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.

Summer is a time when sunny skies and warm breezes beckon people of all ages to flock to their favorite swimming beaches to cool off and enjoy a relaxing time on the river or at one of the area lakes. For those heading to the St.

Afton residents have been marking the start of summer with their popular Strawberry Festival since 1884. The festival originated as a way to honor the rich heritage of strawberry crops that have been growing in the area since the 1800s.

During the summer, with ample sunshine and warm breezes coming off of the river, the St. Croix Valley naturally gets into a festive mood. So with the Fourth of July around the corner, we’re sure to find hometown parades and fireworks in the park up and down the river.

Traditionally when most people think of female models, they conjure up the image of a tall, beautiful woman who has flawless, symmetric features. Today, that ideal is slowly evolving to better reflect the wide range of beauty that exists within our society.

A great time was had by those who attended Stillwater’s Historic Winter Ice Cream Social in Lowell Park on January 17, hosted by the Washington County Historical Society and Discover Minnesota.

Despite the cold morning temperatures, crowds bundled up and gathered in Hudson, Wis., to see glowing hot air balloons during the Hudson Hot Air Affair, which took place on February 6-8.

After a long winter, spring is finally making an appearance in Minnesota. The snow is melting, birds are chirping, and more people are venturing out of their homes to enjoy the outdoors. For those who are looking for ways to embrace the season, the St.

The name “Ironman” brings some very specific images to mind: athletes running swiftly from water to bicycle in a series of herculean feats of athleticism. Here in the St. Croix Valley, we’re a bit more relaxed.

It was a perfect January day for members of the St. Croix Valley Ski Club.

On March 17, all one really needs is a place where the company’s good, the beer is flowing and the corned beef is in abundance.

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