• 2022 Master Gardener seed trial results available

    Published on March 13, 2023 at 1:17pm CDT

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator Since 1982, Master Gardeners volunteers have trialed selected annual vegetable and flower seeds in their home gardens across the state. Volunteers compare varieties and share their growing experiences, providing valuable information for home gardeners in Minnesota and the upper Midwest. “Peppery but never bitter.” “The healthiest plant of all… Read More

  • Farmer-born planter revolution

    Published on March 13, 2023 at 1:16pm CDT

    View From The Cab By David Tollefson, Columnist About a month ago, some of you readers may recall my mention of corn planters in the article about Ken Ferrie, noted agronomist in the corn belt of the U.S. Ferrie talked about a guy named “Shorty” Olson, who had just bought a new corn planter, but Ferrie had… Read More

  • Starting a trend that lasts a lifetime

    Published on March 13, 2023 at 1:15pm CDT

    The Outdoors By Scott Rall, Outdoors Columnist I just had a birthday last month and reached the tender age of 62. Most of us by the time we reach our 60s have a few grandchildren running around. There are limitless ball games to attend, choir concerts, band and for sure birthday parties to attend. Now I… Read More

  • Ordinary days

    Published on March 13, 2023 at 1:11pm CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist Snowflakes are gently falling outside my office windows. It’s a quiet, peaceful day, not a sound can be heard, other than the furnace clicking on and off and a clock ticking off the minutes. Drifting snow is piling up on lawn chairs on the deck, reminding me of white… Read More

  • Improved adult access to recommended vaccines

    Published on March 13, 2023 at 1:06pm CDT

    What’s on the Horizon for Public Health by Marcia Schroeder, RN Horizon Public Health  I stumbled upon information I feel is too important not to share. You may know one of my nursing duties at Horizon Public Health is giving immunizations. So, when I saw an article titled “Medicare and Medicaid Now Fully Cover Preventive Vaccines” (for… Read More

  • Are toxic chemicals transported by rail through Glenwood?

    Published on March 6, 2023 at 1:51pm CST

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune Most of us read or saw news about a catastrophic 38-train car derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. It’s been a few weeks now since about 50 cars of a freight train derailed in a fiery, mangled mess on the outskirts of East Palestine near the… Read More

  • A healthy respect for those who need mobility assistance

    Published on March 6, 2023 at 1:47pm CST

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone I have developed and much larger appreciation for what people who have handicaps have to deal with on a daily basis. So far my experience is a short few weeks, its not over, but there is an end in sight. Back in January I ruptured my Achilles tendon on my… Read More

  • Factors to consider as state shifts to carbon-free power

    Published on March 6, 2023 at 1:47pm CST

    Notes From The Capitol By Paul Anderson, State House Representative District 12B With Gov. Tim Walz signing legislation putting Minnesota on the track to totally carbon-free electric generation by the year 2040, it’s becoming more evident the cost of this mandate is going to be high. In addition to the fact that green energy, itself, is more… Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on March 6, 2023 at 1:45pm CST

    Responds to letter on Jan. 6 riot From Larry Kenney Plymouth, Minn. (formerly of Glenwood) This letter is a response to Steve Nestor’s Letter To The Editor printed in the Feb.13, 2023 Pope County Tribune. I have noticed that some conservative networks try to present a few statements that are true and several that are… Read More

  • Fragrant flowers for your cutting garden

    Published on March 6, 2023 at 1:37pm CST

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator When it comes to selecting flowers to plant in my garden, I am always looking for scented varieties that bring the fragrance of the garden into my home. So many beautiful cultivars have had their sweet aroma bred right out of them. I am always disappointed upon discovering that… Read More

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