Mankato newspaper covering business news, economics and events in the local area and in the state of Minnesota.

New Ulm StartSmart Business Event a Southern Minnesota Platform to Help New Businesses

New Ulm Business Classroom Photo 1974

The New Ulm Chamber of Commerce wants to help businesses get a jumpstart by taking part in a business learning seminar the group coordinated with the public library.

DNR Looks for Conservation Interns to Help Inspect for Invasive Species

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is on the lookout for watercraft inspectors. The internship will last during the duration of the 2016 boating season, the agency announced.

Inspectors will work at access points on lakes and rivers that have invasive species infestations. These foreign species of aquatic organisms include Eurasian watermilfoil and zebra mussels (most common).

A DNR program coordinator said the internship is an opportunity to get experience doing real world conservation work in Minnesota.

State Job Website to Shutdown Dec 4 and be Replaced by Dec 8: Get Your Data Now

If you use the State of Minnesota online job application system, you should migrate and save your data soon. The deadline to do so is by December 4. FULL STORY

NURBRA Donates $2100 to CADA in New Ulm Thru Fashion Show

NURBRA donates $2109 to CADA in New Ulm Thru Fashion

The New Ulm Business & Retail Association (NUBRA) is pleased to announce that they have donated $2,109.37 to CADA, the Committee Against Domestic Abuse. FULL STORY
Photo Caption:L-R: Jessica Fischer, Gallery 512, Modenschau Committee Chair; Erin Kissner, CADA of Brown County; Heather Hacker Hammer, A to Zinnia Floral & Gifts, NUBRA Chair.

Tailwind Group Honored in Greater Mankato Business Hall of Fame

New Nissan Dealership in Mankato Already Underway with Business Plans

Mankato will be getting a new dealership, with construction planned for 2017, but despite that date, there is already a website published for the dealership that offers prices online for customers. The website actually only serves for the existing Mankato Motors business at 1815 Madison Avenue, which sells Nissan vehicles too, but the domain is a valuable asset for the change. FULL STORY

Target Closure a Surprise to New Ulm Chamber and Residents

Target at the Hampshire Mall in Hadley Massachusetts.

Target has closed in New Ulm this year. It was a surprise to the New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, who recently released a statement on the matter. FULL STORY

Second Half Ag Real Estate and Mfg Home Taxes Due

Property owners with land classified as agricultural and manufactured home owners are reminded they have until November 16, 2015 to pay their second half taxes. FULL STORY

City Provides Video of Construction for Event Venue Downtown Mankato

Mankato-View the video of today's topping off event that marked placement of final beam to build Mankato Event Center. FULL STORY

Public Meetings in County for Proposed Tax Hike to Fund Transportation

Blue Earth County is looking at raising funds for transportation through a sales tax hike in the county. A list of scheduled public meetings have been released for the public. FULL STORY