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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Bernie Koenigs

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/voices/berniek2.html

Bernie Koenigs

Bernie Koenigs started at the Y Barber Shop in the fall of 1962.  His shop saw many changes over the years--moving from the old YMCA to two different Front Street locations to its current home in the Mankato Place Mall.  Throughout it all, Bernie's love of Mankato and fond memories of Front Street remain.  Highlights of his October 2009 conversation with Dave Engen are presented below.

"This is beauty..."

Listen: Arriving in Mankato...

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"Santa Clause would come into town..."

Listen: Christmas on Front Street...

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"You could hear his laughter..."

Listen: The 400 Cafe...

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"Hindsight is always 100%...the other is, at best, 50/50..."

Listen: The Mall

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