Featured Stories

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

Civil War Cannons

The Corn Crib Party – Civil War Heroes from Blue Earth County – Part...

On February 15, 1863, Company H of the 2nd Minnesota Infantry made up of soldiers from the Mankato area found themselves in a difficult situation with the most honorable result! This is the record of the men after the war.
Japa mala rosary - hinduism and buddism rosary made from tulsi tree for hare krishna chanting.

No Shame – Sacred Sounds Meditation Club of Mankato

The Sacred Sounds Meditation Club of Mankato is helping yoga practioners of all experience levels understand what Bhakti Yoga is all about.
View of Mount Everest and Nuptse with buddhist prayer flags from kala patthar in Sagarmatha National Park in the Nepal Himalaya

Poorna Malavath – On Top of the World!

MSU Mankato Exchange Student, Poona Malavath had a mantra, "I will not give up untill I succeed." Succeed she has! The native of India has climed six of the Seven Summits and plans to tackle the seventh in 2020!
Book of poetry outdoors

Poetry in Motion – The Mankato Poetry Walk and Ride

The Mankato Poetry Walk and Ride contributes to the growing arts culture scene of the Greater Mankato Area by offering exposure to the work of many Minnesota poets at strategic locations.
Handball and Court

Having a Ball – Ciana Ni Churraoin

Ciana Ni Churraoin, a native of Ireland and a graduate student at MSU Mankato plays on the MSU handball team and also happens to be ranked at the No. 2 female handball player in the world!
Submitted Photo - Bath Bombs by Sydney Johnson and her company Le Luxe de Sydney

Le Luxe de Sydney – She’s the Bomb!

Although not yet old enough to drive, Sydney Johnson of Mankato has started Le Luxe De Sydney, a business that produces the bath bombs that she and her family innovated!
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.
Rack of clothes

S.S. Boutique – Clothes for Everyone

S.S. Boutique is both a not-for-profit business and a thrift store with the mission of getting clothing in the hands of the people who most need it.
Submitted Photo - Offerings from the Cheese and Pie Mongers in St. Peter

The Cheese and Pie Mongers – Handcrafted Just Like Grandma’s

Taking a bite out of a pie baked at Saint Peter’s one and only Cheese and Pie Mongers is like taking a trip in time to Grandma’s home kitchen.
Theater light

Merely Players – All the World’s a Stage

The Merely Players have been providing a safe and creative place for Mankato Area folks with the itch to act since 1982. Author Grace Brandt provides a high-level view of this community asset.