• Barsness Park & Glacial Lakes State Park Easter Egg Hunts

    | Published on April 22, 2019 at 10:30am CDT

    The Easter egg hunts at Barsness Park and Glacial Lakes State Park were a hit with children on Saturday, April 20. The warm, sunny day drew hundreds to Glenwood for the Barsness Park Easter Egg Hunt. Parents looked on as children ran around the park, trying to collect as many eggs as they could. Even… Read More

  • Students at WIN Academy participate in Green Warriors program

    | Published on April 22, 2019 at 10:28am CDT

    Ninth and tenth-grade students from WIN Academy participated in a construction project with Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management on April 4. The project was done through Pope/Douglas Solid Waste’s Green Warriors assistance program. The Green Warriors program gives students an opportunity to make a positive impact in their community through their assistance in either the recycling… Read More

  • Two medal at state speech competition

    | Published on April 22, 2019 at 10:28am CDT

    Two Minnewaska speech members finished in the top six in their category at the state speech tournament on Friday, April 12 in Wayzata. Tori Anderson finished in fifth place for extemporaneous speaking, and Sam Peters finished in sixth place for creative expression. Four, including Anderson and Peters, had advanced to the state competition after subsections… Read More

  • County eliminates Sentencing to Service program

    | Published on April 22, 2019 at 10:27am CDT

    By Zach Anderson The Pope County Board of Commissioners voted 3 to 1 last Tuesday to eliminate the Pope County Sentencing to Service (STS) program, citing the significant yearly expenses and fewer inmates in the program. Commissioner Paul Gerde was the sole vote against eliminating the program.   The financial impact of the STS program is… Read More

  • County HRA/EDA changes lease agreement, gets update on Fremad building

    | Published on April 22, 2019 at 10:26am CDT

    By Celeste Rapp The Pope County Housing and Redevelopment Authority with Economic Development Authority powers (HRA/EDA) approved a revised lease agreement for Bay Meadows tenants at their April 17 meeting. The lease agreement now includes revised language about signage on Bay Meadows properties. The terms of the lease state, “The Landlord prohibits the placement of any… Read More

  • Brooten business owner faces charge of ‘theft by swindle’

    | Published on April 22, 2019 at 10:26am CDT

    A Brooten business owner will face a felony charge of “theft by swindle” in Pope County Court, according to court records. Jana Mae Zenner, 37, Glenwood, was charged with one felony count for “swindling” or taking property or services from another person with a value of more than $5,000.  Zenner was arrested by warrant on April…. Read More