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  For nearly two decades, the secondary school building in Long Prairie has been offering a home for education to thousands of students. The bonds for said building will be coming off the books next year, which is good news for the taxpayers of the district. At last Monday’s monthly board meeting,...
Dustin Simmonds
  Youth may lack wisdom and experience in some situations, but it is often overshadowed by the promise and optimism of a better future.  Dustin Simmonds of Little Falls may be young, but he is determined to prove to voters that age is just a number, one that does not indicate an ability to lead and...
At Lakewood Health System we understand the importance of protecting our patients and those around us, which is why we encourage all our patients to get a flu shot. Starting Monday, October 3, flu shots are available during any regularly scheduled clinic appointments or by walk-in during regular...
The Long Prairie City Council held a couple light meetings this month. The first meeting focused primarily on land use issues.  The council approved the following: -A public hearing was held regarding an easement vacation on the Fritzlar property. -A one-foot variance was approved for Katrina...
The Pregnancy Resource Center in Long Prairie is located right downtown on 2nd Street. The center opened Sept. 15.
Becoming pregnant can be a joyful time. But, if it’s an unexpected pregnancy, the emotions that run through a couple’s or single mother’s mind may be anything but joyful.  For those in need of a helping hand through their pregnancy, there’s a new resource in Long Prairie that’s here to help—The...
Now that harvest season is upon us, it is important to remind ourselves to be safe when operating equipment. Accidents can happen in less than a blink of an eye and can have devastating outcomes. Here are 10 things to keep in mind as you go through this harvest season. Do not expose children to...
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Elementary students check out the school lunch provided.
  Few could argue that healthy food leads to a better life. Health benefits aside, a healthy diet has been linked to academic improvements within school-aged children. Changes in the federal school lunch program have sought to bring about some of the benefits linked to a more healthy diet. This has...
After taking a big hit with the county’s levy last year, property owners may be able to breath a sigh of relief this go-around.  If you had looked at the county’s budget earlier this summer, pangs of anxiety would have surged through your wallet. When all departments submitted their budgets the...
A Long Prairie woman is accused of stealing a tractor and crashing it into CentraCare.
The Long Prairie Police Department reported that Crystal Lynn Holmquist of rural Long Prairie was arrested early last Monday after attempting to drive a tractor through a service door at CentraCare Health—Long Prairie. Holmquist is accused of stealing a farm tractor from a farm north of Long...
Hunters who harvest deer outside the state are reminded that whole deer carcasses are no longer allowed to be brought into Minnesota from anywhere in North America.   This new restriction that includes all members of the deer family (deer, elk, moose and caribou) is an effort by the Minnesota...

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