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Twelve hometown projects that will bring more than $10.2 million in main street improvements to Little Falls, Long Prairie, and St. Cloud have been approved by the Initiative Foundation as part of the Minnesota Main Street Revitalization program. In December, the Initiative Foundation approved 13...
The Osakis City Council met at City Hall on January 9. The meeting began with an oath of office for Dan Wessels, Laura Backes, and Stephanie Finnegan. Wessels and Backes have served previous terms, while Finnegan is new to the council. With the new oath, Wessels term now ends 2024, and both Backes...
The Swanville School Board has been tossing the concept of supplementing their energy consumption with solar power for the past several months. Now, it’s looking more likely that the school board could move in that direction.  BJ Allen from the Region 5 Economic Development Commission was on hand...
Upsala Elementary School will be holding its annual Kindergarten Roundup on Friday, March 3.   Registration for the class of 2036 will begin at 8:30 a.m. for all children who are interested in attending kindergarten at Upsala Elementary School starting in the fall of 2023. Parents should bring...
The Swanvill School District will host its annual Kindergarten Roundup March 7 from 8:30-11:00 a.m. The roundup is open to all families who will have children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2023. All families are asked to bring immunization forms. Please contact the school office at 320-547-...
The Long Prairie City Council voted on Tuesday, Jan. 17 in favor of supporting the efforts of CentraCare and the University of Minnesota in identifying a location for their proposed new rural medical school campus.  CentraCare and the U of M are partnering to start an initiative to see a medical...
Minnesota’s 2023 Legislative Session officially began Jan.3 as State Representative Mike Wiener, R-Long Prairie, and 133 other state representatives took the oath of office during a ceremony at the State Capitol in St. Paul.    “It is a tremendous honor to have earned the trust and respect of...
The Todd county commissioners started their first board meeting of 2023 with oaths of office taken by newly elected officials, including  Commissioner for District 2 Tim Denny, Commissioner for District 4 Lew Noska, Todd county attorney John Lindermann, Todd County Sheriff Mike Allen and County...
Two thousand twenty-three is a year for new beginnings as Lisa Bjerga, CPA, MBA, took over as president and chief executive officer (CEO) at Lakewood Health System on January 1, 2023.    During her first week as president and CEO, Bjerga welcomed staff back after the new year by spending part of...
The Grey Eagle/Burtrum Lions will be sponsoring their semi annual American Red Cross Winter Blood Drive on Dec. 22, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle from 1-7p.m.   To make an appointment, call Linda or Jim at 320-285-2670 or see the RedCrossBlood.org web site.   If you make a donation...

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