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.
Photo by Rick Pepper - Aerial view of the in-progress Silo Art Project by Australian artist, Guido van Helten on the Ardent Mill grain silos at the gateway of Old Town, Mankato.

A Work in Progress – Silo Art Project Photo Album

The Silo Art Project, an endeavor by CityArt, is in full swing. Australian artist Guido van Helten is making fast progress using the Ardent Mills silos as a vast canvas.
Photo Courtesy of Singing Hills Chorus - Official concert photo

Singing to Remember – The Singing Hills Chorus

The Singing Hills Chorus was founded with a special mission—to be a place where people living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias can fellowship in a singing-based community.
Thanksgiving Grace

The Local Stir – Cherishing Holiday Memories

The leaves are changing, the air is getting colder. All signs point to winter. And with that comes, among other things besides snow, holidays.
Photo courtesy of Drive A Tank - FV433 Abbot driving through the mud

An Unforgettable Ride – Drive A Tank

Tony Borglum's Kasota business, Drive A Tank offers a one-of-a-kind experience for those looking for something out of the ordinary.
Yaeger School House, ca. 1900 (Photograph courtesy Cindy Slater).

Mystery of the Yaeger Schoolhouse Ghost

In 1897 the Yeager Schoolhouse just outside of Rapidan had a real mystery on its hands. Could it be a ghost?
Photo by Don Lipps - Snowmakers at Mount Kato stand ready to be put into service once the weather is right.

Snow Job – The Second Question

In this week's Snow Job, John Sandberg reveals the deeply held secrets of all ski resorts about when they can start making snow.