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Dancing With The Mankato Stars II

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Much–anticipated details are now being released on what to expect for the 2nd annual Dancing with the Mankato Stars event.

This year's local stars and dance pros were officially paired up Wednesday night to compete at the event to be held February 1 at the Verizon Wireless Center.

They have close to three months to prepare their dance routine and give their fundraising skills a workout too.

Bob Meyer, the Executive Director of the American Red Cross South Central MN Chapter, says, "We're absolutely ecstatic just thinking about last year. We're still on a sugar high from last year with anticipation of doing even greater things this year. We've got some wonderful dancers now again this year. We've changed our venue to accommodate more people. We're going to have more glitz, more Hollywood, and just a great amount of fun for a great cause."

Last year's first annual fun–filled night raised over$50,000 for the local Red Cross Chapter.

This year's stars and pros so far:

Kory Kath and Heather Mueller

Wade Fischer and Dana Enfield

Dr. Dan Osdoba and Gretchen Osdoba

Stunt Monkey and Jennifer James

Angie VanEman and Travis Shafer

Joe Galli: DQ Joe and Brenda Martinson

Dr. Kevin Hardesty and Jessica Ahlstad

Travis Bowen and Meredith Martin

Kevin Buisman and Tina Flewellyn

Dr. Rich Peller and Nicole Mueller