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  • Starbuck Marina gets chemical treatment

    Published on July 15, 2024 at 11:26am CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune Treatment for invasive plants Starry Stonewort and Eurasian Milfoil began this week at the Starbuck Marina. The Minnewaska Lake Association (MLA) members and Starbuck Mayor Gary Swenson were on hand Monday morning as the treating got underway at the Starbuck Marina. The City of Starbuck… Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on July 15, 2024 at 11:23am CDT

    How did the Starbuck get its name? From Joyce Wahlquist, Starbuck What a wonderful contest and congratulations to the very interesting essays. Have always been intrigued with the Starbuck name and have enjoyed the two different versions.  First, it was named after a railroad official, William Starbuck who never visited.  Second, my favorite, is that… Read More

  • The willingness to learn is such an important key to success

    Published on July 15, 2024 at 11:21am CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone You may remember the name, Carl Bernstein. The one I’m writing about is the Bernstein of “All The President’s Men,” the book he co-wrote with fellow Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward. That book is the story of the Watergate burglary and the trail the two reporters followed that eventually showed… Read More

  • The Fourth of July that saved the Nation

    Published on July 15, 2024 at 11:19am CDT

    View From The Cab By David Tollefson, Columnist Today I am quoting Alan Guebert, a rather well-known columnist who writes in several publications, including THE LAND magazine. This column appeared in the July 5, 2024 issue. I have not always agreed with some of his views, but this one I did like, and I hope you do,… Read More

  • Trigger therapy, you should get you some

    Published on July 15, 2024 at 11:19am CDT

    The Outdoors By Scott Rall, Outdoors Columnist With a break from the rains, I was willing to venture outside a bunch this past week. My rain gauge in Nobles County had 15.2 inches of rain over the past few weeks. The grass is tall and the mosquitos are as big as fighter jets and there are… Read More

  • How flooding affects MN gardens and produce safety

    Published on July 15, 2024 at 11:19am CDT

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator This year, many Minnesota gardens have experienced significant flooding damage, which can be harmful to produce. Flooding introduces chemical and microbial risks to produce, potentially causing human illness if consumed. Here’s what you need to know about produce safety after flooding. Understanding Food Safety Risks The FDA defines flooding… Read More

  • The Fourth

    Published on July 15, 2024 at 11:18am CDT

    View From a Prairie Home by Hege Hernfindahl, Columnist After we got our cabin thirty years ago, it became a natural gathering spot for our family. And when our children all got married and moved away, they would always return around the Fourth, so it became our designated family reunion. Our eight grandchildren, who were born in… Read More

  • Sounds recall favorite memories

    Published on July 15, 2024 at 11:17am CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist Does this happen to you? When I hear a familiar tune I might recall a heart-throbbing teenage romance or remember slow dancing at Lakeside ballroom with the spinning silver ball overhead. Certain smells like lilacs remind me of graduation; popcorn kernels popping remind me of the Glenwood theater; chocolate… Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on July 8, 2024 at 1:44pm CDT

    Committee invites participation in Waterama pontoon parade From the 2024 Pontoon Parade Committee: Robbie and Emily Hyland, Bryan and Becky Taffe, Kristal and Adam Wendt We’re writing to invite all area businesses, organizations, and family and friends to become a part of the upcoming 68th annual Waterama lighted pontoon parade on July 27th. Deck out… Read More

  • What I saw of the presidential debate was shocking

    Published on July 8, 2024 at 1:42pm CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone I missed the start and the early parts of the recent presidential debate between President Joe Biden and former President Donald J. Trump. That was probably OK since when I did catch up with the debate I could only watch about 15 minutes of it. I knew if I watched… Read More

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