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

Blue Earth County Real Estate Taxes Due, 2nd Half October 15

Second Half of 2015 Real Estate Taxes are due in Blue Earth County, a deadline for property owners is October 15. FULL STORY

Manufacturing Enterprise Lean Summit Held at SCC in North Mankato

Explosion of Temporary and Contracting Work

It is estimated that almost 40 percent of US jobs will be contract or temp by 2020. Here is a chart depicting the growth of temp agencies since their inception in the US. The charts are interactive. Simply click on the data to explore.

Cops Encourage use of Nextdoor Social Site, Plus Arrests

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Nextdoor is an opportunity for residents to make those connections through a closed social media neighborhood network. FULL STORY

Mapleton, Maple River in Need of Growth, Investment

It seems over the years, the uncertain times in the rural Minnesota communities has become a slow death. Towns like Amboy, Minnesota Lake, Good Thunder, Vernon Center and Mapleton have seen a slow erosion in their towns as Corporate farming and growth of nearby urban areas continued. FULL STORY

The Story of How Mankato Went From the Big of Smalls to the Small of Bigs

Mankato is growing fast. More and more construction is going on all over town. The Digital Journal provides the backdrop for the story of how, as City Manager Pat Hentges put it, Mankato went from being the "big of smalls to the small of bigs". FULL STORY

Biz Bulb Collection Date Announced by Blue Earth County

Businesses are invited to participate in the annual Business Bulb Collection event scheduled for Wed., July 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blue Earth County Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at 651 Summit Avenue in Mankato. FULL STORY

Minnesota Weed Dispensaries Open Timely Wednesday

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Minnesota pot dispensaries will open Wednesday as scheduled for the first of July. FULL STORY

House Finally Demolished in LeSueur

House in LeSueur Demolished

A house on the 700 block of N. 4th St. in LeSueur was condemned and subsequently demolished. FULL STORY

Companies taking to the Internet for snail mail

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Companies are taking to the Internet to get services for their businesses and that includes service for one of the oldest legacy technology systems in the U.S. -- postage.