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Refurbishing of Mankato swimming pool making progress


October 1, 2020

Dust fills the air as a workman sandblasts a portion of the Mankato swimming pool. The Dane G. Hansen Foundation has helped fund the project.

Did you know that the Mankato swimming pool was built in 1955? It was one of the first all metal pools in the region. The Mankato swimming pool is an icon for the community and offers a refreshing outing during the summer months. Also, it allows individuals to learn how to swim and the public to have a place to exercise. There is much history with the Mankato pool. Some of the current Mankato council members were lifeguards at the pool. The pool has been utilized by people all over the county and some outside the county.

To keep the pool for years to come the city applied for a grant...

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