Very few people know what they want to do at a young age. Takara Olson knew she wanted to be a blacksmith and that's exactly what she's doing.
Ice harvesting was an important winter crop in southern Minnesota during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Julie Schrader offers insight into this key industry.
Lonesome Ron Affolter, The King of the Valley Yodelers, is at the center of a large number of history and old west driven events. In the unlikely event that you haven't met him, Grace Brandt provides an introduction.
The Security Apartments building in Mankato has been standing since 1894 but has seen significant changes over the years.
The Blue Earth County Historical Society specializes in bringing the past to life for the education and enjoyment of the people of the Greater Mankato Area.
Mike Lagerquist provides some detail for a piece of public art that many of us drive by on a regular basis but few have taken the time to actually see.
During the Mankato and North Mankato Flood of 1965, workers manned shifts twenty feet below ground while sandbagging teams above made an island for the Mankato and North Mankato history books.
Rick Pepper publishes some photos of the Dakota 38+2 riders arriving in Mankato taken on December 26th, 2012, the 150th anniversary of the executions
In 1897 the Yeager Schoolhouse just outside of Rapidan had a real mystery on its hands. Could it be a ghost?
Julie Schrader introduces us to Harmonia Hall, later The Mankato Opera House which became Mankato's 19th Century Cultural Center