• Pope County receives $4.9 million state grant for broadband internet access expansion

    | Published on November 21, 2017 at 2:55pm CST

    Pope County received the largest grant awarded, $4,996,791, in the most recent round of Border-to-Border broadband infrastructure development grants from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), it was announced by Gov. Mark Dayton’s office on Tuesday afternoon. The $4.9 million grant is a private match with Hanson Communications of Starbuck, which already provides… Read More

  • A free Thanksgiving dinner will be served

    | Published on November 20, 2017 at 10:12am CST

    The 24th annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Nov 23–Thanksgiving Day, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Minnewaska Area High School. Everyone in the area who might be celebrating alone or who might not be able to enjoy a dinner is welcome. Reservations are not necessary, and transportation to and… Read More

  • Remembering Loved ones

    | Published on November 20, 2017 at 10:12am CST

    The Glacial Ridge Hospice program hosted the annual Tree of Life celebration Nov. 14. Family members of those who went through hospice gathered to celebrate, honor and remember their loved ones. The program included musical offerings from Margaret Pederson and Paul Greene.  More photos in our photo gallery.  

  • Pope County Museum to refine its collection

    | Published on November 20, 2017 at 10:10am CST

    The Pope County Historical Society is committed to collecting, preserving and sharing the history of Pope County. The museum collection consists of many treasures to illustrate days gone by. A robust collection policy helps determine what objects to accept into the collection and how to care for them. However, in the past, the Historical Society accepted… Read More

  • Glenwood veteran receives Quilt of Valor from colleagues

    | Published on November 20, 2017 at 10:10am CST

    Farm Bureau Financial Services employees in Eagan recognized a veteran colleague for his military service, presenting him with a handcrafted quilt. Michael Walsh was presented with the quilt during an event at the company’s offices in Eagan on Nov. 9, 2017. The quilt, which was handcrafted by fellow employees at Farm Bureau Financial Services, was… Read More

  • Starbuck farmers named finalists for statewide conservation award

    | Published on November 20, 2017 at 10:08am CST

    Tom and Ann Beuckens, of Starbuck, are among eight finalists for the state’s 2017 Outstanding Conservationist Award, according to a news release from the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Pope Soil & Water Conservation District staff nominated the Beuckenses for the award. The winner will be announced Dec. 5 during the 81st annual… Read More

  • Glenwood city staff directed to lower tax rate

    | Published on November 20, 2017 at 10:07am CST

    By Zach Anderson The Glenwood City Commission spent some time at last week’s regular meeting discussing the city’s 2018 budget and levy. The city’s preliminary budget and tax levy were adopted at the Sept. 27 regular commission meeting and included additional funds for a $1 million bond, snow removal in the downtown area, and a tax… Read More