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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.

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.

The county fair brings communities together to create a fun environment and celebrate people who make a difference. While most people's experience ends when they leave the fair, for the Fairest of the Fair, the experience lasts the entire year.

Muslims in the St. Croix Valley and throughout the east metro will soon have a beautiful, brand new house of worship. Construction on a mosque in Afton began in 2017 and was set to open this past summer. Plans had been in the works for almost a decade.

The St. Croix Valley is the focus or backdrop to some of the most beautiful photography. And Instagram is a great place to spotlight and share what both professional and amateur photographers capture along the way.

We're gearing up for our annual photo contest and we can't wait to see this year's group of submissions!

Life is sweet when it comes to the following 30-some most-admired restaurants, shops, services and people, because all of their hard work and effort, investment in the Valley and commitment to quality is paying sweet dividends, as each is voted by you, our readers, as the best in the region in a

Local high school senior Violet Penman, who will attend UW-River Falls this year, has a natural instinct for photography. Not only did her photo Valley Bee win first-place in this magazine’s photo contest, but her only other submission, Busy Bee, took home second place.

Readers, you voted for your favorite businesses in a bunch of fun categories this year, from restaurants to doggy daycares to fitness spots. Before the winners of our Best of St.

The second Chamber Winter Gala Community Awards Celebration takes place this month at The Heights Hall in Oak Park Heights.

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Monday, May 20
[Education & Community]
Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Monday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. for Budgeting for Teens - Adulting 101.
Saturday, June 1
[Arts & Performance], [Education & Community], [For the Kids]
International Master Magician, Brodini, is back!