Painting wall

Weekend High Notes – Give and Take

Molly reminds us that all of life is about give and take
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.

Arts in Mankato – “It’s Our Time, It’s What We’re Trying to Say.”

In the new column, Arts in Mankato, Mike Lagerquist offers some background to what seems like a recent emphasis on the arts
Dog and cat

It’s a Cat-And-Dog World – Humane Society Begins Second Half-Century

The Blue Earth Nicollet County Humane Society has celebrated its 50th anniversary and is gearing up for the next 50 years

Weekend High Notes – No Place Like Home

Molly shares some ideas for your weekend that reinforce the value of home.
Photo by Grace Brandt - Birdie, the center of the mobile business, Blackbird LLC

Popping Up Everywhere – Blackbird LLC and the Birdie

Ali Woods had a unique vision for a mobile popup shop business, Blackbird LLC, anchored by her pink trailer, Birdie.
Photo by Molly Butler - Living Earth Center in Mankato

One Woman’s Zero-Waste Journey in the Greater Mankato Area

Molly Butler shares her journey towards zero-waste living and offers some steps that anyone can implement
Photo by Don Lipps - Some of the game book options at Atlantis Hobby in Mankato

A New, Unique Family Owned Shop – Atlantis Hobby

Atlantis Hobby, a new shop on south Front Street in Mankato offers everything you need when it comes to board games and aquarium supplies.
Vintage sweaters

Vagabond Village Fundraiser for Grace Thrift Store

Vagabond Village in Mankato is holding a fundraiser sale to support Grace Thrift Store in Lake Crystal
Submitted Photo - The cast members of Mankato Playhouse's rendition of Forever Plaid

Reviews – Plaid Tidings From the Mankato Playhouse

MankatoLIFE writer, Grace Brandt, offers a review of the Mankato Playhouse rendition of Forever Plaid
Photo from the Library of Congress - General William T. Sherman, center, leaning on the breach of a cannon, with his staff at Federal Fort No. 7 near Atlanta, Georgia in this stereopticon slide.

A Civil War Hero’s Gift to Mankato – John Eaton Tourtellotte

John Eaton Tourtellotte served admirably in the Civil War and was on of Mankato's first benefactors