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  • Winter weather whips into area, but it will retreat this week

    Published on November 21, 2022 at 12:04pm CST

    Pope County residents were greeted with winter-like weather last week.  Temperatures dropped, we received some snow that actually stayed on the ground, and most of the area sloughs and shallow lakes donned an ice covering that will likely be there for the winter months. Lake Minnewaska was ice-covered on the Glenwood side over the weekend, but… Read More

  • Citizens are satisfied with the election system and how it works

    Published on November 21, 2022 at 12:02pm CST

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone The election of 2022 is behind us, or behind most of us, except for the folks in Georgia who will be having a runoff for their Senate seat and Alaska where ranked choice voting will take a little more time for their Senate seat. I was surprised there wasn’t a… Read More

  • Letter to the Editor

    Published on November 21, 2022 at 12:01pm CST

    Questions about safety concerns on new ‘overpass’ on Hwy. 29 From Steve Nestor, Glenwood (former bridge construction supt.)  Dear MnDOT design and safety engineer, After driving over the recently completed “Mount Wagner Bridge” on Highway 29 north of Glenwood, I must ask: Where are the guard rails on either side of the bridge? Why are… Read More

  • Rowing

    Published on November 21, 2022 at 12:01pm CST

    View from a Prairie Home By Hege Herfindahl, Columnist I have rowed my whole life. It takes effort. And persistence. If I row on a river or a very shallow slough, I will encounter barriers. Rocks. Fallen trees. Even beaver mounds. I think growing older is like rowing. Most people will encounter barriers. That is unless your… Read More

  • How to prepare your trees for winter

    Published on November 21, 2022 at 12:00pm CST

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator Trees can experience many stresses during the winter months including lack of water, sunscald, wildlife damage and winter injury. Young trees (one to five years old) should be watered throughout the year, until the soil freezes. Watering young conifer trees from October to soil freeze-up is critical.  Sunscald is… Read More

  • Are you going to eat that?

    Published on November 21, 2022 at 11:59am CST

    The Outdoors By Scott Rall, Outdoors Columnist I have purchased a deer license every year for the past 37 years and this year was the first year that I actually filled my tag. I purchased my deer license before Sept. 1 and this automatically enrolls you in the doe lottery. In Minnesota every hunter that buys… Read More

  • Family gathers for Thanksgiving

    Published on November 21, 2022 at 11:58am CST

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist November means families getting together to remember our blessings and enjoy a huge Thanksgiving meal. Today families are usually smaller and cousins spread out across the country. It’s harder to host a large family gathering of cousins, aunts and uncles, but our immediate family loves to get together. This… Read More

  • Not sure anyone cares, but Minnesota ranked No. 1 in fast talking…

    Published on November 14, 2022 at 11:55am CST

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune I get a lot of interesting, but often trivial information that crosses my desk.  From time to time the trivial is worth mentioning.  So here goes. In a study about talking fast, Minnesota has been ranked the Number 1 fastest-talking state in America, averaging 5.34 syllables… Read More

  • Observations from an area road trip

    Published on November 14, 2022 at 11:52am CST

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone A couple of Saturdays ago we got in the car and headed out for a “let’s go see how this area is doing” road trip. We do this every month or two, just poke around the area for part of a day. That day’s trip was west. We headed up… Read More

  • Letter to the Editor

    Published on November 14, 2022 at 11:51am CST

    Now politicians should work across the aisle, listen to the common person From Gene Rossum, Starbuck Well, the election is over, and we don’t have to listen to the political ads for a few months. Next we celebrated Veterans Day.  It is the day that our country recognizes and honors all who have served in the… Read More

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