Mike Funk portrait.

Meet New Stillwater Superintendent Mike Funk. “Expect the best. We want the best experience for everybody associated with Stillwater schools.” —Mike Funk, Stillwater Area Public Schools superintendent

Since 1951, the Croix Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus has been interacting with the community through music. Originally started in Hudson before moving to Stillwater, Croix Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus belongs to the Barbershop Harmony Society, which is more than 800 chapters strong nationwide.

Coming in late summer, watch our magazine for a story on Dariush Moslemi, a longtime Stillwater resident (with his wife, Sarah, and five children between the ages of 4 and 15), as his ambitions to open a new restaurant space and more Studio One Yoga studios regionally becomes reality.

Writer and Stillwater graduate Kerstin March considers the St. Croix Valley her hometown.

He trained at Yale and sang opera in New York, but now you can find baritone Steven Marking, who lives in Maplewood, on the Mississippi backwaters in a mallard-green pontoon boat, armed with a camera, crouched behind a blind.

When a seat opened on the Minnesota Supreme Court last year, Minnesota Bar Association president and Stillwater resident Robin Wolpert “was out talking with members of the public,” she says. She considers Minnesotans educated and engaged, but “it seemed that the court was largely a mystery.

February 9, 2018, might seem like a long way off, but Afton native Jessie Diggins is looking forward to that date with laser-like focus.

Sharon and Richard Young’s story is about clowning, but it is also about midlife love.

During this particularly contentious election season, it can be tough to feel connected to the political process, let alone to the politicians angling for our votes.

Hudson High School senior Chase Blackmun has a lot he can hang his hat on, including—but not limited to—his involvement as a varsity athlete and captain for both hockey and soccer, membership in the National Honor Society, competitive math team membership and a top academic ranking in his class.