Now Open (or Damn Close): LocAle Brewing Company in Mankato

Jim and Lauren Parejko want LocAle Brewing Company to be infused with all-things Minnesota—Blue Earth County in particular. The logo for their Mankato brewery features a hop-shaped bison (a nod to nearby Minneopa State Park, where herds of the giant mammals are free to roam 331 acres), and they try to use at least one … [ Read more]

Riding for art: 410’s Project Bike to showcase 10 Minnesota artists

For 10 days this past July, Dana Sikkila was pedaling her bike up country roads and down trails across Minnesota on a 501-mile bike tour. With a bike trailer and camera crew in tow, she was on a mission to meet with 10 artists spread across the state, collect their works, and transport them back … [ Read more]