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Erickson’s Petting Zoo is open every weekend through October 31. Families can come to pick their own pumpkins, feed the animals, go on hay rides, and a 7 acre corn maze.  For more information call 320-762-0184, 320-491-3578 or check out their website at www.ericksonspettingzoo.com. Located at 11890...
Todd County, Minnesota — This past June Governor Dayton signed into law a new buffer initiative aimed at protection of state waters through buffer establishment along waterways.  Buffers, also known as a riparian filter strip, are vegetated land adjacent to a stream, river, lake, or wetland. ...
Minnesota 4-H’ers from 86 counties brought over 2,600 exhibits, delivered over 200 demonstrations and participated in any of several performances at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair. These 4-H’ers all placed high at their county fairs with their projects or presentations, thereby earning them the top...
Minnesota 4-H’ers from 87 counties arrived with over 2850 animals at the 2015 “Great Minnesota Get-Together” for this year’s 4-H livestock encampment held Thursday, August 26-Sunday August 30. The number of livestock exhibits over the weekend included:   •Beef: 614 exhibits •Dairy: 468 exhibits •...
Prepare to enjoy the snow by making snowshoes at Lake Carlos State Park. The workshop is Saturday, Nov. 21, and Sunday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Workshop presenters will teach participants how to string the laces on pre-built Ojibwe-style (pointed end) wooden snowshoe frames and...
Most deer-vehicle crashes statewide occur from September through January, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The combination of fewer daylight hours with the increased movement of deer due to mating season and hunting season increases the risk of collisions between deer and...
LPGE head football coach Randy Mechels.
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...
LPGE will stick with three sections of kindergarten. The same as it started the school year with.
  The primary topic of discussion at last Monday’s monthly LPGE school board meeting was class sizes at the kindergarten level. The concern was brought to the Board asking to consider adding a fourth section at the level due to there being currently 73 total students in the three sections, a number...
The Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra is celebrating its 40th Anniversary.
  When you step into the auditorium for a Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra concert, you are greeted with wonderful music played at a professional level by many talented musicians from across the state. That is how the LPCO is known by concert goers in 2015, but what about 40 years ago? For the next...
Todd County is next at looking at the armory for potential future use.
  Todd County Public Works has been in the process of saving its allowance for the purpose of constructing a new Public Works Shop in Long Prairie for a while now.  At present, the department has saved $300,000 for this. The anticipated cost for a new facility was estimated at around $4 million....

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