Opinions

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on December 30, 2022 at 11:35am CST

    Review your Broadband map to improve Border-to-Border access From Bree Maki Executive Director, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development’s Office of Broadband Development Recently, Governor Tim Walz announced that internet providers will receive nearly $100 million in funding to expand broadband coverage to more Minnesotans.  This largest-ever grant round is estimated to extend new… Read More

  • Good Things That Make Pope County Great

    Published on December 30, 2022 at 11:34am CST

    Collaborative Corner on the Move By Jeannie Pederson, Pope County Initiative Coordinator In this season of love, gratitude, giving, compassion and remembrances, the Armful of Love committee members are very grateful for the continued support of the program for families experiencing stressors, especially this time of year. They benefited from the generosity of community members in the… Read More

  • How World Cup turfgrass may score win for corn

    Published on December 30, 2022 at 11:32am CST

    View From The Cab By David Tollefson, Columnist Hope you all had a nice Christmas season in spite of Elliot (name of the severe storm we just went through – all 100 million of us). Ok, what’s that got to do with the World Cup and turfgrass?  I go back to my Thanksgiving trip to the DC… Read More

  • The lost art of decoy carving

    Published on December 30, 2022 at 11:31am CST

    The Outdoors By Scott Rall, Outdoors Columnist Why is it that everything ends up happening on the same day or days? I have a possible wedding, a retirement party for a great friend and a decoy show all happening on exactly the same weekend. I want to be at all three events, but we all know… Read More

  • And a Happy New Year

    Published on December 30, 2022 at 11:29am CST

    View From a Prairie Home by Hege Hernfindahl, Columnist This article is going to be right on schedule. New Year’s. When you read this, it will be 2023. Science fiction for old people. My grandfather, who died in 1980, was born in 1889. I remember him well. He was one of the safest people in my life…. Read More

  • Fresh start

    Published on December 30, 2022 at 11:28am CST

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist “And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian poet, 1875-1926. I wonder what the new year of 2023 will bring. The past several years have been unsettling. Not only has the COVID pandemic disrupted and destroyed lives and… Read More

  • Available child care is a necessity

    Published on December 22, 2022 at 12:45pm CST

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune Child care availability in Pope County has become a serious problem.  And we’re not even talking about affordability, just the option to be able to get a child into a child care facility. Of course the problem isn’t unique to Pope County.  The struggle for parents… Read More

  • Hoping for the best in the coming new year

    Published on December 22, 2022 at 12:44pm CST

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone Next year is going to be an interesting year. Maybe some of the stuff that will be unresolved at year’s end will get resolved in 2023. The January 6 committee in the House of Representatives has completed its report and made referrals to the Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ,… Read More

  • Distant Voices

    Published on December 22, 2022 at 12:43pm CST

    Minnewaska Musings By Paul Gremmels, Columnist “One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep, that I can never remember whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I… Read More

  • ‘Gardening from the Ground Up’ webinar series returns

    Published on December 22, 2022 at 12:40pm CST

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator University of Minnesota Extension Educators are excited to bring you the fourth annual Gardening from the Ground Up Zoom webinar series. Free virtual workshops will take place Feb. 20-24, 2023, from 1-2:30 p.m. each afternoon. The series will focus on trees and shrubs in the home landscape. Webinars will… Read More

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