Mankato-A portion of Riverfront Drive will temporarily close Monday, December 26, for the Dakota Wokiksuye Memorial Ride, which honors the 38 Dakota Warriors and two Chiefs who were executed in Mankato on this date in 1862. Riders are expected to arrive at the monument site in Reconciliation Park, 100 N. Riverfront Drive, between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Once at the site, the northbound and southbound lanes of Riverfront Drive (between Main and Plum streets) will be closed and are expected to reopen around noon.

The horseback ride begins around 9 a.m. in Land of Memories Park, 300 Amos Owen Lane, and continues onto Highway 169. Riders cross the southbound lanes to the first exit onto the northbound lane of Riverfront Drive to make their way to Reconciliation Park.

View a map of the road closure. For more information contact staff at 311 or 507-387-8600.