• Starbuck kicks off Christmas season

    | Published on November 27, 2023 at 3:06pm CST

    Starbuck hosts Christmas Lighted Parade, Santa and more . . . The Starbuck community hosted a special night of Christmas fun, Saturday, with trolley rides, visits with Santa, food, drinks and snacks at the Nutcracker Cafe and a Lighted Parade at 7 p.m. There were a record 18 entries in this year’s lighted parade.  The winner… Read More

  • MAS board acknowledges levy support;  hears of  locating LAEC in Starbuck

    | Published on November 27, 2023 at 3:03pm CST

    By Melanie Stegner  The MAS School Board recognized and thanked the community for the overwhelming support in approving the technology levy earlier this month. “We had a pretty successful special election. We’ve never taken one on our own. Thanks to the community for all the support,” Superintendent Chip Rankin said. The tech levy will help… Read More

  • Support families through ‘Armful of Love’ 2023

    | Published on November 27, 2023 at 3:03pm CST

    Armful of Love committee members are preparing for the program that provides Christmas gifts for infants through 18 year olds who are living in the household and a family holiday food package.  The Pope County program was created to help relieve stressors that families may experience over the holiday season.  If community members, businesses or organizations would… Read More

  • County reappoints Eldevik as surveyor

    | Published on November 27, 2023 at 3:02pm CST

    By Melanie Stegner The Pope County Board of Commissioners met last Tuesday in regular session to reappoint the surveyor, recognize a retiree and discuss a local road improvement program grant sponsorship for Leven Township. The county surveyor is appointed for a four-year term. Rodney Eldevik has been serving in this regard for several years. “How long… Read More

  • New transmission line will connect Big Stone substation with substation in Alexandria

    | Published on November 27, 2023 at 2:50pm CST

    Otter Tail Power and Missouri River Energy Services have been working to put together a new transmission line that connects OTP’s substation in Big Stone City, So. Dak. to MRES’ substation in Alexandria, Minn.  But constructing such a project is not something that can be done with out public information meetings, input and more.  Much… Read More

  • Ambulance hosts 17th annual toy drive

    | Published on November 27, 2023 at 2:48pm CST

    Glacial Ridge Ambulance is hosting their 17th annual Holiday Toy Drive. Every year, the Glacial Ridge Ambulance gathers donations in order to spread the holiday cheer throughout the community. Donations accepted include a new, unwrapped toy, a teenage item or a monetary donation. Every donation stays in the community. Gifts are distributed through the Pope County… Read More

  • Mike McMahon recognized by county board

    | Published on November 27, 2023 at 2:47pm CST

    The Pope County Board of Commissioners recognized Mike McMahon for his contributions to the highway department over the length of his employment. McMahon, who is retiring from his position, began his employment with the county in 1991, first as a maintenance worker and then as the highway maintenance supervisor. The board recognized him for his… Read More

  • A lit candle can brighten the holiday season

    | Published on November 27, 2023 at 2:45pm CST

    The Tree of Life celebration: a time to honor and remember Loved ones who have passed away were remembered at the Glacial Ridge Hospice Tree of Life ceremony on November 16 at Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.  The ceremony included harp music by Judi Dahlseng, vocal solos by Brook Wilkin, and a message of hope from Pastor Andy… Read More

  • Glenwood’s lighted parade kicks off Magical Christmas

    | Published on November 27, 2023 at 2:38pm CST

    Glenwood’s annual lighted parade will twinkle through downtown Glenwood on Thursday, December 7, at 5:30 p.m. The perfect event to kick off the season with neighbors and cheer! The lighted holiday parade begins on First Avenue Northwest and continues onto Minnesota Avenue to Second Street Northeast. Hot chocolate and popcorn will be served, starting at 4:30… Read More

  • Then and Now

    | Published on November 27, 2023 at 2:36pm CST

    The Minnewaska Area Elementary School kindergartners have been learning about “Then and Now” in their Social Studies curriculum. The class recently took a trip to the Pope County Museum to learn about the Native American exhibit on display. They also made butter in the classroom after learning how butter was churned.

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