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Members of the Blivet Players and soloists line up for the opening of the USA Community Chorus’ Veterans Day show.  They are (L-R) Fr. Michael Kellogg, USAF TSGT Maureen Putnam, USAF TSGT Tom Speckhard, MnANG CW4 Scott Bjerke, USAF CPT Tony Foster, MnANG MAJ Neal Wilson, USN LCDR Graham Clark and USMC LTC Richard Vosepka. 
The USA (Upsala/Swanville Area) Community Chorus will be presenting its 15th annual Veterans Day Program on Wednesday, 11 November at 7:30 p.m. in the Upsala School Auditorium.  This year’s program will end the Chorus’ commemoration of the 70th anniversary of World War II as it highlights three of...
Seven members of the USA Honor Squad take a short break before picking up their rakes to complete raking leaves from the East Swanville Cemetery as part of one of the squad’s yearly community service projects.  Squad members, from left, are: Shane Lambrecht, squad commanding officer, Morgan Bellefeuille, Travis Bellefeuille, Elijah Wardlaw, squad executive officer, Braedan Rene, assistant squad leader, Ryker Stevens and Samuel Gunnon. 
USA Honor Squad members commenced their community service projects for the 2015-16 school year by raking the leaves from the East Swanville Cemetery.  Throughout the year, members of the squad, which is a military drill unit made up of third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students in the Swanville...
Jason Rieber has served as an officer/paramedic on the Breezy Point Police Department for the past eight years. Submitted Photo.
Breezy Point police officer Jason Rieber has spent much of his adult life helping others. The Long Prairie native has spent the past eight years serving the city of Breezy Point as an officer/paramedic, a career path that even surprised himself as he had previously worked in emergency medical...
People living in Todd County who have trouble paying home energy bills may be eligible for assistance through the Energy Assistance Program (EAP). The Energy Assistance Program is funded by the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the United States Department of Health & Human Services. People...
The Todd County Board of Commissioners voted on a number of board action forms regarding personnel at the meeting on Oct. 6. One of those actions included accepting the resignation of Sue Moller, a lead eligibility worker who has worked with Health and Human Services for 35 years. Said HHS Director...
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) announced late July that South Country Health Alliance’s (SCHA) coverage for MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance would be discontinued in all but one county, threatening the survival of the health plan. Todd County was not that county. Following a...
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is providing a timeline and other details about its production of maps for the state’s new law requiring vegetative buffers around bodies of water. The information is available at the DNR’s buffer law Web page, www.dnr.state.mn.us/buffers. “We...
The old, abandoned section of Highway 27, visible to the left, is believed to be the location of a UFO landing.
  Some 50 years ago, on a stretch of road no longer recognized as part of one of our local highways, the strangest thing some had ever seen was witnessed. It was in the evening of Oct. 23, 1965. A young man named Jerry Townsend, who worked at KEYL, was on his way back to Long Prairie and was...
A member of the Long Prairie Fire Department helps a resident climb out of a window and down the ladder.
Long Prairie has a number of high volume apartment complexes that require a unique approach to fire safety. To address this, the Long Prairie Fire Department held a drill with management and residents at the Prairie View 400 apartment building. Prairie View 400 currently has 48 residents with...
  The voters in the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle and Swanville School Districts will have some decisions to make next week as ballot referendums will be held.  In each district, voters will be asked to raise the operating levy, and provide additional funding.  LPGE The referendum at LPGE, if passed,...

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