Anthony Ford Pond Hockey

Minnesota’s cold has come early and our favorite ponds and rinks are ready for another great season of outdoor hockey!  The Anthony Ford Pond Hockey Classic enters its 11th year with much excitement! The AFPHC is scheduled for January 26 & 27, 2019.  For more details visit the pond hockey page. The Anthony Ford Rink and the Auggie Scheunemen Rink at Spring Lake Park are ready for some action!  We invite you to check out the new warming house, a beautiful community room overlooking the 2 rinks will surely make Spring Lake a favorite destination for outdoor hockey players in our area.     We […]

Mad Bobber

Madison Lake-Elysian, MN: The popular Highway 60 corridor lake region will play host to ice fishing enthusiasts that will be able to match skill and luck on Feb. 2nd on Duck Lake and on Lake Francis on Feb. 3rd, 2019. Contestants will be able to fish both lakes in wheelhouses, portable houses or open-air fishing while monitoring a “Real Time” leaderboard on their web-accessible electronic devices from the hours of Noon to 3 PM. Seventy-five (75) prizes will be up for grabs at each contest. 25 prizes for fish category winners, 25 prizes for adult contest participation, and 25 prizes for youth contest participation (under age 15). Additionally, […]

Pedal Past Poverty 2019


WHAT IS PEDAL PAST POVERTY? Pedal Past Poverty is a one-day and one-of-a-kind stationary bike race. This fun and energetic fundraiser is Partners for Affordable Housing’s signature event. WHEN IS PEDAL PAST POVERTY? The Seventh Annual Pedal Past Poverty will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The event will once again be held at the Blue Gym at the Mankato YMCA. HOW DOES IT WORK? During the event, there are roughly 50 teams, ten riders each, organized by companies and individuals interested in ending the issues of homelessness and affordable housing. Teams then compete for prizes based on money raised […]

At-Home Professions Seminar

You can work at home and earn good money in healthcare. You need no previous experience! But, you do need training in how to prepare medical reports. If you want to train at home to work at home, come to the free seminar on Wednesday, March 6th at 7 PM at the Mankato Country Inn and Suites Conference Center. Where you can train at home to work from home full time or part time doing medical reports for doctors, hospitals, and clinics. If you want to work at home and earn good money, come to Mankato Country Inn and Suites Conference […]


Southern Minnesota Home and Builders Show

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Get excited for the 25th annual Southern Minnesota Home and Builders Show at the Verizon Center in Mankato. See what's new in home and landscape products and services when you explore the interesting exhibits Friday, March 15th through Sunday, March 17th! Be sure and get registered for your chance to win a yard shed from Pro-Shed. Stop hibernating, and start brainstorming you spring projects during the Southern Minnesota Home and Builders Show, Friday, March 15th through the Sunday, March 17th at the Verizon Center in Mankato. Hours: 4 to 8 on Friday 10 to 6 Saturday 11 to 4 Sunday Admission is FREE! Get […]


Aussie Peppers MN Draft Party

Watch as the softball dreams of many come true on Monday, April 15 during the Aussie Peppers draft viewing party The party is Buffalo Wings and Rings 6p – 8p with our all you can eat wing buffet Tickets are $12 at the door. Kids 4 & under eat free! Find the Aussie Peppers of Minnesota on Facebook for more details   The Mankato Peppers and a select group of youth softball organizations in Southern Minnesota have partnered with Softball Australia to bring World Class Softball to Minnesota. The new partnership is one in which Softball Australia will participate in the […]


Soundset 2019

Soundset is the biggest single-day independent Hip Hop festival in the world, started by Rhymesayers Entertainment. In addition to presenting over 40 rappers and DJs annually, Soundset also features live painting, b-boy and b-girl dance competitions, skateboarding, live production showcases, local artist performances, and a custom car show. All ages are welcome to join us and celebrate our 12 year anniversary with ten hours of live music on five stages at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Sunday, May 26, 2019 Memorial Weekend. More information:

LEEP Legends 2019

5th annual LEEP Legends local celebrity charity softball game to benefit Leisure Education for Exceptional People/LEEP! Leisure Education for Exceptional People (LEEP) is excited to host the 5th annual LEEP Legends Weelborg Chevrolet vs. CCF Bank celebrity softball game! LEEP has also teamed up with the Mankato MoonDogs, Minnesota 93 and Hot 96.7 to host what is sure to be a fun family-friendly event. Funds raised will enable LEEP to continue to enrich the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Greater Mankato Area and beyond by providing inclusive recreation, sporting, and healthy living opportunities. Gates will open at 5:30 […]

Target Overnight

Welcome new, and returning students! Another school year ready to go! Maybe you need to pick up a few things before it officially starts. Well Friday night, Target is all yours! It’s Target Overnight you and other college students get some great deals and items you need before classes officially start. You can drive yourself, or take the bus leaving from CSU on MSU Campus or Stadium Heights between 10:15 pm and 11:00 pm. Get to Target and get those last-minute deals! Friday, August 23 10 pm - 1 am at Target in Mankato Hot 96.7 will be on hand playing […]


Mankato Pridefest 2019

18th annual MANKATO PRIDEFEST! UNITE! This year we are commemorating the life of SCMN Pride's Executive Director, Jessica Flatequal, who passed away earlier this year. As you can see from the design, we are using her iconic bow tie and UNITE is in her handwriting. Jessica would want the community to unite and carry on with LGBT+ advocacy and continue to make Mankato a place that is safe and welcoming for LGBT+ people. Parade and exhibitor registration is now open at!festival/p8zes! SCHEDULE: FRIDAY NIGHT Queeraoke! - 8:00 pm Loose Moose, 119 S. Front St. FREE admission Youth can attend up […]


Go to a Twins game the easy way this year – RIDE THE BUS. Brought to you by KTOE, with help from Happy Chef, we will host round bus trips to the MINNESOTA TWINS games. The coach bus ride includes – air-conditioned comfort, snacks, and beverages on the bus, hosted by Radio Mankato Air personalities. The bus pulls right up to the entrance of the Target Center – no parking hassles or fees – just walk into great seats, hand selected for the KTOE BUS GROUPS Then, after the game, you go back on the bus with no worries. The bus will depart from the Target Center and will bring you back to the Happy Chef parking […]


Connections Crawl

It’s an after-hours event of shopping, food, and beverage sampling and silent auction baskets. It all starts at The Hubbard Building, in the heart of Old Town, at 424 North Riverfront Drive, Mankato. Funds raised at the crawl will empower Connections Ministry to take the next big step toward operating our shelter year-round in one location. Following Jesus’ example of loving our neighbors, Connections Ministry increases guests’ stability through shelter, community building, and resource connection.


Moonfest 2019

This is an all genre's music festival held in Kasota, Minnesota. Hosting a wide variety of music, food, and activities. MoonFest has something to make anyone have fun! There will be a classic car show where you can see all your favorite old school cars. In addition this year we are introducing "The Land of the Giants" a game center with mega-sized games! This year Modest Music will also be holding a charity raffle. 100% of the money received will be donated to the Mankato areas REACH youth drop center and the Boy Scouts of America. Any child under the age […]


St. Peter Fun Run

Saturday, October 26th, 2019 - St. Peter, MN The St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce & Pulse Fitness presents the 16th Annual St. Peter Halloween 5K Fun Run/Walk... Join us for Southern Minnesota's Largest and Fastest Parade of Costumes!    Show off your best costume and participate in this Chip Timed, Fun 5K as an individual or team. The Lil' Monster Dash also returns this year for the younger monsters among us. This is a day for the whole family!   Entertainment, Music, Prizes, Awards... Register Now! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - […]

Trampled by Turtles

Jade Presents and the Mankato Civic Center are pleased to welcome the long-awaited return of TRAMPLED BY TURTLES to the arena on Saturday, November 16, 2019. General admission floor tickets are $39.00 and reserved riser seats are $29.00, and go on sale Friday, July 26 at 12:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased at the Mankato Civic Center box office, and online at Trampled by Turtles are from Duluth, Minnesota, where frontman Dave Simonett initially formed the group as a side project in 2003. At the time, Simonett had lost most of his music gear, thanks to a group of enterprising […]

Mankato Bridal Show 2021

The Mankato Bridal Show is slated for Sunday, March 21, 2021. 11 am - 2 pm at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center Grand Hall. The first 150 attendees will receive a FREE SWAG BAG! Learn this year's latest styles and trends to inspire your wedding all in one place while getting to know Southern Minnesota's wedding industry leaders. They'll be sure to make your wedding sparkle! LEARN MORE and HOW YOU CAN ATTEND BY CLICKING HERE. 2021

MDH Gives New Guidance On School Sports

State health officials have issued new COVID-19 guidelines saying student-athletes in outdoors sports can play without being masked. This comes after the group Let Them Play Minnesota filed a lawsuit pushing for mask-less play. However, the Minnesota Department of Health still wants youth to be masked when not actively playing. Officials also recommend that, in lieu of the change, all middle and high school students get a COVID test every two weeks.

TC Summer Jam

  ... Twin Cities Summer Jam was founded in 2018 as the first multi-day, multi-genre music festival in the Twin Cities, MN metro area. The goal of TC Summer Jam is to bring the best musical acts possible to an outdoor festival setting, so fans can come together for an unforgettable experience. More than 35,000 people attended the festival in its inaugural year. The lineup included Aerosmith, Tim McGraw, Pitbull, Rascal Flatts, Reo Speedwagon, and more. Like everyone’s personal playlist, ours is on shuffle. A little country here, a splash of pop there, some rock to switch things up…playlists change depending […]