• A sure sign of spring…

    | Published on March 27, 2023 at 2:30pm CDT

    Despite a winter that won’t let go of its grip on the area, the Glenwood Dairy Queen was opened for the spring-summer season last week despite the amount of snow that is piled in front of the local facility.  A smiling face and a sign painted into the snowbank in front of the local DQ… Read More

  • Duininck Concrete Roundabout project in Glenwood receives MnDOT Merit Award

    | Published on March 27, 2023 at 2:29pm CDT

    Duininck Concrete roundabout project located at TH29 and 160th St. in Glenwood, Minn., received a MnDOT Merit Award. The MnDOT Concrete Rating Panel announced the project was rated the best of its type completed in Minnesota during 2022. The roundabout provides critical support to a larger infrastructure improvement. The Glenwood-based Duininck Concrete division worked on this… Read More

  • Annual ‘Pastor’s Recital’ raises $850 for Pope County Food Shelf

    | Published on March 27, 2023 at 2:26pm CDT

    The Pope County Ministerial held its annual Pastors’ Recital on Sunday, March 19 at Fron Lutheran Church in Starbuck.  $850 was raised for the Pope County Food Shelf.  Pictured (from left) are Pastor Chris Richards, Pastor Paul Johnson, Pastor Andy League, Pastor Joel Rolf, Pastor Yolanda Y. Williams and Dee Syverson.  After the recital, refreshments… Read More

  • County contracts for juvenile detention services

    | Published on March 27, 2023 at 2:24pm CDT

    By Melanie Stegner The Pope County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the application to apply for the Family Homeless Assistance and Prevention Program Grant from the Minnesota Housing Agency. The grant will be submitted by the West Central Minnesota Communities Action Council. It is awarded every two years and is part of a program from… Read More

  • Two local teens injured in rollover last week

    | Published on March 27, 2023 at 2:19pm CDT

    Two Glenwood teenagers were injured when the vehicle they were in left the roadway and rolled at about 1:56 p.m. last Tuesday on Highway 29 near County Road 41 south of Starbuck. A Toyota Camry, driven by Katie Jo Koenig, 17, of Glenwood was northbound on Highway 29 when the vehicle left the road.  Road conditions… Read More

  • Starbuck Depot, Museum ’22 review and update

    | Published on March 27, 2023 at 2:19pm CDT

    The long-awaited goal of having a place to honor the memory of the Starbuck Lions Club Lefse Team members and their accomplishment of making the World’s Largest Lefse became a reality in 2022. The grand opening of the Lefse Hall of Fame (LHOF) in conjunction with the annual Lefse Dagen was a great success. Making… Read More

  • Nominations sought for community volunteer awards

    | Published on March 27, 2023 at 2:14pm CDT

    The Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center invites members of the community to nominate someone special for the annual community awards.  These awards, sponsored by the chamber and welcome center, recognize local individuals who have given their time and efforts to improve the community.  Awards include the Volunteer of the Year,  Civic Organization of… Read More

  • Firearms Safety classes offered in Pope County

    | Published on March 27, 2023 at 2:14pm CDT

    These classes are offered for youth and adults who have not taken a firearms safety class. You must be at least 11 years old to take the classes. Ages 14 years and above may take the online class and do the virtual field day which does not require attending this class. Receiving this safety certification… Read More

  • Starker hired by Central Square

    | Published on March 27, 2023 at 2:13pm CDT

    Trina Starker was hired recently as program coordinator for Central Square Arts and Cultural Center in Glenwood, it was announced last week.  She will begin work on April 6.  Starker is leaving her position at the Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce to take on the new role.  “We feel very fortunate that she reached out… Read More

  • Minnesota cities and counties facing inflation

    | Published on March 27, 2023 at 2:09pm CDT

    One bill would significantly boost Local Government Aid, a subsidy that primarily benefits Greater Minnesota. By Walker Orenstein Lawmakers are considering two bills that would dump money into local government budgets. One would increase the aid for cities and counties by $300 million in total and ensure payments rise with inflation. The other would distribute $300 million… Read More

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