• Kids’ Day to celebrate 25th anniversary

    | Published on May 23, 2022 at 12:39pm CDT

    Annual Kid’s Day set for June 4  Kids’ Day will return on Saturday, June 4 after two years of being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Glenwood Lakes Area Kids Day will celebrate 25 years on Saturday, June 4, from 8: a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at City Park in Glenwood.  A free picnic lunch will be… Read More

  • Family and dog-friendly, GRHS Scrub Run/Walk set for June 11

    | Published on May 23, 2022 at 12:38pm CDT

    To help kick off summer vacation, the running of the annual GRHS Scrub Run will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 11th. Beginning and ending at Glenwood City Park, the fun run follows the shoreline of beautiful Lake Minnewaska. Participants are encouraged to wear scrubs or your new Scrub Run shirt, available for pick-up… Read More

  • A look at history of Starbuck taxes, debt

    | Published on May 23, 2022 at 12:35pm CDT

    By Kris Goracke, Benjamin Franklin once said, “Only two things are certain in life, death and taxes.”  With the recent increase in property value, taxes seem to be the topic at hand.  And, although an increase in property value does not necessarily equate to an increase in a city’s tax levy, a person’s taxes are… Read More

  • Central Square’s Maker’s Market is more than a market

    | Published on May 23, 2022 at 12:31pm CDT

    Singers, Songwriters, and Storytelling to be featured at Makers’ Market in June, July  and August 2022 Glenwood is known as a city whose residents love the outdoors. As we welcome the warmer months of the year, the team at Central Square is moving their Makers’ Market outdoors from June through August. These outdoor events will allow local makers… Read More

  • Governor surveys storm damage, meets with EMT team in Benson

    | Published on May 23, 2022 at 12:29pm CDT

    Gov. Tim Walz visited Benson last Wednesday to survey storm damage and meet with the local officials that have been managing the response, including business owners from across the region and Benson Mayor Terri Collins, Police Chief Ian Hodge and Fire Chief Jeff Reuss.  “This afternoon we saw the Minnesota spirit in action. Amid physical destruction,… Read More

  • Area volunteers still needed for crucial water monitoring

    | Published on May 23, 2022 at 12:27pm CDT

    The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is continuing to recruit Pope County residents for its popular program that relies on Minnesota residents to help monitor water clarity in the state’s 12,000+ lakes and 92,000+ miles of streams. This is the perfect opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts and those interested in helping protect our state’s natural resources!… Read More

  • Planting decisions…

    | Published on May 23, 2022 at 12:25pm CDT

    Many farmers are concerned about the cool spring weather and cold soil temperatures. Usually, farmers have started planting by now. Hopefully, the weather will warm up and planting will progress. Farmers have started to discuss prevented planting. As the planting season goes on, farmers will have to decide whether to plant or not to plant…. Read More

  • Bring food safety to your summer vacation

    | Published on May 23, 2022 at 12:25pm CDT

    As summertime brings families and friends together for outdoor celebrations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to make sure your summer festivities are food safe. Whether you’re grilling burgers, camping or having a picnic, everyone should always remember to practice proper handwashing and use a food thermometer. After observing that consumer behavior in test kitchens… Read More

  • Baccalaureate 2022

    | Published on May 23, 2022 at 12:24pm CDT

    Minnewaska Area High School Baccalaureate was held last week at the MAHS auditorium. Seniors and their families and friends attended the non-denominational service and were entertained by a presentation and message from MAHS teacher, Mike Troen. Paster Kelly Mahoney from Hope Community Church and senior class President, Alec Larson, welcomed the audience to the service…. Read More

  • Library News

    | Published on May 23, 2022 at 12:21pm CDT

    Contributed by Leslie Randall, Glenwood Public Library A family vacation turns into a nightmare for Michael Hart when he discovers his wife and two children have disappeared from their New York City hotel room. Horrified, he fears they’ve been kidnapped. Michael’s frantic search to find them takes a shocking turn when he discovers that his wife,… Read More

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