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Mankate leaf pick-up slated to start Oct. 28, are you ready?

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
A stock photo of leaves on the ground during the fall.

When is curbside leaf pick up in Mankato, MN?

Fall has only officially been here for a few weeks. One of the things that are on many of our to-do lists is raking up leaves. If you’ve been wondering, ‘When is curb-side leaf pickup in Mankato, MN,’ Kia of Mankato has done some homework for you. The City of Mankato has set the annual leaf disposal effort to run from Oct. 28 through Nov. 22. However, this timeline could change based on any radical changes in the weather. Leaf vacuuming services could be suspended early if the leaves get picked up or if snow arrives needlessly sooner than normal. Let’s take a look at what our team of product experts has found. (more…)

Have you made plans for Halloween yet? Let Kia of Mankato help!

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019
An illustration of a trick-or-treating scene.

Halloween 2019 Trick-or-Treating Activities near Mankato, MN

If there is a more beautiful time of year than fall in our area, people would really have to bring a lot of evidence to change our minds. Of course, once the calendar reaches the autumn months, many people start turning their attention to their annual Halloween costumes. If you’re looking for Halloween 2019 trick-or-treating activities near Mankato, MN, a few of the Kia of Mankato product experts got together to come up with a preliminary list. In addition to the information we’ve been able to find at this point in the season, we’ve also dug up some safety reminders for those who will be escorting little ones to their yearly sugar rush. (more…)

Minnesota takes distracted driving very seriously, so should you

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
A stock photo of a man using a phone while driving.

Is it illegal to text-and-drive in Minnesota?

In our daily lives, we use our phones for everything from actual phone calls to keeping track of daily schedules. These devices have become so ubiquitous that we don’t think twice about picking them up wherever we are. This becomes a problem when people get behind the wheel of a vehicle. So, is it illegal to text-and-drive in Minnesota? In short, yes, it is. This seems like a pretty straightforward law and one that should be easy to follow. And it is. However, when people are learning about all of the connectivity technology available in new Kia vehicles, there are still a few important questions they need to be answered. Our team of product experts thought it would be helpful to make this information as available as possible. (more…)

Let Kia of Mankato help get your kids out of your house, for at least a day

Thursday, July 25th, 2019
A stock photo of some kids doing a science experiment.

Three best day trip ideas for families near Mankato, MN

We are quickly approaching one of the most trying parts of the summer. Labor Day is still more than a month away. It’s probably going to get pretty warm and humid. Plus, we have to start thinking about back-to-school shopping. There is just a lot to deal with. Maybe taking a day off from work and going on an easy adventure might be exactly what everyone needs. A team of our product experts got together to come up with a list of the three best day trip ideas for families near Mankato, MN. Each of these options should make for a memorable day, without having to spend the night in a hotel. Let’s see what they came up with. (more…)

All of Your Winter Accessory Needs and Tips

Monday, January 14th, 2019
Help written in snow

Winter can be an absolute drag for most drivers. There are so many different hazards on the road and trying to navigate through it all creates quite the headache. What exactly is there to do about the weather though? Is there anything that can be done?


How to Stay Safe When Ice Fishing

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
Crowd of ice fishers on lake

Winter means ice, ice means frozen water, and that frozen water is often lakes. In the land of 10,000 lakes that means there are a lot of places to head out for some ice fishing. Just because summer is over, it doesn’t have to mean you can’t catch yourself some fresh fish this winter.


Why Should I Wash My Car in the Winter?

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
Old man washing his van

Everyone loves a clean car, right? There’s just something about pulling into your driveway or work and taking a moment to admire your bright and shiny car. The fresh smell and clean look are so indescribably satisfying to experience.


2018 Halloween Events and Trick-or-Treat Times in Mankato, MN

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
Trick or treat text with children in the background

2018 Halloween Mankato, MN 

The air is getting cooler and the sun is setting earlier. These are classic signs that Fall has arrived and that the month of October is finally here. There are many people that look forward to the month of October for many reasons with Halloween being the biggest. Halloween is one of the most popular days of the year as there are many activities and events happening and of course, costumes and free candy. If you’re looking for 2018 Halloween events and Trick-or-Treat times in Mankato, MN, you’ve come to the right place. The suggested 2018 Trick-or-Treat times for Mankato, MN this year will be on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  (more…)

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