Pelicans - Eagle Lake, MN

Photo Album – Four-Footed and Winged Mankato Area Wildlife

Creatures that go on two feet, four feet and wings are all enjoying the overdue arrival of spring. Here are a handful of Mankato area wildlife photos to encourage you to get out and explore!

Pay What You Can Drop-In Acting Class!

Pay What You Can Drop-In Acting classes are sponsored by The Intrepid Theater Project in Mankato and take place in the Twin Rivers Council for the Arts Emy Frentz building.
Mothers of Angels 2017 Painting Event

One Bright Star Mothers of Angels Painting Event

One Bright Star is hosting their annual Mothers of Angels Painting Event on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at the Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center from 1-4 pm. The event is open to mothers who have lost a child, those who love them, and anyone in the community who wants to support them.
Michael Cimino - South Riverfront Mural

Michael Cimino And The Journey To Public Art

Artist Michael Cimino of St. Peter has been busy leaving his mark on Mankato public spaces with several high-profile murals as well as many other, less visible, works.

The 507 Food Truck, Lobster Rolls, And A Park Dedicated To Food!

The 507 Food Truck will be serving Lobster Rolls and other treats at the seasonal opening of The Hub Food Park in Old Town Mankato.
A walk in Rasmussen Woods

Rasmussen Woods – One of Mankato’s Best-Kept Secrets?

Nestled between residential neighborhoods and busy city streets at the foot of Stadium Road hill you can explore habitats including woodlands, meadows, limestone cliffs, ponds, marshes and creeks.
Tin Can Valley Printing Company - Lead Type

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.