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The holidays are filled with traditions, and for many, that includes an annual trek to a Christmas tree farm. One local favorite is Krueger’s Christmas Tree farm in Lake Elmo.

With December snow glistening throughout town and festive Christmas lights and sounds in the streets, Afton will once again welcome the public to its celebrated Village Holiday weekend. The event will take place Dec.

Calling all ghosts, fairies and zombies! We’re collecting costume photos for a future Gallery. For more information, email stcroixvalleymag@tigeroak.com.

September is here, which means many women in the St. Croix Valley are packing up their summer clothes and enjoying the harvest of beautiful colors, textures and trends that always appear in the fall.

Consignment shoppers who stroll down Main Street in downtown Stillwater can happily find unique and affordable treasures that will delight the men, women and children in their lives.

Last February, Afton-Lakeland Elementary School fifth-grader Taysha Hein was faced with a heartbreaking diagnosis: acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

Mad Men fans dressed the part for a May event at the Stillwater Library featuring guest of honor Rich Sommer, “Harry Crane,” from Mad Men.

Zachary Quinn exhibited an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age while growing up in Afton. That spirit was put to great use years later, in 2012, when he met Brian Keller in an entrepreneurship class at the University of St. Thomas.

Breathe. Relax. Unwind. When it comes to releasing muscle pain, replenishing energy or simply pampering yourself with a relaxing massage, there are no shortages of spa options in the St. Croix Valley.

For the past six years, residents of the St. Croix Valley have rolled up their sleeves to help make Community Thread’s annual event, Spring into Service, a success.

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