• ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ is 19th Annual Harvest Ball theme

    | Published on September 18, 2023 at 1:37pm CDT

    Dance to live music by Jackson and The Burn The Harvest Ball is quickly approaching. On Friday, October 6, Minnewaska House will be transformed into a “Fly Me To The Moon,” Sinatra-era lounge theme where community members can dress up and enjoy an evening with friends. Doors open with a social hour at 5 p.m.,… Read More

  • County board discusses draft ordinances about Cannabis use, sales

    | Published on September 18, 2023 at 1:36pm CDT

    Board consensus is to monitor state guidelines; and ‘wait and see’ By Melanie Stegner The legalization of recreational cannabis has created a frenzy statewide as counties, cities and municipalities determine next steps through new territory with little direction available as the state sets up its cannabis board.  The Pope County Board of Commissioners spent much of… Read More

  • Zebra mussels confirmed in Scandinavian Lake 

    | Published on September 18, 2023 at 1:34pm CDT

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of zebra mussels in Scandinavian Lake, near Terrace in Pope County. Pope County staff discovered two zebra mussels near a lake property. Minnesota DNR staff found two additional zebra mussels near the Scandinavian Lake public water access and took a report from the Scandinavian Lake Association… Read More

  • Red Cross facing a national blood shortage

    | Published on September 18, 2023 at 12:23pm CDT

    Local blood drive scheduled for Oct. 10 The American Red Cross is experiencing a national blood shortage. Fewer donors than needed gave this summer, drawing down the national blood supply and reducing distributions of some of the most needed blood types to hospitals. Hurricane Idalia further strained the blood supply with blood drive cancellations and reduced… Read More

  • LSS seeks Foster Grandparent volunteers to impact the lives of children and youth

    | Published on September 18, 2023 at 12:22pm CDT

    Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) is seeking volunteers for its Foster Grandparent program, in partnership with AmeriCorps Seniors, a national service agency, to offer guidance and encouragement to children and youth in the community. Foster Grandparent volunteers are older adults who offer one-to-one mentoring and tutoring in the classroom and other settings to children and… Read More

  • Villard Reents Family recognized as a ‘U of M Farm Family’ for Pope County

    | Published on September 18, 2023 at 12:22pm CDT

    The Reents farm has been in the family since 1932. Gary Reents’ father started irrigating crops in 1957, mainly to feed his cow-calf operation. He also raised potatoes for local produce distributors. After his father’s death at age 45, Gary quit college and returned to the farm, adding center pivot irrigation over the years, raising… Read More

  • Free fall, spring CNA classes offered at M State

    | Published on September 18, 2023 at 12:20pm CDT

    Minnesota State Community and Technical College will again be hosting free Certified Nursing Assistant courses as part of the Next Generation Nursing Assistant – Train, Test, Work initiative. M State has previously hosted free CNA courses multiple times as a part of the Next Generation initiative, which offers resources and support to Minnesotans pursuing a CNA… Read More

  • Deer hunters’ help sought in gathering data on gut pile scavengers

    | Published on September 18, 2023 at 12:20pm CDT

    Contributed article by U of M Extension The upcoming deer season offers hunters across Minnesota the chance to help University of Minnesota Extension researchers better understand the role of deer guts in the ecosystem.  This is the first year of the Offal Wildlife Watching Project, through which hunters can help by setting up cameras on the gut… Read More

  • Down Memory Lane

    | Published on September 18, 2023 at 12:19pm CDT

    Kensington Runestone turned over to Douglas County Sept. 26, 1963 – The Glenwood Retirement Home was about to accept its first resident. Interior work was completed except for a few minor things, curb and gutter had been installed and the nursing home was landscaped. Forty or so residents were to be housed in the facility with… Read More

  • Pope County Museum Notes

    | Published on September 18, 2023 at 12:18pm CDT

    Fire started under Soo Line depot platform From the Pope County Tribune, Thursday, Sept. 20, 1923. The Pike Lake Congregation [Farwell] is having a new barn and garage erected at the parsonage at Kensington. Carl Hegg and Rev. Palmquist are doing the work. Lutheran services in German at Lake Amelia and Grove Lake. Aug. G. Mueller, Pastor. Miss Clara… Read More

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