Mankato residents really know how to tie one on, according to an article from USA Today.

Greater Mankato is ranked the 11th drunkest city in the USA.  If you take away our neighbor, Wisconsin, which has 10 cities in the top 20, Mankato would be the 4th drunkest city in the country.

According to the article, almost 24% of Mankato adults drink excessively.  The area has 181 bars per 100,000 people.
The ranking is a little embarrassing for Mankato and North Mankato.  We could not get anyone to talk on camera about it.

There is a bright spot, the article did mention alcohol related driving deaths were about 11 per 100 thousand people, which is considered low.

The number one city on the list...Green Bay, Wisconsin, where almost half the driving deaths involved alcohol.