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An undisclosed number of cattle being hauled by semi driver Nicholas Cotter, 30, Browerville, were killed when his tractor-trailer rolled on I-94 near St. Joseph.  According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the accident occurred around 4:40 a.m. Friday on the westbound lanes just east of the St....
The Long Prairie City Council recently approved a number of items to upgrade some items for the city.  The first item the council acted on was for a rooftop unit at the old city hall building, which housed the Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce and Great River Regional Library branch. The bid for...
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...
Agricultural producers looking to solve natural resource problems on their farms will want to plan ahead and sign-up early for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding.  Cathee Pullman, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist in Minnesota, announced...
The Department of Natural Resources reminds Minnesotans to be careful this fall when burning vegetative debris. “In Minnesota, 98 percent of all wildfires are caused by people, and the largest contributor is burning debris like leaves, grass and brush,” said Linda Gormanson, DNR wildfire prevention...
LPGE football coach Randy Mechels has now been placed on paid administrative leave.
Two weeks ago Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School head football coach Randy Mechels offered his resignation before the season had come to an end.  However, things have changed regarding this. The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board held a closed session Oct. 7 under Minnesota statute in relation...
Dr. Ryan Scott has recently joined the staff at CentraCare Health-Long Prairie.
  For a little over a month now, Dr. Ryan Scott has been getting a feel for his new practice here in Long Prairie as the newest provider at CentraCare.  Dr. Scott didn’t necessarily like the feel of larger cities and was looking for the type of practice that only a small town could afford. “That’s...
Red’s Irish Pub in Swanville recently held a human foosball tournament.
  If you happened to drive through downtown Swanville on Saturday afternoon, you may have done a double take when glancing over at Red’s Irish Pub.  That is because Red’s was playing host to a human foosball tournament. Yes, you read that right, human foosball! The activity is gaining popularity...
  The repairing of the Battle Point Park boat ramp headed a list of several items the Todd County Board of Commissioners discussed and approved at last Tuesday’s regular meeting. District 5 Commissioner Randy Neumann added the boat ramp discussion to the consent agenda at the beginning of the...
Twenty years ago a small group of Long Prairie American Lutheran Church women learned about Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.  The “mother” instinct and their Christian love for those less blessed started to burn.  That year they and a few recruited volunteers donated 44 shoeboxes to Samaritan’s...

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