Opinions

  • Clarity needed on school resource officer issue

    Published on September 18, 2023 at 12:03pm CDT

    Notes from the Capitol By Paul Anderson, State House Representative District 12 B  Much has been written of late regarding the use of School Resource Officers in our public school systems. An Aug. 1 revision of state statute added SROs to the list of school “agents” who are restricted in the use of force when handling student… Read More

  • Remembering Cliff Ogdahl and his help with a leaky roof

    Published on September 18, 2023 at 12:02pm CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone Glenwood lost a really nice person with the passing of Cliff Ogdahl recently. I got to know Cliff prior to 2000, he was retired and his daughter-in-law, Judy Ogdahl was a partner in Furniture Square, a furniture business in the former Larson Furniture building at the corner of Franklin Street… Read More

  • It’s apple time!

    Published on September 18, 2023 at 12:01pm CDT

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator Have you heard that you should wait until after a frost to harvest your apples? I am here to bust that myth. If we followed that rule, many of our apples would be rotten or on the ground by the time we picked them. This is because each apple… Read More

  • Land Acquisition 101 – Part 2

    Published on September 18, 2023 at 12:00pm CDT

    The Outdoors By Scott Rall, Outdoors Columnist Last week I start a multi-part column on what it takes to create a new public land. A quick review of last week.  We start only with a willing seller that has reached out to a resource agency or a non-profit like Pheasants Forever that will make an indication… Read More

  • Gas prices, from 1937 to 2023

    Published on September 18, 2023 at 11:59am CDT

    View From The Cab By David Tollefson, Columnist From the Bureau of Labor Statistics comes some history of gas prices for each year, along with a few comments relevant to the year: 1937: Absolute Gas Price (AGP) $.19. Americans were beginning to emerge from the financial wreckage of the Great Depression. 1938: AGP $.18.      1939:… Read More

  • Enjoy each moment of life

    Published on September 18, 2023 at 11:58am CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist Outside my bedroom windows, the sky is flooded with moonlight. At 5 a.m. I’m awake, reaching for another blanket. I shiver, feel the chill of approaching fall with its accompanying body aches. The change of weather invades my aging joints. Strange, but why is it that as each season… Read More

  • Take an active role in your healthcare

    Published on September 11, 2023 at 11:46am CDT

    What’s on the Horizon for Public Health  By Shelley Svec, Horizon Public Health  It is important to advocate for your best interests in all aspects of life, but even more so, when it comes to your health. How can you feel more in control of your health and ongoing care? You can do this by taking an… Read More

  • Overpass is now named to honor Deputy Josh Owen

    Published on September 11, 2023 at 11:43am CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune It was great to see the Highway 29 Overpass renamed as the Deputy Josh Owen Memorial Overpass. The event happened last Friday as local and MnDOT officials gathered to memorialize the overpass in Josh Owen’s name. It was an uplifting event and thank you to… Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on September 11, 2023 at 11:42am CDT

    Instead of judging, how about ‘neighbor helping neighbor’ Day From Helen Ann Hoverud Starbuck The easiest thing for us to do as human beings is to JUDGE – whether it be how someone looks, dresses, acts, our cars or someone’s property upkeep compared to our own as well as countless other things – we judge…. Read More

  • Glad we have police officers willing to do a very dangerous job

    Published on September 11, 2023 at 11:41am CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone Shootings of motorists by law enforcement have been getting headlines for years and people seem to think that there is one solution, police shouldn’t draw arms or maybe even be armed when they approach a vehicle on a traffic stop. I don’t fear being stopped but I am white and… Read More

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