• Nan Haggerty elected to Pope county board

    | Published on August 19, 2019 at 10:26am CDT

    Nan Haggerty was elected to the Pope County Board of Commissioners in a special election Tuesday, Aug. 13.  She defeated Gary E. Swenson by 37 votes. The Pope County Board canvassed the election results last week and Haggerty will be sworn into office tomorrow (Tuesday) at the regular county board meeting.  In last week’s special election,… Read More

  • ‘Music in the Park’ finale

    | Published on August 19, 2019 at 10:25am CDT

    The  weather cooperated for the final “Music in the Park” concert at Glenwood City Park last Thursday, Aug. 15 . Regan James and Hird Hand performed for a good crowd. The concerts are free and the bands are sponsored by local business people.  This was the third summer that area residents have come to the… Read More

  • Is that a funnel cloud or what?

    | Published on August 19, 2019 at 10:23am CDT

    Local resident Paul Johnson captured this photo of what appears to be a funnel cloud over Lake Minnewaska last Wednesday, Aug 14.  The only problem, there were no severe weather forecasts or warnings at the time.  So, what appears to be a funnel cloud was likely a phenomenon known as a “waterspout.”  A waterspout is… Read More

  • Petition asks city to allow items at store fronts

    | Published on August 19, 2019 at 10:22am CDT

    By Tim Douglass Who controls what can be placed in front of businesses in downtown Glenwood, whether it be advertising flags, signs, benches or other objects? Is it the city or the state? That was the question posed to city commissioners last week by a number of Glenwood business owners, led by Jill Solmonson, owner of Pope… Read More

  • Board hears from baseball director on 3.2 beer sales

    | Published on August 19, 2019 at 10:22am CDT

    By Celeste Rapp At the Aug. 14 work session of the Minnewaska School board, the topic of 3.2% beer sales during amateur baseball games was discussed.  Mike Nagel, a director from the Minnesota Baseball Association, was at the meeting to help the board understand the need for 3.2% beer sales at amateur baseball games. Nagel helped… Read More

  • Pope SWCD will present research at Rosholt Field Day

    | Published on August 19, 2019 at 10:21am CDT

    By Celeste Rapp The Rosholt Research Farm is an integral part of the research Pope Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) performs every year. The current research is completed by professors at the University of Minnesota. The University of Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Stearns SWCD, Pope SWCD and Forever Green are key partners in… Read More