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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!

Photo by Jim Denomie - Detail of "Beautiful Witches" - 2020 - 24x30 oil on canvas

Distinctive and Daring: Jim Denomie at the 410 Project

Jim Denomie, originally from Hayward, Wisconsin, is an award winning artist garnering national and international attention. His most recent work will be on display at The 410 Project in Mankato from January 8-24.
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Music Minute: The Amy Manette Band

In a new weekly music column, Jacob Bases chats with Amy Kuch, lead singer of the Amy Manette Band, about what inspires her.
Christmas Decoration With Fir Branches and Red Berries On a Dark Background

Shopping with Your Gnomies: The New Ulm Holiday Craft Show Experience

Every year, dozens of artisans gather in New Ulm to sell their wares during the fan favorite GnomeMade Market, and this year is no different.
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.