Don's Pond, Ney Park near Henderson, MN
Don's Pond, Ney Park near Henderson, MN

So you’ve stumbled upon our little project, MankatoLIFE. Glad to have you! As you can plainly see, there’s not much here… yet.

The officially planned launch date for MankatoLIFE.com is January 1, 2018 but we’ll be adding content up to that time so you’re welcome to check back.

Local Establishments

We’re almost done creating directories for bars & restaurants, local attractions, and local shops.

Perhaps you’re here because you run one of these establishments. If you need to find your listing you can use the menus or, easiest of all, just use the search feature. We are here to serve you and our business model will always be advertising based so there will never be a cost to you to make your listing into whatever you want it to be.

“there will never be a cost to you to make your listing into whatever you want it to be”

If you run one of these local establishments we will be glad to arrange to come to your place to take pictures and gather info. We’re also glad to get your listing looking how you want it — you can put almost anything you like there — even your whole menu if that suits you. If you give us permission we can also borrow existing content from your website. Just shoot us an e-mail.

In fact, if you want to control your listing on our site we’ll even empower you to do that!

There will also be a feature for up-to-the-minute specials that will show on the homepage which we’ll enter for you or enable you to enter yourself.

Story Ideas

There are stories in the works about arts, leisure, food, drink and most of all, the local people who make these things possible. If you have ideas about something we should write about please give us a shout. Know a great local cook who might want to share a recipe or a local food producer others should know about? Make a connection please! Know an artist or craftsman doing great work in the area? We’d love to feature them. You get the idea – we want to hear from you.

“If you have ideas about something we should write about please give us a shout.”

As we get closer to January, we’ll be making the site public and we’d sure appreciate your help introducing it to your friends!

Here’s wishing you a wonderful holiday season!

Don Lipps

Chief Cook & Bottle Washer for MankatoLIFE.com
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Don Lipps
A long-time resident of Mankato and North Mankato, Don's offical title at MankatoLIFE is Chief, Cook, and Bottle Washer. He's been doing web development almost as long as there has been a web. He and his wife Tina have 5 grown boys and two daughters-in-law.