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  Unlike many other school districts around the state, the Swanville School District wasn’t faced with the possibility of a reduction in teaching staff.  Instead, the district took action on renewing and hiring a number of teachers for the next school year.  The Swanville School Board addressed the...
The Long Prairie Senior Center will host another rock-a-thon this year with local history icon Jeff Lucas.  Lucas, historical publisher and administrator of the Historic Long Prairie Facebook page, will rock with the seniors July 5.  Lucas will also make available his recently published pictorial...
University of Minnesota Extension is offering four on-farm Small Grain Summer Plot Tours in Central and Southern MN in June and July to address small grain production issues, variety performance, and insect and disease pests.   These programs are designed to provide farmers and crop consultants the...
Pictured from left: Jim Conway, Senior Trainer, SEARCH Institute; Gail Honek, Pete Bersheit, Heather Rogosheske (Working Together Coalition, Walker/Hackensack), Joel Loving (Iowa/Americorps), Julia Davick, Jana Timm, Teresa Sorenson, Mary Theurer, Connie Burns (CAD Staff).
“All Young People Need Assets” “Relationships Are Key” “Everyone Can Build Assets” These are a few of the highlights that seven Todd County CAD members and staff came away with after attending SEARCH Institute’s Essentials of Asset Building training, held June 6&7 at the Timbers Event Center in...
Jose Raul Herrera-Torres
Jose Raul Herrera-Torres was sentenced to more than 25 years in prison for the July 2017 murder of girlfriend Dominga Guerrero at their home on Todd Street S. in Long Prairie.  Herrera received his sentence of 306 months in prison during sentencing June 6 in Todd County District Court.  Herrera...
Sidewalk chalk artist Abraham Burciaga will take part in this year’s Prairie Days festivities by producing a piece of sidewalk art at the Long Prairie Library during the three day event.
Prairie Days is set to start this week with a weekend full of activities for everyone to enjoy The festivities will begin Friday and last through Sunday afternoon. Friday Friday will see the following activities: Friends of the Library Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. across from the library. Farmer...
Jeff Lucas, a 1987 graduate of Long Prairie High School and administrator of the popular Historic Long Prairie, MN Facebook page, had a book capturing Long Prairie’s history published this week.
By Taylor Lunemann, Staff Writer   Preserving the history of an entire community is no small task, but one person with ties to Long Prairie has spent the better part of the last decade doing just that. It all started with a simple search of “Long Prairie” on eBay eight years ago. Jeff Lucas came...
  Tyler James Slagerman of rural Todd County was sentenced to one year in the Todd County Detention Center for the 2nd Degree Manslaughter-Unintentional shooting death of girlfriend Lacey Kuschel while she held their infant daughter. Slagerman’s sentence, which was an arranged plea deal, called for...
  Headlines beyond Minnesota have been long anticipating the looming midterm election season. And now that season is finally upon us.  Though municipal and school district filings won’t be complete until later this summer, filings for state and county offices have already been completed.  The seats...
  The Long Prairie City Council took another step towards the completion of long anticipated expansion project at the Todd Field Airport. The project calls for a 500 foot extension to the runway, the relocation of precision approach path indicators, installation of new end identifier lights,...

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