Starbuck Times

  • Pope County Courthouse flag flown at half-staff

    | Published on March 2, 2021 at 9:04am CST

    In accordance with a proclamation issued by President Biden, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz last week directed all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff until sunset on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, to remember and honor lives lost due to COVID-19. The President also asked all to join, remember, and… Read More

  • MAS District to implement mentor program for newly-hired teachers

    | Published on March 2, 2021 at 9:03am CST

    By Celeste Rapp news@pctribune.com At its regular meeting on Feb. 22, the Minnewaska Area School Board heard about a “best practice” mentorship program and approved the program unanimously. Interim MAS Superintendent Rick Ellingworth said that he thinks the board should consider implementing a mentorship program. The mentorship program would provide guidance to teachers new to… Read More

  • State to vaccinate 70% of seniors by end of March

    | Published on March 2, 2021 at 9:02am CST

    Pictured, the state’s recently released timeline for expanding eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine.   As more vaccine arrives in Minnesota, Governor lays out path to vaccinate all Minnesotans Gov. Tim Walz announced last Thursday that Minnesota will remain focused on vaccinating most of the state’s seniors before expanding eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine. Walz issued… Read More

  • A year later, precautions still needed

    | Published on March 2, 2021 at 9:01am CST

    It has been a year since the coronavirus pandemic began. While scientists and medical professionals have learned a lot about the virus, it’s still here, along with the threat of new strains. Taking precautions is essential to keep the number of positive cases and illnesses low in our community and the U.S. as the vaccines… Read More