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Backyard Chickens - Mankato, MN

The Local Stir – Living with Backyard Chickens

I'm not sure I could have ever foreseen that one day I would own and raise chickens but here I am. What started out as helping a neighbor prepare for their chickens turned into me getting my own flock the following year.

The Local Stir – Are Vacations More Work Than They’re Worth?

In the latest installment of the Local Stir, Brigette Rasmussen weighs the costs and benefits of taking a vacation.
Photo by Don Lipps – Emy Frentz Arts Guild - Mankato, MN

A New Day for the Emy Frentz Arts Guild

Emy Frentz Arts Guild in Mankato is in the process of redefining itself under the leadership of new Executive Director Amanda Wirig
Farmers Market Produce

The Local Stir – Making Our Farmers’ Market a Priority

In this week's Local Stir, Natasha Frost helps us understand the importance of purchasing local and more specifically supporting our local farmers market.
Photo by Don Lipps - Assorted tea cups at Curiosi-Tea House, North Mankato

Teatime – Curiosi-Tea in North Mankato

Curiosi-Tea in North Mankato offers hundreds of varieties of tea and are glad to and are welcoming to tea afficianados and novices alike.