• Full Service

    Published on August 29, 2022 at 12:10pm CDT

    Minnewaska Musings By Paul Gremmels      Ding! Ding!      It’s the sound of a bell when you drive across the air hose at a full- service gas station. I suppose that I am dating myself by remembering that there were, at one time in my life, full-service gas stations. Today, we pull up to… Read More

  • August Fog

    Published on August 29, 2022 at 12:09pm CDT

    View from a Prairie Home By Hege Herfindahl, Columnist I don’t have the energy or the brain capacity right now to look it up; but I do remember how most mornings in the beginning of fall, we had ground fog. Driving east to school right into the rising sun, it was almost impossible to see. With sunglasses,… Read More

  • Fall lawn care

    Published on August 29, 2022 at 12:08pm CDT

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator Summer is quickly coming to a close: the days are getting shorter, the nights cooler, and the first maple leaves are beginning to turn red. Soon the red-winged blackbirds will set course for their southern destinations and the snow will begin to fly. Ahh, the joys of living in… Read More

  • 105-year-old still growing sugar beets

    Published on August 29, 2022 at 12:07pm CDT

    Views from the Cab By David Tollefson, Columnist At Oslo, Minn., lives the oldest shareholder for American Crystal Sugar. On Aug. 14, 2022, 200 guests celebrated Earl Mallinger’s 105th birthday. He is also the longest resident of Oslo, (population 232) and has been involved with more than 100 harvests during those 105 years. Also celebrating with him… Read More

  • Throw the map out the window

    Published on August 29, 2022 at 12:07pm CDT

    The Outdoors By Scott Rall, Outdoors Columnist This is the time of year that every pheasant hunter in the state awaits the Minnesota DNR’s roadside count data to be released. I have been lucky enough to be able to do the roadside counts in my southwest Minnesota county. I have been driving the same three routes… Read More

  • Falling temps

    Published on August 29, 2022 at 12:06pm CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist Sleeping, working, even playing is better in fall’s cooler weather. Summer is usually great with swimming and boating, picnics and reading on the deck, but this summer has been a scorcher! Hot and humid; I haven’t enjoyed our weedy lake or even my morning walks dripping in humidity. On… Read More

  • ATVs, golf carts on city streets?

    Published on August 22, 2022 at 12:32pm CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune The City of Glenwood, like Starbuck, could soon allow ATVs and golf carts on city streets. The Glenwood City Commission is considering a new ordinance for both ATVs and golf carts and will conduct an informational meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at City Hall. The… Read More

  • Alaska is an amazing place

    Published on August 22, 2022 at 12:27pm CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone Alaska is huge, like really, really big. Most of us know that Alaska is this nation’s largest state in terms of area. It is more than twice as big as Texas, more than twice as big as Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota and South Dakota put together and over seven… Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on August 22, 2022 at 12:27pm CDT

    Medical intervention ‘always comes down to risk versus benefit’ From Ginger Beck, Glenwood With advertisements in local papers informing the public that children 6 months and older are now eligible to get a covid shot, it should be recognized that the perspectives of scientific and medical experts differ greatly on this subject. There is no… Read More

  • Climate, health care package becomes law

    Published on August 22, 2022 at 12:26pm CDT

    Views from the Cab By David Tollefson, Columnist That’s the headline at DTN/The Progressive Farmer Online Tuesday August 16, 2022. A sub-title is “Corn Growers, Others Praise Ag Investments as Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act.” Here are some details, in part, written by Chris Clayton of DTN: President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed into law the Inflation… Read More

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