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November 7, 2013

Study finds new ice rink, pool most viable

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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.

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