• Groundbreaking ceremony kicks off $11 million project for Glenwood

    | Published on April 23, 2018 at 11:07am CDT

    By Tim Douglass A groundbreaking event that was designed to kick off Glenwood’s Complete Streets project started with a luncheon at Lakeside and moved outside on what was a beautiful spring day last Friday. Charles Zelle, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), was the featured speaker at both the luncheon and the outside ceremony,… Read More

  • B&D Rollers celebrates 30 years in business

    | Published on April 23, 2018 at 11:06am CDT

    By Tim Douglass What started as a two-man business refurbishing rollers for the printing industry in 1988 has become a major player in providing rubber-covered rollers to various manufacturing applications throughout the United States and internationally. It’s been 30 years since Dan Ostrander started B & D Rollers in Glenwood with his partner Brian Heieie. Started… Read More

  • Screensplit

    | Published on April 23, 2018 at 11:04am CDT

    Minnewaska Area High School students performed the original play Screensplit for the community on April 15 and 17. Written by Kris Goracke’s creative writing class and Cole Mercier, the play explores cyberbullying and the emotional and mental toll bullying can have on a victim. It starred Kaitlyn Pederson as June, a 14-year-old girl who experiences first hand… Read More

  • D.A.R.E. Graduation

    | Published on April 23, 2018 at 11:02am CDT

    Ninety-five Minnewaska 5th-grade students took part in Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) graduation last Wednesday. Pope County Sheriff’s Office deputies Eric Thesing and Grace McCallum taught the 10-week class. The students were taught responsibility, how to deal with peer pressure and how to use the D.A.R.E. decision-making model, which is defining the problem, assess the… Read More

  • Week of the Young Child

    | Published on April 23, 2018 at 11:01am CDT

    Pope County Early Childhood (EC)/Thrive Initiative held the annual Week of the Young Child Tour the Town events April 7-13. For children ages 6 and under, the week gave them the opportunity to participate in events such as the Minnesota ZooMobile at the Pope County Expo, “Top off the Day with Ice Cream” at the… Read More

  • Speech team heads to state

    | Published on April 23, 2018 at 10:58am CDT

    The Minnewaska speech team took fourth at the 5A speech section on April 16. The following participants were finalists at the meet: Ben Larson for creative expression, fourth place; Calvin Hoffmann for discussion, seventh place; Christina Talberg and Ethan Feigum for duo, seventh place; Peyton Kolstoe for extemporaneous speaking, fifth place; Tanner Schafer for original… Read More