• Amid virus surge, comes new guidelines

    | Published on November 23, 2020 at 12:15pm CST

    By Tim Douglass As the spread of COVID-19 skyrocketed across the state and hospitals across the state voiced concern about ability to treat those who fall ill, Minnesota’s Governor Tim Walz last Wednesday announced new actions to help control the spread of the virus. Turning the dial back, Walz announced a four-week pause on… Read More

  • Free testing site now open at Morris Armory

    | Published on November 23, 2020 at 12:14pm CST

    A free COVID-19 testing site the Pope County area is now open in Morris at the Morris National Guard Armory. The site is open today and tomorrow, Nov. 23-24 from noon until 6 p.m., it was announced by Horizon Public Health. It will also be open from noon until 6 p.m. on the following dates…. Read More

  • New regional compost facility opened by PDSWM

    | Published on November 23, 2020 at 12:14pm CST

    Pictured: An organics recycling truck dumps the first load of organic material at the new Glacial Ridge Compost facility, which is operated by Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management. Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management (PDSWM) at an open house last week announced the opening of the Metal Recovery Facility and Glacial Ridge Compost Facility, owned and operated by… Read More

  • Sign-up period for CRP and CRP Grasslands starts Jan. 4

    | Published on November 23, 2020 at 12:12pm CST

    The U.S.  Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct open sign-up periods for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and CRP Grasslands in early 2021. Sign up for general CRP runs from Jan. 4 to Feb. 12, 2021, and signup for CRP Grasslands runs from March 15 to April 23, 2021. Both are competitive programs that provide annual… Read More

  • Discussing holidays during a pandemic

    | Published on November 23, 2020 at 12:11pm CST

    This year, the holidays will look different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mary Jo Kreitzer with the University of Minnesota recently talked about how people can cope, create new traditions and more. Q: How will the holidays look different this year? Dr. Kreitzer: It is safe to say that none of us have ever experienced… Read More

  • Local effort enables residents to ‘go solar’

    | Published on November 23, 2020 at 12:10pm CST

    The deadline of December 31 to join the new Morris & Southwest Prairie Solar Co-op is fast-approaching.  Solar United Neighbors, a nonprofit organization working nationwide to help homeowners and businesses go solar, is organizing the local effort. “The co-op will enable homeowners and business owners in Southwest Minnesota to join the growing community of people saving… Read More