• Starbuck Glimpses in The Past

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

    110 YEARS AGO From Sept. 26, 1913 The Wells Hanson store now has McFadden Happy Day coffee for sale. None finer. It was the coffee that carried off the Gold Medal at the World’s Fair and the State Fair.  Olive Hegg has started school in town now.  A group of women enjoyed themselves ever so much Thursday afternoon at… Read More

  • O! The Joy! – Stories & Songs of the Lewis & Clark Expedition

    | Published on September 12, 2023 at 9:28am CDT

  • GFWC brings attention to food insecurity

    | Published on September 11, 2023 at 1:44pm CDT

    Pope County has highest food insecurity in the area Members of the GFWC Potpourri of Glenwood is joining other GFWC clubs across the nation to bring awareness to our communities about food insecurity.  Pope County has the highest food insecurity in this area with 24% of the population above SNAP threshold of 200% poverty.  GFWC Potpourri club… Read More

  • Reduced to Rubble

    | Published on September 11, 2023 at 12:11pm CDT

    Fremad, adjacent buildings demolished By Tim Douglass Downtown Glenwood had a different look late Thursday as the historic Fremad and its adjacent buildings were demolished by Riley Brothers Construction. The demolition work began on Tuesday, Sept. 5, but after a few hours work was halted by some intergovernmental glitches.  By Thursday morning, however, demolition resumed and the entire area… Read More


    | Published on September 11, 2023 at 12:05pm CDT

    The Highway 29 overpass is now named the “Deputy Josh Owen Memorial Overpass.”  The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) placed two signs with the new name on the north and south side of the overpass last Friday. The renaming of the overpass was made possible by state legislation championed by Rep. Paul Anderson in the House… Read More

  • Late deputy’s K-9 partner retired

    | Published on September 11, 2023 at 12:02pm CDT

    By Melanie Stegner The Pope County Board of Commissioners approved the retirement of the late Deputy Josh Owen’s K-9 partner, Karma, at last week’s meeting. Physical and legal custody and ownership of Karma was transferred to Deputy Owen’s wife, Shannon.  Pope County Engineer Brian Giese provided an update from the highway department. September’s focus of the… Read More

  • Minnewaska gains Youth Skills Training grant

    | Published on September 11, 2023 at 12:01pm CDT

     State Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, said he is pleased Minnewaska Area High School has gained a state grant to facilitate a training partnership between the school and local employers.  The grant is for $100,000, through the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry’s Youth Skills Training grant program. Anderson said this will enable Minnewaska to partner with… Read More

  • First Baptist Church welcomes new pastor

    | Published on September 11, 2023 at 11:59am CDT

    First Baptist Church in Glenwood welcomed a new pastor recently. Jeff Heitzman, originally from St. Cloud, graduated from St.Cloud Technical College with degrees in Business Management and Finance. He then attended Liberty University Theological Seminary; there he obtained a degree in Biblical Studies. Jeff spent ten years as a Youth Pastor in St.Cloud and now… Read More

  • Local first grader places second in state competition, third on the national level

    | Published on September 11, 2023 at 11:58am CDT

    Avery Knoblauch, a first grader at Osakis Elementary and daughter of Jen Jensen and Cory Knoblauch of Lowry, has been selected as the 3rd place winner of the 2022-2023 Illustrating America Art contest in her grade division on the national level. Her entry placed 1st in her grade at her school and 2nd in the… Read More

  • Housing, Fremad demolition top discussion by county HRA/EDA

    | Published on September 11, 2023 at 11:56am CDT

    By Melanie Stegner Discussion at Wednesday’s meeting of the members of the Pope County HRA/EDA board centered around two main topics, housing trust funds and the Fremad building demolition.  Jeff Hess from the Alexandria HRA was in attendance to discuss housing trust funds. A huge benefit of setting them up is the flexibility given to the… Read More

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