Opinions

  • It’s fishing opener on Saturday

    Published on May 9, 2022 at 2:30pm CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune It seemed like a long time coming, but the annual Minnesota fishing opener is this Saturday, May 14. Anglers in this area will likely be out in force, especially if we get some nice weather this weekend.  Looking at the advanced forecast, which can’t always… Read More

  • Spring, golf season was delayed as winter hung on a bit longer

    Published on May 9, 2022 at 2:28pm CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone It sure was nice to wake up one morning last week to clear skies and a rising sun. As the sun got further into the sky the grass started to get that fresh spring green color that brings hope that our long winter is over!  It seems like winter was… Read More

  • Jokers and clowns, left and right

    Published on May 9, 2022 at 2:27pm CDT

    Guest Opinion By Quentin R. Wittrock Political extremists are pulling Americans not just to the polls to vote, but toward the poles. The far left and far right are polarizing America in an attempt to win votes and power. The rest of us must stick together and not fall victim to polarization. We cannot let… Read More

  • Friends

    Published on May 9, 2022 at 2:26pm CDT

    View from a Prairie Home By Hege Herfindahl, Columnist When I hear of people who rekindle childhood friendships, I feel a little pang of regret. My friends from childhood all live so far away. And I have not lived in Norway for 47 years now. When I first emigrated, I would go back once a year, then… Read More

  • Rusty Patched Bumble Bee becomes a household name

    Published on May 9, 2022 at 2:25pm CDT

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator Many of the calls I receive during the growing season deal with insects. One you might not see, but should keep your eye out for, is the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee. Dr. Elaine Evens, UMN Professor specializing in native and wild bee biology and bumble bee management, says that… Read More

  • South Dakota flood 50 years ago

    Published on May 9, 2022 at 2:24pm CDT

    Views from the Cab By David Tollefson, Columnist I don’t know how many of you readers remember that historic flood, or have heard about it later. For my family, my brother’s wife Marilee grew up in Rapid City. She was not there at the time, but surely heard about it from family in Rapid City. A faithful… Read More

  • Many ways to enjoy walleye opener

    Published on May 9, 2022 at 2:23pm CDT

    The Outdoors By Scott Rall, Outdoors Columnist There are lots of days on the calendar that Minnesotans’ look forward to, but none of them can hold a candle to the Minnesota Fishing Opener which is only a few days away. It could actually be an un-paid Minnesota holiday if you didn’t know any better. As the… Read More

  • Mom, I miss you

    Published on May 9, 2022 at 2:22pm CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, columnist It’s unsettling to acknowledge how many habits of our parents annoyed us when we were kids. Today, many of us realize we’re doing the same things. Who hasn’t shaken a pointed finger of disapproval and said, “I told you not to do that and stand up straight and don’t… Read More

  • Lake level seems to be higher, or at least at a more normal level this spring

    Published on May 2, 2022 at 3:31pm CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune It sure was nice to see a few docks move from their winter perches on the shoreline into the lake for another open-water season. The cool, windy weather over the past week since ice-out probably delayed dock installation for a lot of property owners, but… Read More

  • Questions abound about what has become a mess in Ukraine

    Published on May 2, 2022 at 3:29pm CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone It’s pretty hard to figure out how this mess in Ukraine is going to work out in the long run. The short-term outlook is just plain ugly. Every day Russian soldiers launch bombs or rockets to destroy more of Ukraine. The object of war is to defeat the enemy. While… Read More

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