Mulleteers, take your marks, get set, GROW

Mankato Free Press (November 30, 2021) — Last winter and spring, when the Minnesota State University men’s hockey team made its historic run through the NCAA playoffs, forward Brendan Furry was in the process of growing an epic mullet. Little did he know his impressive locks would be called upon

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Down Syndrome Woman’s Dream of Playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast Comes True

MANKATO, MN (November 9, 2021) — Each holiday season Profinium Inc. seeks to learn about people’s dreams and to help them come true. The Achieving Dreams Together program, powered by the Profinium Dreams Foundation, exists to achieve dreams for people at the tipping point in their life.  Emily Broze, a

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Shaving down for men’s health: growMANkato launches annual campaign

Mankato Free Press (November 2, 2021) — In a year where delayed medical care is even more common than usual, Mankato’s annual push to promote men’s health kicked off Monday. The growMANkato launch at Mankato Brewery in North Mankato marked the start of the monthlong campaign raising awareness for men’s

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Community comes together to raise awareness in the fight against men’s cancer

KEYC (November 1, 2021) — The annual Community Shave Down takes place at Mankato Brewery in North Mankato. Those in attendance watched as people line up to sacrifice their beards and ‘staches to raise awareness and support for the fight against men’s cancer. “To give back to not just the

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Brewing for a cause: IPA proceeds benefit cancer awareness, support

Mankato Free Press (October 21, 2021) — Next month Mankato Brewery and Lupulin Brewing Co. in Big Lake are teaming up again to produce the limited-edition Hazy Hero IPA, and craft beer enthusiasts can rest easy knowing that drinking a pint of the brew will go toward a good cause.

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Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota wins grant, awaits state funding

KEYC (May 7, 2021) — As the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota awaits state funding from lawmakers, the organization has received different funding to help bring a new exhibit to life. The museum is getting a $10,000 grant from the Consolidated Communications Community Fund of the Mankato Area Foundation. The

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Mankato Family YMCA awarded two grants for Mentorship Program

KEYC (April 1, 2021) — The Mentoring Program at the Mankato Family YMCA was awarded two grants to help fund the ongoing effort to support local youth. Grants were given by the Mankato Area Foundation and the Consolidated Communications Community Fund of the Mankato Area Foundation. The Consolidated Communications Community

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Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund partnering with Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont to benefit cancer patients in Fairmont and surrounding communities

FAIRMONT, Minn. – The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund is expanding its reach to the Fairmont area, partnering with Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont to serve the area’s cancer patients well into the future. The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund, a donor-advised fund of the Mankato Area Foundation, was established in

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Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund Announces Box Love Campaign

Mankato, MN (May 8, 2019) – The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund (JZCF), a donor advised fund of the Mankato Area Foundation is pleased to announce the Box Love Campaign. In January 2018, the JZCF launched our signature program—the JZ Caring Box. The JZ Caring Box is designed for patients diagnosed

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Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund Announces the Death of Founder, Jonathan Zierdt

Mankato, MN (March 27, 2019) – The Jonathan Zierdt Cancer Fund (JZCF) is deeply saddened to announce our founder, and former CEO of Greater Mankato Growth, Jonathan Zierdt has passed away earlier today after a courageous, five-year battle with prostate cancer. All those involved with the JZCF mourn this tremendous

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