Greater Mankato Growth Blog

Grassroots Support Needed to Fund Highway 14

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) announced this week that it is applying for a $25 million grant from the federal government’s BUILD Grant Program to help fund Highway 14 expansion from Nicollet to New Ulm. MnDOT has… Read More

House Transportation Committee to Hold Hearing in Mankato

The Minnesota House Transportation Finance and Policy Committee will hold a field hearing in Mankato this coming Friday, March 8. The Committee will hear testimony on HF 538 – a bill that would provide funding to complete the… Read More

2019 Transportation Priorities Forum

RSVP now for a free breakfast forum with elected officials and candidates on transportation issues in the Greater Mankato Region. Wednesday, September 5 7:30 – 9:00 am 1961 Premier Dr., Mankato Sakatah Trail Conference Room

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

What’s Happening at the Legislature?

The Minnesota Legislature is in recess, returning to the Capitol on April 9 for a final sprint until they adjourn on May 21. This is an ideal time to talk with your legislators about the key issues of… Read More

Greater Mankato Construction Showcase

Government agencies in the Greater Mankato area are ramping up for one of the largest road construction seasons in recent history in 2018. To help the public prepare, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will host Mankato’s first… Read More

Highway 22 Corridor Study Open House

An open house to gather input on the future of Highway 22 from Mapleton to St. Peter is being hosted by the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Mankato Area Transportation Planning Organization on Thursday, January 18 from… Read More

Breakfast With Congressman Tim Walz

Join Greater Mankato Growth and your fellow colleagues for the August Public Affairs Forum Breakfast with Representative Tim Walz. Monday, August 21 7:30 – 9:00 am Verizon Hall, Room 245 (new event center) Register Here

Highway 14 Makes Progress at Legislature

After several years of gridlock, the Legislature and Governor came to an agreement this year on a transportation bill that injects much needed funding into our state’s transportation network. The bottom line for Highway 14: there is funding… Read More

Taxes & Transportation Moving Through Legislature

A big week winds up at the Legislature as all omnibus bills must pass out of committees today. Next week, the House and Senate will be busy passing all the budget and tax bills by their Easter/Passover break… Read More

Coming Soon: Countywide Public Transportation

Countywide public transportation is coming to rural Blue Earth, Nicollet and Le Sueur counties.  Please help shape the new transit system to best fit our community’s needs by taking a short online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/tricountytransit. This built out… Read More

Take the Highway 14 Partnership Survey

For four years, the Legislature has been talking about a comprehensive transportation funding bill. Yet again, they have adjourned without a solution. The U.S. Highway 14 Partnership has put together a brief survey to help Legislators understand what people… Read More