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  • Midsummer garden checklist

    Published on July 1, 2022 at 12:20pm CDT

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator This summer has been a whirlwind of hot and cold temperatures, severe weather, too much or too little rain and definitely too much wind! For gardeners, this year has been particularly challenging. The Extension Horticulture Team has created the following checklist to assist gardeners in caring for their plants…. Read More

  • Trip to beautiful Steilacoom, Wash.

    Published on July 1, 2022 at 12:20pm CDT

    Views From the Cab By David Tollefson, Columnist My sister Grace and husband Harry Meloeny lived for many years on Puget Sound in the town of Steilacoom, Wash. The population in 2020 is 6,727 people. It is just south of Tacoma. My late wife Aileen and I visited them there a couple times through the years, enjoying… Read More

  • Putting it all together

    Published on July 1, 2022 at 12:19pm CDT

    The Outdoors By Scott Rall, Outdoors Columnist This the fourth installment of the do-it-yourself obedience training for your own dog. Prior columns have covered the basics of getting the sponge in the obedience bucket level of obedience outcome when training in your own dog. The prior printings covered should have taken about 4-5 weeks to get… Read More

  • We called her Beppe

    Published on July 1, 2022 at 12:18pm CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist I’m so lucky to be a grandparent to three little girls, Elizabeth, Charlie and Max Margaret. We’re anticipating the arrival of a  fourth grandchild at any moment. Sometimes I’m called grandma. Ellie calls me Nana. Most of the time I get a huge grin and a big hug…that’s the… Read More

  • If it’s all about the election for legislators, use that election to send a message

    Published on June 27, 2022 at 2:25pm CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune Both Minnesota Republicans and Democrats support returning surplus tax payments to Minnesotans, and yet they can’t agree on returning surplus tax payments to Minnesotans. Last week Gov. Tim Walz resurrected the idea of providing each Minnesotan with a check–$1,000 to individuals and $2,000 to families…. Read More

  • The mess in Yellowstone National Park

    Published on June 27, 2022 at 2:23pm CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone Watching video recently of the damage to roads in the Yellowstone National Park area was a sad surprise. Readers of this space know we are frequent visitors to the park. Bring up “road trip” to the kids, grandkids or Mary and Yellowstone is nearly always in the top spot or… Read More

  • Correcting state election misinformation with facts

    Published on June 27, 2022 at 2:22pm CDT

    Guest Editorial By Michelle Witt, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Minnesota The League of Women Voters of Minnesota has been a trusted source of nonpartisan voter registration and education for over 100 years, serving citizens across the state of Minnesota to ensure free, fair and safe elections. In doing so, we’ve been a… Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on June 27, 2022 at 2:21pm CDT

    Visit Starbuck Depot open house during Heritage Days  From Blaine Pederson, Starbuck The Starbuck Depot appreciates the news coverage that the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times provided for Lefse Dagen 2022.   The combined grand opening of the Lefse Hall of Fame and celebration of the 30th anniversary of the grand opening of the Starbuck… Read More

  • Mailbox

    Published on June 27, 2022 at 2:20pm CDT

    Minnewaska Musings By Paul Gremmels Even in this age of high speed digital communication, I still write letters. Well, mostly typed, but always signed with a postscript note. Folded and sealed in an envelope with a handwritten address. Sometimes, I write them by hand, but my mostly illegible handwriting and uncertain spelling causes the process to… Read More

  • Of Friends and Roses

    Published on June 27, 2022 at 2:19pm CDT

    View from a Prairie Home By Hege Herfindahl, Columnist Summer is here with heat and sunshine and color. I love flowers. They make me happy and I love caring for them. It gives me peace. And to be outside. Finally! I love to sit and just look at my flowers, my mind filled with joy. The… Read More

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