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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.
Yaeger School House, ca. 1900 (Photograph courtesy Cindy Slater).

Mystery of the Yaeger Schoolhouse Ghost

In 1897 the Yeager Schoolhouse just outside of Rapidan had a real mystery on its hands. Could it be a ghost?
Photo by Don Lipps - Snowmakers at Mount Kato stand ready to be put into service once the weather is right.

Snow Job – The Second Question

In this week's Snow Job, John Sandberg reveals the deeply held secrets of all ski resorts about when they can start making snow.
Roasted Chicken

The Local Stir – The Great Chicken Crusade

That Friday started like any other day. We had no idea that 108 cases translated into 6000 pounds of raw, full birds!
Unknown Caller

Snow Job – An Evening’s Entertainment

My totally unscientific, non-verified research tells me most people tend to not answer the phone when the caller is not known to the called. I'm the opposite. Unknown caller? Of course, I am answering! Private number? Yes, please.
Photo by Don Lipps - Lifts at Mt. Kato - Mankato, MN

Snow Job – What Do You Do All Summer?

John Sandberg begins his new column, Snow Job! From week to week, he'll bring you insights into winter sports in the Greater Mankato Area
Apple Harvest - Mankato, MN

The Weekend Spin with Stacy K – The Colors of Fall

Stacy K offers some ideas for your first weekend in October including Party on the Prairie and a little color therapy!
The Local Stir - Mankato, MN

The Local Stir — Introductions

The Local Stir is a new blog by the women of Wooden Spoon in Mankato. Here they'll tell stories of their food experiences and help you navigate the local food scene in the Greater Mankato Area.
Goodbye Summer

The Weekend Spin With Stacy K – Wrapping Up Summer

After some monumental life events Stacy K and her Weekend Spin are back with suggestions for your weekend including Starving Artists Under the Bridge and Moonfest!
Kayak on the water

The Weekend Spin with Stacy K – Let the Summer Begin!

Stacy K offers some suggestions for your weekend in Old Town and beyond.
Photo by Don Lipps - Fawned Memories - By Christine Knapp

Cityart’s 2019 Walking Sculpture Tour

Highlights of the Mankato Area's 2019 Walking Sculpture Tour