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Event Stories

Here are a few Greater Mankato Area event stories about what’s going on. There’s always something new happening!

Haunted House In Forest

Scared to Death: the New Ulm Nightmares Haunted House

By Katie Roiger “Welcome to the funeral home,” says the somber greeter. “Enter if you dare!” You step forward bravely into the spectral dusk of a...
Photo by Jessi Havemeier - Painting by Kelsie Havemeier

Art Therapy: Young Mankato Artist Uses Creativity to Cope with Brain Surgery Recovery

10-year-old Mankato artist Kelsie Havemeier uses art to help cope as she recovers from brain surgery.
Photo by Toni Cuenca from Pexels

Halloween Reimagined – A Full Slate of Events!

Halloween may look a little different this year, but there are still plenty of fun and spooky things to do around Mankato.
David Holmes as Jamie and Anastacia Wells Steinberg as Cathy in the Mankato Playhouse Production of The Last Five Years

Reviews – The Last Five Years: Five Years Worth the Journey

Molly Butler reviews the Mankato Playhouse production of The Last Five Years
Photo by Dinah Langsjøen

Beautiful Simplicity: Artist Dinah Langsjøen

Artist Dinah Langsjøen shares her journey through life and art in a new exhibit, Nostalgia in Nature, at Mankato's 410 Project.

MakerFest New Ulm Offers Outdoor Shopping Event

Though COVID-19 concerns cancelled New Ulm's traditional Oktoberfest, the city has still found a way to celebrate with its new MakerFest event.
Submitted Image - Scene from the 2019 Deep Valley Book Festival

5th Annual Deep Valley Book Festival Goes Virtual

Mankato's beloved Deep Valley Book Festival is going virtual this year to ensure that writers and readers alike can still access all its fantastic events.
Submitted Photo - Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota - Mankato Clinic Tree of Forts

Children’s Museum to reopen Oct. 1 with limited hours and capacity

After more than six months of closure due to COVID-19, the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota is reopening on Oct. 1.
Dogs playing

North Mankato Taylor Library to Host Dogs Night Out

The North Mankato Library is promising a doggone good time for both two-legged and four-legged guests at its Dogs Night Out event.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Taylor Library Launches 1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The North Mankato Taylor Library is launching 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, a program to encourage preschool children to learn to love reading.