Arts & Culture

Nancy Eike

After nearly 20 years in the publishing industry, Nancy Eike was ready for a change of pace. Interestingly enough, this new chapter of her life is one she already had bookmarked.

Totes My Goats

Goats. You’ve seen them at the zoo; you’ve seen them in the mountains out West; and you might even eat goat cheese derived from goat’s milk.

Spring is here and with it comes spring cleaning and reorganizing of our homes, but how often are we going through our closets and giving them a little refresh?

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

Lens on St. Croix Valley: Calm Morning in Stillwater.