St. Croix Valley Magazine's Top 10 Most Popular Stories of 2019

St. Croix Valley Magazine Top 10 Stories of 2019
As we look back on 2019, we're reflecting on the stories you—our readers—loved most.

Twelve months, six issues, dozens of stories about the people, places and events that make the St. Croix Valley such a special community. As we look back on 2019, we're reflecting on the stories you—our readers—loved most. These were the top 10 most-read stories on last year—revisit them (or catch up on what you missed) and be sure to share your favorites on social media!


Charlie Neuenschwander

  1. Senior Spotlight: Charlie Neuenschwander Wants to Tackle Climate Change

    Improving the environment and combating issues like climate change can be accomplished, but only if we have more people like Charlie Neuenschwander, a senior at Hudson High School, actively trying to change it.

    Domacin Wine Bar

  2. A Culinary Trip Through the St. Croix Valley

    Explore the St. Croix Valley by visiting these dining destinations located up and down the river.

    Lift Bridge Hard Seltzer

  3. Lift Bridge Brewing Co.'s Newest Beverage Brainchild: Canned Hard Seltzers

    Just as the craft beer boom hit Minnesota a few years ago, a new beverage trend gained steam this year, and Stillwater’s Lift Bridge Brewing Co. introduced their own take on the hard seltzer movement.

    Pier 500

  4. St. Croix Valley's Best Patio Dining Provides an 'Unforgettable Experience'

    Hudson’s Pier 500 is a veritable riverside institution—and a regular in several categories of our “Best of” list.

    MN Nice Cream

  5. 'Instagrammable' Minnesota Nice Cream Coming to Stillwater This Spring

    Minnesota Nice Cream serves up picture-perfect ice cream with mouthwatering, eye-catching toppings.

    LoLo American Kitchen

  6. Now with Three Locations, LoLo American Kitchen Still Keeps it Local

    Five years in, not only is LoLo’s Stillwater location thriving, but they outbid national chains for a coveted MSP airport spot and have partnered with and funded a number of hospitality (primarily food and drink) businesses in Stillwater—and now finally have realized their space in Hudson as well.

    Water Street Inn

  7. Water Street Inn Renovations Will Include Clocktower, Rooftop Dining

    This year, the Water Street Inn got a series of major updates—increasing its current capacity, rebuilding the historic clock tower and transforming the roof into a rooftop deck where people can eat, drink and enjoy the views of the St. Croix River.

    Sara's Tipsy Pies

  8. Sara's Tipsy Pies Opens Storefront in Stillwater

    Fans of Sara's Tipsy Pies can get their fix in the new Stillwater shop.

    Manger Restaurant

  9. Couple Fulfills Dream by Opening New Bayport Restaurant Manger

    Sometimes life—like a great meal—just comes together perfectly. Such was the case for Manger Restaurant and Wine Bar in Bayport.

    Minnesota Made

  10. Stillwater Native Launches Sustainable Clothing Line Minnesota Made

    From T-shirts to crewnecks (a bestseller, no matter the season), coffee mugs to pet bandanas, Minnesota Made has just about everything.