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Eerie creaks coming from a darkened hallway. Visions of ghostly shadows. Strange phenomena that raises the hair on the back of your neck. It’s Halloween, when thoughts go to hauntings, full moons and scares after dark. But for some in the St.

Since Marine on St. Croix resident Mikayla Holmgren was born, she’s been on a mission to prove her doctors wrong. Born with Down syndrome and three weeks premature, they didn’t know if she’d walk or talk.

To kick off Halloween, Stillwater has created the Trick-or-Treat on Main Street event. The party runs from noon to 4 p.m. on October 24 and 25.

From the stunning landscape to the breathtaking sunset on the river, the St. Croix Valley is a marvelous sight—particularly seen through the eyes of local artist Joni Jurek.

The moment I picked up Rich Sommer’s phone call in late April, 30 minutes after our scheduled interview time, the actor from AMC’s hit drama series Mad Men was quick to apologize.

You’ve finally convinced everyone to take a family photo: your busy husband, camera-shy son, and can’t-sit-still-for-a-minute daughter.

Hudson’s Spirit of the St. Croix art festival is just a snapshot of the area’s illustrious art scene.

Stillwater artist Jane Dierberger is a force of nature. This quote by author Jerome K. Jerome parallels her role as an artist, she says: “There is no more thrilling sensation I know of than sailing.

Beginning with our August 2015 issue and continuing annually, St. Croix Valley Magazine will celebrate a select group of accomplished high school students who are entering their senior year.

It may seem simple—helping stack books at your child’s elementary school book fair, chaperoning a fourth-grade trip to the zoo or visiting your grandchild’s classroom to help sew pillows.

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