Explore how the Mahkato Wacipi or Mankato Powwow got its start and the cross-cultural significance of this annual event.
Episode 42; Original Air Date: September 18, 2021 Historic Event event The Hunt House
Explore the history of a local landmark: the Hunt House; today better known as the Moulin Rouge Bed & Breakfast.
Episode 41; Original Air Date: September 11, 2021 Mankato, Places mankato places Ott Cabin
The history of the Ott Cabin, now located in Mankato’s Sibley Park.
Episode 40; Original Air Date: August 21, 2021 Parks, Places parks places Rapidan Dam
Discover the history of a local landmark – The Rapidan Dam
Episode 39; Original Air Date: August 14, 2021 Parks, Rapidan parks rapidan Blue Earth County Fair
The Blue Earth County Fair has a long history. Learn about it here.
Episode 38; Original Air Date: July 24, 2021 Garden City, Historic Event garden-city event Minneopa State Park
Discover the history of Minneopa State Park, located just outside of Mankato.
Episode 37; Original Air Date: July 24, 2021 Parks, Places parks places Yaeger School House
Explore the mystery of the Yaeger Schoolhouse in Rapidan Township.
Episode 36; Original Air Date: July 10, 2021 Places, Rapidan places rapidan Green Gables Tornado of 1946
Hear about Blue Earth County’s deadliest tornado: the 1946 Green Gable Tornado.
Episode 35; Original Air Date: June 19, 2021 Historic Event event Mankato Hospitals
From Tourtellotte to ISJ – over 130 years of Mankato’s hospitals.
Episode 34; Original Air Date: June 12, 2021 Mankato, Places mankato places Madison Lake Resorts
Discover the early history of Madison Lake resorts
Episode 33; Original Air Date: June 5, 2021 Madison Lake madison-lake 1965 Flood
Take a look back to the flood of 1965 and how it changed the landscape.
Episode 32; Original Air Date: April 12, 2021 Historic Event, Mankato event mankato Victory Highway
Explore this history of Victory Highway – the stretch of State Highway between Mankato and Mapleton.
Episode 31; Original Air Date: April 5, 2021 Mankato, Mapleton mankato mapleton Typhoid Fever
Hear about the Typhoid Fever Epidemic of 1908
Episode 30; Original Air Date: March 29, 2021 Historic Event event Blue Earth County Historical Society
The Blue Earth County Historical Society started in 1902. Learn more about its history.
Episode 29; Original Air Date: March 8, 2021 Historic Event, Places event places Seppman Mill
Discover the long history of Seppman Mill.
Episode 28; Original Air Date: March 1, 2021 Parks, Places parks places James Tinkcom
Explore the area of James Avenue (aka Tinkcomville) and Stoltzmann Road.
Episode 27; Original Air Date: February 15, 2021 Mankato, People mankato people Mount Kato
Explore the history of a local landmark: Mount Kato also known as SkiHaven.
Episode 26; Original Air Date: February 8, 2021 Mankato, Places mankato places Marian Anderson
Discover the life story of Mankato’s very own nationally-acclaimed artist, Marian Anderson.
Episode 25; Original Air Date: February 1, 2021 Women in History women-in-history Honeymead Oil Spill
Learn about one of Minnesota’s largest oil spill, the Honeymead Oil Spill of January 1963.
Episode 24; Original Air Date: January 25, 2021 Historic Event event Mankato Post Office and Federal Courthouse
Explore the history of a local landmark: the Mankato Post Office and Federal Courthouse.
Episode 23; Original Air Date: January 18, 2021 Mankato, Places mankato places Prohibition, Moonshine and Gangsters
Explore local Prohibition stories, including Gangsters, a Shady Lady and a drunk carp.
Episode 22; Original Air Date: November 2, 2020 Historic Event, People event people Mankato Street Names Pt. 2
Explore Mankato Street Names based on some of our very first settlers and the impact they had on the budding community. Part 2
Episode 21; Original Air Date: October 26, 2020 Mankato, People mankato people Mankato Street Names Pt. 1
Explore Mankato Street Names based on some of our very first settlers and the impact they had on the budding community. Part 1
Episode 20; Original Air Date: October 19, 2020 Mankato, People mankato people Pioneer Memorial Cemetery
Explore the mystery steps near Thompson Ravine that stand in memory of Rural Grove Cemetery and Pioneer Memorial Cemetery on North 6th Street; the location of one of our City’s heritage plaques.
Episode 19; Original Air Date: October 12, 2020 Heritage Plaque, Mankato heritage-plaque mankato Remarkable Men of Garden City
Meet the 10 “remarkable” men of Garden City.
Episode 18; Original Air Date: October 5, 2020 Garden City, People garden-city people Maud Hart Lovelace
The history of the Maud Hart Lovelace, the beloved Besty-Tacy series of children’s novels and the two local homes dedicated to the memory of the author and books.
Episode 17; Original Air Date: September 14, 2020 Heritage Plaque, People, Places, Women in History heritage-plaque people places women-in-history Hubbard House
Discover the history of the Historic R.D. Hubbard House: the home, the family and the mill; all woven in the rich history of Mankato.
Episode 16; Original Air Date: September 7, 2020 Heritage Plaque, Mankato, People, Places heritage-plaque mankato people places Blue Earth County Courthouse
The history of the Historic Blue Earth County Courthouse – a prominent building filled with over a century of stories from the top to the bottom.
Episode 15; Original Air Date: August 31, 2020 Heritage Plaque, Mankato, Places heritage-plaque mankato places Ellerbe Building
The history of the Ellerbe Building – it’s vibrant past that continues to serve as a community gathering space today.
Episode 14; Original Air Date: August 24, 2020 Mankato, Places mankato places Women’s History Month: Education
Meet two women that made history in education. Mankato’s first teacher, Sarah Jane Hanna, and higher education leader Julia A. Sears.
Episode 13; Original Air Date: March 30, 2020 Women in History women-in-history Women’s History Month: Law and Politics
Meet some of the women who made local history in law and politics, including Charlotte Farrish, Sarah Christie Stevens and Najwa Massad.
Episode 12; Original Air Date: March 23, 2020 Women in History women-in-history Women’s History Month: Women’s Suffrage
The history of the 19th Amendment and the League of Women Voters.
Episode 11; Original Air Date: March 16, 2020 Women in History women-in-history First Presbyterian Church
The history of Mankato’s First Presbyterian Church and the historic 1857 bell.
Episode 10; Original Air Date: March 9, 2020 Heritage Plaque, Mankato, Places heritage-plaque mankato places Sibley Park World War I Plaque
The history behind the heritage plaque at Sibley Park honoring our county’s World War I servicemen and women. Plus one local woman’s lasting legacy to support veterans.
Episode 9; Original Air Date: March 2, 2020 Heritage Plaque, Parks heritage-plaque parks Spanish Influenza
Hear about the Spanish Flu Pandemic that ravaged the world from 1918-1920.
Episode 8; Original Air Date: February 24, 2020 Historic Event event Riverfront Park
The history of Riverfront Park – the history of place, a city park along the River, from a Captains of Industry and Innovation to today’s premier event venue.
Episode 7; Original Air Date: February 17, 2020 Heritage Plaque, Mankato, Parks heritage-plaque mankato parks Highland Park
The history of Highland Park – the history of place, a city park on a hill, from a Civil War recruitment center to a Tourist Camp, to today’s neighborhood park.
Episode 6; Original Air Date: February 10, 2020 Heritage Plaque, Mankato, Parks heritage-plaque mankato parks Tourtellotte Park
The history of Tourtellotte Park: the history of a place, a city park, a pool, all named after Mankato’s first philanthropist.
Episode 5; Original Air Date: February 3, 2020 Heritage Plaque, Mankato, Parks heritage-plaque mankato parks Sibley Park
The history Sibley Park – a city park and gathering place for all ages. From horse races to Mutt and Jeff, to today’s Kiwanis Holiday Lights.
Episode 4; Original Air Date: January 27, 2020 Mankato, Parks mankato parks Washington Park
The history of Washington Park – a city park that once housed a railroad line and depot, Mankato’s first schools and churches; and today serves as a recreational space for a vibrant neighborhood.
Episode 3; Original Air Date: January 20, 2020 Heritage Plaque, Mankato, Parks heritage-plaque mankato parks Lincoln Park
The history of Lincoln Park – a city park that honors the men and women that fought in the Civil War, in one of the largest neighborhoods on the National Register.
Episode 2; Original Air Date: January 13, 2020 Heritage Plaque, Mankato, Parks heritage-plaque mankato parks 1920 Mankato Winter Carnival
Discover an incredible community event that happened right here 100 year ago – the 1920 Mankato Winter Carnival.
Episode 1; Original Air Date: January 6, 2020 Historic Event, Mankato event mankato