Opinions

  • Paths in the Darkness

    Published on September 12, 2022 at 1:27pm CDT

    View from a Prairie Home By Hege Herfindahl, Columnist I learned two years ago, when my beloved son-in-law, Patrick, died, about deep, dark and lonesome grief. Patrick died, as you all probably remember from me writing about it many times, of a kind of heart attack caused by a blood clot in the left descending artery. He… Read More

  • Bringing your houseplants indoors

    Published on September 12, 2022 at 1:26pm CDT

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator As the fall temperatures begin to cool off it is time to consider bringing in the houseplants you may have let “vacation” outside this summer.  Many houseplants will thrive outdoors during Minnesota’s summers, but they do not perform well or may even die if they are exposed to chilly… Read More

  • Yesterday when I was young

    Published on September 12, 2022 at 1:26pm CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist Remember the song “Yesterday, When I was young”?   A friend recently sent a recording of the song on my computer.  Today I listened to the recording and remembered…  How perfect the timing: tomorrow is my birthday.   I am no longer young.  How fast the time flies by. … Read More

  • A fun day at the State Fair

    Published on September 2, 2022 at 12:31pm CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune My wife, Kim and I headed to the State Fair on Tuesday.  It was the first we’d attended since 2019. The pandemic had cancelled the “Great Minnesota Get Together in 2020 and last year we were like thousands of other Minnesotans and skipped it because we… Read More

  • Minnewaska Golf Course gets good reviews from pros, PGA staff

    Published on September 2, 2022 at 12:29pm CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone Every now and then something happens that gives a person hope for mankind.  On a recent Sunday I was watching the finals of the Tour Championship, the final event of the PGA golf season held in Atlanta with an $18 million top prize and in which the top five players… Read More

  • Letter to the Editor

    Published on September 2, 2022 at 12:28pm CDT

    With 29 coaches, winning is now inevitable From Jim Thoreen, Glenwood  (A no longer confused fan?) Well, if only we had known that a complete staff of 29 coaches was the answer, the Vikings would have 3 (or is it 4) Super Bowl cups in their trophy case. The StarTribune laid out in the Sunday, August… Read More

  • Good Things That Make Pope County Great

    Published on September 2, 2022 at 12:27pm CDT

    Collaborative Corner On the Move By Jeannie Pederson, Pope County Initiative Coordinator The Waterama 2022 clue theme was Building Bridges which can have many meanings. One is we may all feel excitement and relief as progress on the highway 29 bridge continues toward completion and/or you may also think of relationships. This summer brought connections for my… Read More

  • Cancer

    Published on September 2, 2022 at 12:26pm CDT

    View from a Prairie Home By Hege Herfindahl, Columnist It comes like a derecho. Suddenly. Out of nowhere. With violent force. Devastatingly. Affecting some, but not all people. Young or old. In good health or bad. Totally randomly. And we are caught totally unprepared. Most families are touched by cancer. It affects people of all income and… Read More

  • Farm-Fest a month later

    Published on September 2, 2022 at 12:25pm CDT

    Views from the Cab By David Tollefson, Columnist About a month ago I wrote of my experience going to Farm-fest southeast of Redwood Falls, Minnesota on August 3rd.  At that time, I quoted some history of the event through the years, as well as some of my reactions after being there.   I think I skipped a couple… Read More

  • Do we over-fertilize our gardens?

    Published on September 2, 2022 at 12:24pm CDT

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator University of Minnesota Extension Educator, Natalie Hoidal, recently forwarded information about fertilizer use in our home gardens.  The information she shared was worrisome to me, and important enough to pass along to my readers. An analysis of soil tests completed at the University of Minnesota soil lab between 1988… Read More

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