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  • Pope County, other area counties remain under burning restrictions

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

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has expanded the area subject to open burning restrictions of vegetative debris, as warm and dry weather spreads throughout the state. This kind of burning is the number one cause of wildfires in Minnesota and burning restrictions help reduce wildfire risk. Additional counties in which burning restrictions apply are: Kittson,… Read More

  • Be a part of the weather team as a rainfall monitor for the Pope County area

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

    Do you have an interest in the weather? Are you looking for a way to do something for the environment from your location? Or how about a great classroom or family activity that provides an easy way for kids to get involved with science?  Volunteer as a rainfall monitor for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and… Read More

  • MAES students receive medals for ‘Accelerated Reading’ goals

    | Published on April 8, 2024 at 12:08pm CDT

    Minnewaska Area Elementary school students received their medals for reaching their goals in the  “Accelerated Reading” program for the Month of March.  In the Back row (standing) from left are: Jeffrey Brown, Isaac Polzin, Zoey Aramburu, Aubrey Smith, Everly Sturgess and Cecilia Fleury. In the Middle row from left are: Tucker Lanigan,Wyatt Robbins, Avram Katzenmeyer,… Read More

  • Pope County’s new cannabis ordinance regulates public use

    | Published on April 8, 2024 at 12:06pm CDT

    Two ordinances were passed, and one was repealed at last week’s meeting of the Pope County Board of Commissioners. The two ordinances regulate public use of cannabis and offer direction in dealing with dangerous, at large and nuisance animals. The repealed ordinance was a housekeeping item that was used in the past for public health… Read More

  • 13 Minnewaska students will compete in State History Day April 20, in Minneapolis

    | Published on April 8, 2024 at 12:06pm CDT

    Thirteen students who qualified for the Regional History Day Competition at St. Cloud State University on March 23rd are now moving on to the State History Day Competition on Saturday, April 20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Two students received Honorable Mention at Regions. Congratulations to all! Pictured above are those students who qualified. Back row,… Read More

  • 13 Minnewaska speech students move on to Subsection competition

    | Published on April 8, 2024 at 12:02pm CDT

    On Saturday, April 6, Minnewaska hosted the 8 teams of 5A West for the MSHSL Subsection competition. Minnewaska is proud to be sending 13 speakers to the Section Tournament next Saturday and landed the 3rd place spot as a team. Thank you to the hard work of those who earned an Honorable Mention, and congratulations… Read More

  • PCHS recaps 2023 at annual meeting

    | Published on April 8, 2024 at 11:59am CDT

    Pope County Humane Society held their annual meeting on April 2nd where they recapped 2023 and their plans for 2024. Every year PCHS hosts the meeting that is open to the public who can come see what PCHS has been up to, learn more about the organization and ways to get involved, as well as… Read More

  • Pope County Museum Notes

    | Published on April 8, 2024 at 11:58am CDT

    Glenwood High School to hold its biggest carnival From the Pope County Tribune, Thursday, April 10, 1924 Blanche C. Anderson, of Glenwood, and Myrtle E. Peterson, of Farwell, were graduated from the school of agriculture at University Farm, St. Paul, at the thirty-fifth annual commencement exercises, held last week. Eighty-eight young men and women were given… Read More

  • Down Memory Lane

    | Published on April 8, 2024 at 11:58am CDT

    St. Paul man to manage the Glenwood V Store April 9, 1964 – Olaf Hausken retired as a Soo Line engineer after over 44 years with Soo. He was proudest of the fact that he had not been in a wreck in all those years.   Over 250 area youngsters scrambled for candy eggs in the city park… Read More

  • Starbuck Glimpses in The Past

    | Published on April 8, 2024 at 11:57am CDT

    110 YEARS AGO From April 10, 1914 Students taking part in the Junior class play “The Ladies of Cranford” at the Town Hall Friday evening were Rose Johnson, Clara Horjem, Cora Fossen, Grace Ericson, Helen Ranum, Leonard Olson, Gina Dyrstad, Lizzie Bruem, Molly Arneson, Evelyn Gorder, Gertrude Broderson and Inga Sandvig.  Amy Alfson, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and… Read More

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