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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 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.

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.
Dog running

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.
Submitted Photo - Some of the recipients of The Little Dresses project

Volunteers Sew from the Heart: The Little Dresses Project

Seamstresses from New Ulm and surrounding areas are having an international impact through the Little Dresses Project.
Dog training

Tricks and Treats – True Connections Canine Academy

Patricia Linehan of True Connections Canine Academy is all about training not only dogs, but also people, so both of them can have more fun!
Board Room Table

Women Supporting Women – Women Entrepreneurs in Business

Women Entrepreneurs in Business (WEB) has offered women across southern Minnesota the chance to come together, learn about the business world, grow as leaders and support one another.
Photo by Don Lipps - Fiction section in the Blue Earth County Library

Creative and Inclusive – Library Director Kelly McBride

Kelly McBride has a vision for the Blue Earth County Library system, which she's been directing since January 2019, focusing on creativity and diversity.