The Free Press, Mankato, MN

February 8, 2010

MVBusiness Data Link

— The Internet is not only convenient but allows everyone unprecedented access to valuable public databases. However, seeking out each and everyone can take a lot of time. And sorting through the various databases to find specific, relevant information can be even more daunting. We're here to help. The Free Press has introduced DataLink. We are compiling links to databases into a single location, eliminating hours of search-engine frustration. Free Press DataLink provides easy access to useful publicly available Web databases. These listings will grow -- both by updates from The Free Press staff and from your suggestions. Do you know of a great Web resource you'd like to share? Let us know by clicking here.

National Sites of Local Interest

Census profiles Minnesota census profiles -- choose a county or city for specific profiles.

Kids Count Data Center This contains state- and city-level data for over 100 measures of child well-being, including all the measures regularly used in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT Data Book and The Right Start for America's Newborns.

Hospital Compare This site, administered by the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, provides information on how well the hospitals care for all their adult patients with certain conditions or procedures.


State Sites of Local Interest

State Elected Officials Compensation Salaries for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, State Auditor, Secretary of State, Judges, Legislators and Legislative Per Diem. Includes insurance benefits and pension plans.

State Agency Head Salaries Salaries for agency heads appointed by boards, cabinet agency heads, and noncabinet agency heads.

Employment data State employment data, including salaries, by quarter, for south central Minnesota.

Court Access Public access to case records of the Minnesota Judicial Branch.

Health Trends State link that details health trends, deaths, etc by county

Higher Education

Bethany Lutheran College

Gustavus Aldophus College

Rasmussen College

Minnesota State University-Mankato

MSU Safety Alerts includes a link to "safety alerts" for the MSU campus.

MSU history museum MSU's online museum of local and state history

Community Information

City-Data: North Mankato

City-Data: Mankato

City-Data: St. Peter

Immanuel St. Joseph's Hospital


Mankato Clinic

Rivers Hills Mall in Mankato Hours, store directory

City Government, Business Information Mankato Regional Airport

City of Le Sueur

City of Mankato

City of North Mankato

City of St. Peter

Greater Mankato Growth Site for economic development, chamber of commerce and visitors bureau for Greater Mankato

County Government

Blue Earth County Government

Blue Earth County Assessors Home and land sales, property ownership and other land records

Blue Earth County Jail Roster

Le Sueur County

Nicollet County Government


U.S. Geologic Survey Real-time readings of river heights and volumes on the Minnesota and other rivers.

NOAA flooding at Mankato NOAA, river level and prediction of flooding at Mankato on Minnesota River

Snow Depths 24 hour accumulation and snow depths for selected Minnesota cities.

Minnesota outdoors website Minnesota DNR website for all outdoor activities

Arts & Music

Greater Mankato Events Calendar

Blue Earth Historical Society

Mankato Symphony Orchestra

Twin Rivers Center for the Arts

Arts Center of St. Peter


Fake Mankato This is the fake Web site for Mankato, one of the first and perhaps the oldest fake Web site on the Internet<br>

Satellite maps of earth

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