Shops & Business

When Sandee Madigan, longtime owner of Hudson’s Dilly Dally in the Alley, decided to retire last year, Jenny Gunsallus saw an opportunity. “I always knew I wanted to own my own business,” says Gunsallus, who took over the eclectic gift store in January.

Heather and Chris Peterson begin their work day much earlier than the crack of dawn. As bakers and the owners of Bread Art in Bayport, they start preparing bread dough and pastries at 2 a.m. and leave the bakery between 10 a.m.

As temperatures get colder, more families struggle to put healthy food on the table. Luckily there’s a range of Valley-area organizations stepping up to help stop food insecurity in the region. Here’s where you can pitch in—or get help.

Many people can use a little help waking up in the morning or getting through the workday, which often leads to coffee. St.

The LeDuc Historic Estate, a Gothic Revival mansion built in the 1860s by Brig. Gen. William G. LeDuc (an Ohio native who moved to the Minnesota Territory in 1850 to open St.

For Leslie Stelling, becoming a member of the Hudson Area Moms Group has offered the chance to learn more about Hudson and connect with a welcoming community of mothers. “It’s brought me friendship and support, especially being new to the area,” she says.

You might like vintage items. You might like beautiful things. Or you might like classic objects inherited from Grandma that are, well, kind of ugly. Whatever your preference, three shops in the St.

Stillwater is known for its charming streetscapes and historic riverside, but a part of the city’s downtown is hidden beneath rock and concrete.

If you like to periodically revamp your wardrobe or update furniture and home décor—and who doesn’t?—consignment shopping offers a cost-saving and environmentally friendly alternative to an otherwise single-use world.

Katie Owings decided to start her nonprofit after experiencing an “a-ha moment.” While on a mission trip to Haiti in 2014, the dance teacher and owner of Inspiration Performing Arts Center (IPAC) in Mahtomedi brought along a suitcase ful

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