• Heritage Days kicks off with Thursday Night on the Town and Family Fun Night!

    | Published on July 1, 2022 at 11:51am CDT

    Heritage Days kicked off in Starbuck on Thursday night with Thursday Night on the Town and Family Fun Night. The VFW Men’s Auxiliary had hot dogs, chili and ice cream on the menu at the depot and several vendors were set up as well. Family Fun Night featured popcorn and games for all ages!  Watch next… Read More

  • With no working motor, waves submerged boat 

    | Published on July 1, 2022 at 11:49am CDT

    An Albany man and his dog were successfully rescued from a submerged boat on Lake Minnewaska last Saturday, June 25.   Gary John Rakotz, Albany, was fishing when his main motor lost power. He was trying to return to shore with his trolling motor and two large waves came over the back of the boat, according… Read More

  • Three long-time city employees to retire soon

    | Published on July 1, 2022 at 11:49am CDT

    By Tim Douglass Glenwood City Commissioners accepted retirement notices from three key city employees at Wednesday’s regular meeting. It was a three-member commission Wednesday with two members absent, but the commission unanimously (3-0) and “reluctantly” accepted the resignations of Public Works Director Dave Perryman, the city’s Finance Director Brenda Sargent, and Leslie Randal, the city’s library… Read More

  • Glenwood Fire Department trains on use of new ladder truck

    | Published on July 1, 2022 at 11:48am CDT

    Glenwood firefighters were training on the use of the new ladder truck on Thursday night in downtown Glenwood.  The ladder truck was recently purchased by the department and Glenwood Firefighters have been using the truck for training exercises in different parts of the city.  On Thursday, they were training on commercial buildings and practicing maneuvering… Read More

  • Take the pledge to  prevent spread of aquatic invasive plants

    | Published on July 1, 2022 at 11:47am CDT

    Heading into the summer recreation season, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is rolling out a new online pledge to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Anyone 18 or older can go to the new Pledge to Protect Minnesota Waters page of the DNR website ( to take the pledge and upload a photo,… Read More

  • Fentanyl pills confiscated in Willmar drug bust

    | Published on July 1, 2022 at 11:46am CDT

    A complaint regarding possible drug dealing in Willmar led to the arrest of three individuals and the confiscation of fentanyl pills that have contributed to the deaths of individuals in the Willmar area, according to a news release from Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ross Ardoff, commander of the CEE-VI Drug and Gang Task Force.  Willmar Police… Read More

  • Marthaler Chevrolet donates $1,000 to MLA 

    | Published on July 1, 2022 at 11:46am CDT

    Marthaler Chevrolet in Glenwood recently donated $1,000 to the Minnewaska Lake Association Banquet.  The annual MLA banquet is the major fundraiser for the organization and the money raised helps support the work the MLA does to improve Lake Minnewaska.  Above, Reginald Proulx of Marthaler Chevrolet donates the check to MLA Vice President Tony Carlson.  The… Read More

  • Wanted:  Waterama Button sellers

    | Published on July 1, 2022 at 11:44am CDT

    Help spread the word about Waterama – a family fun festival for all! The Waterama Button Committee is looking for individuals and businesses interested in selling buttons for the 66th annual Glenwood Waterama. The buttons are $2 each and have 20 valuable coupons this year from local businesses.  “We have 5 BRAND NEW sponsors this year and… Read More

  • Glenwood street projects scheduled to begin soon

    | Published on July 1, 2022 at 11:44am CDT

    The summer construction on Glenwood city streets and parking lots is about to begin.   This summer, the city will be reconstructing Second St. SE from Minnesota Avenue to Third Avenue SE. The project will involve replacement of water mains, sewer mains, sidewalks, curb and gutter in the three-block area.   Work on that street is… Read More

  • Mjøsen Lodge Sons of Norway crowns 2022 Junior King and Queen 

    | Published on July 1, 2022 at 11:41am CDT

    Mjøsen Lodge members held their annual Midsommarfest and coronation of junior King and Queen at Starbuck Park.  They welcomed their new royalty Blake and Peyton Andersen, children of Steve and Magan Andersen of Starbuck. Mjøsen Lodge member Dave Benton is their great-grandfather, and their great – great – great – grandparents emigrated from Norway.   Last year’s… Read More

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