• Breaking news: A warning from the Pope Co. Sheriff to continue to be cautious on area lakes

    | Published on January 15, 2018 at 12:48pm CST

    On Saturday, Jan. 13, the Pope County Sheriff’s Office reported that it had responded to two different vehicles going through the ice on Lake Minnewaska over the past two days. Occupants in both instances were able to safely escape the partially submerged vehicles. The Sheriff’s Office is again warning everyone that, even with the recent… Read More

  • Flight to freedom: Hanna Hall’s story

    | Published on January 15, 2018 at 11:06am CST

    By Celeste Rapp Hanna Hall’s “flight to freedom,” as she calls it, began when she was 16 years old. Originally from Poland, her family (her parents, two brothers and her sister) and her moved to Germany to seek the safety they thought they would find within the borders of the country. They were terrified, and… Read More

  • City gets favorable rating, interest rate

    | Published on January 15, 2018 at 11:03am CST

    By Tim Douglass Glenwood City Commissioners received some good news on the city’s financial rating and that translated into a lower interest rate on bonds issued for the 2018 Complete Streets project. The city approved a resolution issuing the sale of $1,465,000 general obligation street reconstruction bonds and levying a tax to pay off… Read More

  • City attorney leaves position for FAA job; no replacement yet

    | Published on January 15, 2018 at 11:02am CST

    By Tim Douglass Glenwood City Commissioners tabled action last week to appoint a city attorney after accepting current city attorney Todd Roth’s resignation, effective Jan. 21. The commission decided to reconvene Tuesday’s meeting at 6 p.m. this Wednesday, Jan. 17, and would be prepared to make a decision on the position at that meeting. … Read More

  • MnDOT urges motorists to be cautious when driving near snowplows

    | Published on January 15, 2018 at 11:00am CST

    There have been at least 22 crashes so far this season involving vehicles and snowplows. With significant snow totals forecast for much of the state this week, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use extra caution during plowing and snow removal operations. “Inattentive drivers, motorists driving too close to the plow and… Read More

  • Pope County cat tests positive for rabies

    | Published on January 15, 2018 at 10:58am CST

    A 6 year-old, male, outdoor cat in Pope County tested positive for rabies on Jan. 3, according to a news release from the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. This is the first domestic animal to test positive for rabies in 2018. The owners observed the cat behaving oddly on Jan. 2, exhibiting signs of incoordination… Read More

  • Frank Chan, Ron Stoen honored at NWTF event

    | Published on January 15, 2018 at 10:57am CST

    Frank Chan (seated) and Ron Stoen (right) were honored by being named to the Hall of Fame for the National Wild Turkey Federation at the annual state banquet on Saturday, Jan. 6 at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria. Standing to the left of Chan was Tom Glines, senior regional director of the National… Read More