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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!

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
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.
Healing Art - Mankato, MN

Inspiration to Keep On! – Stories of Healing Through the Arts

Twin Rivers Movers + Shakers will host Stories of Healing Through the Arts on Monday, November 12th at Twin Rivers Council for the Arts
Yoga - Mankato, MN

Stacy K’s Old Town Guide – Sun Moon Yoga Weekend

Stacy K gives us a peek at how she manages tension in her life and introduces us to Sun Moon Yoga in Mankato
Photo and Design by Stephanie Braun - Pink Army Print Dress Look - Vintage Jade Coat: Vagabond Village, Pink Army Print Sweater Dress: Graif Clothing - Model: Stacy K

Stacy K’s Old Town Guide – Shopping Local & Styled by Stephanie!

Stacy K lets us tag along on a unique fashion shoot featuring Styled By Stephanie using only items found in Old Town Mankato!
Photo by Don Lipps - Sibley Park - Mankato, MN

A prodigal son returns to Mankato… and has some thoughts

North Mankato native, Jeff Thomas, talks about visiting home, reminding us that while progress marches on, some things never change!
Work of artist Jeremy Burger - Mankato, MN

Artist Profile – Jeremy Burger, Nature Through a ‘Wizard-of-Oz Lens’

Mankato artist, Jeremy Burger, takes us through his journey from what was once a hobby to his current show at the Arts Center of St. Peter.

A FEW LOCAL SHOPS FROM THE DIRECTORY