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While the criminal justice system was never an expedient process, COVID found a way to further bog down the system.  With the number of new restraints that were placed on time and space, civil and criminal matters began to take longer than usual even as more cases would come in.  Todd County...
The DFL parties of senate districts 8, 9 and 12 will be hosting a picnic Aug. 28 from 12-3 p.m. at the Alexandria City Park.  Governor Tim Walz has committed to attend and the event will feature announced candidates for office within the 7th congressional district.  There is no charge to attend. A...
Catholic Charities Senior Dining has organized Frozen Meal Distribution pop-up locations for the month of August across Central Minnesota, with meals for seniors age 60 and over available at 27 locations, including Albany, Brainerd, Little Falls, Long Prairie, Pillager, Staples, and Wadena. Albany...
Lakewood Health System has introduced a new, state-of-the-art detection and diagnostic service to patients and physicians in conjunction with Shared Medical Services of Cottage Grove, WI. The PET-CT system will be available on July 21st, 2021.  This new PET-CT scanner is now being used to help...
The Todd County Fair came back last week after taking a year off. There was plenty to do and see. This year’s edition featured some favorite events like the rodeo, demo derby, truck and tractor pulls and demo races.   
Todd County included in new burning restrictions due to severe drought To help ensure public safety and protect natural resources, burning restrictions are in effect for the eastern portion of Roseau County and all of Beltrami, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the...
Coming soon: Summer benefits to support healthy nutrition for about 385,000 Minnesota children while school meal programs are on break. Their families will receive over $170 million through a summer program recently approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This year’s Summer Pandemic...
Todd County has had sightings of eight bears and two cubs since the beginning of May this year including two sightings in the last week. The shaded area represents the black bear’s natural territory.
Todd County isn’t necessarily bear country. In fact, Todd is right on the very edge of what is considered the black bear’s natural territory with only the northeast quarter of the county included in that. The rest of Todd County however is not considered normal territory for bear activity.  But,...
The Todd County Council on Aging and RSVP recognized several volunteers during the Todd County for their work with the elderly. Recognized were, from left,  Rick Hest of Eagle Bend, and Jody and Dan Bebault of Long Prairie.   
The Todd County Farm Family of the Year was recognized during the Todd County Fair on Sunday. This year’s Farm Family of the Year is the Paul and Bonnie Middendorf family.   


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