Welcome to the February/March 2024 Issue

There is so much beauty in the everyday. It’s something I often need to remind myself of as the long days of winter bleed into each other. In recent...
Sabrina Tvedten-Swinnea, Julie Quinn and Erica Marsden, Sunshine Coffee Co.

Meet the Entrepreneurs Revitalizing Downtown Lake Elmo

A new generation of women is revitalizing downtown. Something magical is happening in Lake Elmo. The East Metro city, defined by rolling farmland...
Mon Petit Chéri Pastry and Coffee

Mon Petit Chéri Shares the Art of Pastry

At Mon Petit Chéri, Emily Stahl finds her way. While one could book a flight to Europe to bite into a crisp croissant or buttery brioche, there may...
Wilder Bell Tent

Wilder Retreat Offers Scenic Winter Staycations

A getaway on the St. Croix River is an idyllic setting for a staycation. To explore the St. Croix Valley in the summertime is to experience classic...

Hudson Grocery Cooperative Starts New Chapter

Local co-op is expanding to a brick-and-mortar shop. Hudson Grocery Cooperative (HGC) knows the kind of void the closing of a local grocery store...
St. Croix Valley Magazine December/January 2023

Welcome to the December/January 2023 Issue

Nostalgia has always come easily to me. As a kid, I would spend hours in my grandparents’ closet, digging through albums and shoeboxes of old family...
Hudson Special Hockey Players on Rink

Hudson Special Hockey Is Changing the Game

Hudson Special Hockey helps players of all abilities find their place on the ice. The unmistakable, sweaty stink of a hockey bag. The blaring beat...
Mumbai Chai Latte Cupcakes

Pinch ‘N Rub Shares Sweet Recipes Infused With Flavor

Bake something to write home about this holiday season. When the holiday season rolls around, so do the family recipes we’ve come to cherish. But if...
Howards Bar Stillwater Dining Room

Howard’s Bar: A New Chapter for a Local Favorite

Historic Stillwater establishment enters a new era as Howard’s Bar. “I remember when it was John’s Bar,” reads a bright neon sign displayed at the...

Welcome to the February/March 2024 Issue

There is so much beauty in the everyday. It’s something I often need to remind myself of as the long days of winter bleed into each other. In recent...
Sabrina Tvedten-Swinnea, Julie Quinn and Erica Marsden, Sunshine Coffee Co.

Meet the Entrepreneurs Revitalizing Downtown Lake Elmo

A new generation of women is revitalizing downtown. Something magical is happening in Lake Elmo. The East Metro city, defined by rolling farmland...
Mon Petit Chéri Pastry and Coffee

Mon Petit Chéri Shares the Art of Pastry

At Mon Petit Chéri, Emily Stahl finds her way. While one could book a flight to Europe to bite into a crisp croissant or buttery brioche, there may...
Wilder Bell Tent

Wilder Retreat Offers Scenic Winter Staycations

A getaway on the St. Croix River is an idyllic setting for a staycation. To explore the St. Croix Valley in the summertime is to experience classic...

Hudson Grocery Cooperative Starts New Chapter

Local co-op is expanding to a brick-and-mortar shop. Hudson Grocery Cooperative (HGC) knows the kind of void the closing of a local grocery store...
St. Croix Valley Magazine December/January 2023

Welcome to the December/January 2023 Issue

Nostalgia has always come easily to me. As a kid, I would spend hours in my grandparents’ closet, digging through albums and shoeboxes of old family...
Hudson Special Hockey Players on Rink

Hudson Special Hockey Is Changing the Game

Hudson Special Hockey helps players of all abilities find their place on the ice. The unmistakable, sweaty stink of a hockey bag. The blaring beat...
Mumbai Chai Latte Cupcakes

Pinch ‘N Rub Shares Sweet Recipes Infused With Flavor

Bake something to write home about this holiday season. When the holiday season rolls around, so do the family recipes we’ve come to cherish. But if...
Howards Bar Stillwater Dining Room

Howard’s Bar: A New Chapter for a Local Favorite

Historic Stillwater establishment enters a new era as Howard’s Bar. “I remember when it was John’s Bar,” reads a bright neon sign displayed at the...
Moon Glow from Above

Moon Glow from Above

Photographer captures bird’s-eye view of beloved annual event. The Hot Air Affair is a Hudson, Wisconsin, tradition. For the past few years, local...

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Kowalski’s Markets

Our markets were created out of our family's love and passion for delicious, healthy foods and inspired by families looking for a place where they'd love to shop and be proud to call their own. The flow of our markets is designed to be easy and convenient. The environment is relaxed and well organized. It's the kind of place you'll feel comfortable running into for a quick gift or a forgotten item. Most importantly, it's a place where you can shop at your own pace, mingle freely with staff and friends, and discover something new each time you visit. Whether it's your first time shopping...

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Women Walking

Come and help us celebrate the seasonal changes in the natural world. Vernal Equinox, Summer Solstice, Autumnal Equinox, Winter Solstice, each...

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Welcome to the February/March 2024 Issue

Welcome to the February/March 2024 Issue

There is so much beauty in the everyday. It’s something I often need to remind myself of as the long days of winter bleed into each other. In recent years, many have spoken of romanticizing your...

Valley Bookseller Recommends “The Women”

Valley Bookseller Recommends “The Women”

Celebrate Women’s History Month this March with a new release from Kristin Hannah. It’s the mid-1960s. President Kennedy has been assassinated, and the United States is singularly focused on...

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