• GRHS named ‘first’ of state’s Top Workplaces

    | Published on June 29, 2020 at 12:09pm CDT

    Three Pope County  companies have been named as Top Workplaces by the StarTribune for 2020.  Minnesota employees surveyed by Energage ranked 150 Minnesota employers in three sizes of companies as Top Workplaces for 2020. Glacial Ridge Health System (GRHS), was named the number one (first) business of the top 10 workplace companies in Minnesota for midsized… Read More

  • Rolling Forks Vineyards opens in time for Fourth of July

    | Published on June 29, 2020 at 12:08pm CDT

    By Celeste Rapp Rolling Forks Vineyards, owned and operated by Joe and Melanie Cihlar, will open in time for the Fourth of July. The winery’s tasting room and patio will officially open July 2 and will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. Joe and Melanie Cihlar have been dreaming of… Read More

  • Tastefully Simple celebrates 25 years

    | Published on June 29, 2020 at 12:07pm CDT

    By Celeste Rapp Tastefully Simple will be celebrating its 25th year in business this August. Jill Blashack Strahan founded the business in 1995 in Alexandria. Blashack Strahan is originally from Villard and had owned Jill’s Grill and a home-based gift basket business prior to founding Tastefully Simple. The idea for Tastefully Simple came to… Read More

  • Together We Are Stronger

    | Published on June 29, 2020 at 12:00pm CDT

    Local group shows appreciation for law enforcement The Pope County Together We Are Stronger group expressed their “sincere appreciation to the men and women that serve as law enforcement officers in Pope County.” The local group wanted to let law enforcement know that they have the community’s support.  “They are constantly there to protect us… Read More


    | Published on June 29, 2020 at 11:58am CDT

    The Glenwood City Beach is fully open now with lifeguards on duty from noon until 5 p.m. in June  and from 1 until 5 p.m. in July-August.  The city public works department placed slides and platforms in the lake the week before opening.  The bathhouse and bathrooms remain closed due to the pandemic, but there… Read More

  • Fireworks, rootbeer floats featured at July 4th celebration

    | Published on June 29, 2020 at 11:57am CDT

    Many normal Fourth of July celebrations have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Glenwood area residents can take part in a community celebration on the Fourth that provides safe space for social distancing. Glenwood United Parish along with Evergreen Park Tree Farm, both of Glenwood,  will be hosting a community celebration on Saturday,… Read More