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2017

4.11.17 – Bike & Walk Advocates to Host History Bike Ride May 6 – KEYC-TV
4.8.17  – Thousands Compete in Scheels Half Marathon – KEYC-TV
4.4.17 – Increasing Bike Parking in Mankato – KEYC-TV
3.30.17 – Early Bird Sign Up for Mankato Marathon Ending Soon – KEYC-TV
3.26.17 – Wittenberg focusing on local Sports Commission – Mankato Free Press
3.26.17 – Oachs a champion of the downtowns – Mankato Free Press
3.24.17 – Why the Mankato Marathon is the Midwest’s Boldest Race – Minneapolis Running
3.23.17 – Rack & Roll Bike Racks Available – Mankato Free Press
3.22.17 – Visit Mankato Travel and Tourism Award Nomination Deadline is Approaching – Mankato Times
3.17.17 – Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Mankato – KEYC-TV
3.16.17 – Expand Mankato’s Bike Friendliness: Order a Rack & Roll Bike Rack – Mankato Times
3.16.17 – Volunteers Wanted for Super Bowl 52 – KEYC-TV
3.15.17 – Mankato Marathon Cheer Teams Help Motivate Runners – Mankato Times
3.15.17 – Cheer Teams Wanted for 2017 Mankato Marathon – KEYC-TV
3.14.17 – 2017 MN Senior Games in Mankato This May – KEYC-TV
3.9.17 – Volunteers Celebrated After Hardworking Year in Mankato – KEYC-TV
3.9.17 – GMG touts job growth, ag economy at annual meeting – Mankato Free Press
2.28.17 – Mankato Sports Commission iPLAY is April 10 – Mankato Times
2.23.17 – Pagliai’s: A Mankato pizza tradition like no other – MSU Reporter
2.23.17 – Visit Mankato Seeks Tourism Award Nominations – Mankato Times
2.23.17 – Visit Mankato Seeks Tourism Award Nominations – Mankato Free Press
2.14.17 – Celebrating Valentine’s Day in Mankato – KEYC-TV
2.12.17 – Date Ideas: Valentine’s Day in Mankato – Southern Minnesota News
2.6.17 – Mankato Fighting for Super Bowl LII’s Fans – KEYC-TV
1.14.17 – Hungry? List of Top Ten Restaurants in Mankato – Southern Minnesota News
1.11.17 – Exploring the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota – Minnesota Wonders
1.11.17 – Hundreds Expected to Hit the Ice for Big Bobber Fishing Contest, Anthony Ford Pond Hockey Classic – KEYC-TV
1.3.17 – Mankato Marathon Benefactors Include Open Door & Camp Sweet Life – Southern Minnesota News
1.3.17 – Mankato Marathon Charities Named – Mankato Free Press
1.3.17 – Vikings Training Camp Coming Back to Mankato – KEYC-TV
1.2.17 – Civic Center addition drawing more conventions – Mankato Free Press

2016

12.29.16 – Silly Holiday Video Fun – Bill Geist’s Zeitgeist
12.13.16 – Finding Attractions, Events in Mankato – KEYC-TV
11.21.16 – North Mankato Backs Legislative Push on Local Option Sales Tax – KEYC-TV
11.17.16 – Mankato/North Mankato Named Bicycle Friendly Community – KEYC-TV
11.16.16 – Mankato wins award for friendliness to cyclists – Mankato Free Press
11.15.16 – Dotson, Coffee Hag among top honorees at GMG awards – Mankato Free Press
11.9.16 – Voters overwhelmingly support sales taxes – Mankato Free Press
11.8.16 – Sales Tax Votes See Success – KEYC-TV
11.8.16 – Dehen wins re-election as North Mankato mayor – Mankato Free Press
11.8.16 – Sales Tax Extension on Ballot in Mankato, North Mankat0 – KEYC-TV
11.7.16 – GMG reaches 1,000 member mark – Mankato Free Press
11.5.16 – Strict sales tax guidelines already proceeding – Mankato Free Press
11.4.16 – Nine organizations pass resolutions in support of sales tax extension – KTOE-News
11.4.16 – New Half Marathon Coming to Mankato This Spring  – KEYC-TV
10.29.16 – Supporters of sports facilities, other sales tax projects make their pitch – Mankato Free Press
9.30.16 – Fun times in kid-friendly Mankato – Star Tribune
9.22.16 – Looking for fall activities in Minnesota? A hand-picked list (River Ramble) – Star Tribune
9.21.16 – Mankato Weekend Family Travel Fun – ThriftyJinxy.com (travel writer)
9.19.16 – Proposed mural would transform retaining wall – Mankato Free Press
8.31.16 – Anna Thill Named to Super Bowl LII Advisory Committee – KEYC-TV
8.12.16 – NAFA World Series is showcase for men’s softball – Mankato Free Press
8.9.16 – North Mankato prepares for the Fastpitch World Series – KEYC-TV
7.29.16 – Visit Mankato releases Pokémon Go map for Vikings training camp visitors – KTOE-News
7.28.16 – Training Camp With Pokémon Go – KEYC-TV
7.28.16 – Football fans flock to Mankato at start of Vikings training camp – Mankato Free Press
7.25.16 – Training Camp events a chance to show purple pride – Mankato Free Press
7.19.16 – Mankato Offers Training Camp Special Events – KEYC-TV
7.14.16 – Volunteers needed for upcoming Mankato Marathon – Mankato Times
7.13.16 – Mankato Marathon Seeks Volunteers for 2016 – KEYC-TV
7.12.16 – Non-profit volunteers needed for Vikings food tasting event – Mankato Times
7.9.16 – Visit Mankato, GMG unveil redesigned online event calendar – Mankato Free Press
6.27.16 – Mankato Marathon Looking for Inspirational Stories – Mankato Times
6.23.16 – Greater Mankato Sees Strength in Numbers Since 2010 – KEYC-TV
6.23.16 – Sales tax backers will face a turbulent campaign season – Mankato Free Press
6.23.16 – Vikings Move Headquarters to Eagan, But Mankato May Be Left Behind – WCCO-TV
6.23.16 – My Bold Walk Coming to Mankato Marathon – KEYC-TV
6.23.16 – Vikings’ Eagan Facility Plans Approval Makes Local Impact – KEYC-TV
6.14.16 – Visit Mankato Welcomes Volunteers & Training Camp – KEYC-TV
5.9.16 – Mankato Marathon Recognized as #1 Runner’s Choice for Half Marathon in Minnesota – Runner’s Goal
4.12.16 – Rack & Roll Enhances Bicycle Parking in Mankato – KEYC-TV
3.31.16 – Free Guided Bus Tours of Minneopa Bison – Mankato Times
3.8.16 – Visit Mankato’s Anna Thill Reappointed to MN Tourism Council – Southern Minnesota News

2015

10.16.17 – Mankato Marathon Traffic Disruption Update – Southern Minnesota News
10.10.15 – Governor helps kick off pheasant opener – Mankato Free Press
10.10.15 – Slow Start dooms Minnesota State hockey team – Mankato Free Press
10.9.15 – Gov. Dayton heads to Mankato for his 5th Annual Pheasant Opener; Banquet and dedication on tap – Star Tribune
10.11.15 – Agritourism connects consumers with Food and Nature – Mankato Free Press
10.8.15 – Greater Mankato Growth’s Local Business Award Winners Announced – Southern Minnesota News
10.5.15 – Running for Bacon – Lakefield Standard
9.24.15 – Mankato readies for Governor’s Pheasant Opener – Mankato Free Press
8.11.15 – Children’s Museum Celebrates Vikings Training Camp – KEYC-TV
7.31.15 – Chankaska Creek winery a Minnesota discovery – Weekend Getaway
7.29.15 – Visit Mankato Hires Danielle Duffey for Convention Sales – Mankato Times
7.28.15 – Sports Official Says Vikings Training Camp Economic Impact on Mankato Is In The Seven Digits – Southern Minnesota News
7.28.15 – Vikings Taste of Mankato this Friday – KEYC-TV
7.27.15 – Autographs, Food and Music at Vikings Tasting Event – Mankato Times
7.25.15 – 50th annual Vikings training camp in Mankato – KARE 11
7.25.15 – Fans cross borders, state lines to come to Vikings training camp – Mankato Free Press
7.24.15 – Vikings 50th Training Camp Welcome Event – KEYC-TV
7.23.15 – Other View: Mankato setting right tone for Vikings camp – Duluth News Tribune
7.23.15 – Mankato rolls out purple carpet for 50th year of Vikings training camp – Fox 9 News
7.20.15 – Visit Mankato holds party in honor of 50th Vikings training camp – Mankato Free Press
7.19.15 – Businesses excited for start of Training Camp – Mankato Free Press
7.17.15 – Le Sueur’s Caribou Gun Club Competition Draws Over 700 Worldwide – KEYC-TV
7.15.15 – Le Sueur’s Caribou Gun Club to host World Cup shooting events – Mankato Free Press
7.14.15 – US & World FITASC Sporting Championship to be held in LeSueur – KEYC-TV
6.29.15 – Visit Mankato President Asked to Serve on Explore Minnesota Tourism Council – Southern Minnesota News
6.26.15 – Sports Commission Director Willaert Survives Health Scare – Mankato Free Press
6.24.15 – Visit Mankato’s Anna Thill Appointed By Gov. Dayton To Tourism Council – KEYC-TV
6.15.15 – Visit Mankato holds first iKNOW Mankato outing for hospitality professionals – Mankato Times
6.11.15 – #OnlyinMN: World traveler visits Mankato – Mankato Free Press
6.7.15 – Planning blitz on for Vikes’ 50th camp – Mankato Free Press
5.19.15 – Sales tax request may wait until 2016 – Mankato Free Press
5.14.15 – BEC Historical Society Hosts Vikings Memorabilia Night – KEYC-TV
4.21.15 – Strategy forming on sales tax extension – Mankato Free Press
4.18.15 – Playing Around with some Slogans – Mankato Free Press
4.14.15 – Learn More About Greater Mankato’s Attractions – KEYC-TV Story
4.14.15 – House Strips Athletic Facility From Sales Tax Bill –  Mankato Free Press
4.14.15 – Visit Mankato Elects New Board Members – Mankato Times
3.11.15 – Visit Mankato Talks Taxes and Community Engagement at Roundtable – Southern Minnesota News
3.10.15 – Mankato Looking to Add Sports Facilities – KEYC-TV Story
3.3.15 – Weekend Mavs Hockey Game Made For A Busy Downtown – KEYC-TV Story
2.9.15 – Willaert Named Sports Commission Director – Read Full Mankato Free Press Story
2.3.15 – Mankato Marathon Finish Line Changed – Southern Minnesota News
1.3.15 – Hospitality Sector Grows After a Booming Year – Read Full Mankato Free Press Story

2014

11.4.14 – Our View: Sports Tourism has Merit – Read Full Mankato Free Press Story
10.29.14 – Mankato Sports Commission Digs In – Read Full Mankato Free Press Story
10.28.14 – Sports Commission Meets in Mankato – KEYC-TV Story
10.27.14 – National Christmas Tree From Minnesota Accompanies Gifts from Mankato Businesses – KEYC-TV Story
10.11.14 – Mankato to host 2015 Governor’s Pheasant Opener – KARE 11
10.10.14 – Mankato named host community of 2015 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener – MNDNR
10.10.14 – Mankato Hosting 2015 Pheasant Opener – KNSI St. Cloud
10.10.14 – Mankato named host community of 2015 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener – Minnesota.gov
10.10.14 – Mankato to Host 2015 Pheasant Opener – Read Full Mankato Free Press Story
9.4.14 – Cities get First Bike Lanes – Read Full Mankato Free Press Story
8.20.14 – Visit Mankato’s Promotional Video for Now Playing You Contest – Read Full Mankato Times Story
7.25.14 – Vikings Training Camp Boosts Local Economy – Full KEYC-TV Story
7.24.14 – Fans Give Businesses in Mankato Big Boost During Vikings Training Camp – Read KSTP Story
7.23.14 – Tailgate party featured Thursday as players arrive –Read Full Mankato Free Press Story
7.21.14 – Fans Ready to Welcome Vikings to Mankato – Full KEYC-TV Story
7.18.14 – Vikings Training Camp Tailgate Party – Full KEYC-TV Story
7.17.14 – Visit Mankato’s Tailgate Thursday – Full KEYC-TV Story
7.14.14 – Welcome the Vikings to Mankato at Tailgate Thursday Event – Read Full Mankato Times Story
7.11.14 – Tailgate Thursday Event, Best Place to get Vikings Autographs – Read Full St. Peter Herald Story
5.23.14 – Mankato Caters to Every Kind of Rider – Read PedalMN.com Story
5.22.14 – Visit Mankato seeks high school and college students for Street Team – Read Full Press Release
5.21.14 – Rack & Roll Event Encourages more Mankato Businesses to Participate – Read HaveFunBiking.com Story
5.15.14 – Being Bike Friendly – Full KEYC-TV Story
5.15.14 – Community prepares to Rack and Roll – Read Full Mankato Free Press Story
5.14.14 – Local Task Force announces Rack & Roll Initiative at Mayors’ Ride – Read Full Press Release
5.9.14 – Visit Mankato launches YouTube contest – Read Full Mankato Free Press Story
5.9.14 – Visit Mankato offering big bucks for big views – Read Full Press Release
5.4.14 – Visit Mankato to honor ambassadors – Read Full Mankato Free Press Story
5.1.14 – Visit Mankato offering big bucks for big views – Read Full Media Alert
5.1.14 – Visit Mankato recognizes ambassadors to Mankato – Read Full Press Release
4.21.14 – $20,000 of economic impact expected from 2015 Regional Conference – Read Full Press Release
4.1.14 – On day of fools, Visit Mankato unveils ‘plan’ – Mankato Free Press
4.1.14 – Fake website still draws in visitors to Mankato – Full KEYC-TV Story
4.1.14 – Fake website story by Wendy Wilde on KTOE – Full KTOE Story
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3.31.14 – Visit Mankato’s five year plan based on fake website – No Laughing Matter – Read Full Press Release
3.21.14 – Visit Mankato seeking nominations for outstanding service in hospitality industry – Read Full Press Release
3.18.14 – Midwest Travelers: Mankato/St. Peter offer history, good food – Read Full Star Tribune Story
3.18.14 – Mankato Sports Commission holds potential – Read Full Mankato Free Press Story
3.14.14 – Sports tourneys bring cash to Mankato – Read Full Mankato Free Press Story
3.13.14 – Visit Mankato launches Mankato Sports Commission – Read Full News Release
2.21.14 – GMG names Volunteer of the Year recipients – Read Full Mankato Free Press Story
2.21.14 – Fun-filled Family Day Trips from Minneapolis-St. Paul – Read Full Trekaroo Story
2.19.14 – Minnesota Collegiate DECA looking for volunteer judges for career development conference – Read Full News Release

2013

12.9.13 – Kiwanis Holiday Lights offers OVER one million LED lights in Mankato – Read Full News Release
10.24.13 – 2013 Greater Mankato Business Awards and Hall of Fame – Read Full KTOE Story
10.20.13 – Thousands of runners and dollars – Read Full Mankato Free Press Story
9.28.13 – Rambling toward Another Ride – Read Full Mankato Free Press Story
8.19.13 – Viking Training Camp Video, “Kato-Wide Party,” a Hit on YouTube – Read Full News Release
8.19.13 – Minnesota Vikings: Attendance up at Mankato Training Camp – Read Full TwinCities.com Story
8.17.13 – Video’s debut closes out training camp – Read Full Mankato Free Press Story
8.15.13 – Attendance up at Vikings Training Camp – Read Full Star Tribune Story
8.12.13 – Record Broken in Attendance for Training Camp – Read Full KEYC Story
8.12.13 – 48 hours in Mankato: where to eat during Vikings Training Camp – Read Full TwinCities.com Story
8.12.13 – Exploring Mankato’s deep valleys – Read Full Star Tribune Story
7.27.13 – Day 2 of Vikings Training Camp Underway – Read Full KEYC Story
7.27.13 – Longer camp, more money – Read Full Mankato Free Press Story
7.18.19 – Vikes targeted for drive-by fan rootings – Read Full Mankato Free Press Story
7.18.13 – Mankato Gets Ready for Vikings Arrival – Read Full KEYC Story
7.17.13 – Help Welcome Minnesota Vikings to Mankato – Read Full News Release
5.15.13 – Visit Mankato recognizes ambassadors who welcome visitors to the area – Read Full Mankato Free Press Story
5.13.13 – Visit Mankato Recognizes Ambassadors to Mankato – Read Full News Release
4.4.13 – Second Annual MnSCU to be held in Mankato – Read Full News Release
3.15.13 – Visit Mankato wins Marketing Award – Read Full News Release
2.20.13 – Minnesota Collegiate DECA looking for volunteer judges for Career Development Conference – Read Full News Release