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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!

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
Mending Spirits Animal Shelter volunteer, Michel Haugh with her two dogs, Bernie and Odo.

Mending Spirits Animal Rescue Volunteer – Meet Michel Haugh

Mending Spirits Animal Rescue volunteer, Michel Haugh, relates her experience with the alternative animal rescue agency.

Local Artist Profile – Becky West

Artist Becky West of North Mankato has been growing as an artist from the time she was very young.