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Weekend High Notes: Strength in Asking

During times of struggle, you can find strength in others. This week, Molly not only recommends a few fun things to do, but she also discusses the ways the community is giving back to those in need.
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Weekend High Notes: Valentine’s Day

Love Valentine's Day? Hate Valentine's Day? Molly gets it. In this week's column she's got plenty of recommendations for you no matter how you feel about hearts.
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Keeping Norwegian Folk Art Alive

Joan Hurry, Mary Sherwood, and Nancy Sullivan have been keeping the Norwegian folk art of rosemåling alive in the Mankato area for the better part of fifty years.

Weekend High Notes: Super Weekend

Super bowl weekend and a lot of great events - many of them not virtual! Molly talks about living mindfully whether we're at a cash register or fulfilling a lifelong dream
Photo by Mike Lagerquist – In April 2017, restoration work began. With the added front porch gone, the house’s original construction was revealed.

ARTchitecture: Little Stone House Receives Preservation Stewardship Award

In his column, ARTchitecture, Mike Lagerquist provides insight into what is likely the oldest building in Mankato, the Little Stone House
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Weekend High Notes: Change is a Skill

In addition to the usual great recommendations for your weekend, Molly talks about kindly motivating yourself in your efforts to change.
Submitted Photo - Merrill and Karen Frydendall

For the Birds: Mankato Couple Identifies Thousands of Birds Throughout Lifetime

Mankato couple Merrill and Karen Frydendall are serious about birding and have identified thousands of birds throughout their lifetimes.
Featured Photo courtesy of the Blue Earth County Historical Society, Marian Anderson Gallery website - Closing Time by Marian Anderson.

Remembering Marian Anderson

Mike Lagerquist brings us a touching tribute to Mankato area artist Marian Anderson who passed away on January 26, 2021

The Gift of History:  Maud Hart Lovelace and Laura Ingalls Wilder

Carlienne Frisch offers some insight into the lives of two of southern Minnesota's favorite children's authors.
Photo by Casey Ek - While the pair considered themselves close friends prior to Dang’s stroke, the rehabilitation process has caused them to grow closer still.

Regaining Freedom: Chudier Dang and Alex Murphy

Chudier Dang and Alex Murphy were friends before Dang's stroke. The life-changing event brought them even closer together.