North Mankato Mayor Mark Dehen, meeting with Anderson and Freyberg as part of the two cities' Intergovernmental Committee, suggested more than forwarding the reports.
There should be a sports facilities "summit," Dehen said. "Bring 'em all together."
As for the ice rink — however the final decision is made — it needs to be made soon, Dehen said. The Mankato Area Hockey Association, which is offering $300,000 to help construct a new building, is so desperate for more ice that it's planning to use that money to "throw up a pole barn" by 2015 so players will have a place to practice.