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

Attend Draft Housing Study Informational Session for Real Estate and Development Biz

Sinclair Lewis House in Mankato via Wikipedia

Attend an informational session about a draft housing study completed by a Lake Elmo research group.

ALDI Looks to Quickly Build and Hire in New Ulm as Part of German Company's Expansion Goals

ALDI in Germany

New Ulm will be the site of a new ALDI grocery store as the company continues to expand in the US. Matt Lilla, the aribault Division Vice President, answered some questions from the Mankato Gazette about the new facility.

Minnesota's Medical Cannabis Program Fast to Move But Overshadowed by Restriction

medical marijuana in minnesota in pill and oild form. Image attribution at

Minnesota's highly restrictive medical cannabis laws were discussed and constructively criticized at length in the Drug War Times today. The program is heralded for its quick passage through legislature and implementation in the state, but criticized by reformists who say there are too many restrictions and not enough access, plus the products are expensive causing many to purchase their pot illegally.

Glenn Taylor Looking to Sell Part of Timberwolves

Tyus Jones, MN Timberwolves

Glenn Taylor is reportedly selling part of the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA basketball team franchise. One of the two buyers is a Chinese investor.

Free Press: Expect Price Hikes After Cable Merger

Free Press has alerted its members and supporters that the FCC recently approved a massive merger deal between Time Warner and Charter Communications. They say the deal means the companies will control 80 percent of the market in cable/Internet in the United States, a move they say will impact the poor most.

Greater Mankato Growth Launches New 'Business Beat' Video Series

Video screenshot from the Business Beat video series from Greater Mankato Growth

Mankato's economic development agency, Greater Mankato Growth, just launched a new video series called The Business Beat, which will air on KTV.

Mankato Music Entrepreneur Crowdfunds to Pay Tuition to Work with Shark Tank Star's Team

Daymond John

A Minnesota man from the Mankato area wants to build the next big thing in the music business and he is launching a crowdfunding campaign to fund tuition at Shark Tank star Daymond John's Launch Academy, which will be starting at the end of the week in Minneapolis, to do it. Meanwhile, due to poor turnout, John's team may never head back to the area again.

Attend Info Session in Mankato About Building Requirements

Mankato building requirements will be discussed at an open house event at 10 Civic Center Plaza on April 1.

Responding to Changing Demographics: New Ulm

See a presentation on changing demographics in New Ulm.

The Vision for Old Town in Mankato

old town flyer

There is another meeting scheduled to discuss the fate of Old Town in Mankato.