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Winter has come, well, it was  already here, but it finally, truly, felt like it. In fact, this past week saw the lowest temperatures in over 20 years hit central Minnesota with Todd County claiming some of the coldest temps. Over a two-day period last week actually temperatures hit -35, with the...
The Long Prairie Police Department had another busy year in 2018, once again responding to more calls than any other previous year.  The department has been tracking it’s calls since 1996. In 2018, the department had 5,311 calls, 4,410 initial complaint reports and averaged 12.06 calls per day. In...
  The Board of Education at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle had a light meeting when they met for the first official meeting of 2019 back on Jan. 28. Superintendent Jon Kringen gave an update on the Deferred Maintenance projects that are winding down after several years of updating infrastructure around...
On Wednesday January 23rd at 5:49 pm the Todd County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash on County 11 near 286th St.  Janet Holmquist of Clarissa was traveling northbound on County 11 when she rear-ended a tractor driven by Douglas Brackin of Alexandria.  Both Holmquist...
The Todd County Sheriff’s Office recently received a report of a fish house break in on Fairy Lake.  The rear window was broken out of a 16 foot white ice castle fish house and smaller flat screen TV was taken. After further investigation, it was found that a total of seven fish houses were...
Fred Keller (L), Mike Chew (M), and Eric Paulson (R) will be the three members of the Skally Line to perform in Long Prairie on Feb. 9.
  A popular new band that sprung up six months ago has been making its rounds through Minnesota and will be stopping in Long Prairie on Feb. 9. The Skally Line will be playing a concert at the library in Long Prairie on Feb. 9 starting at 11 a.m. When asked what kind of music they plan on playing...
Once again Todd County 4-H is pleased to offer Project Fun Day. Project Fun Day will be held Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Long Prairie. Registrations are due Friday, Feb. 8.   This event is open to all youth kindergarten through 12th grade. Fifteen project areas will...
It’s been a years-long battle, but the Swanville School District has finally emerged from statutory operating debt.  While revenues and expenditures have remained relatively equal or for the better over the last several years, it wasn’t until this year that the district was able to get its Fund...
Once again March is rolling around and we can’t forget that March is Hunger Awareness Month.   We all see the donation bins at church or school and are asked to participate in food drives.   “We at the Long Prairie Emergency Food Pantry would like to thank everyone for any help and donations, past...
The 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year will be chosen from a field of 168 candidates. These candidates have accepted their nominations and completed the required materials to become eligible for the honor. The number of candidates this year is the third-most in the 55-year history of the award.  ...

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