Beagle on a leash

Changing the Narrative: Leash Your Dog!

Robb has a few words for folks abusing Spring Lake Park by letting their dogs run off leash
Electric guitar

Pete and Billy Steiner: Music and More

Pete and Billy Steiner have been fixtures of the Mankato area for as long as many folks can remember.
Submitted Image – One of Garrett Steinberg’s watercolor creations, which combines his love of history and art.

Garrett Steinberg: A Man of Many Talents

Garrett Steinberg is busy with his music, painting, and carpentry while serving several church communities.
Photo by Meredith Maxwell - Maverick Day of Service sign outside Centennial Student Union

A Helping Hand: MSU’s Maverick Day of Service

Over 50 students participated in the 2021 Maverick Day of Service

Weekend High Notes: Too Quick to Hold

Take a breath, and stop getting caught up in the unknown. With Molly's help and fun weekend recommendations, we can all relax and enjoy a moment of peace.

Weekend High Notes: The Dirty Work

In the mood to get out of the house? This week, Molly recommends some weekend activities to help you get outside and celebrate the Earth.
Photo Courtesy Blue Earth County Historical Society — This photo from the January 6, 1928, Mankato Daily Free Press shows the building that Leon Salet purchased at the corner of North Front and Main streets.

ARTchitecture: Salet’s Department Store

From the late 1800s to the 1960s Salet's Department Store was a fixture in downtown Mankato

Changing the Narrative: But Now the Real Work Starts

While the conviction of Derek Chauvin, is a good thing says columnist Robb Murray who has spent many years on the police beat, in and of itself it won't result in positive change unless other steps are taken.
Submitted Image - Quilt from the Deep Valley Quilter's Guild

Quilting Guild Members Practice an Ancient Craft

There are several quilters groups active in the region, among them are the Deep Valley Quilter's Guild and Ewenique Quilters.
Photo by Molly Butler - "Pomegranite Study" by Vincent Kenobbie on display at the Fillin' Station

Artist of the Month: Vincent Kenobbie

Vincent Kenobbie is the Fillin' Station artist of the month