Wagon Wheel Cafe in Mankato to Continue 65-Year Legacy in Community

Wagon Wheel Cafe from YouTube Screenshot

It has now been confirmed by reports that Kevin Haefner, who recently underwent surgery, has sold the Wagon Wheel Cafe in Mankato with the condition that the business retains the historic name.


Mortal Kombat X New Characters May Surprise You

Mortal Kombat X Leatherface Video Screenshot

Some of the new characters in the Mortal Kombat X game will seem strangely familiar, though they are not traditional MK fighting game characters at all...

Song of the Week: My Best Half by Atmosphere

Another song of the week is here from Slanted Mag. We know it's been a while, but here is what we have for you this week. This week's Song of the Week is a hip-hop joint.

Atmosphere announced late Tuesday on Twitter a new song release. The Minneapolis based hip hop duo, Slug (emcee) and Ant (DJ-Producer), who make up atmosphere released the song, "My Better Half" and posted it on SoundCloud.


New Curiosi-Tea House Open Mic Nights

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A new event in the Mankato area, Curiosi-Tea House Open Mic features local Minnesota talent taking the stage to express themselves and/or perform in front of an audience.


RaveON! The Buddy Holly Experience in Fairmont

Fairmont, MN - “RAVEON! The Buddy Holly Experience,” originally scheduled to be presented at the Fairmont Opera House on Friday, January 8th, has been postponed until January 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the January 8 show will be valid for the January 22 show.

The recent ice storm caused the band’s truck and 16-foot trailer to slide into the ditch late Friday afternoon, and soon afterward the decision was made to postpone the show. Thankfully, no members of the group were injured in this incident.


Art Exhibit at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato

Oil painting by Amber Rahe, Mankato

Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council’s Artist Grantee Exhibition is on display January 11 to February 17, 2016 at the Ylvisaker Fine Arts Center, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato. Oil painting by Amber Rahe, Mankato.


Dick Kimmel, Poor Benny & Ivory Bridge Bring Old Bluegrass to Arts Center

Bluegrass music is now featured at the Arts Center of Saint Peter. There will be select shows in 2016. Read the full article to learn more.


Wood and Wool and Other New Exhibits at Arts Center of Saint Peter

Artist Mark Traxler

The Arts Center of Saint Peter has announced a new body of work at the gallery called "Wood and Wool" from a local Fiber and woodworking artist from Mankato.


Indie World Films in Owatonna: Belle

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Belle is a sumptuously filmed historical drama inspired by the true story of Dido Elizebeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing.


Local Emcee Joey Bones From Mankato Rocks the Mic at Fifth Element in Minneapolis