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Save The Crumbs Magazine

Save the Crumbs was an independent ’zine written, designed, assembled, and distributed by The Five Count‘s Dustin Wilmes and a handful of folks in Mankato, Minn. We started the publication in 2007 to give the people of Mankato and the surrounding areas a place to have their work published. Each issue of Save the Crumbs was a collection of writings, musings, opinions, reviews, observations, advice, artwork, and whatever we felt like printing. It was the true spirit of D.I.Y.

Busy schedules, increased blog creation, public leeriness and apathy, and the printed page’s continued circling of the drain caused the demise of Save the Crumbs in 2014. For nostalgia’s sake, all 43 issues are available in PDF form below. Thanks to everyone who contributed to it over the years. It was a fun time!


Contributors: * BOLD indicates a financial contributor

Jose Aguillon Jr., Kelsey Allore, Monika Antonelli, Sadie Arch, Stefanie Berres, Nandani Felica Bharrat, Zachary Bases, T.J. Berger, Mary Berner, Mandi Bingham, Ashley Birk, Lisa Birk, Ryan Blix, Jeff Boelter, Bryan Boyce, Sarah Braidic, Tim Brennan, Krista Brickbauer, Jennifer Brunick, Jack Buckholz, Kathy Builtron, Eric Bunde, Harris Burkhalter, Anthony Cardott, Juston Cline, Paul Connolly, Theodore Crackle, Dan Dahl, Ashtre Dante, Deborah Davis, Crystal Dervetski, Jacob Downs, MacKenzie Duffy, Dan Durdahl, Amanda Dyslin, Joe Eggen, Patricia Eggen, Cassie Eischhorst, Barrie Evans, Lona Falenczykowski, Emily Falenczykowski-Scott, Chad Firchau, Heather Fitzsimmons, Britt Fleming, Jason Frazier, Tracy Glass, Christopher Glazer, Jen Haar, Lindsay Haas, A.J. Hakari, Joel Hanson, Jenna Hiniker, Sarah Hinton, Andrew Hoffman, Richard Houff, Leah Hunczak, Sitha Im, Somnang Im, Monchie Indarte, B.W. Isles, Terrie Iverson, Thomas Johnson, Laura Kelly, Ryan Kleen, Jack Kolars, Jacob Kuddes, Jeremiah Langsjoen, Mike Leech, Dixon Lomax, Amanda Lust, Morgan Lust, James Mackey, John Maiers, Esther Marcella, Amy Mars, Daniel Massaglia, Paige Mattson, John Maxwell, Michelle May, Brian McEvoy, Andrew M. McLean, Chelsea Miller, Britta Moline, Ellen Mrja, Kristy Mueske, Fartun Abukar Musse, Emily Myers, Nora Myers, Jaya Narayana, Ruby Nelson, Jamie Nielsen-Deiss, Kyle Nordland, Rob Norland, Megan O’Toole, Lee Olson, Anna Payne, Michaela Pelz, Dave Perron, John Pietz, Ashley Poole, Pauline Poundcake, Michelle Premack, Gordon Purkis, Sarah Quick, Krissy Rausch, Tiffany Reinitz, Erica Rivera, Brian Rosemeyer, Kenzie Ross, Marshel Rossow, Fondle Sarah, Geneva Sarni, Troy Schmidt, Maria Schmitt, Jackie Schoo, Dylan Schultz, Windy Schultz, Mutt Silver, Brian Simpson, Michael Sparacino, David Stegora, Pete Steiner, Coralyn Stueven, Kendra Sundermeyer, Nick Swede, Allen Tesch, Natasha Theissen, Hope Thier, Andrew Thrash, Monsieur Triste, Sarah Turbes, James Tyson, Dan Urlick, Becca Widmer, Dustin Wilmes, Melissa Windom, Andrew Winzenburg, Zachary Zoet