Photo by Jessi Havemeier - Painting by Kelsie Havemeier

Art Therapy: Young Mankato Artist Uses Creativity to Cope with Brain Surgery Recovery

10-year-old Mankato artist Kelsie Havemeier uses art to help cope as she recovers from brain surgery.
Photo by Mike Lagerquist - Closeup of Fred Kron monument.

ARTchitecture – Mankato’s Calvary Cemetery Chronicles the Town’s Growth

Mankato's Calvary Cemetery has a history that extends back 130 years and the space to continue serving Mankato for at least another 150 more.
Photo by Toni Cuenca from Pexels

Halloween Reimagined – A Full Slate of Events!

Halloween may look a little different this year, but there are still plenty of fun and spooky things to do around Mankato.
Photo by Grace Brandt - Coding at Maverick Software in Mankato

Real World Experience: Maverick Software Utilizes Student Talent Despite Pandemic

Despite COVID-19 shutting down campus, students at Maverick Software Consulting are still working with real clients and using what they've learned in class.
Hands reaching for a connection

Weekend High Notes: Make a Connection

In this week's Weekend High Notes, Molly helps us all to find a new way to make a connection.
Dog running

An Enduring Love of Dogs: The Key City Kennel Club

For more than 50 years, the Key City Kennel Club has been strengthening the bonds between dogs and their owners.
Adult and child

Like Mother, Like Daughter: Two Generations of YMCA Mentors

Joy Wels and Courtney Kranz may be a mother-daughter pair in real life, but they're also fellow "big sisters" in the YMCA's Brother-Sister program.
Submitted Photo - This bird’s eye view of Mankato shows Main Street leading up the hill to the edge of town, circa. 1906

What’s in a Name: The History of Mankato’s Streets

Local historian Julie Schrader digs into how some of Mankato's streets received their names.
Cat and Catnip

Weekend High Notes: Uncertainty and Silliness

In this week's Weekend High Notes, Molly Butler shares ways to add a little silliness into your weekend.
Oak Lumber

With the Grain: Tim’s Woodcrafts

North Mankato resident Tim Hatlestad has been creating wood furniture for nearly 40 years and has quite an inventory available to customers.