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Featured Stories – MankatoLIFE. Your guide to arts, leisure and everything to do in Mankato, St. Peter and the surrounding communities. There’s more going on than most people ever imagine!

Photo courtesy of Julie Schrader - Harmonia Hall, later called the Mankato Opera House.

The Mankato Opera House – 19th Century Cultural Center

Julie Schrader introduces us to Harmonia Hall, later The Mankato Opera House which became Mankato's 19th Century Cultural Center
Old Opera House

Florence Macbeth, Minnesota’s Nightingale

Florence Macbeth, born in Mankato in 1889, became a world-renowned opera singer and is buried in Glenwood Cemetery in Mankato.
Photo by Rick Pepper - 2012 Mankato Air Show - The Blue Angels flying in the Echelon formation

Looking Back and Looking Forward to Mankato’s 2019 Airshow!

Rick Pepper looks back at a few of the previous Air Shows hosted in Mankato to help us look forward the the 2019 show.
Mississippi Headwaters - Lake Itasca, MM

Dan on the Water – ‘SUP Mississippi?

Mankato Area native, Dan Lee, talks about his adventures on a stand up paddle board down the entire length of the Mississippi River.
Film Negatives

Do You Know Where Your Photos Are? A Photographer Talks About Back Ups

Long time Mankato Area photographer, Rick Pepper, provides some insight into preserving our precious digital photos and videos.
Greg Duffy Memory Wall - Mankato, MN

Wall of Mankato Music Memorabilia Inspires a Song

There was a collection of Mankato music memorabilia so impressive that local music legend, Paul Durenberger, composed and recorded a song about it.
Photo by Don Lipps - Nicollet Bike Shop - Mankato, MN

Justin & Jenna Rinehart — Growing Greater Mankato’s Biking Community

Justin and Jenna Rinehart, owners of Nicollet Bike Shop in Mankato are busy growing and serving the region's cycling community.

A FEW LOCAL SHOPS FROM THE DIRECTORY