Twin Rivers Council for the Arts Hosts MSU Art Installation Student Exhibition

Strata art exhibition Mankato

An art installation from Minnesota State University in Mankato will be showcased at Emy Frentz Arts Guild Gallery.


Nelson Illusions Show at State Street Theater

Illusion show at State Street Theater New Ulm

Nelson Illusions will perform their illusion show at the State Street Theater in New Ulm in April.


The Hunts at Fairmont Opera House

The Hunts Folk Band Playing in Fairmont, MN

The Hunts, a folk rock group, will perform at the Fairmont Opera House in March.


North Mankato artist, Andrew Judkins, has solo exhibition at Emy Frentz Arts Guild

North Mankato Artist Exhibition

MANKATO, Minn. – Paintings by Andrew Judkins will be on display at the Emy Frentz Arts Guild Gallery from February 18 – March 16. Judkins received his Masters of Fine Arts in painting from the renowned Savannah College of Art and Design. Judkins believes that looking at landscapes encourages people to be freed from themselves for a moment. “To see nature depicted in a different context from literal reality—most powerfully in the form of a painting—that sparks an awareness that translates to curiosity and the real world.” said Judkins about his work.


August Schell Brewing Company Acquires Historic Grain Belt Beer Sign and Release Craft Ale

Grain Belt Beer Sign Original and Today, Minneapolis

The August Schell family Brewery and preservationists are working together to gain a historic designation for the landmark Grain Belt Beer Sign the company has just acquired.


Valentines Day Basket from Local Grocer Review

Valentines Day Dinner Steak with Bacon-wrapped asparagus and twice baked potatoes

This Valentine's Day in Mankato, many couples opted into a dine-in experience at home by purchasing a couple's dinner basket to cook from Hy-Vee. Here is a rendition of that meal, with some added flair.


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

open mic night mankato

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.