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Local law enforcement were led on a on a 26-mile pursuit through Todd County.  The Todd County Sheriff’s Office reported that on May 2, at around 6:37 p.m. Todd County Deputies attempted to stop a vehicle on Highway 71 near County Road 88 in Hartford Township for speeding. The suspect did not stop...
The CentraCare Health–Long Prairie’s annual health fair and 5k will be expanded this year to include a partnership with Todd County Health and Human Services, SNAP Fitness and Coborn’s.  The Building a Healthy Community Wellness Fair will concentrate more on wellness and services to help the ...
The Upsala Upstage Players will be holding auditions for “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” based on a novel by John R. Powers.  The story focuses on eight children during their Catholic elementary and high school education in the 1950’s.  “It captures the funniest aspects of...
Conservation officer Paul Kuske finds signs of burned plastic and rubber in a cabin fire ring. Such materials can release dioxin, a potent toxin, into air, soil, and water. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Todd County does not have a ordinance banning the burning of all garbage.    Kick the Burn Habit  Enforcers can do only so much to cut down on illegal burning. But anyone can replace old habits with new ones:  Compost or mulch food and yard waste, which returns nutrients to soil
By Keith Goetzman Minnesota DNR   The little cabin on Sullivan Lake in Morrison County is trim and tidy, with a fresh coat of green paint, a meticulously mowed lawn, and a rock-rimmed fire ring that looks like a great place for a marshmallow roast. But as Paul Kuske, conservation officer for the...
The Long Prairie Police Department and the Todd County Sheriff’s Department will be honoring National Police Week which is May 15 through May 21. Law enforcement agencies throughout the United States will be honoring this week for all police officers who were killed in the line of duty. National...
LPGE sixth graders. Members for this class included: Abby Pearcy, Brandon Ambriz-Conrad, Eric Orozco, Alyssa Thelen, Hannah Barron, Tanner Lambrecht, Ben Larson, Nora Elmes, and Rebecca Martin. Not pictured: Jasmine Richner.
Many fifth and sixth graders at LPGE and sixth graders at St. Mary’s were recognized for their work with the school patrol program on Apr. 26. The students enjoyed a meal at the American Legion as well as receiving certificates for helping out this school year.  
In April 1936, the city was informed that WPA labor would be used to build the Sportsman’s Club clubhouse at Riverside Park. The work was completed that fall, and the city utilized the park for Scout events, camping, and even ice skating. One year, a Winter Carnival skating show drew over 4,000...
There will be a Swanville community gathering for everyone on May 20 for the “Swanville Unity in our Community” 2K/5K walk/run 2016. Participants must check in prior to the run/walk, which is done at the West parking lot beginning at 1 p.m. The 5K is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. and the 2K...
LPGE students are learning how to dance using a May pole in preparation for the upcoming Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School on Friday, May 6 from 5-8 p.m.
LPGE students are learning how to dance using a May pole in preparation for the upcoming Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School on Friday, May 6 from 5-8 p.m. Terrence Smith, a Duluth folk dance artist, is working with LP-GE’s 4th and 5th grade students as part of the BOLT...
  If you drive around Long Prairie and look at all of the various landmarks and businesses, there is a good chance one individual had a hand in what you see today. That individual was, as many know, Lyle Danielson, who passed away on Mar. 24. Lyle moved to Long Prairie in 1971 and worked for Lux...

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