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Wine Cafe owners remained busy during pandemic

Music. Wine. Beer. The iconic rooftop martini glass lighting Mankato’s skies. And, of course, wine. 

The Wine Cafe Pub & Eatery, at 301 N. Riverfront Drive, has been the home away from home for many — a place to escape the 9-5 grind and enjoy a glass of wine, or a beer, for the last 18 years. 

The Mankato staple had been previously owned by Diana and Mike Bauman, who had for years been catering to the downtown location. As regulars, the Dinsmores decided to purchase the Wine Cafe with new visions in

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