Photo by Rick Pepper - Triple Falls above the Blue Earth River

Why A New Arts & Leisure Site? For The Love Of Mankato! Chief Cook & Bottle washer explains how being surprised by love for the region led to this new publication.
Photo Courtesy of Photo Associates - Art Fleming owner/photographer - Elks Lodge and Ben Pay Hotel at the corner of Hickory and Second Streets

ARTchitecture – The Elks Lodge

The Elks Lodge in Mankato, located at the corner of Hickory and 2nd Streets was a grand structure from the time it was built in 1911 to the time it burned in 1977
Mount Kilimanjaro and its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania and the highest peak in Africa

Dan Lee – Climbing for a Cause

Dan Lee loves adventure but he also loves helping others find their adventures too. After recently climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, he's moving on to the Cotopaxi Volcano in Ecuador but it's always for a cause!
Photo by Rick Pepper - Aerial view of Veterans Memorial Bridge looking south

Mankato New Construction - Aerial Photo Album

Rick Pepper offers some aerial photos of new construction in Mankato
Photo by Rick Pepper - Triple Falls above the Blue Earth River

Working For An Ecologically Sound Southern Minnesota - The Blue Earth Project

The Blue Earth Project seeks to influence Southern Minnesota towards a more sustainable environmental future
Civil War Cannons

The Corn Crib Party - Civil War Heroes from Blue Earth County - Part Two

On February 15, 1863, Company H of the 2nd Minnesota Infantry made up of soldiers from the Mankato area found themselves in a difficult situation with the most honorable result! This is the record of the men after the war.
Japa mala rosary - hinduism and buddism rosary made from tulsi tree for hare krishna chanting.

No Shame - Sacred Sounds Meditation Club of Mankato

The Sacred Sounds Meditation Club of Mankato is helping yoga practioners of all experience levels understand what Bhakti Yoga is all about.
View of Mount Everest and Nuptse with buddhist prayer flags from kala patthar in Sagarmatha National Park in the Nepal Himalaya

Poorna Malavath - On Top of the World!

MSU Mankato Exchange Student, Poona Malavath had a mantra, "I will not give up untill I succeed." Succeed she has! The native of India has climed six of the Seven Summits and plans to tackle the seventh in 2020!
Book of poetry outdoors

Poetry in Motion - The Mankato Poetry Walk and Ride

The Mankato Poetry Walk and Ride contributes to the growing arts culture scene of the Greater Mankato Area by offering exposure to the work of many Minnesota poets at strategic locations.
Handball and Court

Having a Ball - Ciana Ni Churraoin

Ciana Ni Churraoin, a native of Ireland and a graduate student at MSU Mankato plays on the MSU handball team and also happens to be ranked at the No. 2 female handball player in the world!
Submitted Photo - Bath Bombs by Sydney Johnson and her company Le Luxe de Sydney

Le Luxe de Sydney - She’s the Bomb!

Although not yet old enough to drive, Sydney Johnson of Mankato has started Le Luxe De Sydney, a business that produces the bath bombs that she and her family innovated!