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St. Croix Valley Magazine

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.

Summer is fleeting in the St. Croix Valley. But folks know how to have fun all year round in these parts. Sponsored by the Hudson Rotary Club, this annual wintertime event, held this year on February 16th, helps local non-profits and groups raise money for their organizations.

A little girl looks at the books in a Little Free Library.

New book illustrates how to create and curate your own Little Free Library.

A graphic advertising voting for the 2019 Lens on St. Croix Valley photo contest.

Voting is now closed. Stay tuned for the winners!

The St. Croix River

Add these St. Croix Valley “bucket list” locations to your list of best places to check out this summer.

A graphic that reads "Meet Your Winners, St. Croix Valley Magazine Best of '19 Readers' Choice"

At St. Croix Valley Magazine, we’re about celebrating our neighbors and communities with each and every issue and Instagram post. But each year, we set aside a whole month for celebrating the créme de la créme in our “Best of” issue.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, NEA Big Read, National Endowment for the Arts, ArtReach St. Croix

The entire community is encouraged to read "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel as part of a grant received by ArtReach St. Croix.

2019 Best of St. Croix Valley finalists

The votes are in! Here are the top 3 finalists in each category of this year's Best of St. Croix Valley.

Voting for the 2019 Best of St. Croix Valley survey is now closed. The results of our annual readers’ choice survey will be printed in June, in our special Best of edition of St. Croix Valley Magazine, and we'll need your help to fill it with the best St. Croix Valley has to offer.

People & Families
Summer Smiles & Sweet Corn by Anne Jackson

Wildlife & Nature
Dream by Violet Penman

Big River Farms is a St. Croix Valley certified organic vegetable farm comprising, according to Minnesota Food Association programs manager Laura Hedeen, about 30 tillable acres. Small but mighty, these 30 acres have a huge impact on the lives of many Minn.

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Wednesday, March 4
[Arts & Performance]
Howard Jones Acoustic Trio is an intimate, stripped-down trip through Howard’s 30-year music career.
Wednesday, March 11
[Arts & Performance]
Celebrating its 40th Anniversary season, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo was founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and en travesti, Les Ballets Trockadero first performed in the late-late shows in Off-Off Broadway lofts.