• Avian influenza, aka bird flu

    Published on May 2, 2022 at 3:24pm CDT

    What’s on the Horizon for Public Health By Marcia Schroeder, RN, Horizon Public Health In case you are wondering, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) poses a low health risk to you and your family. People rarely catch avian influenza (bird flu) and it continues to be safe to eat poultry, including chicken, turkey and eggs. But with… Read More

  • Central Square project should be included in state’s bonding bill

    Published on April 25, 2022 at 3:16pm CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune Glenwood has a stake in whether or not the legislature actually passes a bonding bill this session.  Thanks to work by Central Square Director Cheryl Larson, the Central Square staff and board, Minnewaska Area Schools and Rep. Paul Anderson, a proposal to fund improvements at… Read More

  • It’s been an ugly spring

    Published on April 25, 2022 at 3:15pm CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone A couple of weeks ago a few dozen robins stopped in our yard for a visit. They picked around on the ground for a while and then attacked the mountain ash that still had hundreds of berries left from last year’s crop. It only took an hour or two and… Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on April 25, 2022 at 3:14pm CDT

    This Earth Day, we are grateful for our region’s natural resources Holly Kovarik, Pope SWCD Every Earth Day, we at the Pope Soil and Water Conservation District reflect on the wonderful natural resources we get to enjoy in Pope County. Our District is grateful for the opportunity to work with members of the community to facilitate… Read More

  • Shed Hunt

    Published on April 25, 2022 at 3:12pm CDT

    Minnewaska Musings By Paul Gremmels “Got one!”  It was my wife. “Got another one!”  She was on a roll.     She was on the other side of a thick grove of pine trees. We were out for a walk looking for antlers that the deer had dropped during the winter.  “Shed hunting” it is called – looking… Read More

  • Bird flu remains concern for state’s poultry industry, market

    Published on April 25, 2022 at 3:11pm CDT

    Notes from the Capitol By Paul Anderson, State Representative, District 12B Minnesota continues to be “ground zero” for this latest round of highly pathogenic bird flu which, so far, has impacted 26 states to varying degrees. The latest count has 43 confirmed sites in our state, with nearly two million birds affected. Seventeen counties have had positive… Read More

  • ‘Lessons with trees’ presented

    Published on April 25, 2022 at 3:10pm CDT

    Be Kind On Earth Day, Laura Adrian – Nature Retreat Facilitator, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, and Writer, presented, “Lessons from Trees” for the MAIS and GHES 5th and 6th graders. The presentation began with extraordinary facts about trees. Photos flashed on the screen of the tallest tree, oldest tree, those that grow in water, one… Read More

  • Laughter

    Published on April 25, 2022 at 3:09pm CDT

    View from a Prairie Home By Hege Herfindahl, Columnist I grew up in a family with multiple problems. My sister had learning difficulties and struggled with social issues due to a low self-esteem. My father worked for Norway’s second largest shipping firm and travelled constantly. My mother, with her Ph.D. in Applied Economics, had to stay at… Read More

  • COVID will change rural America

    Published on April 25, 2022 at 3:08pm CDT

    Views from the Cab By David Tollefson, Columnist Again, I quote Urban Lehner, veteran columnist of DTN Ag. To me, he is one of the foremost experienced commentators of world events AND agriculture issues. He has lived in several different countries, including Japan. Here is his column of Tuesday, April 12, 2022: It isn’t too early to… Read More

  • Bird feeder recommendations in light of HPAI

    Published on April 25, 2022 at 3:07pm CDT

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator In recent weeks, there has been news of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Minnesota. Many gardeners also include bird feeders in their landscapes. If you are concerned about the wild bird population, here is some information from Dr. Victoria Hall, Executive Director of the University of Minnesota Raptor Center:… Read More

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