• 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

  • Bobbers Marine donates $1,000 in merchandise to MLA

    | Published on June 12, 2023 at 2:28pm CDT

    Scott Pederson, left, of Bobbers Marine in Glenwood, donated more than $1,000 in merchandise to the Minnewaska Lake Association (MLA). MLA Board Member Don Sack accepted the donations, which will be used at the upcoming MLA banquet.  MLA conducts an annual banquet each year and this year’s banquet is June 24 at the Minnewaska House… Read More

  • Rotary Club helps sod, fence Barsness Park Splash Pad

    | Published on June 12, 2023 at 2:20pm CDT

    Members of the Glenwood Rotary Club, now known as the Minnewaska Rotary Club, help carry sod for the crew from Glacial Lakes Landscaping as the area around the newly constructed Barsness Park Splash Pad.  The City of Glenwood, along with the splash pad committee, which raised all the money to pay for the splash pad,… Read More

  • First button sold for 67th annual Waterama

    | Published on June 12, 2023 at 2:18pm CDT

    It must be summer.  Past Waterama Admiral, Sara Stadtherr (right), last week purchased the first Waterama Button from 67th Waterama Admiral Terry Jones. Glenwood’s Waterama celebration is always the last full weekend in July.  This year, Waterama activities will be from July 26-July 30.  The annal Waterama button sales are underway, an important fundraiser for… Read More

  • MAHS students invited to ‘Challenge Youth Institute’ at U of M-Morris

    | Published on June 12, 2023 at 2:17pm CDT

    Minnewaska Area High School youth were invited to attend a Challenge Youth Institute at University of Minnesota Morris recently. In order to attend the institute, students were asked to research a global issue and write a paper about it. Eight Minnewaska students attended the challenge. The group met with local leaders and experts on critical… Read More

  • Two injured in airplane crash at Starbuck Airport on June 2

    | Published on June 12, 2023 at 2:16pm CDT

    Pope County Dispatch received a 911 call at about 2:53 p.m. on June 2 reporting that an airplane rolled over while landing at the Starbuck Airport .  Officers from the Pope County Sheriff’s Office, Starbuck Police Department, Glenwood Police Department, along with the Starbuck Fire Department, Starbuck Ambulance and Glacial Ridge Ambulance, were dispatched to the scene. … Read More

  • Someplace Safe provides resources for  victims of abuse

    | Published on June 12, 2023 at 2:15pm CDT

    Someplace Safe is a nonprofit agency offering a myriad of services to victims and survivors of crime, families and communities in a nine-county region in West Central Minnesota. Someplace Safe provides resources to nearly 4,000 unduplicated local victims of crime throughout Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope Stevens, Traverse, Wadena and Wilkin counties. “Often times,… Read More

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