• Be a part of history; audition for the 50th annual State Fair amateur talent contest

    | Published on June 26, 2023 at 2:00pm CDT

    •Registration is now open; Auditions begin July 24 Calling all amateur singers, dancers, musicians, jugglers, acrobats and talented people of all ages: Registration is now open to audition for the 50th Annual Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest. Auditions run Monday, July 24, through Sunday, July 30, at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell on the fairgrounds. Registration… Read More

  • Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer training to be held online

    | Published on June 26, 2023 at 1:59pm CDT

    Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer!   The Minnesota Master Naturalist program is hosting a Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training beginning July 13. There will be a morning time slot and an evening. Master Naturalist volunteers complete a 40-hour hands-on course with expert instructors and fellow… Read More

  • Down Memory Lane

    | Published on June 26, 2023 at 1:51pm CDT

    Lakeside Ballroom to be rebuilt June 27, 1963 – Ted Schmeckpeper made the front page of the Tribune with his hole-in-one on No. 8. His son, TJ, had started the action two years prior to that time when he struck golfing gold on the Minnewaska course. Schmeckpeper was playing with Bob Benson, Don Miller and Reuben… Read More

  • Pope County Museum Notes

    | Published on June 26, 2023 at 1:50pm CDT

    Scandia congregation celebrates 50th anniversary From the Pope County Tribune, Thursday, June 28, 1923. A 4th of July Dance will be given at E. H. Dickenson’s new barn at Terrace in the evening. Music by Swenson’s orchestra. Refreshments served. Everybody welcome.  * * * * * * * * * * * From the Glenwood Herald, Thursday, June 28, 1923. … Read More

  • Starbuck Glimpses in The Past

    | Published on June 26, 2023 at 1:36pm CDT

    110 YEARS AGO From July 4, 1913 One of the most elaborate and complete weddings took place at Langhei Wednesday at Ole Gulsvigs home, when their daughter, Clara Josephine, was solemnized in marriage to Edwin O. Ranum. The couple were recipients of many costly and valuable presents and some money. We wish Mr. and Mrs. Ranum a… Read More

  • GRHS 9th Annual Scrub Run

    | Published on June 19, 2023 at 2:15pm CDT

    A beautiful morning for another successful GRHS 5K Scrub Run With a beautiful morning by Lake Minnewaska and over 130 active men, women, and kids, the energy was high for the 9th Annual 5K Scrub Run on Saturday, June 10. It is always a success when someone accomplishes a goal. For some, the Scrub Run… Read More

  • Glacial Ridge Hospice Riding for a Cause

    | Published on June 19, 2023 at 2:12pm CDT

    The chance of rain on Saturday didn’t stop motorcyclists and car enthusiasts from coming out to participate in Riding for a Cause, the 27th Annual motorcycle ride and car run to support Glacial Ridge Hospice. The event is comprised of two rides, one in the afternoon and one at night. The day cruise was 98… Read More

  • New coffee shop–The Neon Loon–to open in Starbuck 

    | Published on June 19, 2023 at 2:06pm CDT

    • Business will also offer basic bakery goods, breakfast items fresh bread and lunch items By Kris Goracke Reporter What comes to your mind when someone says, “Neon Loon.”  Bright? Minnesota? Fun? Different? These words describe a new coffee shop opening in Starbuck – The Neon Loon.  “I can’t say there is any super special meaning to the… Read More

  • DNR grant secured for Barsness Park

    | Published on June 19, 2023 at 2:05pm CDT

    By Tim Douglass The city of Glenwood and the Pope County Soil and Water Conservation District (PSWCD) are partnering again on a contract agreement which allows PSWCD to manage a grant it sought and received to target and treat buckthorn in Barsness Park in Glenwood.   The $50,000 Partners Legacy grant from the Minnesota Department of… Read More


    | Published on June 19, 2023 at 2:04pm CDT

    Divine artistry was captured in this photograph by Donny Ostrander.  He called the photo, “Angel wings over Minnewaska.”  The photo of the cloud formation over Lake Minnewaska was taken last Monday evening (June 12) as the sun faded into the west.

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