Class: Improving Education in Minnesota on August 19
These events bring together compelling speakers and business leaders to discuss timely and relevant political and policy issues. Read More
Facing my last semester as a senior (second year) in college I was facing thee question, what next? Time for reality, a full-time “grown-up” job was hopefully coming my way very, very soon. But how was I going to find it? For an anthropology major I maybe should have dissected the career opportunities and employment potential a little further, but none-the-less I was determined to land a job as, get this – an archeologist.
As a result of the state’s unemployment insurance system collecting more than it needs to remain solvent, a bill was signed into law this year that will provide payroll tax relief of $258 million in the unemployment insurance system. Most employers will receive a credit on their 2016 unemployment insurance premium totaling approximately 40 percent. Notices are being mailed from the Department of Employment and Economic Development and will be arriving soon. Read More
(Warning: Transformation Ahead)
While not likely new to any of you, I’ve been a multiple cancer survivor for more than two and a half years. During that time, I have been blessed to have phenomenal, integrated and patient centric health care from the Mankato Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System and Mayo Clinic. From original diagnosis to the multitude of surgeries, both targeted at the cancer to complications, the physicians and medical staff across these three facilities and operations have demonstrated why the Livability in our community is so enticing. Read More