• Minnewaska FFA Heads to State

    | Published on April 15, 2024 at 2:07pm CDT

    The Minnewaska FFA group is sending four teams and five individuals to state on April 21st. The Ag Mechanics team scored 5th out of 14 teams at their regional competition. The Livestock team placed third out of 16 teams. Weston Hawkins placed first individually, Eric Bowen placed 10th individually and Addy Tangen placed 14th overall… Read More


    | Published on April 15, 2024 at 1:55pm CDT

    The Pope County Sheriff’s Office, along with local law enforcement agencies placed a wreath on the front steps of the Pope County Courthouse today, April 15, in remembrance of Pope County Deputy Josh Owen.  The public was  encouraged to join them at that time or stop by throughout the day.  “The Pope County Sheriff’s Office… Read More

  • County hears report on  transmission line in area 

    | Published on April 15, 2024 at 1:52pm CDT

    •Route will not be finalized until the end of this year By Melanie Stegner Reporter Jason Weiers, Manager of Transmission Project Development from Otter Tail Power Company was at last week’s work session of the Pope County Board of Commissioners to give an update on the status of the Big Stone South to Alexandria transmission line project.  According to Weiers,… Read More

  • Glenwood’s garbage rates to increase 

    | Published on April 15, 2024 at 1:48pm CDT

    •Increasing costs at PDSW cited as the reason for increase By John R. Stone Reporter Due to rising costs incurred by its provider, the Glenwood City Commission approved an 8.2 percent increase in city garbage rates at its regular monthly meeting last Tuesday. Don Williamson, representing West Central Sanitation, appeared before the commission to make the request. He… Read More

  • Audit reveals City of Starbuck is ‘very healthy’

    | Published on April 15, 2024 at 1:47pm CDT

    By Kris Goracke Reporter “Very healthy,” were the words of David Meyer as he discussed Starbuck’s financial state.   During the regular monthly Starbuck City Council meeting, Meyer highlighted key points from the independent 2023 auditor’s report, noting that the general fund’s cash and investment balance at the end of 2023 was $1,937,076, showing an increase of… Read More

  • Minnewaska NHS members help stuff Easter eggs

    | Published on April 15, 2024 at 1:44pm CDT

    Many hands made light work out of stuffing eggs for the annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Glenwood Lakes Area Welcome Center on the Saturday before Easter.  The Minnewaska Area High School National Honor Society members assisted in stuffing eggs for the event.  In the front row from left are: MAHS teacher and NHS… Read More

  • Blake Nelson receives National recognition

    | Published on April 15, 2024 at 1:42pm CDT

    Blake Nelson, a senior at Minnewaska Area High School has been awarded Academic Honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs, it was announced recently by Minnewaska Area Schools (MAS). Blake Nelson, son of Peter and Kari Nelson, is set to embark on his academic journey at the University of St. Thomas. Having already completed eight… Read More

  • Dorothy Stepina honored for community service

    | Published on April 15, 2024 at 12:26pm CDT

    Dorothy Stepina was recently named the 2024 Community Service recipient, it was announced by the Starbuck Area Chamber of Commerce.  The award was presented by Dan Jahn, of Peddler Dan’s in Starbuck.  Dorothy became a business owner in Starbuck in 2010, with the Nutcracker Cafe being the most recent. Dorothy sold the cafe in the… Read More

  • Glacial Hills Charter School receives $20,000 grant to support outdoors

    | Published on April 15, 2024 at 12:25pm CDT

    By Kris Goracke Reporter The Glacial Hills Charter School in Starbuck has been awarded $20,000 from the No Child Left Inside (NCLI) grant. This grant, a program dedicated to supporting outdoor environmental, ecological, and natural resource-based education and recreation programs for youth, will advance the school’s outdoor education initiatives. Funded by the Minnesota Legislature in 2019,… Read More

  • Minnewaska Nordic Expansion: No Child Left Inside grant to enhance physical education

    | Published on April 15, 2024 at 12:17pm CDT

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) has awarded a No Child Left Inside grant to Minnewaska Area Schools to expand its physical education curriculum through the Minnewaska Nordic Expansion project, it was announced by the school last week. This initiative aims to further support cross-country skiing and introduce snowshoeing activities to middle school and… Read More

Sign In