• Gosh I love living in Pope County

    | Published on July 15, 2024 at 1:56pm CDT

    Speaking of Sports By John Fragodt, Sports Reporter What a place to live! It’s coming up on two years since I started working at the Pope County Tribune and about seven years since we bought our place on Pelican Lake.  First of all, it’s amazing how quickly time flies.  Second of all, it’s amazing how much I love living… Read More

  • Glenwood-Lowry sweeps BBE to finish regular-season with 14-4 record

    | Published on July 15, 2024 at 1:53pm CDT

    The Glenwood-Lowry Legion baseball team closed out the regular-season with three more wins last week.  The Legion team won at Osakis last Monday, 9-2, before sweeping a home doubleheader with BBE, Thursday, 10-0 and 7-5. The Lakers finished 14-4 during the regular season, including a current six-game winning streak. Next up is the pod playoffs, set for… Read More

  • VanZee and Schultz earn Top Gun awards for Trap team

    | Published on July 15, 2024 at 1:47pm CDT

    The Minnewaska Area Trap team had a great season in 2024, finishing 24th at the State Shoot at Prior Lake and also having three individuals place among the top 20 at the State Shoot. At the State Shoot, the Lakers had a five-person team score of 461 out of 500 targets to place 24th.  Prior Lake… Read More

  • Atwater edges Stars in opening round of CLL Tourney

    | Published on July 15, 2024 at 1:44pm CDT

    • Tied 1-1 through nine innings, Chuckers score four in 10th The Starbuck Stars left nine runners on base during a 5-1 extra-inning loss to Atwater to open up the County Line League playoffs, Sunday afternoon at home. The Stars, who earned the second seed, led 1-0 through six innings, but Atwater scored one in the seventh… Read More

  • Starbuck Jr. Legion improves to 12-6 with six more victories

    | Published on July 15, 2024 at 1:39pm CDT

    The Starbuck Jr. Legion had a busy week, going 3-1 during a pair of doubleheaders with Atwater and Spicer.  The Jr. Legion split a doubleheader at Atwater last Tuesday, winning the first game 10-0, but falling in the second, 5-4. One night later, Starbuck hosted Spicer for a makeup doubleheader and Starbuck won both games, 6-5… Read More

  • He had an idea and went with it 

    | Published on July 8, 2024 at 2:41pm CDT

    Speaking of Sports By John Fragodt, Sports Reporter David Vinje took over the head coaching position of the Minnewaska Area boys soccer program last fall, taking over for longtime coach Ted Hill. One of the first things Vinje did when he became the head coach was to revive the youth soccer leagues for Minnewaska Area athletes. “This summer… Read More

  • Glenwood-Lowry wins Montevideo Invitational

    | Published on July 8, 2024 at 2:33pm CDT

    The Glenwood-Lowry Legion baseball team edged Montevideo, 5-3, for the championship of the Montevideo Invitational last weekend. The Lakers improved to 11-4 overall with three wins at the tournament over MACCRAY (9-0), Anoka (9-8) and Montevideo. The win over Montevideo was especially sweet after the Thunderhawks edged Minnewaska Area for the Section 3AA baseball title this past… Read More

  • Stars top NLS to set up showdown with Regal for CLL title

    | Published on July 8, 2024 at 2:31pm CDT

    The Starbuck Stars topped New London-Spicer, Sunday, June 30, 4-1, setting up a game with Regal for the County Line League title. The two teams were set to meet up Sunday afternoon for the league championship and the result of that game can be found in separate story beginning on page 1B of this week’s paper. The… Read More

  • Starbuck Jr. Legion baseball team sweeps Benson

    | Published on July 8, 2024 at 2:30pm CDT

    The Starbuck Jr. Legion, coached by Chris Lence and Andy Goracke, is 6-5 overall after sweeping a doubleheader at Benson, Friday, June 28. The team did not have any games scheduled last week due to the Fourth of July.  The next action scheduled is Tuesday, July 9 at ACGC followed by a doubleheader with Morris, Tuesday,… Read More

  • Three Lakers earn recogntion on All-Area baseball team for 2024

    | Published on July 8, 2024 at 2:25pm CDT

    Three members of the Minnewaska Area baseball team were named to the All-Area baseball team for 2024. The All-Area team is put out by the West Central Tribune of Willmar each year, recognizing the top 18 players (All-Area first and second teams) in the area. Earning recognition on the teams were Dylan Alexander (first team), Noah Jensen… Read More

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