Health & Wellness

Sarah Bertsch performs acupressure on a dog with cancer.

Animals have always been a big part of Sarah Bertsch’s family. She and her husband have only ever had canine “children.” And when their rescued golden doodle Ellie was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, Bertsch set off to research how best to help Ellie, just like any parent would.

A boat cruise on the St. Croix River.

Enjoy the views of the majestic St Croix River. Our area is spoiled for choice when it comes to cruises. Whether it’s a regular trip up and down the river, or a themed cruise, there is something for everyone.

A native prairie in Minnesota, cared for by the local chapter of the Prairie Enthusiasts.

Evanne Hunt wears a yellow protective suit while she carefully watches a fire burn a strip of the native prairie she’s volunteered to protect over the past 25 years.

The compass on a sailboat at one of the sailing schools in the St. Croix Valley.

There are several sailing schools in the St. Croix Valley area that provide classes for children, teens and adults, from beginner to expert level.

A row of various beauty products on a pink background.

The Hudson salon's experts dish out advice on dry hair, fall trends, going grey and must-have purse items.

Jocelyn Young, owner of St. Croix Skincare, voted the St. Croix Valley's Best MedSpa, smiles for a photo.

St. Croix Skincare, voted Best MedSpa in the St. Croix Valley, offers a bevy of skin-related services. Clients can enjoy a relaxing spa experience, but can also address skin concerns with procedures usually found at a doctor’s office.

Kelly Fox, director of healthy living at the Hudson YMCA, flexes her muscles.

Busy summer schedules can make getting to the gym difficult - these tips for exercising with the family will help keep you in shape.

Final Four, Minneapolis Final Four, NCAA Tournament, Final Four tickets, March Madness, NCAA Basketball, Auburn, Michigan State, Virginia, Texas Tech, US Bank Stadium

Yes, technically it's April, but March Madness comes to Minneapolis this week. if you’re trying to score some last-minute Final Four tickets, the Better Business Bureau has some advice.

boating, st. croix river boating, st. croix valley, Point St. Croix Marina, boats

As we approach our warmer months, boats will appear on the St. Croix River like a seasonal bloom that is joyfully anticipated by so many outdoor enthusiasts.

Jake Wisse and Ed Vater, Bending Branches, Outdoors,

Bending Branches makes paddles designed for stand up paddle boarding, canoeing, kayaking, longer excursions, day trips and whitewater as well as deeper lakes, rivers and salt water.

Diro Outdoors, downtown Stillwater, bike rentals, rent a bike, renting a bike

DIRO Outdoors now offers self-serve bike rentals in downtown Stillwater.

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