• Down Memory Lane

    | Published on June 19, 2023 at 1:41pm CDT

    Waterama button to take on new shape June 20, 1963 – The Glenwood Post Office announced that a new five-digit zip code would need to be included on all mailing addresses. The announcement was made by Postmaster Chris Femrite.  Alphin Mesa, the Congolese student who had spent the year with Rev. Thomas Zemek and his family, was nearly… Read More

  • Pope County Museum Notes

    | Published on June 19, 2023 at 1:40pm CDT

    Tuberculosis clinic to be held From the Pope County Tribune, Thursday, June 21, 1923. Nordlandslaget er nu i bygen. Mange er kommen og mange er nu paa veien til Glenwood. Nordmanslaget vil aabne det aarlig mode i Glenwood i morgen. Laget vil vaere byens gjaester i tre dage. * * * * * * * * *… Read More

  • Starbuck Glimpses in The Past

    | Published on June 19, 2023 at 1:40pm CDT

    110 YEARS AGO From June 27, 1913 Miss Sophie Torgerson of Starbuck was married Wednesday of this week to Mr. Victor Johnson of Minneapolis. The ceremony was performed at Glenwood by Rev. H.O. Koefod. Mrs. Johnson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Torgerson of this village. A number of friends of Mr. and Mrs. M.B. Stoen… Read More

  • Ankeny and Tank lead Lakers at State Track Meet

    | Published on June 12, 2023 at 3:07pm CDT

    •  Ankeny’s third in hurdles and Tank’s seventh in 400 highlight state efforts The Minnewaska Area track and field teams competed at the State Track and Field Meet at St. Michael-Albertville, Thursday and Friday.  The Lakers had seven athletes competing in nine events at the state meet, including seven events for the girls. Earning state trips for… Read More

  • ‘Coming full circle’

    | Published on June 12, 2023 at 2:47pm CDT

    Jenny Bredeken returns as fourth generation to farm south of Starbuck By Kris Goracke Reporter According to, “When something comes full circle, it completes a cycle, returns to its beginnings.” A more apt name for a business there never was. Full Circle Farm is a farm-to-table business owned by Roscoe Fowler and Jenny Bredeken. The… Read More

  • Celebration includes special events at MGC June 16-17

    | Published on June 12, 2023 at 2:41pm CDT

    When the first group of golfers for the 2023 teed off in April  to open this year’s golf season it marked 100 years since the Minnewaska Golf Club opened in 1923.  This weekend, a host of activities are scheduled to celebrate the anniversary.  All are invited to participate. This season also marked the re-opening of the… Read More

  • County accepts grants, donations 

    | Published on June 12, 2023 at 2:41pm CDT

    By Melanie Stegner The Pope County Board of Commissioners voted to accept the Boat and Water Grant in the amount of $4,138, as well as donations from local citizens and businesses totaling $240 to the Sheriff’s Department at last week’s meeting.  The board also voted unanimously to extend a local state of emergency for the damages… Read More


    | Published on June 12, 2023 at 2:40pm CDT

    The free summer concert series called “Music in the Park” started last Thursday with the band, Blonde and the Bohunk performing from the band shell in City Park.  The weather cooperated and a good crowd was on hand for the first concert, which was sponsored by American Solutions for Business and Glacial Ridge Health System. … Read More

  • Minnewaska Golf Club celebrates 100 years

    | Published on June 12, 2023 at 2:36pm CDT

    The history of Minnewaska Golf Club from 1920 to present day By John R. Stone “In April 1920, two would be golfers, E.E. Kaldahl and J.E.. Griffith, realizing and appreciating the great natural beauty of Glenwood and its environs…decided that lacking only a golf course to make it the Mecca of many thousands of tourists…” read the… Read More

  • Starbuck event to celebrate Norwegian heritage

    | Published on June 12, 2023 at 2:32pm CDT

    June 16 is registration deadline for Valdres Samband convention By Kris Goracke Reporter For a visitor coming to Pope County, signs of the Norwegian heritage can be found in many places. From the Lefse Hall of Fame at the Starbuck Depot to the achieves at the Pope County Historical Society, artifacts linking residents to their ancestors from… Read More

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