Starbuck Times

  • Barsness elected MAS board chair

    | Published on January 11, 2022 at 9:23am CST

    By Melanie Stegner A special organizational meeting was held on Wednesday, January 5, to appoint the 2022 officers of the Minnewaska Area School Board. Upon a nomination by Gugisberg, Chad Barsness was unanimously voted Board Chairperson again. Zavadil was nominated and unanimously elected Board Vice-Chairperson. Nick Gugisberg was voted Clerk and Ted Reichmann was… Read More

  • COVID-19 continues to surge in state, this area

    | Published on January 11, 2022 at 9:22am CST

    In the situation update from the Minnesota Department of Health last Friday, the state listed 33 newly reported deaths attributed to COVID-19 and 7,833 new positive cases. The report is released five days a week at 11 a.m. and includes cases reported as of 4 a.m. the previous business day. (Visit for cases after… Read More

  • Radon in Minnesota homes is a common but preventable cancer risk

    | Published on January 11, 2022 at 9:22am CST

    Common misconceptions may be¬† undermining testing,¬†leading to lung cancer Of all the unwelcome house guests you may ever host, few are as nasty as radon. The colorless, odorless gas occurs naturally in Minnesota soils and is found at elevated levels in nearly 40 percent of all homes in the state. It also is the leading cause… Read More