Pope County, MN

Riding For a Cause is Back to a Full Event – June 18th

(Glenwood, MN)--Glacial Ridge Hospice’s 26th Annual Motorcycle Ride and Car Run is on Saturday, June 18th. The ride and activities have always been a community event with free-will donations so everyone can participate. Riding For a Cause’s full lineup of events includes lunch in the park, an afternoon ride, a chance at raffles and door prizes, and a night ride – and commemorative shirts!
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NWS says tornado and straight-line winds responsible for damage in the area

(Alexandria, MN)--The National Weather Service out of Chanhassen surveyed the damage in the Alexandria area on Thursday. Their survey crew has determined that the damage in Douglas County was caused by a tornado (rating undetermined) in northwest Alexandria, plus straight-line winds north of Alexandria. They say these straight-line winds were from 90-100 mph.
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Man arrested in Glenwood after traveling from Ohio to meet an underage boy

(Glenwood, MN)--A man has reportedly been arrested after he allegedly traveled from Ohio to west central Minnesota to meet a boy he met online. The Pope County Sheriff's Office says they received a call from the Minnewaska School District on Friday of an unknown man at the middle school. Law enforcement reportedly arrested the man at a local hotel in Pope County.

Ohio man arrested in Glenwood for seeking out middle school student he met online

(Glenwood MN-) A Dayton Ohio man is in the Pope County Jail, accused of coming to Glenwood (MN) to find a teen he met online. Pope County Sheriff Tim Riley says on Friday they received a report of an unknown man at the Minnewaska Area Middle School. Deputies and Glenwood Police were able to quickly locate the man and arrest him at a hotel. An investigation revealed 29-year-old Christian Mackson of Dayton Ohio had traveled to Glenwood for the sole purpose of finding a student he had met online. Mackson appeared in Pope County District Court Monday to face a felony charge of Electronic Communication Relating or Describing Sexual Conduct With a Child. Riley says they encourage parents to engage with their children and keep track of what they are doing online. He says they take all tips about these type of incidents seriously, and says anyone with information about them should contact his agency or their local police.