Shops & Business

Consignment shoppers who stroll down Main Street in downtown Stillwater can happily find unique and affordable treasures that will delight the men, women and children in their lives.

Last February, Afton-Lakeland Elementary School fifth-grader Taysha Hein was faced with a heartbreaking diagnosis: acute myeloid leukemia, an aggressive type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

Mad Men fans dressed the part for a May event at the Stillwater Library featuring guest of honor Rich Sommer, “Harry Crane,” from Mad Men.

Zachary Quinn exhibited an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age while growing up in Afton. That spirit was put to great use years later, in 2012, when he met Brian Keller in an entrepreneurship class at the University of St. Thomas.

Breathe. Relax. Unwind. When it comes to releasing muscle pain, replenishing energy or simply pampering yourself with a relaxing massage, there are no shortages of spa options in the St. Croix Valley.

For the past six years, residents of the St. Croix Valley have rolled up their sleeves to help make Community Thread’s annual event, Spring into Service, a success.

Rebecca Erickson is a local beauty legend with 39 years of experience in the salon industry.

Brad Glynn and Trevor Cronk sit down at the classic wooden bar with two beers in front of them, ready to explain how a poker league 12 years ago became a stepping stone to their dream of opening Lift Bridge Brewing Company.

To cure the winter blues, nothing excites quite like spring shopping. St. Croix Valley residents don’t have to go far to find spring inspiration along Hudson’s Main Street and throughout the business community.

Start with the basics, said Bud Brine, the original owner of Brine’s Meat Market and Restaurant in Stillwater: “If they love the ground beef, they’ll come back for the steak.”

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