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Group Stories

So many fantastic groups doing so many good things! Enjoy these Greater Mankato Area group and organization stories.

Photo by Calla Defries - Matt Atwood in the role of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar at Mankato Playhouse.

A Full Circle Passion: Matt Atwood 

From insurance to performance to the award winning a cappella group Home Free then back to real estate, Matt Atwood's passions have come full circle.
Photo by Don Lipps - The newly refurbished bell tower atop the Ottawa Little Stone Church.

New life for 160-year-old Little Stone Church

In 1856, two years before Minnesota became a state, the Ottawa (United) Methodist Episcopal Church congregation was organized and built the Little Stone Church in 1859
Submitted Image - Blue Earth County Historical Society History Center and Museum

BECHS: Sharing History in New Ways

The Blue Earth County Historical Society has been the curator of the Mankato area's history for almost 120 years. Learn the history of the history keeper!
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Gentle Shepherd Ministries: Reaching Those Forgotten

At Gentle Shepherd Ministries, volunteers minister to some of southern Minnesota's forgotten population: seniors and inmates.
Photo by Don Lipps - Commerce Drive welcome sign in upper North Mankato

Connecting the Community: Business Association Connecting Commerce

Since forming in 2019, business association Connecting Commerce has been working to bring awareness to all North Mankato businesses have to offer.
Triple Falls Productions interviews Dana Sikkila

Check-In with Mankato’s Nonprofit Arts Organizations

MankatoLIFE is thrilled to begin a new collaboration with Triple Falls Productions. We'll have more news about what that will look like in the future, but to start, we'll be posting some of their video content here.
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Hitting the Road: New Ulm Emergency Food Shelf Offers Mobile Services

In order to better serve people who can't come to them, the New Ulm Food Shelf is hitting the road with a new mobile food shelf program.
Photo by Grace Brandt - Coding at Maverick Software in Mankato

Real World Experience: Maverick Software Utilizes Student Talent Despite Pandemic

Despite COVID-19 shutting down campus, students at Maverick Software Consulting are still working with real clients and using what they've learned in class.
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An Enduring Love of Dogs: The Key City Kennel Club

For more than 50 years, the Key City Kennel Club has been strengthening the bonds between dogs and their owners.
Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra 2018

Mankato Symphony Orchestra Finds New Ways to Share Music During 2020-2021 Season

While COVID-19 made regular concerts nearly impossible this year, the Mankato Symphonic Orchestra has found new ways to share music with its patrons during its 2020-2021 season.