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People Stories – MankatoLIFE – about the folks who make all the wonderful things to do possible. Your guide to arts, leisure and everything to do in Mankato, St. Peter and the surrounding communities. There’s more going on than most people ever imagine!

Old Opera House

Florence Macbeth, Minnesota’s Nightingale

Florence Macbeth, born in Mankato in 1889, became a world-renowned opera singer and is buried in Glenwood Cemetery in Mankato.
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!
Mississippi Headwaters - Lake Itasca, MM

Dan on the Water – ‘SUP Mississippi?

Mankato Area native, Dan Lee, talks about his adventures on a stand up paddle board down the entire length of the Mississippi River.
Turkish Stringed Instrument

Greg Herriges “Whirled Music” at MSU January 22nd

Cross-cultural musician, Greg Herriges and his band, StellaRoma, will be performing at the MSU Elias J. Halling Recital Hall on January 22nd at 7:30 pm.
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 Don Lipps - Nicollet Bike Shop - Mankato, MN

Justin & Jenna Rinehart — Growing Greater Mankato’s Biking Community

Justin and Jenna Rinehart, owners of Nicollet Bike Shop in Mankato are busy growing and serving the region's cycling community.
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.
Writer - Mankato, MN

Local Author Allen Eskens to Speak at Taylor Library

Bestselling local author, Allen Eskens is speaking at the North Mankato Taylor Library on December 13th
Arizona Olive Oil - Mankato, MN

Lisa Phillips — Nothing but Blue Skye

Lisa Philips of Mankato has her hands full with ventures including Blue Skye Farms and Arizona Olive Oil Company.
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

A FEW LOCAL SHOPS FROM THE DIRECTORY