Submitted Photo - Kaleb Braun-Schulz and friends performing at Festival Solstice

Making Music With Kaleb Braun-Schulz

A home-grown Mankato musician, Kaleb Braun-Schulz has already recorded one album and has a new single, releasing on May 15
Photo by Don Lipps - A peek at some of the large, eclectic variety of treasure found at Vagabond Village

A Community Experience – Vagabond Village

Natalie Pierson started Vagabond Village to help people be themselves, provide good experiences, and most of all to build community.
Submitted Photo - Mankato Playhouse - Jesus Christ Superstar

The Show Must Go On – The Mankato Playhouse

Davori Production's Mankato Playhouse is providing dinner theater to the Greater Mankato Area
From History of the Red Jacket Valley by Julie A. Schrader - Panoramic view of the Red Jacket Bridge and Trestle by Mankato photographer, John R. Snow at the dedication of the bridge on August 22, 1911. Snow coaxed the train engineer into backing up so the camera could capture everything. He was credited with the first panoramic photograph taken in the Mankato area. Actually, the photograph is a composite of four photographs snapped from the same spot and then pieced together.

Transportation Advances Through the Red Jacket Valley

Julie Schrader tells the tale of train and automobile advances through the Red Jacket Valley south of Mankato
Stack of books

Storybook Tour — A Literary Journey Along Highway 14

Take a whirlwind tour along Minnesota Highway 14 to explore three of our favorite children's authors: Maud Hart Lovelace, Wanda Gág, and Laura Ingalls Wilder
Submitted Photo - Participants at work at Design & Wine's space on Belgrade Avenue in North Mankato

Cultivating Creativity – Design and Wine

Laura Doyen started Design and Wine in North Mankato to encourage creativity as well as to help groups and organizations with a great team-building activity.
From History of the Red Jacket Valley by Julie A. Schrader - Post card of the Red Jacket Bridge and Trestle, circa 1912

A Brief History of the Red Jacket Valley

The Red Jacket Valley, located just south of Mankato, is well-known for biking and hiking the Red Jacket Trail system or skiing at Mount Kato. However, many may not be aware of its rich...
Photo by Mike Lagerquist - Detail of the Lineman on the Consolidated Communications building in Mankato

ARTchitecture – Telephone Lineman Bas Relief

Mike Lagerquist tells the story of the Lineman bas relief sculpture on the current Consolidated Communications building in Mankato
Photo by Mike Lagerquist - The song Face of Time, was the audience's introduction to Tucker Sweet, the adult character lead who used a group of kids to help him move west in search of gold.

Charades – Once-In-a-Lifetime Original Musical at West High School

40 years ago this month, the faculty, staff and students of Mankato West High School created an original stage musical called Charades.
Photo courtesy MSU’s Engineering Center of Excellence - Explore Adventure STEM campers

Adventures in learning – Explore Adventure STEM Summer Camp

MSU, Mankato grad student Jonathan Trzepkowski pioneered MSU's Explore Adventure STEM summer camp to inspire elementary students.