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Best of 2014 Survey: Vote Now

Local Food Cartoon by Spencer Hill, WikiMedia Commons

Take the annual Slanted Mag Best of Survey to vote for your favorite local hot spots in Southern Minnesota, Mankato, New Ulm, Waseca, Owatonna, LeSueur and Southwest Twin Cities Suburbs!
Small Businesses: Advertise from now until January to promote your business as the best in its category! We award winners with plaques to proudly display in their business!

MediaFire's New Power Upload Feature for iOS 8

MediaFire Image, Courtesy MediaFire

Original article submitted to Independent Forum Review
HOUSTON, TX--(November 18, 2014) - MediaFire, a leading provider of consumer online storage solutions, announced the release of MediaFire for iOS 8, their latest cloud storage application for iPhone and iPad.


Mankato Music Scene Uses Social Media to Drive Collaboration and Networking Opportunities

The music scene in Mankato is a myriad of different styles that have soaked in influences from popular and underground scenes alike, along with connections to the Twin Cities. Mankato has little of an actual industry, outside college student frequented downtown bars, for music. Nonetheless veterans and newcomers alike are still grinding away at the local underground scene to breathe life into another generation of creative characters with music in their blood.


Minnesota Company PetChatz Develops Software to Chat with Pets, But May Find Legal Battles Ahead

A Minnesota company called Anser Innovations that develops software and hardware, created PetChatz specifically to chat with pets, may find itself entangled with legal battles ahead, but it looks like they have worked hard on their product regardless.


Say Goodbye to Snow Days as One MN School Already Has

Sorry kids. Snow days may be a thing of the past. Just as adults have become increasingly more flexible in being able to work at home, students can now telecommute and study at home as well. One school in Minnesota sees it as a way to manage education by using modern and existing technology.


Minnesota Declared to Have High Number of Racist Tweets, Not so Minnesota Nice

Rob Lawson


Chill at a Crazy Huge Ice Castle in Eden Prairie this Winter

The twin cities was the site of a major ice castle construction at the Mall of America and BringMeTheNews reports that the same Utah company that built it will be coming back for the winter of 2014-15 to construct a 40-foot-tall structure at Miller Park in Eden Prairie.


Forget Black Friday Says City Center: Old Town Biz to Focus on Small Business Saturday

Salvage Sisters on Small Business Saturday in Mankato

MANKATO (MN) - Carolers on the street, warm hot chocolate at the ice cream parlor and a visit from Old St. Nick. Does it sound like a step back in time? That is exactly what business owners in Old Town hope the community feels when they make plans to shop small and shop local in City Center Mankato on Small Business Saturday, November 29, 2014. This shop small initiative which follows Black Friday is supported and advertised by American Express and has become the latest way to show support for small, independently owned and operated businesses in the community.


Free Haydn Go Seek Concerts from Mankato Symphony Orchestra

Mankato Symphony Orchestra

Free Family Concert Series: Haydn Go Seek –The Bird

Owatonna Indie World Film, Chef

Chef independent world film at Owatonna Public Library

Showtimes TODAY, Thursday, November 13, at 2:00 p.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor Gainey Room.