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“Houston, we have a problem.” For sixth graders Owen Pesta, Sidney Bleess, and Easton Hollenkamp, their theme phrase became a reality at the 2023 VEX Robotics World Championship in Dallas, Texas. The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Elementary team was named IDK, which usually stands for “I don’t know”; but...
At one month shy of 98 years old, former mayor of Long Prairie, Don Moore, considers himself very fortunate to have experienced American history in the making. Born in Long Prairie in 1925, Moore remembers kids going to the Long Prairie school on horses and hitching them up on a post. He lived...
For a full list of graduates and commencement details, see our special edition at this link: Congrats 2023 Graduates! | Long Prairie Leader (lpleader.com)   Below is also a printable pdf of the graduate program.
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Elementary School recently held its annual Color Run to raise funds for field trips, school-wide celebrations, programming and more. The event this year raised approximately $45,000 for the school. Sponsors this year include: American Family Insurance, Long Prairie...
Photo credit: Broken Arrow Photography- Ashley Farrow
Salon Serenity celebrated its fourth year anniversary, and owner Stacey Urman is counting her blessings. Salon Serenity opened May 1, 2019 next to Hayley and Rae’s off of Highway 71. Less than one year later, a pandemic and emergency orders from the governor forced the salon to shut down. The...
“A trip to the Netherlands and Belgium, you say? Ah, can dreams come true?!” For Lily Stanley, author of those words and student at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, dreams did come true. Every other year, the American Automobile Association (AAA) conducts a Discovery Crew essay contest for eighth graders,...
It’s the scenario that no parent ever wants to experience—seeing a squad car park outside and watching an officer and chaplain come to your door. Unfortunately, it is an all-too-common occurrence in Minnesota still. And it’s an experience that has left indelible marks on our local school districts...
Turn to Pages 10A-11A or go to Upsala hosts Prom Grand March | Long Prairie Leader (lpleader.com)
Turn to Pages 10A-11A at Swanville hosts Prom Grand March | Long Prairie Leader (lpleader.com)  
Tractors big and small made their way to the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School as part of the FFA Drive Your Tractor to School Day last week.


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