• Down Memory Lane

    | Published on March 20, 2023 at 1:43pm CDT

    Days added to the school year March 21, 1963 – The Glenwood High School concert band was hard at work putting the finishing touches on their upcoming performance at the music educators’ nation conference, north central division, to be held in Minneapolis. The band, under its usual direction of George Opheim, was working with Weston Noble,… Read More

  • DNR reminds landowners to plan ahead for spring burning restrictions

    | Published on March 13, 2023 at 2:26pm CDT

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages Minnesotans who intend to burn vegetative debris – such as brush, grass, leaves and untreated lumber – during spring clean-up to start planning now. The best time to burn vegetative debris is when there is ample snow on the ground, rather than later in the spring when wildfire… Read More

  • DNR holding career fairs to recruit conservation officers

    | Published on March 13, 2023 at 2:25pm CDT

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is holding two open-house-style career fairs for anyone interested in learning about becoming a conservation officer. The career fairs are part of the agency’s current CO Prep program application period, which runs through March 31 and is for people without previous law enforcement experience. The career fairs are Wednesday, March… Read More

  • House approves funding for Central Square

    | Published on March 13, 2023 at 2:14pm CDT

    Rep. Paul Anderson authored the $4M funding legislation By Tim Douglass The Minnesota House last week provided broad, bipartisan approval of legislation including $4 million to complete a rehabilitation of Central Square in Glenwood.  Rep. Paul Anderson, R-Starbuck, authored legislation to provide the Glenwood project’s funding. It ultimately was included in a larger package of infrastructure funding… Read More

  • Local group works to bring Ukrainian family here

    | Published on March 13, 2023 at 2:07pm CDT

    Group is looking to raise $15,000 to bring the family to Minnewaska area By Melanie Stegner A group of individuals in the Minnewaska area community have joined together with MECO7 in Glenwood to sponsor a Ukrainian family seeking refuge in the United States.      This project began through education and partnership with Alight (, a nonprofit organization in Minnesota… Read More

  • Glacial Ridge Ambulance receives award for quality care

    | Published on March 13, 2023 at 2:06pm CDT

    Glacial Ridge Ambulance was one of 95 ambulance services across Minnesota recognized for providing outstanding pre-hospital clinical care in 2022.  Glacial Ridge Ambulance Manager and EMT Greg Meyers said, “I am incredibly proud of our staff. We see it every day, but this award recognizes the quality of care that area residents receive before getting to… Read More

  • Legion donates to America’s Child

    | Published on March 13, 2023 at 2:02pm CDT

    Glenwood American Legion Post 187 Commander Joe Majerus (left) presented a donation of $1,000 to America’s Child, an organization that provides higher education assistance and mental healthcare assistance for the children of the nation’s military heroes.  America’s Child administrator Mary Walsh accepted the check from Majerus and Legion member Gordy Wagner (right).  

  • Pope SWCD secures another $50,000 for buckthorn treatment at Barsness Park

    | Published on March 13, 2023 at 2:00pm CDT

    By Tim Douglass Pope County Soil and Water Conservation District has secured another $50,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Legacy Grant to continue efforts to eradicate the invasive plant buckthorn from Barsness Park in Glenwood. According to Holly Kovarik, manager of Pope County SWCD, the grant will be used to treat another… Read More

  • New DEXA Scan technology at GRHS better measures bone loss

    | Published on March 13, 2023 at 1:43pm CDT

    The Auxiliary of Glacial Ridge Health System (GRHS) pledged $50,000 toward the new DEXA Scan bone density scanner for the Radiology Department in 2021 and has been raising money to fulfill their pledge through their Harvest Ball fundraisers. The machine has arrived at GRHS, and staff is now fully trained on the new equipment that… Read More

  • Statewide festival-MACT*Fest to be staged at Central Square

    | Published on March 13, 2023 at 1:42pm CDT

    The 26th biennial MACT*Fest — a statewide festival for community theatres — will be staged at Central Square on Saturday, March 25. The event features shows by four theatres from around Minnesota, as well as adjudications of each play, workshops, a discussion about the state of theatre in Minnesota, and an awards brunch on Sunday. Saturday’s… Read More

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