The sun is beginning to set in the St. Croix River Valley, inching lower to meet the basalt cliffs and tree-covered slopes that hug the town of Taylors Falls. On the Wisconsin side, a full, blue December moon rises lazily behind the Victorian facades of St. Croix Falls. The historic Northern States Power hydroelectric plant hums quietly on the riverfront; electric cables on aging wooden poles cross the river along the dam and creep up the hillsides to power the hobby farms and exurban subdivisions that dot the landscape on both... More >>>