• Available water could be a problem in the future

    Published on March 6, 2023 at 1:36pm CST

    View From The Cab By David Tollefson, Columnist Brent Olson, former hog farmer from the Ortonville, area, had a column with that title in the Minnesota Farm Guide of Sept. 5, 2014. That’s soon 10 years ago. At my farm, in those nine years, I’ve had wet years and dry years. In wet years, the rains are… Read More

  • Getting a camel through the eye of a needle

    Published on March 6, 2023 at 1:35pm CST

    The Outdoors By Scott Rall, Outdoors Columnist If you want to start a conversation that has the greatest chance of going sour all you need to do is to start asking people about wolves in Minnesota. When you live where I live, which in the south west part of the state, there are no wolves to… Read More

  • Free to Choose

    Published on March 6, 2023 at 1:33pm CST

    View From a Prairie Home by Hege Hernfindahl, Columnist I woke up this morning with a true physical pain in my heart. I knew it wasn’t a heart attack. I knew what it was. It was a physical manifestation of grief. I don’t know if that has ever happened to you, but I presume it has. If… Read More

  • Do you remember?

    Published on March 6, 2023 at 1:33pm CST

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist Are you one of the many who watch the nightly news and suffer through the commercials about bad knees, arthritis, back aches, bladder issues and forgetfulness…MEMORY problems? After listing all the frightening side effects, the ad suggests you take another pill. There’s a pill for each problem. I’m already… Read More

  • It was a significant winter storm, but…

    Published on February 27, 2023 at 1:30pm CST

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune Now that it’s over, we can say last week’s storm wasn’t the storm of the century. Sure, it did command the kind of respect for nature that we often ignore.  Just the storm’s predictions caused many of us to stock up on groceries for a… Read More

  • Did an F-22 blow up a hobbiest’s pico ballon with a missile?

    Published on February 27, 2023 at 1:28pm CST

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone About the same time President Joe Biden was explaining to the public February 16 that three balloons shot down by the U.S. military were probably private, business or weather balloons I stumbled across a story in Aviation Week about pico balloons. The next day I started seeing headlines like; “Did… Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on February 27, 2023 at 1:27pm CST

    On Jan. 6th and state’s abortion rights From Jessica Erlandson, A 2012 MAHS Graduate  formerly of Lowry Delighted to once again see the Tribune publish factual documentation related to deaths surrounding the January 6th insurrection. One hopes it can pierce through the false narratives peddled on right wing channels that continue to drive such division… Read More

  • Editorial

    Published on February 27, 2023 at 1:25pm CST

    Conservation districts need dedicated funding A bill introduced recently in the Minnesota House of Representatives would provide “stable and consistent” funding for Minnsota’s soil and water conservation districts. We’re hopeful it gets out of committee this session and moves forward into law.  The bill would use General Fund money to establish a new $22 million… Read More

  • Learn the facts

    Published on February 27, 2023 at 1:24pm CST

    The Outdoors By Scott Rall, Outdoors Columnist The 2023 legislative session in Minnesota is underway. They have many items on their plate this session and the one that will get the most attention is what to do with the many billion-dollar surplus the state has from the Recovering America Act that sent billions to the states…. Read More

  • Be Kind

    Published on February 27, 2023 at 1:22pm CST

    Minnewaska Musings by Paul Gremmels I hadn’t been ice fishing for a few decades, so I called on an old friend of mine who is an avid ice angler. Before I could invite myself out to his fish-house he already had our trip planned for a Tuesday afternoon. He told me a time and which access… Read More

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