About the Pope County Tribune

The Pope County Tribune has been published weekly 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 over a 100-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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Contact information:

MAIL: P.O. Box 157, Glenwood, MN 56334

PHONE: 320-634-4571 | FAX: 320-634-5522

E-mail us at: news@pctribune.com, ads@pctribune.com, or tdouglass@pctribune.com


(Incorporating the Starbuck Times, Glenwood Herald and Villard Grit newspapers)

Tim Douglass


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

Office Manager


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 Carlson

Senior Graphic Designer & Marketing Coordinator

Erica Carlson is the Senior Graphic Designer, Marketing Coordinator and an Advertising Sales Representative here at the Tribune since December 2013. She grew up in the Glenwood and Starbuck area and currently lives outside of Starbuck with her husband Jake and daughter Kennedy. Erica enjoys spending time with family, caring for her animals, hunting, fishing, riding horse and being creative.

Amber Hart

Office Assistant

Melanie Stegner

News Reporter


John Fragodt

Sports Reporter


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