Hockey Day Minnesota and JZ Cancer Fund “Show Us Your Mullet” Contest Comes to a Successful Conclusion, with MSU Hockey Player Brendan Furry on Top

MANKATO, MN (January 21, 2022) – Hockey Day Minnesota and the JZ Cancer Fund are pleased to announce the “Show Us Your Mullet”, a hockey hair growing contest to raise funds for cancer patients has brought in over $25,000. MSU hockey player Brendan Furry was the lead fundraiser bringing in

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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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Mankato Area Foundation Grants Total $2.025M

MANKATO, MN (October 19, 2021) — The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is thrilled to announce the distribution of 601 grants totaling a record $2.025M in the fiscal year 2020-21. Nonprofit organizations throughout our region and beyond were impacted by grants in the following areas: 5% – Animals & Nature 7%

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Mankato Area Foundation Awards $171,750 in Scholarships

MANKATO, MN (August 10, 2021) — The Mankato Area Foundation (MAF) is pleased to announce that it has recently awarded $171,750 in scholarships to over 60 students for the 2021-2022 academic year.  The awards were distributed from various funds managed by MAF and ranged in amounts from $500 to $5000.

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Local Juneteenth Event Continues to Grow in Its Fourth Year

Mankato Free Press (June 19, 2021) — Mankato’s Juneteenth celebration Saturday took place just days after President Joe Biden signed the bill making the date a federal holiday. “It’s considered the longest running African American holiday in the United States,” said Brooklyn Center city manager and former Mankato resident Reggie

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Collaboration Sponsors Marian Anderson Day with Sculpture Unveiling, Painting Display

Mankato Free Press (June 22, 2021) — Mankato Area Foundation and two area historical societies are collaborating to honor the life and works of a painter known for her landscapes and local scenes, and to recognize the aesthetic and philanthropic legacy she’s left for area residents. Saturday has been designated

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