• County okays grants to assist with AIS

    | Published on February 26, 2024 at 12:20pm CST

    By Melanie Stegner The Pope County Board of Commissioners approved two grant requests from area lake associations last week at their regular meeting to assist in early detection and control of aquatic invasive species (AIS).  The Amelia-Villard-Leven Lakes Association brought forth a request for $1,450 to help cover the expense of a survey in the area… Read More

  • DFL, GOP precinct caucuses are set for Tuesday

    | Published on February 26, 2024 at 12:18pm CST

    This year’s precinct caucuses will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, one week before the Presidential Nomination Primary, which is set for March 5.   Precinct caucuses provide residents with the opportunity to participate in grassroots politics.  Those who live in Pope County and wish to caucus with Republicans can attend the caucus… Read More

  • Pope County Commissioners voice county’s concerns last week at Minnesota Capitol

    | Published on February 26, 2024 at 12:18pm CST

    The Pope County Board of Commissioners were at the Minnesota Capitol in St. Paul last Wednesday meeting with legislators about issues important to county government.  The local board members were voicing their opinions to local legislators about needs and concerns of Pope County.  From left are: Commissioner Paul Gremmels, Board Chair Paul Gerde, Commissioner Paul… Read More

  • Irrigation clinic set for March 28 in Alexandria

    | Published on February 26, 2024 at 12:17pm CST

    Pope Soil and Water Conservation District is co-hosting the Irrigators Clinic on Thursday, March 28 in Alexandria. This event will be of interest to anyone who is actively engaged in irrigation on agricultural lands and interested in soil health, irrigation technology advances, cover crops, water appropriation permitting and research, it was stated in a news… Read More

  • It’s time to purchase new fishing, hunting licenses

    | Published on February 26, 2024 at 12:15pm CST

    Time to buy new fishing, hunting licenses. Now is the time of year for anglers and hunters to buy new fishing and hunting licenses. Minnesota fishing, hunting and trapping licenses for 2023 expire Thursday, Feb. 29. Licenses for 2024 are now available wherever fishing and hunting licenses are sold, online ( and by telephone at 888-665-4236…. Read More

  • Crazy Red’s Car Wash is now open

    | Published on February 26, 2024 at 12:14pm CST

    Car wash, located near former A&W in Glenwood features all new equipment Crazy Red’s Car Wash is now open in Glenwood and owner Brian Chlian is excited to provide an excellent product for his customers.  “We gutted the whole place and put in new everything,” he said of the new business. Located at 1205 MN Hwy 28,… Read More

  • Tom’s Market donates $1,000 to Minnewaska Music Boosters 

    | Published on February 26, 2024 at 12:13pm CST

    Tom’s Market recently presented a $1,000 check to the Minnewaska Area School’s Music Boosters as part of the store’s receipts for donations program.  The money raised by the Music Boosters goes to the MAS Music Department to help with expenses for “anything music related,” said Sara Stadtherr of the Music Boosters.  In addition to the… Read More

  • MAHS Knowledge Bowl team places 6th at Concordia

    | Published on February 26, 2024 at 12:09pm CST

    The Minnewaska Area Schools Knowledge Bowl teams had their biggest meet of the year (prior to Regions) at Concordia. “We had a team place 6th out of 32 total teams!” stated Coach Bryan Draxten. The team has some upcoming meets. On February 26 they will be in Fergus Falls for a regular meet and then… Read More

  • Starbuck Glimpses in The Past

    | Published on February 26, 2024 at 12:08pm CST

    110 YEARS AGO From Feb. 27, 1914 The saloon petition: To the Honorable Council of Starbuck, Pope County, Minn. and to the Recorder of said Village.  The undersigned legal voters of the said village of Starbuck do hereby respectfully petition that you give notice at the same time and in the same manner as the next village election,… Read More

  • Pope County Museum Notes

    | Published on February 26, 2024 at 12:08pm CST

    County nurse resigns for offer from the American Red Cross From the Pope County Tribune, Thursday, February 28, 1924. An Open Letter To Olger Brosvik Last December I had a warrant prepared for your arrest for threatening my life and the destruction of the Tribune. As you know the warrant was not served because you came to… Read More

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