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County Information

Founded February 20, 1862
Named for General John Pope
Seat: Glenwood
Largest city: Glenwood

The county was named for General John Pope who had traveled through the area in 1849 as part of an exploration expedition.
Pope County was created 20 Feb 1862. Until it was organized on 4 Sep 1866, it was attached to Stearns County. This means that during the time period between creation and organization, records pertaining to Pope County should be found in the records of Stearns County.
The county seat was originally Stockholm, but has been Glenwood since the first election, in 1866.
The population of Pope County is about 11,000 people with a strong Scandinavian heritage.


Townships

Cities

Bangor Township
Barsness Township
Ben Wade Township
Blue Mounds Township
Chippewa Falls Township
Gilchrist Township
Glenwood Township
Grove Lake Township
Hoff Township
Lake Johanna Township

Langhei Township
Leven Township
Minnewaska Township
New Prairie Township
Nora Township
Reno Township
Rolling Forks Township
Walden Township
Westport Township
White Bear Lake Township

Brooten (part)
Cyrus
Farwell
Glenwood
Long Beach
Lowry
Sedan
Starbuck
Villard
Westport

Ghost Town
New Prairie


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Website Updates:

JULY 2018

BIOGRAPHIES: Updated Biography section
NEWS:
Births: Jary Francis Zavadil,
Birthday Parties: Mrs. Maynard Ness, Selma Barsness, William Kleven, Luella Sundheim,
Community News - Starbuck Times: Minnewaska Lutheran Home, Community Choir, Save Our Countryside meeting, Farm-City Swap,
Graduations and School Reunions: Edy Hegland Graduation Open House,
Illness, Injury, Surgery: Mrs. Olaf Erickson,
Weddinig Anniveraries: Mr. and Mrs. Casper Anderson,
Engagements, Bridal Showers, Marriage Announcements, Wedding Receptions: Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth DeGier reception, Jean Richards bridal shower, Linda Amundson bridal shower, Shari Moe bridal shower
Visiting: Otto Pederson, Mrs. Paula Gunvalson, Mrs. Jennie Sylvester, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Pederson, Mrs. Mabel Pederson, Brent Pederson, Alfred Nardaune, Frank Larson, Mrs. Erling Brevig, Mr. and Mrs. Wencil Kalina, Evald Stark, Rudy Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Olson, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Opdahl, Mrs. Bill Bailey and Shelia, Rev. Kristensen family, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Boldenow, Mr. and Mrs. Julian Pederson, Mrs. G.O. Forde and Mike, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Molander, Spangrud family, Paul Bardal family, Maynard Ness, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Swenson, Orlin Kleven, Gordon Thorstad, Shea Elizabeth Pederson, Mabel Pederson, Selma Barsness, Ole Bardal, Frank Smedstad, Mabel Spangrud, Luella Sundheim, Mabel Felt

MARCH 2018

CENSUS: Updated Census section, 1905 Walden, 1895 Walden
CHURCHES: Updated Church section, Bethany 100th Anniversary
NEWS: Updated News section
COMMUNITY NEWS: 4-H Field Day, Dairy Princess, Sons of Norway, Minnewaska District Hospital, Let's Save Two Beautiful Trees, Ramblings, Lowry Lions, North Shore Drive, Letter to the Editor, Cyrus Coronet Band, Looking Back
MUSIC & THEATER NEWS: Lis Chalenburg recital
TAX: Updated Tax section, 1914 Starbuck Tax

FEBRUARY 2018

CENSUS: Updated 1940 Starbuck, 1930 Glenwood Township, Updated 1910 Walden Township
CHURCH NOTICES: Indherred, St. John's, Fron, West Zion, East Zion
LOCAL NEWS COLUMNS: Blue Mounds, White Bear Lake, Here and There
OBITUARIES: Hans Nelson
VISITING NEWS: Pauline Gorder, Mary Johnson
COURT NEWS (Probate): Ture Olson, Ole Engebretson

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Douglas County (north)
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Kandiyohi County (southeast)
Swift County (south)
Stevens County (west)
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