• Longtime Glenwood DNR fisheries supervisor retires

    | Published on August 10, 2020 at 12:12pm CDT

    Pictured: Glenwood DNR Fisheries Supervisor, Dean Beck, talked at a Douglas County Lakes Association meeting in the summer of 2019. Beck retired on Aug. 4 from his role as area supervisor after more than 31 years in the position.   By Eric Morken Echo Press, Alexandria At 67-years-old, Dean Beck can still remember well how… Read More

  • It’s official. No fall football, volleyball games

    | Published on August 10, 2020 at 12:10pm CDT

    By Tim Douglass It’s now official.   No state high school football or volleyball games will be played until spring when a special March season begins. The state’s sports with the most participants for boys and girls got the biggest disruption Tuesday as the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) approved a fall athletic season… Read More

  • Scene captured for Picture This promotion

    | Published on August 10, 2020 at 12:08pm CDT

    Joshua Chan, of Glenwood, captured this photo of a beautiful sunset behind a Glenwood bike rack along South Franklin Avenue in Glenwood.  The photo was submitted to the Glenwood Lakes Area Welcome Center for the “Picture This” promotion that is continuing throughout the summer.   Anyone visiting or living in the area can snap a… Read More

  • County approves wetland delineation for CSAH 17 and 18

    | Published on August 10, 2020 at 12:05pm CDT

    By Celeste Rapp Pope County Engineer Brian Giese proposed wetland delineation on county state-aid highway (CSAH) 17 and CSAH 18. Wetland delineations include thorough investigations of vegetation, soils and hydrology to evaluate any critical areas. Giese said that before doing the projects on CSAH 17 and CSAH 18, they need to identify impacts to… Read More

  • Pope, Grant Counties to pursue sharing services

    | Published on August 10, 2020 at 12:04pm CDT

    Pope County and Grant County, through their respective Boards of Commissioners, have elected to work together on a prospective plan to provide Human and Social Services programs to their communities through a joint enterprise. According to a recent news release, Pope County Human Services and Grant County Social Services have been sharing intermediate-level supervisors for… Read More

  • How to vote tomorrow and in general election

    | Published on August 10, 2020 at 12:04pm CDT

    By Tim Douglass The August 11 primary election is tomorow and the November General Election is just a couple of months away. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, voters have a number of options for casting a ballot in upcoming elections. For tomorrow’s election, voters will need to go to the their usual polling place… Read More