Arts & Culture

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Under the Bridge

Stillwater resident Maribeth Lundeen says she frequently goes on meditative walks on the trails near the Arcola High Bridge. “The woods are beautiful with a diverse mix of trees,” she says, noting that the forest is different in every season.

Ice Palace Maze

The popular Ice Palace Maze is back in the Valley for a second year of family fun. Calyssa Hall, executive director, says, “We are planning to make this a really fun, COVID-friendly, winter-friendly and family-friendly event with an artistic flare.”

In 2013, the U.S. Patent Office sent a memo to its patent examiners instructing them to cease and desist examining all patent claims related to naturally occurring human DNA sequences. This was huge and historical news—our genes were free! But what led to that point?

We Wait for the Sun

The Washington County library has gathered three book recommendations in honor of Black History Month. Since its official inception in 1976, Black History Month has been a time to pay tribute to and celebrate Black achievements throughout history.

Calm Morning in Stillwater - Michael Huber

We regularly feature photo submissions from our Lens on St. Croix Valley photo contest in the pages of St. Croix Valley Magazine and online.

snow sculpting

The cold and snowy days of winter usher in a new season of activities and competitions. Hockey games fill up local arenas, skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes, and snowmobilers head to the trails.

The People Remember

Please share this gorgeous book with the children in your life.

morning fog at perch lake

We regularly feature photo submissions from our Lens on St. Croix Valley photo contest in the pages of St. Croix Valley Magazine and online.

coffee table styling

When a local couple decided to build a home on scenic lot surrounded by horse pasture, tucked in off a gravel road in Grant Township, they emphasized to their builder Divine Custom Homes in Hudson, Wis. and interior designer Amy Lefarink of Interior Impressions in Woodbury, Minn.

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