• Welcome to the 67th Annual Waterama

    | Published on July 24, 2023 at 3:01pm CDT

    Family fun-filled week is ahead Glenwood’s 67th 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 2023 will again feature all the fun-filled family activities for which it has become known.  Just some of those… Read More

  • County Fair is main attraction on Aug. 2-6

    | Published on July 24, 2023 at 2:53pm CDT

    The 137th annual Pope County Fair is set for next week, Aug. 2-5 at the Pope County Fairgrounds in Glenwood. This year’s fair is jam packed with events both familiar and new.  Back by popular demand on  Friday night is the Family Fun Night sponsored by the Pope County Ag Society.   Main events on Family Fun… Read More

  • Starbuck City approves roll-up walk mat for beach

    | Published on July 24, 2023 at 2:50pm CDT

    By Kris Goracke Reporter Starbuck City Beach took a step toward inclusivity as the Starbuck City Council approved the purchase of a 5-foot Blue Jay Roll-up Walkway.  The Mobi-Mat, a portable and removable rollout beach access mat, will provide people with mobility aids easy access to the lake. Back this spring, Linda Hoffmann, Starbuck City Beach Supervisor,… Read More

  • ‘I want to change the world one piece at a time’

    | Published on July 24, 2023 at 2:37pm CDT

    Glenwood family works to provide ‘sensory bags’ for children with Autism By Kris Goracke Reporter “I want to change the world one piece at a time.” This statement is not just words – this statement is the mission of Owen Chan, an 11-year-old boy with Autism. It began in late June of this year when Owen’s dad,… Read More

  • New Extension Educator introduced to county board

    | Published on July 24, 2023 at 2:32pm CDT

    The new Extension Educator, Jacob Halper, was introduced to the county board of commissioners at last weeks meeting. Halper comes to Pope County from the Chicago area. He studied for his master’s degree at Boston College and did his undergrad studies in southeast Minn. He brings with him 10 years of experience with youth development. Tom… Read More

  • Showstoppers to present ‘The Addams Family’

    | Published on July 24, 2023 at 2:32pm CDT

    The Minnewaska Showstoppers theatrical group will be performing The Addams Family, a musical comedy based on the hit TV show. The production is directed by Oliver Rivera and features performers from the area of all ages. Performances will be held at the Minnewaska Area High School Auditorium starting Wednesday, July 26, at 7 p.m. as… Read More

  • WCCO TV news crew comes to Glenwood

    | Published on July 24, 2023 at 2:31pm CDT

    Nancy Koep of Koep’s Bobbers and Bait in Glenwood, navigates her boat to the dock to drop off a WCCO TV News team and cameraman after spending a few hours fishing on Lake Minnewaska.  Koep provided a successful fishing excursion for the news team, which included Frank Vascellaro (standing), Chris Shaffer (center) and Shayla Reeves… Read More

  • Supporting corrections professionals in July

    | Published on July 24, 2023 at 2:25pm CDT

    Pope County helped celebrate the 2023 Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week in July. The theme was Stronger Together which highlights how community corrections professionals are working to create opportunities for probation agents at all levels to work together to find solutions to the challenges we face in our field. Local probation professionals include Terry Jaworski,… Read More

  • Pope County ATV safety class will be Aug. 12

    | Published on July 24, 2023 at 2:00pm CDT

    Anyone between the ages of 10 and 15 years old can attend an ATV safety class on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The class will be held at Pope County Fairgrounds and attendees must preregister by emailing Conservation Officer Daniel Baumbarger at In order to attend, students must take and pass… Read More

  • Support Waterama: Buy a Waterama button

    | Published on July 24, 2023 at 1:58pm CDT

    The Waterama Button Committee is continuing to sell Waterama buttons for the 67th Annual Glenwood Waterama. The buttons, which include valuable coupons from local businesses, are just $2 per button. “Waterama buttons are worn as a badge of pride around the Glenwood area,” say Waterama Button Committee members and the money raised from button sales helps fund… Read More

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