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Your Greater Mankato Area friends and neighbors are sharing their expertise in these columns on MankatoLIFE!

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Weekend High Notes: The Dirty Work

In the mood to get out of the house? This week, Molly recommends some weekend activities to help you get outside and celebrate the Earth.
Photo Courtesy Blue Earth County Historical Society — This photo from the January 6, 1928, Mankato Daily Free Press shows the building that Leon Salet purchased at the corner of North Front and Main streets.

ARTchitecture: Salet’s Department Store

From the late 1800s to the 1960s Salet's Department Store was a fixture in downtown Mankato
Unity

Changing the Narrative: But Now the Real Work Starts

While the conviction of Derek Chauvin, is a good thing says columnist Robb Murray who has spent many years on the police beat, in and of itself it won't result in positive change unless other steps are taken.
Photo by Molly Butler - "Pomegranite Study" by Vincent Kenobbie on display at the Fillin' Station

Artist of the Month: Vincent Kenobbie

Vincent Kenobbie is the Fillin' Station artist of the month
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Weekend High Notes: Do What You Love or Love What You Do?

Even if you love what you do, there's still time to add more meaning to your days. In this week's high notes, Molly has recommended some weekend activities for those on their pursuit of fulfillment.
Starling

Weekend High Notes: Free as a Bird

Want to feel as free as a bird? In this week's high notes, Molly recommends some fun weekend activities to help us spread our wings.
Photo by Don Lipps - Blossoms

Weekend High Notes: A Poem A Day

Spring has sprung, and so has the opportunity to start something new. To help us on our fresh start, Molly has recommended some fun activities to kick off the first weekend of April.
Path

Weekend High Notes: The Road Taken

Can't decide which road you want to take this weekend? No worries, Molly recommends some fun spring activities in this week's high notes to help you make that decision.
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Changing the Narrative: Be the Zamboni you wish to see in the world

Robb Murray offers an apt illustration for a kinder path as we see the light at the end of the pandemic
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Weekend High Notes: The Happiness Formula

Are you looking for the secret to happiness? If so, in this week's High Notes, Molly shares the formula for happiness and a few activities to brighten up your weekend.