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Greater Mankato Day at Capitol Continues to be Important

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MANKATO, Minn. -

Area business leaders and city officials are back in town after making the rounds at the capitol.

The group started going to the capitol to emphasize the importance of Mankato in the greater Minnesota economy, now that that has been established Mankato City Manager Pat Hentges says they can focus more on lobbying for specific causes, this year, making some progress on the highway 14 expansions and the civic center bonding.

Hentges says, "Having a Greater Mankato day at the Capitol event is very important Rochester does it Duluth has done it we can do it, be can do it better, we are going to have to so it early and be more direct on the issues that are important to the area."

Next week Mayor Eric Anderson will be meeting with Governor Mark Dayton and other mayors to talk more about the highway 14 expansions.