Photo Courtesy of the Minnesota American Legion Archives - American Legion Auxiliary spring conference at the St. Paul Hotel March 27, 1931.

Dr. Helen Hughes Hielscher – Founder of the American Legion Auxiliary

Dr. Helen Hielscher was a trailblazer. She was one of Minnesota’s first female surgeons, the first female doctor in Mankato and the founder of the American Legion Auxiliary
Farmers Market Produce

Weekend High Notes – Nothing Wasted

This week, Molly Butler has some ideas for taking back summer from the threat of being wasted
Submitted Photo - Scene from Music in the Park

North Mankato Library hosts Music in the Park

The North Mankato Taylor Library is hosting Music in the Park in Wheeler Park, North Mankato Thursdays through July
Submitted Photo - Burger flight at Nolabelle Kitchen + Bar in Mankato

Farm-to-Table Flair – Nolabelle Kitchen + Bar

Farm-to-Table Flair - Nolabelle Kitchen + Bar, a new restaurant in Mankato is work of Alexa Swindell Prosser and specializes in local farm-to-table fare

Weekend High Notes – Looking for the Bright Side

We usually find what we're looking for!
Photo from Wikimedia Commons - A view of most of North America taken from a low orbit of about 826 km altitude aboard NASA's Earth-observing research satellite, Suomi NPP

Eco-Retail Gallery-Music-Café – The Blue Boat

The Blue Boat owner Julie Johnson-Fahrforth describes the new shop in Civic Center Plaza Mankato as an eco-retail gallery-café-music-bar
Photo by Julie Johnson Fahrforth - Part of the 40' long concept sketch for the Mni Mural in Mankato

A Multitude of Murals – Seven Area Artists

Public murals have been appearing all over the Mankato area. Several mural artists are highlighted for you to get to know

Weekend High Notes – Fourth of July Weekend!

In Molly Butler's new column Weekend High Notes, Molly introduces you to some of the great events that aren't cancelled!
Photo courtesy Muriel Kuebler Berndt - Muriel and Barbara Kuebler in “50 Miles from Broadway,” one of the “short” pictures produced by Pathe Films to run in theaters between newsreels and the main feature. Barbara is third from the left and Muriel is to the immediate right of the tuba player.

Mankato’s Vaudeville Stars – The Kaye Sisters

Mankato natives Muriel and Barbara Kuebler were once known as the Kaye Sisters, a sister dance act that performed with the famous traveling Pantages circuit during the days of vaudeville.
Photo by Don Lipps - Detail from Intersections by Luke Achterberg

CityArt’s 2020 Walking Sculpture Tour

It was a lovely Saturday morning, and as I've done every year since beginning work on MankatoLIFE, it was time to walk the streets of Mankato and North Mankato to visit the sculptures in...