Opinions

  • Letter to the Editor

    Published on September 19, 2022 at 12:54pm CDT

    A new legislative district for Pope County From Earl Hauge, Glenwood  It’s a new day in Pope County.  Our new legislative district is 12A.  40 years ago, I was the State Representative for Pope, Stevens, and Swift Counties.  Then redistricting came along and we got saddled with more right- wing people from Stearns County. For… Read More

  • Compassion

    Published on September 19, 2022 at 12:54pm CDT

    View from a Prairie Home By Hege Herfindahl, Columnist I wake up, confused. My favorite aunt, my Godmother tante Eva, just hugged me. With compassion. And love. Whereas my mother was strict and demanding, her younger sister was always kind and loving. She died more than 10 years ago, but in my dream she was the same,… Read More

  • Halloween Party; open enrollment just around the corner

    Published on September 19, 2022 at 12:53pm CDT

    Senior News By Diane Kittelson, Pope County Senior Services Consultant/Coordinator Hello, seniors! Halloween is right around the corner! Mark your calendars now to attend the Pope County Senior Citizens Halloween Party. It is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, at the Minnewaska House. You are welcome to dress in costume or casually, either way it is… Read More

  • Big Iron 2022

    Published on September 19, 2022 at 12:52pm CDT

    Views from the Cab By David Tollefson, Columnist On a beautiful, windy Wednesday I did my (almost) annual trip to the Red River Valley fairgrounds in West Fargo, N.D. According to the official handout, it is the 42nd annual show. To quote the handout, “The Big Iron Farm Show presented by the Cass County Farm Bureau is… Read More

  • Overwintering geraniums

    Published on September 19, 2022 at 12:52pm CDT

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator Geraniums are a favorite plant of mine. The color of the blooms and fragrance of the leaves transport me to my mother’s and grandmother’s gardens when I was very young. If you have included geraniums in your garden this year, you might be considering bringing them indoors to save… Read More

  • What will you be doing in the lead up to opening day?

    Published on September 19, 2022 at 12:51pm CDT

    The Outdoors By Scott Rall, Outdoor Columnist Writing about dogs is my favorite subject. If you have been a reader of my column for any length of time you can already tell this by the number of times they occupy this space. Dogs, especially hunting dogs, are a 12 month a year effort. Whether it’s training… Read More

  • Friends from long ago

    Published on September 19, 2022 at 12:50pm CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist A few weeks ago I wrote a column “Make Time for Friends.” Friends do take time if the relationship is meaningful. Reunions can be fabulous, but the problem with class reunions is that there’s never enough time to catch up on all the lives of old friends.   Classmates… Read More

  • Pondering 9/11 anniversary… and a more recent tragic event

    Published on September 12, 2022 at 1:41pm CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune It seems like only yesterday that this nation experienced the horror of 9/11. Yet, it happened 21 years ago.  The anniversary of Sep‌tember 1‌1 holds great significance for many Americans. Most of us can tell you exactly where we were that fateful morning — the… Read More

  • Observations on college loan forgiveness

    Published on September 12, 2022 at 1:37pm CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone The announcement by President Joe Biden that some would be getting $10,000 or $20,000 forgiveness of their government college loans hit me a couple of different ways. One, as person who paid his college loans, and paid the costs of sending two children to college, it is hard not… Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on September 12, 2022 at 1:29pm CDT

    Starbuck Depot to host the 31st annual Eple Tiden this Saturday, Sept. 17 From the Starbuck Depot, Committee members The Starbuck Depot will be hosting the 31st annual Eple Tiden Open House this year on Saturday, Sept. 17. As usual there will be opportunities for craft and produce vendors to display as well as the… Read More

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