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Tim Douglass


Tim Douglass became the publisher of the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times in January of 2005. He is a fourth generation newspaperman. His great-grandfather, grandfather and father all edited and published the Lakefield Standard, a weekly newspaper in Lakefield, Minnesota. Before coming to the Pope County Tribune and the Starbuck Times, Douglass was the publisher of the Granite Falls-Clarkfield Advocate-Tribune for 13 years. Before that he worked at newspapers in Jackson, Paynesville, St. Peter and Lakefield. He and his wife, Kim, have three sons-Michael, Thomas and Joseph.
Deb Mercier
Staff Writer


Deb started her career in journalism as a high school intern for the Osseo-Maple Grove Press (a long, long time ago). As she worked on her English degree at St. Cloud State University, Deb also worked as a copy editor at the university’s newspaper, the Chronicle. Her comic, Skewed View, cropped up on those pages for a time, too. Life after college brought Deb to Glenwood, where she worked as a technical writer at Dairyland Healthcare Solutions (now Healthland). In 2000, Deb decided she missed adjectives and enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts – creative writing program at Minnesota State University Moorhead. After four years of serious commuting, Deb graduated with an MFA in creative writing. Deb began contributing to the Tribune in 2005 as a proofreader, columnist and occasional feature writer. In Nov. 2011, Deb scored an official cubicle and became a Tribune staff writer. When she’s not writing features, covering news stories, or taking photos, Deb dives into her projects as a children’s author. She lives in Glenwood with her family, loves good pizza, and saves unsuspecting turtles from roadways whenever possible.
Angie Cole-Olson


Hi, I'm Angie, a graphic designer for the PCT & Times. I've worked here since the Fall of '06. I graduated with a degree in Commercial Art. I put together the ads & special publications, like the annual Visitors Guide and Progress Report. I also really enjoy designing logos and helping businesses brand their look. When I'm not working I like to travel, read, work out & sip on wine---all of which I don't get to do much of since having children...but Lane (the hubs) and I love being parents. Our kiddos, Lola & Beckham, have forever changed our outlook on the carefree life as we knew it. We also have a cat, Henry. He's now staked out the garage away from the circus arena he used to roam freely in.
Mark Beasley
Sports Reporter


I came to the Pope County Tribune in June of 2007. The Tribune was looking for a sports reporter and took a flyer on a guy with no newspaper experience. I have worked in the Graphic Arts/Printing business for over 30 years, so that experience helped. Attending sporting events was the easy part, learning to use a professional camera took some getting used to. A less-than-busy sports summer allowed me time to get the hang of shooting sports before the fall high school season kicked into gear. I enjoy watching the local kids play ball, but my favorite is watching the real little kids chase a ball around. It reminds me of my son when he was little. I have two kids, Tim and Grace, both married and living in the Twin Cities. I enjoy umpiring JV baseball. It's given me a respect for officials in all sports, and the difficulty of doing a good job for the players, coaches and fans. Next time you want to yell at a ref, don't!  Well, at least think first, then yell.
Derek Holten


Derek Holten currently works in Production at the Pope County Tribune. He went to school at Alexandria Technical College and then joined us in August 2005. Derek was born and raised in Starbuck where he enjoys to spend a lot of time on the lake. He loves spending time with friends and family, and you might recognize him from behind the bar at the Waters Edge where he still works part time.
Erika Andreas
Advertising Sales


Erika Andreas is a Advertising Sales Representative and long-time employee of the Pope County Tribune (since March 2002). Erika lives in Starbuck with her husband Mike, and daughters Mikalyn and Payton. All three keep her very busy. Erika loves spending time at the lake and whenever she might have a minute to herself, she enjoys reading.

Pope County Tribune

14 First Avenue Southeast
Glenwood MN 56334

Office:  320-634-4571

Fax:   320-634-5522


News Department - news@pctribune.com

Advertising Department - ads@pctribune.com

Sports Department - sports@pctribune.com


Tim Douglass - tdouglass@pctribune.com


Locals - locals@pctribune.com

Starbuck Times - news.times@hcinet.net