Opinions

  • Shed Hunt

    Published on April 25, 2022 at 3:12pm CDT

    Minnewaska Musings By Paul Gremmels “Got one!”  It was my wife. “Got another one!”  She was on a roll.     She was on the other side of a thick grove of pine trees. We were out for a walk looking for antlers that the deer had dropped during the winter.  “Shed hunting” it is called – looking… Read More

  • Bird flu remains concern for state’s poultry industry, market

    Published on April 25, 2022 at 3:11pm CDT

    Notes from the Capitol By Paul Anderson, State Representative, District 12B Minnesota continues to be “ground zero” for this latest round of highly pathogenic bird flu which, so far, has impacted 26 states to varying degrees. The latest count has 43 confirmed sites in our state, with nearly two million birds affected. Seventeen counties have had positive… Read More

  • ‘Lessons with trees’ presented

    Published on April 25, 2022 at 3:10pm CDT

    Be Kind On Earth Day, Laura Adrian – Nature Retreat Facilitator, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, and Writer, presented, “Lessons from Trees” for the MAIS and GHES 5th and 6th graders. The presentation began with extraordinary facts about trees. Photos flashed on the screen of the tallest tree, oldest tree, those that grow in water, one… Read More

  • Laughter

    Published on April 25, 2022 at 3:09pm CDT

    View from a Prairie Home By Hege Herfindahl, Columnist I grew up in a family with multiple problems. My sister had learning difficulties and struggled with social issues due to a low self-esteem. My father worked for Norway’s second largest shipping firm and travelled constantly. My mother, with her Ph.D. in Applied Economics, had to stay at… Read More

  • COVID will change rural America

    Published on April 25, 2022 at 3:08pm CDT

    Views from the Cab By David Tollefson, Columnist Again, I quote Urban Lehner, veteran columnist of DTN Ag. To me, he is one of the foremost experienced commentators of world events AND agriculture issues. He has lived in several different countries, including Japan. Here is his column of Tuesday, April 12, 2022: It isn’t too early to… Read More

  • Bird feeder recommendations in light of HPAI

    Published on April 25, 2022 at 3:07pm CDT

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator In recent weeks, there has been news of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Minnesota. Many gardeners also include bird feeders in their landscapes. If you are concerned about the wild bird population, here is some information from Dr. Victoria Hall, Executive Director of the University of Minnesota Raptor Center:… Read More

  • Those little things

    Published on April 25, 2022 at 3:06pm CDT

    The Outdoors By Scott Rall, Outdoors Columnist It is pretty amazing how a little thing can turn into a big thing.  This can happen when a small issue or discovery really turns south and the result is lots of stuff hitting the fan. I think is pretty common in everyday life. Every once in a while,… Read More

  • You Gotta Be Versatile

    Published on April 25, 2022 at 3:05pm CDT

    From where I sit By Pat Spilseth, columnist It wasn’t supposed to be this way…Holy Week was gray and cloudy with threatening rain showers, sleet and snow! It was supposed to be a very special Easter weekend and the grandkids were arriving at Grandpa and Grandma’s house to hunt for Easter eggs filled with chocolate bunnies and… Read More

  • Welcome to the first combined issue of this local community newspaper

    Published on April 18, 2022 at 2:20pm CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune Welcome readers to the first combined edition of the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times. This first issue will give you a good idea of what to expect in your weekly newspaper as we move forward.  We hope you see this newspaper as a continuation… Read More

  • Myriad of events together produced the inflation we’re now experiencing

    Published on April 18, 2022 at 2:10pm CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone The inflation we are experiencing now is an interesting combination of a variety of things that have happened over the past three or four years. It probably started with the tariffs that were placed on imported goods as long as four or five years ago. These hit certain industries harder… Read More

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