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Our Week In Review It has been a beautiful summer so far -but it is flying by along with some other things due to the recent windy days.  We have had a busy week with a visit and Dairy Queen treats from Matt, Stephanie, Boston & Max.  At the coffee party we were served coffee and Bismarks while...
The Kandota Town Hall slowly made its way down Todd County 2 to its new home at Memoryville near Melrose June 14, 2005. The Former Kandota Town Hall was one of many country schools in Todd County that the Todd County Historical Society is seeking information on.
  Mornings were cold until the fire was stocked and the rooms were nearly always the same—wood burning stoves, a flag, and desks for the students and teacher. These rooms, and the buildings they were in were a common sight along lonely country roads. These were our country schools. Many of these...
Mayor Don Rasmussen signs a proclamation declaring Tuesday, August 4, 2015 as “National Night Out” in the city of Long Prairie. On hand for the signing of the proclamation were, in back, from left, council members Tony Towle, Devin Hines, police chief and NNO co-chair Kevin Langer, council member Lila Gripne, Hands of Hope General Crime Coordinator and NNO co-chair Barb Dinkel Goodrich. In front, Long Prairie City Administrator Brenda Thomes and Mayor Don Rasmussen. Not pictured: council member Art Rowan.
On Tuesday, August 4, residents of Long Prairie are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “32nd Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), will involve...
  The Swanville School Board will once again ask the district’s voters to approve an increase in per-pupil funding.  The district narrowly lost its last ballot question for the same request at the last election. The board approved a measure at its meeting July 15 to ask the voters for a 10 year...
Finance was again a topic of discussion at last Monday’s LPGE school board meeting held at the secondary school.  While a three-year plan to balance the budget was put in place, a variety of circumstances will result in it being difficult to achieve the original goal. At the meeting, Superintendent...
There is a location change for your August meeting (due to construction at the Middle School). The Prairie Quilters meeting will be held in the Commons Area at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School (across the street from the Fairgrounds). The August meeting will be held Thursday, August 6, 2015...
Central Minnesota Credit Union (CMCU) has been named one of the Top Healthiest Credit Unions in the U.S. by DepositAccounts.com, an online publication focused on providing consumers with information on banking and savings institutions. Central Minnesota Credit Union is ranked in the top 2% of all...
The Todd County Sheriff’s Office and Todd County Project Lifesaver is available to county residents. The Todd County sheriff’s Office received a grant through the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the grant covered the required training and equipment necessary for the program. Project Lifesaver...
Dr. Thomas Ferry, along with his children Elijah, Olivia and Mason and Thomas Jr. Dr. Ferry was a practicing physician in Long Prairie until he was diagnosed with colon cancer. A fundraiser has been established to help with his burial.
  By all accounts Dr. Thomas Ferry’s time among us, here in Long Prairie as a physician at CentraCare, and this world in general, was too short.  Dr. Ferry died with his wife, Michelle, beside him June 22.  With the passing of a loved one there are many things to worry about, the least of which...
  The Grey Eagle City Council recently took an important step in ensuring the sustainability of the city’s infrastructure in the event of an emergency. The council approved the purchase and installation of an automatic backup generator at the west lift station from Ellingson Plumbing and Heating...

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