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  • Pope County Museum Notes

    | Published on December 5, 2022 at 1:50pm CST

    Unlawful sale of moonshine From the Pope County Tribune, Thursday, Dec. 7, 1922. Peder Brosvig arrested on the charge of selling moonshine.  One of those who have been instrumental in degrading this community by the unlawful sale of moonshine has come to grief for his action. The arrest was made by Sheriff Ness last Saturday on a… Read More

  • Starbuck Glimpses from the past

    | Published on December 5, 2022 at 1:47pm CST

    110 YEARS AGO From December 13, 1912 The Jag Farms near Willmar will be ready for patrons in about a week’s time. This is a wet state and the rush of drunkards to this home will be undoubtedly be immense. 100 YEARS AGO From December 8, 1922 Miss Alice Kirkwold and Mr. Guy Sylvester were united in marriage at the… Read More

  • Lake Minnewaska ice-on date is Nov. 22

    | Published on November 28, 2022 at 11:57am CST

    Following a cold snap the week before, Lake Minnewaska was completely ice covered by Tuesday, Nov. 22.  Single-digit temperatures at night caused the lake to be mostly frozen over by Monday, with only a few pockets of open water being used by waterfowl.  By Tuesday, it was completely iced over. With warmer temperatures over the Thanksgiving… Read More

  • DNR grant enables work on Barsness Park restoration

    | Published on November 28, 2022 at 11:53am CST

    Jason Tank and his company, Minnesota Habitat Management, have been working in Barsness Park over the past few weeks removing buckthorn thanks to a grant sought by Pope County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).  The company recently cleared large swaths of mature and overgrown buckthorn with a forest mulcher on the north side of… Read More

  • Barchengers Named Pope County Outstanding Conservationists

    | Published on November 28, 2022 at 11:52am CST

    Pope Soil and Water Conservation District has selected Jim and Karen Barchenger as this year’s Pope County Outstanding Conservationists. Each year SWCDs across the state select landowners that are great stewards of our soil and water resources, serving as excellent examples in their communities.    They operate a 300-acre Minnesota Department of Agriculture Water Quality Certified… Read More

  • Magical Christmas in Glenwood Kicks off Thursday

    | Published on November 28, 2022 at 11:50am CST

    The annual Magical Christmas Celebration in Glenwood kicks off this Thursday, Dec. 1 with a number of activities, including a lighted parade, a tree-lighting ceremony and a free community dinner.   The Tree Lighting Ceremony begins at 5:15 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Pope County Courthouse. The event includes a short program that… Read More

  • Minnesota cities hear CGMC plan for legislature

    | Published on November 28, 2022 at 11:49am CST

    With the dust from the recent election beginning to settle, members of the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities (CGMC) gathered in Alexandria last week to evaluate the results and their potential impact on Greater Minnesota priorities at the legislature in 2023.  The City of Glenwood is a member of the CGMC. Much of the discussion revolved around… Read More

  • ‘Tree of Life’ ceremony brightens holiday season with memories

    | Published on November 28, 2022 at 11:49am CST

    Loved ones who have passed away were remembered at the Glacial Ridge Hospice Tree of Life ceremony on Nov. 15 at Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood.  The traditional event took place this year after a two-year pause. The Tree of Life has roots in the community reaching back almost 30 years. The event offers a time and… Read More

  • Nurse Practitioner joins Brooten Medical Center

    | Published on November 28, 2022 at 11:48am CST

    The growing family medicine team at Glacial Ridge Health System welcomes Certified Nurse Practitioner Nicole Zenk. Nicole joined the doctors and nurse practitioners at Brooten Medical Center this month and now sees patients four days a week. Growing up in Ortonville, Minn., Nicole learned to appreciate being raised in a rural area, valuing neighbors, and… Read More

  • MAHS Choirs to perform at Christmas  concert Dec. 11

    | Published on November 28, 2022 at 11:46am CST

    The 31st Annual Minnewaska Area High School Vocal Music Department Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday Dec. 11.  The Concerts are at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the MAHS Auditorium. Performing at both concerts will be the H.S. Concert Choir, Varsity Choir, H.S. Jazz Choir 1, Women’s Jazz Choir, Men’s… Read More

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