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  At its final meeting of the year earlier in December the Swanville School Board approved its final levy for 2016.  Back in September, the board was anticipating around a two percent increase to the district’s levy for 2016. However, that number has changed—a lot. The payable levy for 2015 was set...
  The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board has changed the way it gets paid. Governmental boards and councils typically receive a flat salary with additional pay for per diems, or attending mandatory meetings. However, the board has decided to go a different route.  For 2016, the board members will...
  The Todd County Board of Commissioners kicked off the New Year with a change in leadership on the board.  In the spirit of rotating the board chair position, 1st District Commissioner Barb Becker was elected Todd County Board Chair and 3rd District Commissioner Rod Erickson was elected vice chair...
On hand for the presentation of the donations were Duane Anderson from Farmer’s Union Industries, Todd County Sheriff Don Asmus, Long Prairie Police Chief Kevin Langer and Daryl Brever from Central Bi Products.
Central Bi Products and parent company Farmer’s Union Industries recently made two sizable donations to the Long Prairie Police Department and Todd County Sheriff’s Office. Each department received $2,000.  
Chamber Director Luan Thomas-Brunkhorst
If you have ever heard anyone say “There is nothing ever going on in Long Prairie,” feel free to send them over to Long Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce Luan Thomas-Brunkhorst, or also commonly known as “Frau Lu.” Frau Lu is coming up on her one year anniversary as the Chamber’s Director and has...
Michael Thorson recently presented Touchstone Energy Community  Award to the Project Linus local chapter coordinator, Mary Brauch, of Staples.
Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative has named Project Linus of Todd and Wadena Counties, as the winner of the 2015 Touchstone Energy Community Award, according to the cooperative’s board chair, Michael Thorson. Thorson recently presented the award to the local chapter coordinator, Mary Brauch, of...
The Todd County Board of Commissioners received some welcome news concerning the county’s budget during a work session last week. Todd County Auditor/Treasurer Denise Gaida told the board that with all the cuts the departments were performing, they will be able to drop the levy from around 12...
  The Todd County Board of Commissioners took up the issue of elected official salaries during their work session last week.  This wasn’t the first time the board has addressed the idea of doing away with per diems, for themselves, but this was the first time they had a chance to see how it might...
  The Todd County Board of Commissioners, acting as the health and human services committee, took care of some issues relating to mental health and other health related items during its monthly meeting last week.  To begin, representatives from Northern Pines Mental Health Center were on hand to...
After using a work session to discuss the current track cooperative, the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board denied a request from Eagle Valley to join the current co-op that includes LPGE and Browerville. Eagle Valley had made the request back on Sept. 14, and the Board used the last couple...

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