St. Croix Valley Magazine wants to publish your writing. We are looking for creative, thoughtful, first-person essays (up to 400 words) on topics close to your heart—inspiring stories about neighbors and friends or something you particularly love about life in the St Croix Valley.
Lauren Greenberg enjoys a break from the Minnesota winter in Puerto Rico with one of her favorite magazines.
Grant resident Emily Bretzel enjoys a good read at Cable Bay Winery on Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand.
Animated Pit Stop (pictured above)
During a family vacation in Florida, Laine and Ryan Bretzel stop to pose beside a replica car from The Flintstones at the Ideal Car Dealership in Venice.
FOOD & RESTAURANTS
Lake Elmo Inn
Bill and Carole Hamilton of Lake St. Croix Beach visited the home that inspired the setting of Anne of Green Gables during their trip to Prince Edward Island, Canada.
When 11-year old Danny Valerius of Stillwater was diagnosed with leukemia, members of his school community showed their solidarity by shaving their heads before he began treatment.
Dylan Hegh, Rebecca Van Amber, Joshua Gagnon, Chris Niebuhr, and Ashley Deane hiked the Routeburn Track near Queenstown during their recent trip to New Zealand.
Thank you to everyone who cast votes in the 2015 Best of St. Croix Valley survey. During the month of October, this community weighed in on their favorite shops, restaurants, hot spots and more. The results of the annual readers’ choice survey will appear in the March issue of St.
Thank you to everyone who submitted photographs and voted during our first St. Croix Valley Magazine photo contest. After much consideration, the following photos were chosen:
“The Firing Line” by Thomas Wieland (1st place)
“Love My Chicken” by Sandy Brecht (2nd place)