Around Town

For Brooke Fleetwood, owner of BB Makeup, spending her life doing anything other than makeup was never an option. “My mom told me to explore being an esthetician,” Fleetwood says.

Summer is gone, but that doesn’t mean that family fun has to stop. Throughout the St. Croix Valley, there are plenty of indoor activities to keep the youngest members of your family active and engaged in the chilly months ahead.

Jill Foote and Donna Fjelstad, members of St. Croix Paranormal, are both passionate about ghost investigation. “I’ve had things around me all the time,” Fjelstad says. She started showing abilities at an early age.

You don’t need to travel to northern California or Tuscany for a food tour.

As many in Hudson know, the Spirit of St. Croix is a two-day art festival with approximately 85 to 95 artists attending each year. Since 2008, it has drawn from the majority of the St. Croix Valley, bringing in 8,000 people in 2016.

In a brightly colored room offset with faux-wood floors and walls and a bright orange accent wall opposite mirrors, a class of 30 students flow in unison to the Bikram yoga practiced in the Isaac Staples Mill building for the past seven years.

Now in its second year, the Remembrance Walk is a beautiful way for people to come together and remember they’re not alone when going through a tough pregnancy, miscarriage or infant loss.

For whatever reason, many of us are fascinated with times gone-by. That’s why the 27th annual Little Log House Antique Power Show at Pioneer Village in Hastings, Minn., has been such a cross-generational hit for decades.

High atop South Hill in Stillwater sits one of many historic mansions found there, but the Ann Bean Mansion is distinctive in that the public is welcome to not just tour but spend the night.

Forty different species of mussel stud the St. Croix River bottom. Among them, the hazel-shelled Higgins-eye mussels distribute their eggs on the gills of passing fish. Factors such as pollution and invasive animals have placed these mollusks on the endangered list.

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