• Those little things

    Published on April 25, 2022 at 3:06pm CDT

    The Outdoors By Scott Rall, Outdoors Columnist It is pretty amazing how a little thing can turn into a big thing.  This can happen when a small issue or discovery really turns south and the result is lots of stuff hitting the fan. I think is pretty common in everyday life. Every once in a while,… Read More

  • You Gotta Be Versatile

    Published on April 25, 2022 at 3:05pm CDT

    From where I sit By Pat Spilseth, columnist It wasn’t supposed to be this way…Holy Week was gray and cloudy with threatening rain showers, sleet and snow! It was supposed to be a very special Easter weekend and the grandkids were arriving at Grandpa and Grandma’s house to hunt for Easter eggs filled with chocolate bunnies and… Read More

  • Welcome to the first combined issue of this local community newspaper

    Published on April 18, 2022 at 2:20pm CDT

    Publisher’s Perspective By Tim Douglass, Publisher of the Pope County Tribune Welcome readers to the first combined edition of the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times. This first issue will give you a good idea of what to expect in your weekly newspaper as we move forward.  We hope you see this newspaper as a continuation… Read More

  • Myriad of events together produced the inflation we’re now experiencing

    Published on April 18, 2022 at 2:10pm CDT

    Stoneage Ramblings By John R. Stone The inflation we are experiencing now is an interesting combination of a variety of things that have happened over the past three or four years. It probably started with the tariffs that were placed on imported goods as long as four or five years ago. These hit certain industries harder… Read More

  • Letters to the Editor

    Published on April 18, 2022 at 2:10pm CDT

    The newspaper is our ‘local anchor’ From Jim Thoreen, Glenwood  Congratulation to our local news advertising leader coupled with best wishes for great success for many years to come. Moving to a single newspaper for our county is strategically smart without a loss of content or viewpoint. We in Glenwood and Starbuck will continue to… Read More

  • The Things We Leave Behind

    Published on April 18, 2022 at 2:08pm CDT

    View from a Prairie Home By Hege Herfindahl, Columnist On my morning walks, especially in the spring, I see all kinds of garbage in the ditches of the township road. I try to pick it up if I am wearing gloves. Who knows where the refuse in question has been? In the best case scenario, it is… Read More

  • The power behind your power

    Published on April 18, 2022 at 2:07pm CDT

    Views from the Cab By David Tollefson, Columnist  You may have not noticed, but this past April 11, 2022, was Lineworker Appreciation Day.   We all get electric power from somewhere. In my area my power has always come from Agralite Cooperative in Benson, since the early 1940s. Farmers north and east of my farm toward Starbuck… Read More

  • Jumping worms: Beware of plant swap hitchhikers

    Published on April 18, 2022 at 2:06pm CDT

    Growing Green By Robin Trott, Extension Educator Jumping worms are a relatively new arrival in Minnesota, joining a host of other invasive earthworms in our state. Unlike most of our other earthworms, however, jumping worms are causing great heartache for gardeners and significantly changing home gardening practices for those unlucky enough to have discovered these lively… Read More

  • The blue zones of happiness

    Published on April 18, 2022 at 2:04pm CDT

    From Where I Sit By Pat Spilseth, Columnist There’s no guarantee that this is a formula for happiness, but it’s safe to say the author Dan Buettner has written a well researched as well as an interesting read when he came out with “The Blue Zones Of Happiness.” A year ago I read his book “The Blue… Read More

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