Stories

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

Why A New Arts & Leisure Site? For The Love Of Mankato!

MankatoLIFE.com Chief Cook & Bottle washer explains how being surprised by love for the region led to this new publication.
Dogs playing

North Mankato Taylor Library to Host Dogs Night Out

The North Mankato Library is promising a doggone good time for both two-legged and four-legged guests at its Dogs Night Out event.
Submitted Photo - Pegeen Rozeske in her role as historical reenacter

If the Shoe Fits: Shoemaker Pegeen Rozeske

Every customer's shoe fits like a glove when it's handcrafted by local shoemaker Pegeen Rozeske.
Photo by Molly Butler - Bobby Meatloaf and Beans

Weekend High Notes: Twice as Nice

Sometimes, you can't stop at just one... Molly finds double the fun this week's Weekend High Notes.
Piano keyboard

Pitch Perfect: MSO’s New Executive Director Bethel Balge

From Moscow to Mankato, the Mankato Symphony Orchestra's new executive director, Dr. Bethel Balge, never shies away from a musical adventure.
Photo by Maddie Fox Photography - Megan Hoogland at work

Skin in the Game: Tattoo Artist Megan Hoogland

Mankato artist Megan Hoogland has crafted an international reputation for herself with her world-class tattoo work.
Ballet Slippers

Mankato Ballet Company’s New Building Helps Classes To Resume

The Mankato Ballet Company is reopening for its 2020-2021 season, with a new building and new safety protocols.
Dog training

Tricks and Treats - True Connections Canine Academy

Patricia Linehan of True Connections Canine Academy is all about training not only dogs, but also people, so both of them can have more fun!
Apples

Weekend High Notes - Season of Savoring

The beginning of Autumn! So many things to savor! Molly offers plenty of ideas in this week's Weekend High Notes.
Vanilla ice cream on rustic background, top view

The Taste of Joy - MN Eis Ice Cream and Sweets Shoppe

MN Eis Ice Cream and Sweets Shoppe in New Ulm set out to add something a little special to everyday life
Submitted Image - The Kato Ballroom

Save the Last Dance - The Kato Ballroom

The Kato Ballroom has seen a lot of music since its founding in 1942. Flexibility and adaptation have been the keys to being one of the few surviving ballrooms in Minnesota