Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Vote in the August 14 Primary Election

Minnesotans’ opportunity to shape the 2019 political landscape begins in earnest with the primary election on August 14. At this election, voters will be asked to winnow down the field of candidates in a number of races for… Read More

Gubernatorial Forum in Mankato

With the August 14 Primary Election right around the corner, the candidates running for Governor will appear next week, Thursday, July 26 in Mankato to participate in a candidate forum on Greater Minnesota issues. This event is free… Read More

Upcoming Candidate Forums for City of Mankato & Blue Earth County

Primary Election Day in Minnesota is August 14, 2018. At this election, voters will determine which candidates will move on to the November General Election for federal, state and local races. This year, an extraordinary number of candidates… Read More

2018 Legislative Session: What Happened?

The Legislature convened in February with some optimism. The state had a modest surplus that would allow some budget flexibility and a general agreement on what bills needed to be passed, if not the specific provisions they would… Read More

Looking for Great Candidates for Local Government

Like it or not, for good or bad, local government has a big impact on businesses in Greater Mankato and indeed, our overall community. Luckily, we have a strong tradition of well-run, financially-strong, clean local governments that have… Read More

Participate in the Minnesota Caucus on February 6

The November 6 general election is still eight months away, but candidates have already been on the trail for months: meeting activists, scoring endorsements and raising money. They’re preparing for a pivotal 2018 cycle in Minnesota, an election… Read More

School Board Candidate Profiles Now Online

Did you know there is an election this year? On November 7, 2017 voters in our area will be asked to select candidates to serve on the School Board for the Mankato Area Public Schools. This body is… Read More

Candidate Profiles Now Available Online

Profiles of candidates participating in the November 8, 2016 elections in our region are now available on Greater Mankato Growth’s election website greatermankatoelections.com. The information was provided directly from the candidates vying for office.

Greater Mankato Growth Announces Candidate Forums

This election season, Greater Mankato Growth, along with several partner organizations, will host a series of candidate forums aimed at providing an opportunity for meaningful exchange between candidates and voters in areas impacting the community, business and the… Read More

Growing a Greater Mankato Campaign Launched

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… Read More

Primary Election on Tuesday

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… Read More

Legislature Adjourns: What Passed (and What Didn’t)

The Minnesota Legislature ended on a less-than-graceful note as major bills were negotiated and considered just moments before the constitutionally mandated adjournment time of midnight on May 22. The legislature adopted a tax bill and supplemental budget bill… Read More