• Salvation Army provides Easter dinners

    | Published on April 8, 2024 at 12:56pm CDT

    Salvation Army 2024 Easter Box distribution was another success.  The Salvation Army provided the groceries for a complete Easter Dinner to 75 families in Pope County.  The food was distributed on the Wednesday before Easter Sunday.  Above from left are: Salvation Army Central MN Field Representative Donna Ortendahl, Jeanie Person (center) and Shannon Bodeker, Social… Read More

  • 2024 Minnewaska Area High School Career Day

    | Published on April 8, 2024 at 12:55pm CDT

    Minnewaska Area Schools seventh through ninth grade students had the opportunity last week to experience Career Day. The event featured 14 in-house speakers from area businesses and included three tours of facilities within the county. Students were bussed to Midwest Machinery John Deere, Massman Automation and Reichmann Farms. Presentations were given by Cutting Edge Tech,… Read More

  • Remembering Deputy Josh Owen

    | Published on April 8, 2024 at 12:21pm CDT

    Sheriff’s Office to honor fallen deputy one year after tragic loss The Pope County Sheriff’s Office, along with local law enforcement agencies, will be placing a wreath on the front steps of the Pope County Courthouse on April 15, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. in remembrance of Deputy Josh Owen.   The public is encourage to join… Read More

  • Annual ‘Day of Faith’ inspires, spans generational, denominational boundaries

    | Published on April 8, 2024 at 12:19pm CDT

    The annual Day of Faith was held on Wednesday at Central Square and is a day for local students to come together to “set the stage for inspiration, growth and connections” that spans across generational and denominational lines.  “This was the second year of stepping into this adventure together and it was an amazing and seamless… Read More

  • Relay for Life evolves into ‘Best of the MNWest’ 

    | Published on April 8, 2024 at 12:17pm CDT

    In a strategic move aimed at uniting communities across a broader region, the Pope County and Douglas County Relay for Life events recently announces its transformation into the “Best of the MNWest” Relay for Life.  The name change reflects the relay’s expanded territory that now invites Pope, Stevens, Swift, Western Stearns, Todd, Morrison, Douglas, Grant, Traverse,… Read More

  • End of April marks the end of previous patient portal at GRHS

    | Published on April 8, 2024 at 12:16pm CDT

    Glacial Ridge Health System transitioned to a new Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system four months ago, requiring patients to get a new patient portal. As stated in the December announcement, the previous patient portal, MyCareCorner, is no longer supported, so GRHS had to change to a new system.  Access to MyCareCorner Ends April 30, 2024 Those who… Read More

  • Nominations sought for community awards

    | Published on April 8, 2024 at 12:16pm CDT

    •Nominations will be accepted until April 8 The Glenwood Lakes Area Welcome Center, in partnership with the Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, will celebrate the community, volunteers, youth and our local businesses at this year’s awards luncheon set for May 16 at  Area residents can help by nominating worthy candidates for this year’s “Community Service… Read More

  • Firearms Safety classes offered in Pope County

    | Published on April 8, 2024 at 12:15pm CDT

    These classes are offered for youth and adults who have not taken a firearms safety class. You must be at least 11 years old to take the classes. Ages 14 years and above may take the online class and do the virtual field day which does not require attending this class. Receiving this safety certification… Read More

  • MAS schools to host Day of Caring, helping residents, communities with spring clean-up chores

    | Published on April 8, 2024 at 12:14pm CDT

    Students of differing grade levels will be working on May 1 and May 2. “We are excited to extend to you an invitation to participate in the upcoming 6th Annual Day of Caring hosted by Minnewaska Area Schools (MAS), it announced in a letter from Supt. Chip Rankin to area residents.  “This event, a cherished tradition… Read More

  • Owners end Starbuck DQ franchise; it’s now ‘Shirley’s  Treats & Eats’

    | Published on April 8, 2024 at 12:14pm CDT

    Owners have ended the Starbuck DQ franchise, but will be opening an independent hometown ice cream shop at the same site, it was announced on a FaceBook post last week. “We’re proud to introduce you to Shirley’s Treats & Eats, the post from new owners Nathan and Carrie Brecht stated. “Nathan and I will be taking… Read More

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