• The Pope County Fair is back!

    | Published on August 2, 2021 at 10:46am CDT

    The Pope County Fair is celebrating its 134th anniversary this week. New events and attractions plus time-honored favorites are set to fill the Pope County fairgrounds August 5-7 this year. And, admission is free for the whole family! Join us in the grandstand for exciting events including Thursday’s Birch Coulee Ranch Rodeo,  Friday’s M.T. Rodeo… Read More

  • Work on splash pad for park is back on track

    | Published on August 2, 2021 at 10:39am CDT

    After the coronavirus pandemic interrupted work last year, the Barsness Park Splash Pad committee is back and hard at work planning and raising funds to build the splash pad. While the unexpected downtime on the project originally slowed progress, it also gave the committee time to really review the plan and streamline the splash pad… Read More

  • Voluntary water restrictions now in place

    | Published on August 2, 2021 at 10:38am CDT

    By Tim Douglass The Glenwood City Commissioners took action last week to conserve the city’s water supply as the drought continues in much of Minnesota. Much of the state, including Pope County, is experiencing severe drought and some areas are experiencing extreme drought. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) determined that the state… Read More

  • Dr. Jeffrey Schlueter to retire from GRHS

    | Published on August 2, 2021 at 10:36am CDT

    For about the last ten years, Dr. Jeffrey Schlueter’s answer has been “someday” when asked, “When are you thinking about retiring?” So it is bittersweet for our community that “Someday” is now on the calendar. In Dr. Schlueter’s letter to his patients, he wrote: “Caring for you, my patients, has been the most rewarding part… Read More

  • School board approves student handbooks, discusses changes

    | Published on August 2, 2021 at 10:31am CDT

    By Celeste Rapp The Minnewaska Area School (MAS) board approved student handbooks for Little Lakers Preschool, ECFE, Minnewaska Area Elementary School, Minnewaska Area Middle School and Minnewaska Area High School during their meeting on July 26. The preschool, ECFE and elementary school handbooks remain mostly the same while there are changes to the middle… Read More

  • National Farmers’ Market Week is August 1-7

    | Published on August 2, 2021 at 10:30am CDT

    It’s National Farmers’ Market Week, providing a great opportunity to show the nation how much value markets bring to their communities. “We are fortunate to have a market in our community,” stated Kay Blauert, Executive Director of the Glenwood Lakes Area Welcome Center, who manages the market.  Shelia Martin is a vendor and the assistant… Read More