Opinions

  • In Nature

    Published on May 1, 2023 at 1:38pm CDT

    View From a Prairie Home by Hege Hernfindahl, Columnist I read and read about anxiety. I know many of you are also struggling. About 40 million people in the U.S. have anxiety disorder and many more have anxiety issues at some point in their lives. All people in grief have anxiety. But, as you know, I have… Read More

  • Prom Promises

    Published on May 1, 2023 at 1:35pm CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist Can you still remember being sixteen or seventeen, getting ready for your magical evening at the prom? The annual high school prom is a rite of passage, one of those memorable rituals of American youth. Its anticipation is full of hopes and dreams few of us will ever forget,… Read More

  • Tragedy brings community together

    Published on April 24, 2023 at 2:44pm CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune Tragedy struck and the community spent this past week dealing with the grief of a tragic and senseless shooting that took  a beloved Pope County Deputy from his family, his colleagues and from this community. Why does it take a tragedy like the one this community… Read More

  • A reminder that we need to be better as community members

    Published on April 24, 2023 at 2:43pm CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone It is a real shock when something happens that we thought could never happen here. That’s how I look at the death of Pope County Deputy Joshua Owen. And as a former newspaper publisher it is a headline and story I was glad I never had to write. But it… Read More

  • Dawn’s Early Light

    Published on April 24, 2023 at 2:41pm CDT

    Minnewaska Musings By Paul Gremmels Author’s Note: Our community suffered a devastating loss with Deputy Josh Owen being killed in the line of duty less than 10 days ago. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones; as well as to his “second family” of law enforcement, EMS, fire department, city and county employees…. Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on April 24, 2023 at 2:40pm CDT

    Hoping ‘awareness’ comes out of this tragedy From Ginger Beck, Glenwood Having just watched the livestream funeral service of Joshua Owen, followed by a seemingly endless line of state and outstate law enforcement vehicles, police cars, busses carrying law enforcement personnel, ambulances, etc. driving back through town I am in awe of the unbelievable show… Read More

  • A bank with grizzlies, engines and beer

    Published on April 24, 2023 at 2:37pm CDT

    View From The Cab By David Tollefson, Columnist An article in the November 2022 issue of Farm Journal had an interesting column with the above title, by Andrew McCrea. He has experiences as a farmer and rancher, radio broadcaster and speaker. He shares stories occasionally on “US Farm Report.” Here’s the story: Take a trip to Faribault,… Read More

  • Participate in ‘No Mow May’

    Published on April 24, 2023 at 2:36pm CDT

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator Kudos to the Alexandria City Council, who passed a Resolution of Support for No Mow May at its April 10, 2023 meeting, temporarily suspending its turf and weed ordinances related to lawn height for participating properties. This is a positive step towards supporting our 400+ native bees in Minnesota…. Read More

  • Mother Nature can be so fickle!

    Published on April 24, 2023 at 2:35pm CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist Walking in the sunshine today I spotted the first peekaboo wild flowers blooming in the park. It was easy to identify the mottled leaves of trout lilies. My next surprise was Mayflowers with their delicate white flowers; nearby were patches of wild hyacinth with their radiant purple blue flowers…. Read More

  • Officers shot in line of duty…

    Published on April 17, 2023 at 1:50pm CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune The community and the Pope County Sheriff’s Office was stunned over the weekend as we learned that three local law enforcement officers were involved in a shooting during an attempted arrest for domestic assault. One officer, Deputy Josh Owen, 44, was killed as a result… Read More

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