• Student artwork commemorates 5-year anniversary of‘Be Kind’

    | Published on March 13, 2023 at 1:41pm CDT

    All entries will be on display at Central Square Minnewaska Area Schools & W.I.N. Academy students in grades 7-12 are sharing the message, “Keep Going Keep Growing Kindness,” through their creations of turtles that represent determination, wisdom and perseverance. They are helping celebrate the 5-year anniversary of the BeKind movement. All of the entries are on display… Read More

  • County approves AIS funding for Scandi Lake Assn. 

    | Published on March 13, 2023 at 1:35pm CDT

    By Melanie Stegner Pope County Commissioners approved the purchase of a new metal detector for the courthouse, funds in support of aquatic invasive species control and heard the highway monthly report at last week’s meeting.  Ralph Hanson, Land Use Specialist approached the board to request funding for the Scandinavian Lake Association to help control the spread… Read More

  • MFWM accepting bids for grazing opportunities 

    | Published on March 13, 2023 at 1:34pm CDT

    The Morris Wetland Management District in Morris, Minn. is accepting bids for grazing opportunities in six counties of west central Minnesota. The thirteen grazing units range in size from 36 to 305 acres. Producers must follow all federal and state regulations. Applicants must complete and submit a bid sheet and the first page of the… Read More

  • Spark 27 Creative wins award for design at ceremony in Fargo

    | Published on March 13, 2023 at 1:33pm CDT

    Spark27 Creative earned a 2023 Silver ADDY award from the American Advertising Federation’s North Dakota (AAF-ND) chapter for its rebrand design of the 22 Northmen Brewing Company brand. 22 Northmen Brewing Company, a Bold North Cellars brand located in Alexandria, Minn., branding embodies traditional Viking heritage with a modern twist. The typography lines are strong and… Read More

  • Water approach is dangerous, inadequate

    | Published on March 13, 2023 at 1:33pm CDT

    Group calls for comprehensive water study, action against Glencore In a sharply worded six-page letter to the office of Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, former Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson and others asked: “Why is the Walz Administration putting the BWCA and Lake Superior at risk doing business with Glencore?” Carlson, who served as Governor from 1991 to 1999, wrote that data… Read More

  • Why a group of rural Republicans helped the DFL pass a bonding bill in the Minnesota House

    | Published on March 13, 2023 at 1:32pm CDT

    Votes from House Republicans in favor of a bonding bill were notable, but Senate Republicans aren’t on board yet By Walker Orenstein Staff Writer The $1.9 billion package of publicly-financed construction projects approved Monday by the Minnesota House included $12.8 million to help Madelia improve roads and upgrade water infrastructure. GOP Rep. Bjorn Olson of Fairmont said the… Read More

  • Starbuck Glimpses in The Past

    | Published on March 13, 2023 at 1:29pm CDT

    110 YEARS AGO From February 28, 1913 School report for Dist. 3, white Bear Lake: Total enrollment 32; average attendance 24; Elmer Einarson and Erling Aslakson received certificates of perfect attendance. The following attended 18 days, Nora Aal, Laura Forde and John Haugsland Sigurd I. Ramstad, teacher.  Lats Thursday, the relatives and close friends of Miss Ida C…. Read More

  • Pope County Museum Notes

    | Published on March 13, 2023 at 1:29pm CDT

    New text books for Sunday School at Fron From the Pope County Tribune, Thursday, March 15, 1923. Confetti to the right of them, kewies to the left of them, dancing, fish pond, novelty stands, candy booths, cane racks, raffles and music all around them, will be the facts when the Legion, the Auxiliary and the public take… Read More

  • Down Memory Lane

    | Published on March 13, 2023 at 1:28pm CDT

    14-year-old saved two lives March 14, 1963 – The controversy over whether or not to dissolve the Sedan school district had boiled into the news again. A petition to dissolve the district and annex parts of it to Glenwood and to Brooten had the desired number of signatures, and the petition would be presented to the… Read More

  • International Hetteen Cup Vintage Snowmobile Races

    | Published on March 6, 2023 at 2:48pm CST

    This year’s Main Event Hetteen Cup vintage snowmobile races were filled with excitement at every turn. Curt Pederson was this year’s winner and earned his fifth Hetteen Cup Championship. There were over 50 races on the icy track in front of Lakeside Ballroom. Racers were in attendance from all over the country, chasing the main… Read More

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