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Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
September 9, 2016
Glenwood man turns himself in to authorities after multi-agency search
A man who ran from a sheriff's deputy Thursday and spurred multiple ground and air searches has turned himself in to authorities, the Pope County...
September 9, 2016 - 9:51am
September 8, 2016
Man flees Glenwood traffic stop, eludes searchers
GLENWOOD -- After multiple perimeter ground searches and a Minnesota State Patrol search by helicopter, the Pope County Sheriff's Office said...
September 8, 2016 - 3:05pm
July 7, 2016
'My Ocean': On the Ordway Prairie in west central Minnesota
As a stiff west wind whips her long black hair and bends the tall green prairie grass she’s standing on, Bethany Lacktorin spreads her arms...
July 7, 2016 - 11:15am
June 11, 2016
Two injured when motorcycle hits deer in Pope County
GLENWOOD -- Two people were injured Saturday afternoon when a motorcycle collided with a deer on Minnesota Highway 104 near Pope County Road 8 in southern Pope County. Rodney E. Stubbs, 59, and Cathy L. Stubbs, 57, both of Becker, were transported to Glacial Ridge Health System hospital...
June 11, 2016 - 5:54pm
March 21, 2016
Former Benson farmer leads state Farm Service Agency
BENSON — Grant Herfindahl started farming at Benson in the spring of 1976. “Horrible drought” that summer devastated his corn, leaving...
March 21, 2016 - 12:05am
November 16, 2015
Deer hunter found dead in Pope County
GLENWOOD - An investigation is underway to determine how a deer hunter from Glenwood died on Friday. The Pope County Sheriff’s Office identified him as Jon Donald Kloos, 40, of rural Glenwood. Kloos was reported missing shortly before 5 p.m. Friday, triggering a search on...
November 16, 2015 - 10:49am
October 23, 2015
Search for missing Starbuck teen continues; authorities request public's help
ALEXANDRIA -- A missing teen might still be in the four-county area, according to Douglas County Sheriff Troy Wolbersen.
October 23, 2015 - 12:51pm
September 14, 2015
Pope County 911 dispatcher fired, faces drug charges
GLENWOOD - A Pope County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher has been arrested for allegedly conducting a transaction involving methamphetamine. To avoid a conflict of interest, Pope County Sheriff Tim Riley has asked the West Central Drug Task Force to conduct an investigation, which...
September 14, 2015 - 4:49pm
July 18, 2015
Outdoors: Simon Lake Bio-Blitz
To save the prairie, know what you’ve got and about 100 volunteers set out to find what a Pope County lake had in store
July 18, 2015 - 12:15am
July 7, 2015
Child may have waterborne infection
WILLMAR — The Minnesota Department of Health said Tuesday that it is investigating a suspected case of primary amebic meningoencephalitis in a critically ill child. Health officials said the child apparently became sick after swimming at Lake Minnewaska in Pope County. Primary...
July 7, 2015 - 10:41pm
June 19, 2015
Pope County administrator agrees to contract to become Brainerd City Administrator
The city of Brainerd has a new city administrator and he takes over Aug. 3. The Brainerd City Council in a special meeting Thursday approved...
June 19, 2015 - 10:08am
March 6, 2015
Officials hopeful that avian flu virus will be contained
Veterinarians and state health officials are keeping a close watch for any new outbreaks of a deadly avian flu virus that struck a Pope County turkey farm in late February. They’re hopeful, however, that the virus can be contained to the one barn where it was detected. “We’ll...
March 6, 2015 - 11:17pm
March 5, 2015
Deadly bird flu strain makes its first strike in Minnesota
GLENWOOD — State health officials say a strain of bird flu that’s deadly to poultry has been discovered in Minnesota, after the population of a commercial turkey barn was decimated in a matter of days — from a flock of 15,000 to fewer than 100. Health officials said Thursday...
March 5, 2015 - 11:58pm
January 20, 2015
Appeals Court upholds Peltier's termination of parental rights
GLENWOOD — The Minnesota Court of Appeals has upheld a district court ruling terminating Amanda Peltier’s parental rights to her four, biological children, ages 3 to 11. The ruling issued Tuesday affirmed a district court decision that terminating her parental rights was in...
January 20, 2015 - 11:47am
September 4, 2014
Hail reported Wednesday morning in western Minn.
WILLMAR -- Storms that moved through Minnesota on Wednesday morning brought reports of hail and heavy rain in the region. According to a summary of reports to the National Weather Service Twin Cities office in Chanhassen, there were several reports of hail in Renville County in the...
September 4, 2014 - 3:19pm