Health & Wellness

It was a picture-perfect day at White Eagle Golf Club in Hudson for Hudson Hospital Foundation’s 38th annual golf tournament. 

After a full 2016 season and January off, Chateau St. Croix has reopened under new management with regular hours and events that celebrate local wine, art, cheeses and gourmet foods. Nestled in rolling hills north of St.

Of course lights twinkle inside the glacial archways and wintry towers, tunnels and foundations feature two ice slides—it’s an ice castle, after all, built using icicles instead of blocks to affect a towering, Gothic presence, brought to the St.

Here’s a clue as to why you should spend your Valentine’s Day at a St. Croix Valley bed-and-breakfast: Children are generally not allowed. “People come to a B&B to escape children!” Phipps Inn owner and innkeeper Mary Ellen Cox says with a laugh.

Whether you realize it or not, you’ve already been introduced to the art of aerial dance even before you enter the Pole Barn at 122 Water St. S. in Stillwater.

Rising costs can be a barrier in many aspects of health care these days, and this includes Eastern medical treatments like acupuncture.

Valentine’s Wine Tasting at Chateau St. Croix: Savor a truffle-size chocolate and sample five ports in the French-style chateau tasting room, with a fireplace and Midcentury trimmings. $7. 11 a.m.–6 p.m.

During this month of love, it’s important to know when to call it quits. Sometimes it’s clear when to “break up” with a tree; other times, it’s harder to tell. But when a tree falls ill, it goes from asset to liability.

Winter dresses the Valley beautifully, so take in the sights from a cozy vantage point this year. Here are three bed-and-breakfasts—in Osceola, Wis., and Stillwater and Taylors Falls, Minn.—that offer setting, winter activities and full breakfasts.

While it’s true that the turn of the year invites new beginnings, in Scandia, January is all about traditions.

Megan Polley is Stillwater’s go-to pet sitter, a profession she crafted from her passion for animals, and now 10 years later she continues to provide support for local families’ four-legged friends.

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