• Gov. Walz visits train derailment site in Raymond

    | Published on April 3, 2023 at 1:59pm CDT

    Minnesota’s Gov. Tim Walz traveled to Raymond last Thursday morning to survey the site where a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying ethanol derailed along Highway 23 just west of the city of Raymond. The governor met with residents and offered the state’s full support. The governor is coordinating closely with the United States Department of… Read More

  • Starbuck Glimpses in The Past

    | Published on April 3, 2023 at 1:51pm CDT

    110 YEARS AGO From April 4, 1913 Mr. and Mrs. Edw. A. Pederson near Lake Hazel rejoiced over the arrival of a baby boy Tuesday, however the glad tidings were soon followed with a doleful message, as the infant died. Funeral services were held Friday.  A bouncing baby boy came to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs…. Read More

  • Pope County Museum Notes

    | Published on April 3, 2023 at 1:50pm CDT

    Gaarder donates land for park From the Pope County Tribune, Thursday, April 5, 1923. Thomas Callaghan says that he has no control over the weather but that he can predict good and bad weather. Last week he announced that spring would start on Tuesday this week. So far his predictions have been right. There will be a… Read More

  • Down Memory Lane

    | Published on April 3, 2023 at 1:49pm CDT

    Spring has arrived early April 4, 1963 – Three Pope County youths were injured in a pair of unrelated traffic accidents. Two young men from Villard were involved in an accident which occurred when the driver apparently fell asleep. A Villard area couple was credited with saving the lives of the two by pulling them from… Read More

  • Helmsley Trust grants $459,000 to help GRHS purchase state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment

    | Published on March 27, 2023 at 2:48pm CDT

    The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust has granted $459,547 to Glacial Ridge Health System to purchase five ultrasound machines as part of a $26.4 million ultrasound initiative in Minnesota, it was announced last week. The initiative includes nearly $18.3 million to help Minnesota hospitals and health centers purchase ultrasound imaging devices and an… Read More

  • Starbuck VFW Auxiliary  hosts fundraiser for new lighthouse

    | Published on March 27, 2023 at 2:47pm CDT

    By Kris Goracke Reporter With designs to consider, a potential location chosen, and soil borings taken, the Starbuck City Council is moving closer to replacing the Starbuck Marina Lighthouse. Keeping up with the momentum is the Starbuck VFW Auxiliary as they host a fundraiser for the project. The fundraiser, a cash party, is an annual event for… Read More

  • Glenwood & Lowry Lions Clubs recognizes “Lions’ Peace Poster” artists

    | Published on March 27, 2023 at 2:41pm CDT

    Last fall all 6th graders at Glacial Hills and Minnewaska Elementary were invited to participate in the Lions International “Peace Poster” contest.  Nine students were awarded cash prizes last Tuesday evening at a joint Glenwood and Lowry Lions dinner meeting for the students, parents, and teachers.  Lions Clubs around the world have long been sponsoring… Read More

  • Northern lights were dancing last week

    | Published on March 27, 2023 at 2:40pm CDT

    A powerful geomagnetic storm last week gave way to a rare sighting of the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. The Northern Lights are commonly seen in Alaska, Canada and Iceland as portions of them are located near the earth’s magnetic poles, but a geomagnetic storm of severe magnitude made it possible to see the aurora… Read More

  • Central Square host statewide event

    | Published on March 27, 2023 at 2:39pm CDT

    MACT*FEST Central Square was the site for MACT*Fest 2023, a biennial festival that showcases the best of community theatre, with performances, workshops and networking opportunities for actors, directors, designers and other theatre professionals. Theatre enthusiasts and community theaters from across the state attended  MACT*Fest 2023 at the historic venue in Glenwood.   MACT*Fest audiences enjoyed a… Read More

  • Minnewaska students visit Washington, D.C.

    | Published on March 27, 2023 at 2:32pm CDT

    Last week, March 20-23, Minnewaska Area students visited our nation’s capital. The group of 108 students (mainly 9th-11th graders) and 30 chaperones spent four days touring all kinds of historic places. Some of the highlights were the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, Gettysburg, the Arlington Cemetery which included the Changing of The Guard at the… Read More

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