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.
Health & Wellness
Many of us know the St. Croix River as a great place to go boating, take pictures or picnic alongside. We might go for walks on the Stillwater levees or on Hudson’s long river walk. But do you ever consider what is lurking below the water’s surface?
When John Kerschbaum paddles on the St. Croix River, the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy is never far from his mind. After all, that’s where the idea for his business, Gondola Romantica, all began.
Riding isn’t about just saddling up and hitting the trails. It’s also about bonding with a horse and enjoying the thrill of the ride together.
The St. Croix River just keeps getting more precious. It is big, beautiful and wild. It is home to all manner of waterfowl, songbirds, animals and fish. Less than an hour from a major metropolitan area, being on the river can make you feel as if you’re 1,000 miles from civilization.
As dusk sets on any given Tuesday night this summer, crowds gather on Water Street in Stillwater for memorable evenings. With a market, a live musical performance and a feature-length movie, these events draw a wide range of people.
Since 1871, the Washington County Fair has been a highlight of summer in the St. Croix Valley. Although its focus has shifted from agriculture as Washington County’s demographics have changed, the fair still draws more than 50,000 people each year.
Every Thursday, Hudson’s Lakefront Park lights up with free concerts. With the St. Croix River as a backdrop, guests are treated to some of the best music around—including the Minnesota Orchestra, the St.
Every year, Minnesota produces an extraordinary quantity of high-quality art. Paul Creager, organizer of the Square Lake Film and Music Festival, believes it deserves to be seen.
Lumberjack Days marked one of the most exciting summer celebrations in Stillwater, but throughout an 80-year history, its focus slowly shifted somewhat as the event attracted more tourists.