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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.

Dylan Hegh, Rebecca Van Amber, Joshua Gagnon, Chris Niebuhr, and Ashley Deane hiked the Routeburn Track near Queenstown during their recent trip to New Zealand.

Thank you to everyone who cast votes in the 2015 Best of St. Croix Valley survey. During the month of October, this community weighed in on their favorite shops, restaurants, hot spots and more. The results of the annual readers’ choice survey will appear in the March issue of St.

Thank you to everyone who submitted photographs and voted during our first St. Croix Valley Magazine photo contest. After much consideration, the following photos were chosen:

“The Firing Line” by Thomas Wieland (1st place)

“Love My Chicken” by Sandy Brecht (2nd place)

Cheryl and Dennis Kelly of Stillwater attended the Guinness Academy in Dublin during a trip to Ireland in April.

David and Kate March brought St. Croix Valley Magazine along on a trip to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, in July.

We are excited to announce that the 2016 Best of St. Croix Valley survey is here! Don't miss your chance to vote for your favorite shops, restaurants, people, hot spots and more.

Ann Haraldson, of Stillwater, holds her granddaughter, Liliana Haraldson, during a trip to Yellowstone National Park. (Pictured above)

Leah, Terese and Maya Mitchell enjoy their favorite magazine while visiting Venice, Florida.

Living a modern life in a historic town like Stillwater, Minn., one tends to forget that the familiar streets are the same ones people walked on during past war times. This is not the 19th-century Stillwater of Civil War times.

While Laura Sobiech had many dreams for her future, she never aspired to become an author, inspirational speaker and childhood cancer advocate. Six years ago, she was happily raising four children with her husband Rob and leading an active family life in the St. Croix Valley. Life was good.

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