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  Over the last few weeks, the Leader has taken apart the proposed plan for the downtown area. The plan so far has taken stock of what we have, the struggles we face, what people want to see and now we’re going to take a look at how we can get there. Here is the plan: Downtown Vision Plan  This...
  The staff and students and at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School have done it again by becoming one of the best high school’s in the state and country.  U.S. News and World Report recently released its annual ranking of high schools across the country on a national and state level.  In...
  Science in school has come a long way from simply reading something in a book and taking it at face value.  While kids have been dissecting frogs and worms and the like for years other forms of physical science are harder to ascertain and understand without seeing how they work in real life. Take...
  After visiting with students at Franklin Elementary School in Rochester, Governor Mark Dayton urged the Minnesota Legislature last week to support and pass $137.9 million in one-time Emergency School Aid for schools across Minnesota.  Governor Dayton’s proposal would provide additional, needed...
Pictured from Left to Right: Erica Hollermann, Megan Pachan, Rebekka Paskewitz, Megan Hollermann, Rachel Paskewitz and Olivia Hollermann. -Ashley Thiel Photography
On March 10th the Todd County American Dairy Association held their annual Princess and Ambassador coronation.  The day was filled with speeches, personal interviews, mock media interviews, crafting and seminars.  Each girl needed to write a speech to present to the judges, who also conducted their...
A study published in January by biologists at the University of California-San Diego showed data that honey bees are the world’s most important single species of pollinators in natural ecosystems. Many people are aware that honey bees play a crucial role in the pollinating process, but many people...
By Jason C. Brown, Publisher/Editor   Last week the Leader looked at the inventory and analysis that was done concerning the downtown area. This week’s edition takes another step forward in the Downtown Vision process.  As part of the community engagement process, the future vision for downtown...
The Long Prairie Police Department and the Todd County Sheriff’s Department will be honoring National Police Week which is May 14-20. Law enforcement agencies throughout the United State will be honored this week for all police officers who were killed in the line of duty. National Police Officer’s...
  The Swanville School Board addressed a number of employee issues during their regular meeting April 18.  Like many school district’s, the Swanville School District faces the prospect of staff retiring early. For some district’s this provides an opportunity to reduce their budget with top-heavy...
  When a band releases a new album, they typically hold what’s called a CD release party, which is basically a party for themselves, with the only goal in mind to make money for themselves.  The Red Letter Band had a different idea when they were about to release their new self-titled album. They...

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