• 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

  • The Great Minnesota Get-Together

    Published on September 2, 2022 at 12:23pm CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist It’s hot outdoors…It’s Minnesota State Fair weather! The fair is the last note of summer before school begins with classes in hot classrooms and homework again… Some schools are already in session, at least the teachers are due back in school for workshops and getting their classrooms ready for… Read More

  • Divided about debt forgiveness

    Published on August 29, 2022 at 12:18pm CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune Last week President Joe Biden announced a plan that could mean that some 40 million Americans would see their student loan debt reduced or in some cases, eliminated. The plan immediately drew both positive and negative reaction and once again showed just how politically this… Read More

  • Interesting experiences on our recent trip

    Published on August 29, 2022 at 12:11pm CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone Our recent trip to Alaska had some interesting experiences. One was “airport security” in Dawson City in the Yukon Territory. Airport security here and most places is a tedious process. Empty your pockets take off our belt, remove your shoes (if you are under 75 years old), remove electronic devices… Read More

  • Letter to the Editor

    Published on August 29, 2022 at 12:11pm CDT

    Christ vs. Fascism From Gary Erickson, Dallas, TX In the July 25 issue of the Pope County Tribune, there was a Letter to the Editor in which a writer referred to a group of people with whom she disagreed as “Christo-Fascists.”  Now this was a term that I had never heard before, perhaps because it… Read More

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