About the Pope County Tribune
The Pope County Tribune has been published weekly for 97 years, since it’s first issue was published in June of 1920. Management of the Pope County Tribune has been in the hands of just four publishers in that 97-year span. Edward E. Barsness was the first publisher, from 1920-1955; James M. Kinney was the next publisher, from 1955-1984; John R. Stone published the Pope County Tribune from 1984-2005. Tim Douglass, the current publisher, started as publisher in 2005 and continues today.
The Pope County Tribune is published every Monday at 14 First Avenue Southeast Glenwood, MN 56334, by the Pope County Press, Inc. and entered at the Post Office in Glenwood, MN 56334 as periodical postage.
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MAIL: P.O. Box 157, Glenwood, MN 56334
PHONE: 320-634-4571 | FAX: 320-634-5522
(Incorporating the Glenwood Herald and Villard Grit newspapers)
Tim Douglass has been the editor/publisher of the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times since 2005. He is a fourth generation newspaperman. His great-grandfather, grandfather and father all edited and published the Lakefield Standard, a weekly newspaper still published in Lakefield, a town in southwestern Minnesota.
Before coming to the Pope County Tribune and the Starbuck Times, Douglass was the publisher of the Granite Falls-Clarkfield Advocate-Tribune for 13 years. Before that he was editor of the Paynesville Press, St. Peter Herald, Jackson County Pilot and was a reporter and photographer for the Lakefield Standard. He and his wife, Kim, have three grown sons-Michael, Thomas and Joseph.
Erika Andreas is the Office Manager, Bookkeeper, Circulation Manager and an Advertising Sales Representative at the Pope County Tribune. She is a long-time employee of the Tribune (since March 2002). Erika lives in Starbuck with her husband Mike, daughters Mikalyn and Payton, and son Blake. All four keep her very busy. Erika loves traveling, spending time at the lake and whenever she might have a minute to herself, she enjoys reading.
Erica Stoen is a graphic designer here at the Tribune since December 2013, and is the owner of Creative Mess Studio. She graduated from the Communication Art and Design program at Alexandria Technical and Community College in 2012. Erica grew up in Glenwood and Starbuck, where she enjoys spending time with her animals, riding horse and being creative.
Derek Holten currently works in Production at the Pope County Tribune. He went to school at Alexandria Technical College and then joined us in August 2005. Derek was born and raised in Starbuck where he enjoys to spend a lot of time on the lake. He loves spending time with friends and family, and you might recognize him from behind the bar at the Waters Edge where he still works part time.
I came to the Pope County Tribune in June of 2007. The Tribune was looking for a sports reporter and took a flyer on a guy with no newspaper experience. I have worked in the Graphic Arts/Printing business for over 30 years, so that experience helped. Attending sporting events was the easy part, learning to use a professional camera took some getting used to. A less-than-busy sports summer allowed me time to get the hang of shooting sports before the fall high school season kicked into gear. I enjoy watching the local kids play ball, but my favorite is watching the real little kids chase a ball around. It reminds me of my son when he was little. I have two kids, Tim and Grace, both married and living in the Twin Cities. I enjoy umpiring JV baseball. It’s given me a respect for officials in all sports, and the difficulty of doing a good job for the players, coaches and fans. Next time you want to yell at a ref, don’t! Well, at least think first, then yell.
Starbuck Times Editor
Zach started at the Starbuck Times in 2011 moving from Garretson, SD to start his career in Journalism. Before coming to Starbuck Zach did an internship at the Madison Daily Leader in Madison, SD focusing mostly on feature stories. Before that he was Assistant Sports Editor at his college newspaper, The Collegian, which focuses on happenings at South Dakota State University in Brookings. Zach enjoys watching sports in his free time.