North Mankato Community Events

Published On: March 5th, 20245.6 min readCategories: Local News, News

March 5, 2024  

Presidential Nomination Primary Election 

Tuesday, March 5th: polls open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

The Presidential Nomination Primary election will take place on Tuesday, March 5th, are you  prepared to vote? Early absentee voting is available now through March 4th at the Nicollet  County Government Center in St. Peter. Find your polling location, learn how to vote  absentee, or view more election information on our website:  

Contact: 507-625-4141 

North Mankato Police Department Now Hiring 

The North Mankato Police Department is now hiring! Lateral and entry level positions are  available. To apply, email or mail a completed application, cover letter, and resume to City  Hall (1001 Belgrade Ave.) or apply online here: opportunities.  

Contact: 507-625-4141 

Now Hiring for Seasonal Positions 

The City is now hiring for the following seasonal positions:  

  • Swim Facility Lifeguards, Attendants, & Concessions Staff 
  • Caswell Parks Maintenance & Concessions Staff 
  • Caswell Sports Leagues officials and Youth Sports coaches & staff 
  • Public Works Staff (Street & Parks Department) 

Learn more & apply on our website at 

North Mankato Police Reserve Now Hiring 

Make a difference in your community by serving as a Reserve Police Officer! North Mankato  Police Reserve Officers provide support to our full-time officers and community in a variety of  ways including, but not limited to, providing security for community events, assisting with  traffic control for special events, communicating with a diverse population, and more. No  prior experience in law enforcement is required to become a Reserve Officer, uniforms and  training are provided. Must be 18 years of age to apply. Questions may be directed to 507- 625-7883. Applications are available at the Police Annex (1001 Belgrade Avenue) or online at  

Spring Drop-Off 

Thursday, April 18th – Saturday, April 20th: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  

Sunday, April 21st: 7:00 a.m. – noon 

Public Works Yard (610 Webster Ave.) 

Mark your calendars for our spring drop-off event! This service is only for North Mankato  residents who pay for refuse and recycling. Please be prepared to show proof of North  Mankato residency. Mattresses and box springs will not be accepted at this event, and there 

will be no curbside appliance pick-up. Please note, the City has transitioned to holding the  spring pick-up event every other year. In 2023, a spring pick-up and fall drop-off were held. In  2024, both the spring and fall events will be drop-offs. In 2025, a spring pick-up and fall drop off will be held, and so forth. 

Contact: 507-625-4141 

Receive City of North Mankato Public Alert Notifications 

Residents can now receive alerts & community updates by text message and email!  To sign up for Emergency Alerts: text 56003 to 888777 

  • To sign up for Community Events: text NMCOMMUNITY to 888777
  • To sign up for Taylor Library events: text NMLIBRARY to 888777
  • To sign up for Caswell Sports Alerts: text CASWELL to 888777
  • To sign up for Construction and Traffic alerts: text NMCONTRAFFIC to 888777 To sign up for Swim Facility alerts: text SWIM to 888777
  • Sign up at or call 507-625-4141

Taylor Library  

Read & Play 

Mondays & Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. – North Mankato Taylor Library  

Children ages 1-5 and their parents/guardians are invited to join us Mondays and Tuesdays  at 9:30am for educational play, games, stories, crafts and more!  

Contact: 507-345-5120  

Nina Totenberg Virtual Author Talk 

Wednesday, March 6th: 3:00 p.m. – Virtual event 

You are invited to an intimate conversation with Nina Totenberg as she talks about her nearly  fifty-year friendship with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her book Dinners  With Ruth: A Memoir on the Power of Friendships. Four years before Nina Totenberg was  hired at NPR, where she cemented her legacy as a prizewinning reporter, and nearly twenty two years before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was appointed to the Supreme Court, Nina called  Ruth. A reporter for The National Observer, Nina was curious about Ruth’s legal brief, asking  the Supreme Court to do something to declare law that discriminated “on the basis of sex” to  be unconstitutional. In a time when women were fired for becoming pregnant, often could  not apply for credit cards or get a mortgage in their own names, Ruth patiently explained her  argument. That call launched a remarkable, nearly fifty-year friendship. Register here: Brought to you in partnership with the Library  Speakers Consortium. 

Contact: 507-345-5120  

Mother/Daughter Book Club 

Thursday, March 7th: 6:00 p.m. – North Mankato Taylor Library 

Girls in grades 3-6 and their moms (or other significant female) are invited to talk, laugh, craft  and eat at this fun-filled book club! We meet every 1st Thursday of the month at 6pm in the  library. Ask about March’s book at the library front desk!

Contact: 507-345-5120  

Movie Monday 

Monday, March 11th: 1:00 p.m. – North Mankato Taylor Library 

Every second Monday of the month is Movie Monday at the North Mankato Taylor Library for  our senior patrons. Although everyone is invited, movie selections will cater to our older  patrons. March’s movie: Singing in the Rain  

Contact: 507-345-5120  

Teen Book Club 

Monday, March 11th: 4:00 p.m. – Caribou Coffee (1661 Commerce Dr.) Join us at Caribou Coffee on Commerce Dr. to share and discuss what you are currently  reading, plus enjoy bookish games & activities! Drink of choice is on us! Open to ages 11-18. Contact: 507-345-5120  

Culture & Rec Programming 

Summer Programming Registration Now Open 

Registration for our Summer 2024 programming is now open! Check out all the youth and  adult sports we have planned for this summer and view our 2024 Spring/Summer  Programming brochure for a full list of offerings at 507-508-3267 

Senior Exercise with Sandy 

Tuesday mornings from 9:15-10:00 a.m. – North Mankato Police Annex Join the Culture & Recreation department for this low impact exercise class for our active  aging population. All fitness levels are welcome! Learn more and pre-register at 507-508-3267 

Swim Facility 

Lifeguard Certification Class 

Monday, March 25th – Wednesday, March 27th Lake Crystal Area Rec Center The Swim Facility is gearing up for summer! If you are at least 15 years of age and are  interested in lifeguarding for the 2024 season, the Swim Facility is offering a Certification  Class that will run March 25th – 27th. Registration closes March 20th and spots are limited!  Find out more at  

Contact: 507-508-3267 

2024 Swim Facility Programming 

2024 Swim Facility Programming and swim lessons information is now live! Registration is  open for fitness classes, birthday party packages, adult nights and more. Check out the swim  lessons schedule and more programming information on the Swim Facility’s website:  

Contact: 507-508-3267

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