• Kettle Kickoff is Friday at Tom’s Market in Glenwood

    | Published on November 13, 2023 at 12:05pm CST

    Red Kettle season is almost here as the Salvation Army of Pope and Douglas Counties gets ready to launch one of their biggest fundraisers. The Salvation Army will be hosting a “Kettle Kickoff” on Friday, Nov. 17 at Tom’s Market in Glenwood from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event kicks off the Red Kettle Campaign in… Read More

  • Signal crayfish confirmed in Douglas County lake

    | Published on November 13, 2023 at 12:02pm CST

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed the presence of signal crayfish, an invasive non-native species, in Lake Winona, adjacent to Alexandria in Douglas County. This is the first confirmation of signal crayfish in Minnesota waters. A commercial harvester contacted the DNR after trapping two signal crayfish in Lake Winona. Since the first catch,… Read More

  • New floral experience opens in Glenwood

    | Published on November 13, 2023 at 12:02pm CST

    By Melanie Stegner A new floral experience has made its home in Glenwood. The Flower Co., located at 14 6th Avenue Northwest, opened their doors to the public earlier this month. The store offers much more than flowers and plants.  Jana Zenner, owner of The Flower Co., brings nearly 15 years of experience in the floral… Read More

  • Tax-forfeited properties to be sold on Dec. 6

    | Published on November 13, 2023 at 12:01pm CST

    By Melanie Stegner A resolution supporting Operation Green Light was passed at last week’s county board meeting. Operation Green Light for Veterans is an initiative created as a way for counties to recognize the great respect, admiration and utmost gratitude “for all who have selflessly served the country and our community in the armed forces.” … Read More

  • ‘Buddy Bear’ helps inspire student writing

    | Published on November 13, 2023 at 12:00pm CST

    The MAES librarian Ms. Deidre was able to get “Buddy Bears” donated for each elementary classroom. At the beginning of November, Ms. Schlosser’s 2nd grade class started a “Buddy Bear” writing project.  Each Friday, a student will be chosen to take home Dino who is their classroom Buddy Bear. The student’s job is to write two… Read More

  • One million acres now enrolled in voluntary MAWQCP

    | Published on November 13, 2023 at 11:54am CST

    Minnesota Governor Tim Walz  on November 3 celebrated that Minnesota farmers and landowners have enrolled one million acres in a voluntary agricultural water quality program, achieving a goal Governor Walz set in December 2020.  The Governor made the announcement at the farm of Eric Heins of Altura. Heins represents one of the 1,400 farmers who’ve become… Read More

  • Christmas Care 2023 is underway

    | Published on November 13, 2023 at 11:53am CST

    Christmas Care, a program of the Starbuck VFW, Auxiliary and the Starbuck Fire Department Auxiliary, gives to families in need at Christmas time. This program serves families in Western Pope County (Starbuck, Lowry and Cyrus) and depends on members of the community to submit the names of any families or individuals who could benefit from… Read More

  • The marketing barrage of  Medicare Advantage plans is underway

    | Published on November 13, 2023 at 11:48am CST

    • Residents should carefully compare the privately-run versions of the government’s Medicare before choosing. Residents eligible for Medicare have already been inundated with marketing and advertising about Medicare Advantage plans. That’s because the open enrollment period for Medicare for seniors began in October and runs through December 7. The marketing effort pushing the Medicare Advantage plans shows the plans… Read More

  • Support families at Christmas through ‘Armful of Love’ 

    | Published on November 13, 2023 at 11:46am CST

    Armful of Love committee members are preparing for the program that provides Christmas gifts for infants through 18 year olds who are living in the household and a family holiday food package.  The Pope County program was created to help relieve stressors that families may experience over the holiday season.  If community members, businesses or organizations would… Read More

  • 4-H Junior Leader Workshop: Elements of Leadership

    | Published on November 13, 2023 at 11:46am CST

    4-H Junior Leader Workshop: Elements of Leadership (JLW) was held October 19-20 at Faith Haven Camp near Battle Lake.  This camp is designed to inspire and enable each participant to uncover unique abilities, develop greater confidence and master strategies for success as a leader in their local 4-H program. 39 youth in grades 6-9 attended,… Read More

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