• Glenwood Postal Service employee pleads guilty to stealing government benefits

    | Published on October 14, 2019 at 1:37pm CDT

    A U.S. Postal Service worker from Glenwood has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 in government benefits. The U.S. Attorney’s office said in a news release last Friday that 57-year-old Lisa Ann Schafer of Glenwood pleaded guilty to theft of government funds. According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed in court, from September 18, 2015, through… Read More

  • Rachel’s Challenge Community Response

    | Published on October 14, 2019 at 12:09pm CDT

    The second annual Rachel’s Challenge Community Response was held on Thursday, Oct. 10 at Minnewaska Area High School (MAHS). Community members joined fourth through twelfth-graders for the community response and helped spread the finger-knitted “chain of kindness” around the school gymnasium. The event started with a welcome from Minnewaska Area Elementary and Intermediate School principal Sarah… Read More

  • City still waiting for language change on fences

    | Published on October 14, 2019 at 12:03pm CDT

    By Tim Douglass Glenwood City commissioners authorized the staff to move forward with a request from CHS-Prairie Lakes to install an eight-foot security fence on property owned by the company. The reason the city had to move the project forward, is because the city placed a moratorium on all fences in the city in June, while… Read More

  • Two from Pope County participate in Minnesota State 4-H horse show

    | Published on October 14, 2019 at 12:03pm CDT

    Two 4-H youth from Pope County participated in the Minnesota 4-H State Horse show Sept. 13-16, 2019. This year, 634 youth from across the state participated in the annual event at the Minnesota State Fair.  4-H’ers demonstrate their skills and knowledge in hippology (showing knowledge and understanding of equine science and husbandry), horse judging (study… Read More

  • Medicare decisions will start Tuesday

    | Published on October 14, 2019 at 12:01pm CDT

    Residents eligible for Medicare have already been inundated with marketing and advertising about Medicare Advantage plans. That’s because the open enrollment period for Medicare for seniors begins tomorrow (Tuesday) Oct. 15 and runs through December 7. The marketing effort pushing the Medicare Advantage plans show the plans are adding some benefits not typically covered by Medicare. But, those… Read More

  • Decline in small game hunting spells trouble

    | Published on October 14, 2019 at 11:54am CDT

    The most recent small game hunter survey from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources revealed the fewest number of hunters pursuing species like grouse, waterfowl and squirrels since the DNR began keeping track of these figures in 1969. Small game license sales have been trending lower for the past 20 years. “Every year that license sales… Read More