Greater Mankato Growth Blog

What We Know about the Proposed MN State Relief Packages

MN State Government leaders announced two proposed relief packages for businesses and individuals who have been impacted by the recent shutdown and COVID-19 in general. Legislators are still working through the details of both packages with a final… Read More

MN Governor Announces Dial Back on Social Activities

Today, Governor Tim Walz announces Executive Order 20-99 taking effect on Friday, November 20 at 11:59 p.m. (CST).  In general, key points from the Governor’s announcement include: 

Governor Walz Announces Changes to Social Setting Limitations

Today, Governor Tim Walz announced Executive Order 20-96 (click the link for full details) , taking effect on Friday, November 13 at 10 p.m. (CST).  The announcement amends Executive Order 20-74 with specific steps for social gatherings and guidelines for bars and restaurants.  In general, the… Read More

Governor Walz Announces Statewide Indoor Mask Mandate

Today Governor Walz announced a new EO-20-81-Final implementing a statewide requirement to wear facial coverings when inside indoor businesses and indoor public settings. This requirement will be effective beginning July 25. You can find general information and FAQs… Read More

Governor Walz Announces Additional Loosening of Business Restrictions for June 10

Governor Tim Walz today announced a new executive order that would allow for additional businesses to reopen and further loosening of restrictions for others effective June 10 (Phase III). The new order allows:

Greater Mankato Growth Sends Letter to Governor Walz

Today Greater Mankato Growth sent a letter to Governor Walz respectfully requesting that he allow all businesses the opportunity to reopen in a way that is safe, sustainable, and equitable with their peers. You can read the letter… Read More

Gov. Walz Announces Additional Business Reopenings for June 1

Governor Tim Walz today announced a new executive order that would allow for additional businesses to reopen effective June 1 (Phase II). The governor additionally outlined additional phases (Phases III & IV) that will be coming in the… Read More

Governor Walz Announces Additional Business Openings & Stay Safe Guidance

Governor Tim Walz today announced a series of new executive orders and future actions that would: End the Stay at Home Order as scheduled on May 18, replacing it with a Stay Safe Order. Gatherings up to 10… Read More

Greater Mankato Growth Signs Letter to Gov. Walz

Yesterday Greater Mankato Growth partnered with 75 chambers of commerce from across the state to send a letter to Governor Walz urging him to consider a more rapid and equitable approach to safely open businesses of all sizes…. Read More

Employer COVID-19 Preparedness Plans

Executive Order 20-48 issued by Gov. Tim Walz on April 30, 2020, requires each business in operation during the peacetime emergency to establish a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. The following blog provides resources for businesses as they implement a… Read More

Governor Walz Extends Stay at Home Order- Announces Additional Return to Work Guidance

Governor Tim Walz today implemented Executive Order 20-48, which extends the Stay at Home Order until May 18, and allows all retailers to open for curbside pickup. Guidance on which businesses are allowed to return to work under… Read More

Partial Return to Work for Some Non-Critical Sectors Announced

Governor Tim Walz on April 23 announced his strategy for how his administration will approach planning for the development of a comprehensive framework that will reopen Minnesota’s economy in phases. The first step in that process is the… Read More