Featured Stories

These are the Greater Mankato Area featured stories that appear at the top of the site’s homepage.

Photo courtesy of Bob Kreuzer - The North Mankato Lift Station, nicked named "Gilligan's Island," surrounded by sandbags to hold back Minnesota River flood waters as the waters were beginning to recede.

Gilligan’s Island, Bob Kreuzer, and the Flood of 1965

During the Mankato and North Mankato Flood of 1965, workers manned shifts twenty feet below ground while sandbagging teams above made an island for the Mankato and North Mankato history books.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Alec Maertens, Jacob Pepper, Christian House on the Spring Lake Park sliding hill

Fun on the Sliding Hill – Photo Album

Rick Pepper reminds us of childhood fun with his photo album of Mankato Area sliding hills
New Year New You

The Local Stir – New Year, Happy You!

Nicole Lange reminds us that while it's good to take on new things for a new year, it's more important to be happy with ourselves
Submitted photo - Finished ceramics from ARTifact - Mankato MN

Cultivating Creativity at ARTifact

Kim Ruby founded ARTifact in Mankato to provide a place for people to gather together around creativity.
Photo by Don Lipps - Work of various artists at Stone's Throw Gallery - St. Peter, MN

Patty Conlin – Stones Throw Gallery & Studio

Patty Conlin, owner of Stones Throw Gallery in St. Peter had no intention of becoming a goldsmith and a jeweler. Now she wouldn't think of doing anything else.
Chef Hands

The Local Stir – Passion Required

Brigitte Rasmussen talks about one of the key requirements for cooking professionally in these week's installment of The Local Stir
Photo by Rick Pepper - The Horses of the 2012 Dakota 38+2 riders pastured at the farm of Sylvester "Ken" Ziegler

2012 Dakota 38+2 Arrival – 150th Anniversary Photo Album

Rick Pepper publishes some photos of the Dakota 38+2 riders arriving in Mankato taken on December 26th, 2012, the 150th anniversary of the executions
Submitted Photo - Baubles & Bobbies, Mankato MN - Necklace from the Back to Earth Collection

Baubles and Bobbies – Creating Good, Doing Good

Ginger Neilon, owner of Baubles & Bobbies in Mankato has a passion for making good things which in turn allows here to do good things.
Soup and bread

The Local Stir – Soups Warm the Soul

Natasha Frost relates one of her family's holiday traditions centered on soup in this week's Local Stir.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Aerial view of the in-progress Silo Art Project by Australian artist, Guido van Helten on the Ardent Mill grain silos at the gateway of Old Town, Mankato.

A Work in Progress – Silo Art Project Photo Album 2

The Ardent Mills Silo Art Project is on hiatus for the winter but Rick Pepper offers a few images of the latest work that has been completed.