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  The Todd County Sheriff’s Office along with the Todd County Attorney’s Office submitted an application for a Technology Grant from the State of Minnesota to purchase E‐citation equipment and software. The State of Minnesota awarded Todd County a grant in the amount of $30,000. This amount does...
Internationally-known Little Falls artist Charles Kapsner will unveil the third of five 8’x10’ oil paintings to be permanently displayed inside the Committal Hall at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls.    The painting honoring the Coast Guard will be unveiled at 2 p.m.,...
Sophie Larson is the winner of this year's ExCel Award.
The Swanville High School is pleased to announce its ExCel Award Winner:  Junior Sophie Larson. The ExCel Award is sponsored by the MN State High School League and is for juniors who are involved in either athletics or the arts, and who are leaders in their school and community. Sophie is the...
Karen Garvey, Senior Editor at Hometown Memories Publishing, is asking local folks to share their memories for a living history book.  She invites anyone with yarns about the “good old days” in Northwestern Minnesota to write them down and mail them to her for possible publication in the book.  The...
The February 2016 meeting of the Prairie Quilters will be the first Thursday of the month, February 4, at 7 p.m. in the original location (Middle School). Please enter the school  using door #S5 and go to room 108. You can park and enter at the south end of the school, facing Hwy 287. The program...
The University of Minnesota Extension Service will be holding the annual Cow/Calf Days workshop in Staples on Tuesday, February 9th starting at 9:30 am in the Assembly Room at Central Lakes College.  Registration for this event is $20 per person.   This Cow/Calf Workshop is open to all beef...
There is no doubt that the game “Minecraft” is an immensely popular video game. That is evident by the franchise topping over 70 million copies sold. For fanatics in the area, there will be a chance to nerd out with your fellow gamers at a program hosted at the Long Prairie library on Jan. 30. But...
This artist's rendering shows the proposed new medical for CentraCare Health-Long Prairie.
The CentraCare Health Foundation announces its $2.5 million Long Prairie Building a Healthy Community capital campaign stretch goal has been surpassed with a $100,000 gift from Dan’s Prize Inc. The capital campaign, which began in April 2014, had an initial goal of $2 million to support the new...
This artist’s rendering shows the new branch office in Clearwater located next to Nelson Brother’s.
  American Heritage Bank, opened a new branch in Clearwater at the end of 2015. The official first day of operation for the bank was Dec. 14.  “We had been looking at a couple different places within our footprint,” explained CEO Jay Johnston. “This one started about a year ago.” The opening of the...
Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce Manager LuAnn Thomas-Brunkhorst, Deb Lambrecht, Holly Merten and Chamber members Denita Wisniewski and Henry Rodriguez welcomed Up-Sa Daisy.
Deb Lambrecht of Deb’s Floral and Gifts recently sold the business to Holly Merten. There is also a new business name, Up-Sa Daisy Floral. The business location will remain the same at 14 2nd Ave. S. in Long Prairie. Mertern currently lives in West Union with her husband and family. She has...

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