Stillwater, Minnesota, and Hudson, Wisconsin, both located within about a half-hour drive from most launchpads in the Twin Cities, are practically busting at the seams with antiquey, boutiquey, bed-and-breakfast charm. Their prime location in the St. Croix River Valley means there are lots of hiking ... More >>
Another weekend, another new taproom. This time Boom Island is opening their new digs -- on Valentine's Day, no less. They're marking the date with a special Hoodoo Dubbel with raspberries and chocolate. The taproom is going to be open Wednesday through Saturday each week and will also offer growler ... More >>
One of the cardinal rules of life on a houseboat, as we reported in this month's "The Real Houseboats of the Mississippi," is that all boats want to be submarines: they sink.The latest area casualty is a 60-foot, three-story houseboat docked in Hudson, Wis. See Also: - COVER: The Real Houseboats of ... More >>
Finally, it's Friday, it's the start of Art-A-Whirl, and it's time to celebrate the end of Craft Beer Week with a cold brew or two... or more. With dozens of events, tappings, and releases going on all weekend, we picked a handful of events that are sure to be filled to the brim with fun and hops.
As we start to prep our backyards, clean off the patio furniture, and roll out the grills (okay, maybe that's a little premature, but it will happen soon), suddenly burgers are on the brain. They are deceptively simple -- just meat and bun -- and yet perfecting one can take years of practice and twe ... More >>
The good folks at Bayport BBQ have offered up the lineup for the sixth annual Deep Blues Festival. As expected, this is a grouping of some of the rawest blues and folk players around gathered at Bayport's scenic location next to the St. Croix River.Last year's running of the Deep Blues Festival birt ... More >>
Deep blues comes to life on this raw, live cut featuring seven bands
In a new video put together by campaign volunteers, MNGOP Senate candidate Karin Housley's supporters go Gangnam Style.SEE ALSO:-- "Hot Cheetos & Takis" features young Mpls rappers-- Kurt Bills' creepy Staring at the Future political film is laughably bad [VIDEO]But an MNGOP spoof on Psy's smash ... More >>
Classes, cruises, farm tours, smoothie-offs ... variety is truly the spice of life this Week in Food. 7/17 Sometimes in summer when it's 12 billion degrees out all we want to eat are appetizers and finger foods. If you feel the same way, get thee to "Kitchen Basics with Kate: Easy Appetizers" at t ... More >>
Rock The Vine 3Featuring Halloween, Alaska, Solid Gold, White Light Riot, and Haley BonarSaint Croix Vineyards, Stillwater, MinnesotaJune 9, 2012Sometimes, it's just nice to get out of the city. Rock The Vine 3 was set in the picturesque grounds of the Saint Croix Vineyards in Stillwater, and treate ... More >>
There must be something about the waters of the St. Croix River that make authorities really paranoid about glass pipes.Earlier this month, we told you about a new Stillwater ordinance that broadly defines "drug paraphernalia" as "objects used, intended for use, or designed for use in ingesting, in ... More >>
Twin Cities music fans who are willing to make the short drive to Stillwater on Saturday, June 9 for Rock The Vine 3 will be rewarded will a bunch of great bands, exquisite wine, and tasty food options, all set along the picturesque backdrop of the St. Croix River Valley. Rock the Cause and Comp ... More >>
We gotta give her credit -- Michele Bachmann got it done.Last week, Gov. Dayton wrote Bachmann a letter informing her that the state would reallocate money currently set aside for a new Stillwater bridge if the project wasn't approved by the U.S. House before March 15. With only a handful of legi ... More >>
After the upcoming election, Michele Bachmann will no longer represent Stillwater. Nonetheless, she remains "absolutely committed" to building a new Minnesota-to-Wisconsin bridge in the Stillwater area.Time is running short for the bridge design currently under consideration. In response to a let ... More >>
As if people needed more reason to view her as a joke, Michele Bachmann was invited to participate in the next season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. We were really, really excited about the prospect of regularly embedding video of Our Favorite Congresswoman's performances so that everyone could ... More >>
The Nova Wine BarNova's impressive display of wineLocated in quaint downtown Hudson, Wisconsin, The Nova welcomes guests with a cozy and intimate atmosphere. A flickering fireplace and the collection of Tiffany lamps give the setting a warm glow. Tucked away on the hillside overlooking the St ... More >>
WikipediaSilver carp: If you see this, it's already too late.The apocalypse is nearly upon us, bio-spherically speaking. The leaping, terrifying, invasive Asian Carp has reached the St. Croix River. The invasion was announced this afternoon by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, which ... More >>
A government shutdown will create a major transportation headache for anyone who relies on the Stillwater Lift Bridge to get back and forth to Wisconsin. If legislators cannot reach a budget agreement before July 1, the bridge will be raised and closed to traffic on what also happens to be the d ... More >>
McCollum promises to stymie Bachmann.We have a congressional border spat. DFL Rep. Betty McCollum wants to know why, if Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the federal government are all broke, GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann wants to build a $700 million bridge over the St. Croix River. Bachmann, who complain ... More >>
Bachmann's porking for a bridge to Wisconsin.Rep. Michele Bachmann insists America is headed for socialism and bankruptcy because "porking" has gotten way out of control--unless, of course, you're talking about her pet bridge project to Wisconsin. She's about to submit a bill that does an end ru ... More >>
This woman wants a bridge.Tim Pawlenty got away with not raising taxes by redefining a "tax" as a "user fee." Now Michele Bachmann supports a redefinition of earmarks she likes, because those earmarks aren't really earmarks. They're, well, something else.
Bachmann: Saddling our kids with the fedeal debt is OK when she does it.Remember the Fox News gabfests, the D.C. rallies and the campaign ads where Michele Bachmann brags about voting against President Barack Obama's stimulus bill? Too much federal spending, she says. Turns out she had her h ... More >>
Campbell and Grijalva died in Lakeview's Humphries Park.The Ramsey County Medical Examiner has ruled that 14-year-old Jacob Z. Campbell killed 15-year-old Lisa M. Grijalva with a shotgun before turning the weapon on himself Tuesday evening in Lakeland. Police found the bodies of the teenager ... More >>
Police found the two bodies in a Lakeland park near the St. Croix River, above.The bodies of two teenagers found in a Lakeland park Tuesday evening have been identified, and police say they're now treating the incident as a suicide case involving a gun.
Kris Drake for City PagesLobster gnocchi at Grecco'sNext Thursday, Grecco's will celebrate its second anniversary and the restaurant's new dining room and wine bar, with the St. Croix River in autumn as its lovely backdrop. You can sample 50 wines, multiple food stations, and butler-passed h ... More >>
(Pictured: Past entrants hope to achieve flight for Red Bull's Flugtag)This week we have multiple CD-release shows, an art fest on the north side, and some DIY flying machines that will (most likely) crash into the Mississippi.
albertopviega/flickrLumberjacks await your arrival. We are desperately trying to pack in as much road trip and food festival fun into summer as humanly possible. And since Stillwater is so close, Lumberjack Days can be a getaway for those who don't have the time to get away. Bringing together a ... More >>
KDWB's annual ladies-only Booty Cruise got a little catty this year on the St. Croix River. Police were called to the boat in Stillwater Thursday night after a fight broke out between a bunch of the booty-shaking women in attendance. The women on the booze cruise apparently came for the wild da ... More >>
This week, do something special for all the ladies of the world. According to Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, an exhibit in its last week at the Bell Museum, women provide almost half of the world's agricultural labor. View photos, track food as it travels from field to fork, and learn other ... More >>
She supports a monster, $668.5 million bridge span built to divert traffic away from Stillwater and its aging lift bridge.
One DNR expert thinks all the sightings involve the same big cat, and the service has been collecting DNA samples to test that theory.
They say nothing's free. They were wrong.
Perhaps furniture choice in classrooms is just as important as instruction.
Twin Cities purveyors make it easy to reinvent the picnic