Opinions

  • Color Guard

    Published on May 27, 2022 at 10:53am CDT

    Minnewaska Musings By Paul Gremmels I helped to bury my 4th grade teacher the other day. The circumstances that brought me to the cemetery were that we are both veterans. He, of the Navy, and me, of the Marine Corps. He was buried with full military honors, and I carried the American flag for our local… Read More

  • ‘Question Persuade Refer’ is a free training for community

    Published on May 27, 2022 at 10:52am CDT

    Collaborative Corner: On the Move By Jeannie Pederson, Pope County Initiative Coordinator Question Persuade Refer, or QPR, is a 1.5-hour training for any community member to learn basic skills to assist someone at risk for suicide. By asking a simple question, you can save a life. Community members are free to attend one of two trainings on… Read More

  • The good china

    Published on May 27, 2022 at 10:51am CDT

    View from a Prairie Home By Hege Herfindahl, Columnist I am standing here in our guest bedroom. Ironing. Many people might think this is an avoidable chore, but I like ironing. It is a meditative time for me. My mind wanders as my iron strokes the white damask napkins. Worn thin with wear. At the edge of… Read More

  • Take precautions to avoid tick bites

    Published on May 27, 2022 at 10:50am CDT

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator Last night I found an engorged wood tick on my little kitty, Raven. Hard to believe that we went from winter to tick season so fast! As you begin to spend more time outdoors, here is some information to identify ticks and guard against tick bites. The two most… Read More

  • Never miss this opportunity

    Published on May 27, 2022 at 10:49am CDT

    The Outdoors By Scott Rall, Outdoors Columnist The fishing opener is underway and the reports of the past two weeks have been better than I can remember for the past five years or so. As always, there are certain lakes that do better than others and your location and how much time you have to fish… Read More

  • Take time to remember

    Published on May 27, 2022 at 10:48am CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist May has several holidays when most of us take time to remember mothers, veterans, departed family and friends and graduating seniors. It’s a month of celebrations and thankfulness.  Though times have changed, traditions stick with me. I love remembering how my mother would always observe Memorial or Decoration Day… Read More

  • Once again, legislature could not complete its work on time

    Published on May 23, 2022 at 2:17pm CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune Governor Tim Walz issued a press release Wednesday, May 18, outlining a complete budget framework agreement with legislative leaders.  That agreement was reached about one week before the session was due to end at midnight on May 22. Still, legislators couldn’t pass the tax and… Read More

  • Postal delivery vehicle replacement will feature new design

    Published on May 23, 2022 at 2:11pm CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone If you’ve been watching the news over the past few months, you might remember that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has ordered new trucks for delivery of mail. They will be replacing the LLVs currently in service. LLV stands for long life vehicle and the design of those vehicles started… Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on May 23, 2022 at 2:10pm CDT

    A great time at Central Square… From Jane Peterson, Minneapolis I was visiting from the Minneapolis area this past weekend and had the good fortune to attend the concert event at Central Square on May 14th. Maud Hixson and her trio of jazz musicians gave all who attended a wonderful musical journey through the Doris… Read More

  • Good things that make Pope County Great

    Published on May 23, 2022 at 2:09pm CDT

    Collaborative Corner: On the Move By Jeannie Pederson, Pope County Family Collaborative Coordinator May is Mental Health Awareness Month. I believe our Pope County community has a heightened awareness of kindness and shared compassion. Let’s learn more together! Research has shown that personal and community connectedness can make a significant difference in the lives of those at risk… Read More

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