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


Weekend High Notes – Something New

Feeling stuck in the same old routine? Molly Butler has some ideas to shake up your summer!
Farmers Market Produce

Weekend High Notes – Nothing Wasted

This week, Molly Butler has some ideas for taking back summer from the threat of being wasted

Weekend High Notes – Looking for the Bright Side

We usually find what we're looking for!

Weekend High Notes – Fourth of July Weekend!

In Molly Butler's new column Weekend High Notes, Molly introduces you to some of the great events that aren't cancelled!
Photo Courtesy of Photo Associates - Art Fleming owner/photographer - Elks Lodge and Ben Pay Hotel at the corner of Hickory and Second Streets

ARTchitecture – The Elks Lodge

The Elks Lodge in Mankato, located at the corner of Hickory and 2nd Streets was a grand structure from the time it was built in 1911 to the time it burned in 1977
Photo by Rick Pepper - Old Town Mankato

The Local Stir – Three Lanes for Riverfront

As a property and business owner in Old Town Mankato, Natasha Frost makes the case that the best way to renovate Riverfront Drive is the Three Lane Option.
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The Local Stir – Taking Life 24-Hours at a Time

The principles of recovery can be helpful across many areas of life, including business. Natasha Frost relates how being present in each moment and taking things 24-hours at a time has made a difference.
Asking for help!

The Local Stir – The Art of Accepting Help

Natasha Frost writes about the burden of trying to do everything yourself and the blessing of learning how to ask for help.

507 Business Life – 1 Million Cups

In her column 507 Business Life, Julie Fredrickson explores new perspectives on the Greater Mankato business community with a focus on the very small percentage of folks who take the leap to become entrepreneurs. This inaugural column introduces 1 Million Cups.
Photo by Mike Lagerquist - Security Apartments in Mankato. View from intersection of S Broad and E Hickory Streets

ARTchitecture – Security Apartments

The Security Apartments building in Mankato has been standing since 1894 but has seen significant changes over the years.