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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.
Family Love Night

Family Love Night & Strawberry Poppyseed Salad

A beloved family holiday meal tradition featuring Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad.
Fussy New York Cheesecake

Fussy New York Cheesecake — Not For The Faint Of Heart

If you're looking for a quick and easy cheesecake you'll probably want to keep looking. If, on the other hand, you're a perfectionist who enjoys hearing your family say that cheesecake place is not nearly as good as yours then this is your recipe!
Photo by Don Lipps - Garden statue in Sibley Park, Mankato, MN

Why A New Arts & Leisure Site? For The Love Of Mankato!

MankatoLIFE.com Chief Cook & Bottle washer explains how being surprised by love for the region led to this new publication.
Don's Pond, Ney Park near Henderson, MN

MankatoLIFE.com — Not Much To See Here… Yet

MankatoLIFE.com is scheduled to launch on January 1, 2018. There's not much to see here yet but just wait to see what we cook up!