• A.E. Dalsgaard wins grand prize in butter contest

    | Published on May 16, 2022 at 1:49pm CDT

    Pope County Museum Notes From the Pope County Tribune, Thursday, May 18, 1922. The Lowry mill has exchanged their old truck for a new two-ton truck so now they can deliver flour and feed to the neighboring towns in lots. The Minnesota Education Butter and Cheese scoring contest was one of the largest ever conducted by the dairy… Read More

  • Down Memory Lane

    | Published on May 16, 2022 at 1:48pm CDT

    Four sports eliminated by MAHS board May 17, 1962 – The state of Minnesota announced that it would develop a new state park in Pope County. The area south of Starbuck around Signalness Lake was under consideration, and the park was expected to called Signalness State Park. Damage was high from a “baby twister” which cut a path through… Read More

  • Starbuck Glimpses in the Past

    | Published on May 16, 2022 at 1:47pm CDT

    110 YEARS AGO From May 24, 1912 The play “Galligher” was given by the high school seniors. The leading part, Galligher, was taken by Carl Nordstrom. Other characters in the play were Anna Horjem, Ruth Stenson, Evelyn Englund, Olga Nordstrom, Mary Horjem, Myrtle Olson, Magna Peterson, Oscar Thompson and George Fossen. Peer Stromme, famous Norwegian lecturer, would speak… Read More

  • Grass roots efforts bringing mountain bike trails to Glenwood’s Barsness Park

    | Published on May 9, 2022 at 1:52pm CDT

    By Jan Lasar, Last October the smell of freshly turned dirt was in the air at Barsness Park in Glenwood. On a warm fall day, the buzz of plate compactors and excavators brought a brand new singletrack trail system to this central Minnesota town of 2,500 on the shores of Lake Minnewaska. It took more than… Read More

  • Beau Coffee is now roasting 

    | Published on May 9, 2022 at 1:50pm CDT

    Starbuck family’s coffee available locally, online By Kris Goracke, It’s the world’s 2nd largest traded commodity.  Crude oil is first. Coffee is the most beloved beverage after water.  Here are some other fun facts about coffee from the website •In 16th century Constantinople, not providing your wife with enough coffee was grounds for divorce •Coffee stays warm 20%… Read More


    | Published on May 9, 2022 at 1:48pm CDT

    Last Wednesday, May 4, as part of the Day of Caring, Minnewaska Area students did their part to give back to the community. Groups cleaned up area parks, the cemetery on Memorial Drive, the golf course, and several other locations. Second graders delivered May baskets to the nursing homes, hospital and local businesses. First graders… Read More

  • Highway department was focus of Tuesday’s County Board meeting

    | Published on May 9, 2022 at 1:45pm CDT

    By Mel Stegner, The Pope County Highway Department Engineer, Brian Giese, was on tap to present the highway department monthly report at this week’s board of commissioners’ meeting. “We’ve had some setbacks on our spring work. Weather has made it difficult to get road surface repairs and maintenances, including blading gravel roads, completed,” said Giese…. Read More

  • Award winners to be honored at luncheon

    | Published on May 9, 2022 at 1:44pm CDT

    The Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber & Welcome Center will host the Annual Meeting and Community Awards Luncheon on Thurday, May 19 at the Minnewaska House Brewing Co. + Grill. The event will run from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Introduced at the luncheon will be the current board of directors and retiring board members.  The event will… Read More

  • Ohio man arrested  after seeking local student he met online

    | Published on May 9, 2022 at 1:43pm CDT

    A Dayton Ohio man is in Douglas County jail, accused of coming to Glenwood to find a teen he met online.  Pope County Sheriff Tim Riley said last Friday they received a report of an unknown man at the Minnewaska Area Middle School. Thanks to the fast actions of the Minnewaska Area School staff, the Pope… Read More

  • Family and Dog-Friendly – GRHS Scrub Run/Walk on June 11

    | Published on May 9, 2022 at 1:42pm CDT

    The GRHS 5K Scrub Run/Walk is a family event; kids, strollers and dogs are welcome! The race is timed, but not officially, and the top male and female finishers receive a medal. Proceeds help support a local non-profit – Glacial Ridge Hospice. To help kick off summer vacation, the running of the annual GRHS Scrub Run… Read More

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