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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!

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!
Photo by Kyle Zeiszler - Project Bike 2018 - Never camped in a sculpture park before. Mark that off the bucket list!

Dana Sikkila & Project Bike – One Tough Advocate for Minnesota Artists

Dana Sikkila, Director of the 410 Project and leader of Project Bike 2018 advocates for the arts on a bike ride across Minnesota.
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.
Noah Cope Photography

Question & Answer with Noah Cope Photography

Noah Cope Photography is one of the first partners of MankatoLIFE.com
The hands of poet & musician, Jill Niebuhr, aka, Jammin, The Warrior from St. Peter, MN

Adventures in Sound – The Power of Music

Jill Niebuhr, aka Jammin The Warrior, take you along on her journey as she explores both music and the artists behind it.
Stacy K - Chemical Reaction Single Release

Stacy K Releases New Single: Chemical Reaction

MankatoLIFE's own Old Town Guide, Stacy K, releases a new single, Chemical Reaction Friday, August 10th!
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
Bookstore bookshelf

Local Author Traci DePree – A Labor of Love and Discipline

Local author Traci Depree relates her path to publication.
Mankato Speaks With Ocho - Tanner Peterson

MankatoSPEAKS With Ocho – Tanner Peterson

For the first episode of MankatoSPEAKS with Ocho, you'll meet up-and-coming musician Tanner Peterson.
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.

A FEW LOCAL SHOPS FROM THE DIRECTORY