Down on the Farm: A Visit to “MoonDog Country”

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Known as “Key City,” Mankato is surrounded by hills at the confluence of two rivers, roughly 80 miles southwest of downtown Minneapolis. At the time of this writing, 2014 has been a successful campaign for the MoonDogs.

About the Author

AJ Kaufman

A former schoolteacher and military historian, A.J. now works in public relations. As an MSF columnist since 2009, he supports anything baseball-related. Raised in San Diego, A.J. has since resided in numerous parts of America, including Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio and Washington State. After departing the coasts in 2005, he's traveled the back roads of all 50 states and prefers the Heartland. Married to Maria, A.J. is the author of three books and enjoys reading presidential biographies.