Community

This past spring, St. Croix Valley residents and guests gathered to enjoy an enchanted evening at the Royal Golf Club in Lake Elmo while raising funds to support the charitable work of the United Way of Washington County East.

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

The past two summers, St. Croix Valley Magazine has hosted a photo contest recognizing images that celebrate Valley life. This year’s winner is Art Juchno of Hudson, who submitted a large selection of pirate images.

Many would agree that the young people of the Hudson community are one of its biggest assets when it comes to serving others and shaping future generations.

The 2017 Best of St. Croix Valley survey is almost here! Don't miss your chance to vote for your favorite shops, restaurants, hot spots and more. The results of our annual readers’ choice survey will be printed in July, in our special Best of edition of St.

Last December, when Ray Kennedy was home from Creighton University in Omaha visiting his parents in Woodbury for the holidays, a wintry mix arrived in downtown Stillwater.

Do you know where this photo was taken? Send your guesses to stcroixvalleymag@tigeroak.com; winners will be announced in a future issue.

Something New for the Best of St. Croix Valley 2017!

Voting for our annual readers’ choice poll will take place January 1-31, 2017 here on the site and finalists will be posted online in March.

Look for the winners in the July 2017 issue of St. Croix Valley Magazine!

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