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Late season waterfowl hunters are reminded that with water temperatures rapidly dropping across the state, wearing a life jacket is the best defense against the dangers posed by cold water, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. In Minnesota, one-third of all boating fatalities occur...
Pictured: Dick Barnard (L) and Joyce Rosenow (R) stand with all the trash picked up along the highway. Members Gary Martin, Don Hansen, Jim Mitzel, Jason Skiftun, and Dean Solem also helped clean up the stretch of highway.
Several members of the Long Prairie Lions organization took part in their three-mile clean up on Highway 71 as part of Adopt-A-Highway last Friday afternoon.  
Small-game hunters and others can give input starting Tuesday, Oct. 13, on proposed rules that include requiring the use of non-toxic shot on wildlife management areas (WMAs) in Minnesota’s farmland zone. “The non-toxic shot rule would apply to hunters using shotguns with shot, not to hunters using...
The 2015 elk hunts in northwestern Minnesota wrapped up on Sept. 20 with another successful season in the Kittson County area. Five of seven hunters harvested nice-sized bulls. Two zones were open to hunting, and all permits were bull only. In the Caribou-Vita herd (Zone 30), which migrates between...
At left, Tom Sellnow, chair of CentraCare’s capital campaign steering committee shakes hands with Duane Anderson from Farmer’s Union Industries to kick off CentraCare’s community campaign for a new medical campus.
  Businesses, community members and CentraCare Health employees, about 200 in all, gathered at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School to officially kick off the public portion of the capital campaign for a new medical campus. CentraCare is on the cusp of completing the campaign to raise $2.5...
Paulette Johnson has been making and painting shields for the Long Prairie Fire Department members for over 35 years and will be retiring from her volunteer endeavor.
  It’s almost like a rite of initiation with the Long Prairie Fire Department—make it a year, and you get your plaque. It’s been a tradition with the fire department for more than 35 years now and there’s always been the same set of hands that have cast and painted the plaques for each fireman that...
Randy Mechels has resigned as head coach of the Thunder varsity football team.
  Randy Mechels, head coach of the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Thunder football program, resigned his coaching position effective September 29. Mechels, who had brought the program to its greatest success in years, told the Leader, “Today, I left the game I love-football.” “I stepped down as head coach...
  The Long Prairie City Council addressed a number of regular business items at its last council meeting, including a public hearing regarding the 8th Street road project. First up was an appointment from the public to address the coming of refugees into town. Nancy Judd, along with many supporters...
A highway project involving Highway 71 and Highway 27 is currently in the works.
If all goes as planned, Highway 71 and Highway 27 in Long Prairie will be busier than normal in 2017.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation is currently planning a mill and overlay project on both highways. Highway 71 would see attention from 6th Avenue S. to the bridge near 2nd Avenue N....
The Sears Hometown Store of Little Falls, MN, has been named a 2015 “Sears Hometown Premier Store” for consistently offering the highest level of customer service, as well as outstanding store performance and quality standards. Located Downtown Little Falls at 210 1st St. SE this store was one of...


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