• Primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 9

    | Published on August 1, 2022 at 1:05pm CDT

    Voting has been going on by mail, but county voters can vote in person at the state and county partisan and nonpartisan primary on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at city and township polling places.  In the partisan race voters will decide on a number of statewide races. There is only one local race (nonpartisan) that needs to… Read More

  • What’s happening at Central Square

    | Published on August 1, 2022 at 1:03pm CDT

    Happenings at Central Square Now that the busy month of July has ended, get your kids signed up for art classes at Central Square! There are still five weeks of youth art programming available for ages 6-11 years old. Classes run from this Wednesday, Aug. 3, until Wednesday Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m…. Read More

  • Pope SWCD will host free water testing at the Pope County Fair

    | Published on August 1, 2022 at 1:03pm CDT

    Pope Soil and Water Conservation District (Pope SWCD) will be hosting a free water testing clinic Friday, August 5th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Pope County Fair. Bring your water sample to the Pope SWCD booth in the Industrial Building at the fairgrounds for a free nitrate analysis. To receive best results,… Read More

  • Down Memory Lane

    | Published on August 1, 2022 at 1:02pm CDT

    Pope County’s first Relay For Life event held August 2, 1962–The Glenwood ski tower, a city landmark for almost half a century, was destined to be no more unless some organization willing to fund it came forward. The tower had been blown down in a recent storm. The Glenwood Lions, sponsors of the annual ski tournaments… Read More

  • Pope County Museum Notes

    | Published on August 1, 2022 at 1:02pm CDT

    Northern Pacific Depot robbed From the Pope County Tribune, Thursday, Aug. 3, 1922. Methodist Church Dedicated. On August 15, 1921, Mr. E. H. Dahl was given a contract for the construction of a new Methodist church in Glenwood, and on September 11th, the corner-stone of the new building was laid. Although it was not in a… Read More

  • Starbuck Glimpses in the Past

    | Published on August 1, 2022 at 1:00pm CDT

    110 YEARS AGO From August 2, 1912 Ole Berg and Miss Josie Hanson were married at Glenwood on Wednesday and returning to Starbuck, the bridal party held the wedding festivities in the town hall  and supper being served at Johnson’s restaurant.  One of the settlers of this region and his wife were honored by their friends last Sunday,… Read More

  • Welcome to the 66th Annual Waterama!

    | Published on July 25, 2022 at 1:56pm CDT

    Glenwood’s 66th annual Waterama gets underway this week and visitors from all over come to Glenwood and the Lake Minnewaska area for one of the oldest continuous summer celebrations in Minnesota. Waterama 2022 this week will again feature all the fun-filled family activities for which it has become known.  Just some of those activities include street… Read More

  • County Fair is next week August 3-7

    | Published on July 25, 2022 at 1:38pm CDT

    The Pope County Fair is celebrating its 134th anniversary, and is set to take place next week  from August 3-6.  New events and attractions, plus time-honored favorites are set to fill the Pope County fairgrounds in Glenwood this year and, admission is free for the whole family! Visit the grandstand for exciting events including Wednesday night’s Skid… Read More

  • Barsness Park’s off-road bike trail is finished, volunteers needed to maintain

    | Published on July 25, 2022 at 1:34pm CDT

     It took commitment from local bike enthusiasts, local donors and state grant money, but the Barsness Park off-road bike trail has now been completed and is being used regularly this summer. Soon, kiosks with maps of the trails will be erected at trail heads located at AJ’s Bar & Grill, Park Road and at 3rd and… Read More

  • Rolling Forks Vineyards earns top honors for its wines and its website

    | Published on July 25, 2022 at 1:33pm CDT

    Rolling Forks Vineyard of Glenwood recently earned top honors in three wine competitions for their locally made wine. The vineyard also gained recognition for its newly redesigned website. Rolling Forks Vineyards’ signature 2021 Ruby Rhubarb wine earned a Platinum Award at the Great American International Wine Competition held in Rochester, N.Y. There were more than 900… Read More

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