Group Stories

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

Andy Beltz and Ryan Rutjes of Modest Music in Mankato tell their story to Ocho

MankatoSPEAKS with Ocho – Modest Music

Join Ocho as he interviews Andy Beltz and Ryan Rutjes of Modest Music, an up-and-coming music label started right here in Mankato!
Art Gallery

OmniMatter Pop-Up Art Shows

Mankato artist, Abby Daleki dreamed up the idea for the OmniMatter Pop-Up show. The latest edition is on Sunday, January 13th at the Mankato Makerspace.
Photo by Gary Pettis - Dakota 38+2 Memorial riders arrive in Mankato on December 26th, 2017

Reconciliation on the River — Dakota 38+2 Riders to Arrive in Mankato

Gary Pettis offers insight into Mankato's history and the fortunate nature of the 2018 Dakota 38+2 Memorial Ride arriving in Mankato on December 26th
Ice slab for sculpture - Mankato, MN

Stacy K’s Old Town Guide — Folks Dressed Up Like Eskimos

Stacy K gives us some ideas of things to do this weekend including Kiwanis Holiday Lights
Collaborative art - Mankato, MN

Melissa Ketchum and the Twin Rivers Movers + Shakers

Melissa Ketchum was impressed with the vibrant art community when she moved to Mankato but hoped to see it become more collaborative.
Chairs - Mankato, MN

Plays with a purpose — It’s A Wonderful Life!

It's a Wonderful Life is being performed by the Centenary United Methodist Church Drama Ministry Thursday, December 6th through Saturday December 8th, 2018
Shop Small Saturday - Mankato, MN

Stacy K’s Old Town Guide – Shop Small Saturday!

We have Black Friday, we have Cyber Monday, but what I am most interested in is Shop Small Saturday in Mankato and North Mankato,...
Photo by Don Lipps - A small selection of the fabric at River City Quilts - Mankato, MN

New Life for a Beloved Shop — River City Quilts

Laurel Ballman is breathing new life into River City Quilts in Old Town Mankato
Photo by Don Lipps - Bumbelou - Mankato, MN

Bumbelou — The New Face of Manufacturing Right Here in Old Town

Bumbelou in Old Town Mankato is producing small batches of high-quality, hand made children's clothes that are being well-received well beyond the local region.
Photo by Gary Pettis - Mankato's Liberty Bell was cast by G.W. Coffin & Company of Ohio.

Mankato ‘Liberty’ Bell Rings Again 100 Years After the End of World War I

On November 11, 1918 Mankato's "Liberty Bell" was rung to commemorate the end of World War I. That same bell will be rung again on November 11, 2018.