• It’s been a long winter; let’s end it in April

    Published on March 27, 2023 at 1:51pm CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune Spring is not in any hurry this year.  The calendar will hit April this week, but it sure doesn’t feel much like April. The snowfall we’ve received over the past few months piled up and isn’t fading as fast as we’d like. Usually at this by… Read More

  • Wondering how the Russia-Ukraine-China issue will work out

    Published on March 27, 2023 at 1:40pm CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone Have you ever sat and wondered how this Russia-Ukraine-China thing is going to work out? I sure have and I don’t see any easy answers. Vladimir Putin seems to have his mind focused on getting ahold of Ukraine regardless of the cost. He has already set his country back a… Read More

  • Ten!

    Published on March 27, 2023 at 1:39pm CDT

    Minnewaska Musings by Paul Gremmels “I’ve had about enough.” I mumbled to myself one recent morning while looking out the kitchen window at the monstrous snow drifts being added to by yet more wind and snow. Let’s face it, it’s been a long winter. When I used to deliver packages for a living, I got a… Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on March 27, 2023 at 1:33pm CDT

    Responds to Jan. 6, abortion rights letter From Audrey Oeltjen, Lowry In response to the  “On Jan,6th and abortion rights” Letter to the Editor” of Feb. 27, 2023: The belief that the incident of January 6th in Washington D.C. was an “ insurrection “ is ludicrous at face value. Quickly the following died that day: 1…. Read More

  • Think spring

    Published on March 27, 2023 at 1:29pm CDT

    The Outdoors By Scott Rall, Outdoors Columnist I took a trip down to Omaha this past weekend to meet some friends and it only took about 30 minutes to the south of town on that trip to be almost completely snow-less. I still have a drift in my front yard that is over 6 feet tall… Read More

  • Concerns over northern snowpack

    Published on March 27, 2023 at 1:28pm CDT

    View From The Cab By David Tollefson, Columnist As I write this on March 23, most of us can look out our windows or drive anywhere and see mostly snow or ice, right? Airplanes flying over west central Minnesota would pretty much confirm that. It has been several days since there has been measurable snow, so state… Read More

  • Save the date -Let’s Get Growing returns to Alexandria

    Published on March 27, 2023 at 1:28pm CDT

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator Let’s Get Growing is back with a new half-day format! Join us Saturday, April 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Discovery Middle School (510 McKay Ave N, Alexandria) for this popular in-person event with sought after specialists. Visit numerous educational displays staffed by University of Minnesota Extension… Read More

  • Friendship, Betrayal and the Great Commission

    Published on March 27, 2023 at 1:26pm CDT

    View From a Prairie Home by Hege Hernfindahl, Columnist The tale of Jesus and His disciples is really the greatest love story ever told. Jesus would lay down His life for His believers and His disciples would help found the Christian church with a lot of sacrifice and suffering. And they were just ordinary men. But they… Read More

  • Easter bunnies in the snow

    Published on March 27, 2023 at 1:24pm CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist March winds are blowing across the lake, temperatures climbing and soon the Easter Bunny will be hopping his way to our house with a basket of eggs. Since March came in like a lion with freezing temperatures and snow, surely we Minnesotans are due for a warmer April As… Read More

  • Central Square project funding still up in the air

    Published on March 20, 2023 at 1:34pm CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune By now most know that Republicans in the Minnesota Senate last week Thursday voted down a $1.5 billion capital investment bill, arguing that it should be tied to tax cuts. What does that mean for the $4 million included in a separate “cash” bill? We’re… Read More

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