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Dec. 1: Urban and Regional Studies Institute Graduate Student Presentations

Projects were completed for four Minnesota cities.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 11-24-2015

Mankato, Minn. – Graduate students in Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Urban and Regional Studies Institute 2015 Studio will discuss projects they completed for four Minnesota cities in campus presentations on Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Morris Hall 112.

Members of the news media are welcome to attend the presentations, which were completed for the cities of Bellechester, Minn. (located approximately 86 miles east of Mankato, in Goodhue County); Fairmont, Minn. (located approximately 52 miles southwest of Mankato, in Martin County); Janesville, Minn. (located approximately 18 miles east of Mankato, in Waseca County); and Tonka Bay, Minn. (located approximately 65 miles north of Mankato, in Hennepin County).

During the fall semester, the graduate students worked on a comprehensive plan for Bellechester (2010 census population of 175), a housing plan for Fairmont (2010 census population of 10,666), safe school routes for Janesville (2010 census population of 2,256) and a cityscape park improvement plan for Tonka Bay (2010 census population of 1,475).

The graduate student projects have been completed under the guidance of Minnesota State Mankato Assistant Professor Russell Fricano and Professor Miriam Porter, chair of the Urban and Regional Studies Institute.

Media members interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Nathan Pasmore, office coordinator in the Urban and Regional Studies Institute, by email at Those with questions may contact Pasmore at 507-389-1714.

The Urban and Regional Studies Institute is part of the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences at Minnesota State Mankato.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,193 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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