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Photo by Don Lipps - Garden statue in Sibley Park, Mankato, MN

Why A New Arts & Leisure Site? For The Love Of Mankato!

MankatoLIFE.com Chief Cook & Bottle washer explains how being surprised by love for the region led to this new publication.
Mississippi Headwaters - Lake Itasca, MM

Dan on the Water – ‘SUP Mississippi?

Mankato Area native, Dan Lee, talks about his adventures on a stand up paddle board down the entire length of the Mississippi River.
Ice Skates

The Weekend Spin With Stacy K – Minnesota Warm!

Mankato Area musician Stacy K offers some suggestions for your slightly chilly Minnesota weekend.
Turkish Stringed Instrument

Greg Herriges “Whirled Music” at MSU January 22nd

Cross-cultural musician, Greg Herriges and his band, StellaRoma, will be performing at the MSU Elias J. Halling Recital Hall on January 22nd at 7:30 pm.
Wine glasses

Stacy K’s Old Town Guide – Friday Night Awesomeness!

Stacy K offers suggestions for an awesome Friday night out in Mankato and North Mankato
Film Negatives

Do You Know Where Your Photos Are? A Photographer Talks About Back Ups

Long time Mankato Area photographer, Rick Pepper, provides some insight into preserving our precious digital photos and videos.
Greg Duffy Memory Wall - Mankato, MN

Wall of Mankato Music Memorabilia Inspires a Song

There was a collection of Mankato music memorabilia so impressive that local music legend, Paul Durenberger, composed and recorded a song about it.
Salt Room

Stacy K’s Old Town Guide – Alexa, Play Ocean Waves!

Stacy K offers some suggestions for staying warm on the Minnesota Tundra in January!
Art Gallery

OmniMatter Pop-Up Art Shows

Mankato artist, Abby Daleki dreamed up the idea for the OmniMatter Pop-Up show. The latest edition is on Sunday, January 13th at the Mankato Makerspace.
Photo by Gary Pettis - Kiwanis Lights 2018 - Mankato, MN

A Tale of Two Sibleys

In light of the recent protests demanding that Sibley Park be renamed, Gary Pettis offers some insight into the convergence of people and events that effect Mankato to this day.
Photo Courtesy Michel Haugh - Jello Cookies

Michel Haugh’s Jello Cookies

Michel Haugh of Mankato shares her aunt's recipe for Jello Cookies to brighten up the cookie platter!