For the first time, the Miracle League is hosting a home wheelchair basketball game. It will take place at the Lake Crystal Rec Center on Saturday, February 23rd at 10:20 a.m. The Mankato team, the Wild Wheelers will take on the Rolling Rowdies from Minneapolis. Eric Sletten says it is much like a basketball game you would expect to see. The public can come and watch as well. The team has been around for four years.
Mankato Are Public Schools is inviting the public for input on the search for a new superintendent. Ken Dragseth who is helping gather the data, says they will ask students, parents, teachers and staff about the direction they would like the search to go. A public meeting will be held on February 25th at 7 at the Intergovernmental Center. Surveys can also be found on the district’s website.
The 7th Annual Pedal Past Poverty fundraiser takes place this Saturday at the Mankato YMCA. With nearly 300 participants, executive director Jen Theneman says it is their most important fundraiser for Partners for Affordable Housing. If you would like to participate, you can still register online.
In honor of heart month Hy-Vee is offering free biometric screenings. Holly Ellison says this screening is something that isn’t often done at a physical The free screenings are done at the downtown Hy-Vee on February 22nd from 7-11 and at the Hilltop Hy-Vee on February 23. Appointments are recommended.
A group of those wanting to lose weight in Mankato are teaming up as part of a meltdown challenge. Inspire Health and Wellness’s Tina McClain says there’s prizes for the highest percentage of weight loss and other categories. She says the group atmosphere helps to hold people accountable. She is hoping to start another challenge in March.
Mankato East and MSU softball standout Coley Ries will be back playing professional softball in Mankato. The national champion pitcher signed with the Aussie Peppers. The Peppers will play its home games at Caswell Park in North Mankato. For Ries, the feelings are hard to describe. Ries is currently coaching with MSU. The professional season starts in June.
MSU athletics announce a five-year partnership with the Orthopedic and Fracture Clinic and Sanford Health. This means more than $1.3 million in funding and nearly a half a million dollars in orthopedic services. Athletic Director Kevin Buisman says it will benefit the athletes and the student body. They are planning for the contract to begin in July
The first Mankato food and seed swap takes place this Sunday at the Living Earth Center on Good Counsel Hill. It starts at 1:00. Coordinator Kaylee Moody says the items are homemade goods such as canned pickles or homemade bread. She also says to remember to bring things to swap as no money will be used. There will be a documentary on seeds following the swap
Kids of all ages are invited to come out and bust a move at the Capitol Room in St. Peter. All of the fun takes place on Sunday, February 24 from 2-5 in the afternoon. DJ Kyle says it is a fun activity to get the kids moving in the winter weather. Admission is $3 per person.
If you are looking to get flowers for your sweetie for Valentine’s Day, BENCHS is offering a sale of roses, candy and a card for $25. All of the funds raised will go to the care of the animals. To guarantee your order, you can go online until 11 Wednesday morning.