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Photo by Rick Pepper - Triple Falls above the Blue Earth River

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.
Submitted Photo - The cast members of Mankato Playhouse's rendition of Forever Plaid

Reviews – Plaid Tidings From the Mankato Playhouse

MankatoLIFE writer, Grace Brandt, offers a review of the Mankato Playhouse rendition of Forever Plaid
Photo from the Library of Congress - General William T. Sherman, center, leaning on the breach of a cannon, with his staff at Federal Fort No. 7 near Atlanta, Georgia in this stereopticon slide.

A Civil War Hero’s Gift to Mankato – John Eaton Tourtellotte

John Eaton Tourtellotte served admirably in the Civil War and was on of Mankato's first benefactors
Board Game

Weekend High Notes – Keep On Playing

Especially when times are tough, it's especially important to keep on playing!
Photo by Rachael Jaeger - Tanner Peterson in Sibley Park

Tanner Peterson – Life Adventures, Decisions, and Travels

Tanner Peterson has crammed a lot of living into his 21 years, and come away with a unique musical voice and a comfort with many styles.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Madsen's/Randall's last days

Madsen’s Had Everything You Needed – a One of a Kind Store

From 1946 to 1976 Madsen's Foods was a fixture in Mankato. From 1975 to 2001 the store continued as Randall Foods until the room collapsed and it was razed to make way for Cub West.
Submitted Photo - Sambusas from J's Sambusa in North Mankato

A Long Road to a Taste of Somalia – J’s Sambusa

Nasra “Jamila” Ibrahim has traveled a long way and overcome many obstacles to open her new restaurant, J's Sambusa in North Mankato
Photo by AJ Dahm - Wild Lupine Dream

Behind the Camera – A Snapshot of Photographer AJ Dahm

AJ Dahm is passionate about telling the stories of the Greater Mankato Area through his photography
Dark theater stage

Minnesota Fringe Goes Online with Virtual Festival

Three months after announcing the cancellation of their annual theater celebration due to a global pandemic, Minnesota Fringe will present its first-ever Virtual Festival July 30-August 9.
Apples

Weekend High Notes – Something New

Feeling stuck in the same old routine? Molly Butler has some ideas to shake up your summer!
Vegetable farmer market

What You See Is What You Get – Healthy Creations

Kristi Schuck and Marie Farley Christensen met under the worst of circumstances but out of extreme adversity, the two entrepreneurs created something beautiful and healthy