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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!

Cheryl Hammond's consignment space at Pond Road.

Cheryl Hamond – Furniture Flipping for All The Right Reasons

Cheryl Hamond, veteran furniture flipper, is one of the new vendors at the monthly occasional sale at Pond Road Market south of Mankato on Highway 22.

Pay What You Can Drop-In Acting Class!

Pay What You Can Drop-In Acting classes are sponsored by The Intrepid Theater Project in Mankato and take place in the Twin Rivers Council for the Arts Emy Frentz building.
Michael Cimino - South Riverfront Mural

Michael Cimino And The Journey To Public Art

Artist Michael Cimino of St. Peter has been busy leaving his mark on Mankato public spaces with several high-profile murals as well as many other, less visible, works.
Tin Can Valley Printing Company - Lead Type

Local Artisan Profile: Craig Kotasek and Tin Can Valley Printing Company

Craig Kotasek of Tin Can Valley Printing in Le Sueur, Minnesota is a letterpress printer in the stream of the modern artisan revival
Noah Cope Photography

Question & Answer with Noah Cope Photography

Noah Cope Photography is one of the first partners of MankatoLIFE.com
Aunt Ruth's Baked Goods

Local Artisan Profile: Ruth Francour and Aunt Ruth’s Baked Goods

Aunt Ruth's Baked Goods is the home business of Ruth Francour, a North Mankato artisan baker, who creates all kinds of delectable goodies for sale.
Bookstore bookshelf

Local Author Traci DePree – A Labor of Love and Discipline

Local author Traci Depree relates her path to publication.
Buffalo Statue at Reconciliation Park in Mankato, MN

Todd Papabear Finney and the 2017 Dakota 38+2 Memorial Ride

Todd Finney is joining the 2017 Dakota 38+2 Memorial Ride for the first time.
Glass pane by Bob Vogel of Stained Glass Studio of St. Peter

Local Artisan Profile – Bob Vogel & Stained Glass Studio of St. Peter

Master-artisan, Bob Vogel, creates and offers his work for sale at Stained Glass Studio of St. Peter
Manking Faces Mankao

Local Artist Profile – Carrie Goettlicher is Making Faces!

Carrie Goettlicher and her partners at Making Faces face painters can turn a squirming child into a princess in less than five minutes