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With 43 seasons in the books, Valley Chamber Chorale has been a fixture in the community for quite some time.

The blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps marched across Wisconsin, starting from La Crosse and ushering a synchronized color guard—with flags and rifles—right up to Stillwater, Minn.

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It's that time of year again: The Lens on St. Croix Valley photo contest has returned for its 3rd year of beautiful photos of our community. This photo contest, presented by St.

There’s something to be said about being named the crème de la crème, best of the best, top dogs among the St. Croix Valley, perhaps even Best in Show. An accolade by any name is an affirmation of hard work, commitment to quality, and often investments of time and money.

What started almost 15 years ago as an idea for local business and restaurants to pool resources and draw tourists has blossomed into an organized committee of 16 members dedicated to celebrating their community and inviting others to join.

In a front room of a two-story house in River Falls, Wis., a basket of children’s toys sits on the bottom shelf of a bookcase.

Stephanie Schulze has a 3½-year-old daughter, while most of her friends have sons around 7 or 8. Daughter Rayana still plays with the “rough-and-tumble” boys, but Schulze wanted her to meet kids her age, too.

The St. Croix Valley is quaint and, as such, both adored and overlooked by tourists. Tourism guides Explore Minnesota and Travel Wisconsin highlight state strongholds, while tourism-ready businesses in Marine on St. Croix (Minn.) or Dresser (Wis.), may feel drowned out in the din.

FOOD & RESTAURANTS

Best Patio Dining
Dock Café—Stillwater
Pier Five Hundred—Hudson
San Pedro Café—Hudson

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Tuesday, March 31 to Sunday, April 5
[Arts & Performance]
The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times).
Saturday, February 29
[Arts & Performance]
TaikoArts Midwest proposes a simple, ground-breaking idea: bring the best North American and Japanese female taiko artists together for a two-week artist residency to collaborate and create a one-of-a-kind performance