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The Long Prairie Fire Department along with the Long Prairie Lions Club hosted the innaugural Prairie Polar Plunge. The event was held as a way to help raise money for a new rescue vehicle for the Long Prairie Fire Department. Estimates to replace the current one range as high as $450,000. Every...
During their Feb. 14 meeting, the Grey Eagle city council heard from Grey Eagle Fire Chief Dan Berscheid who reported that one of the fire department generators had stopped working.   “We can’t get parts for it,” said Berscheid.   The current generator is 25 years old and has mainly been used to...
The Osakis City Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Feb. 13.   The council heard regular updates from the clerk’s office, noting that the city’s financial audit has been completed.   The council also heard an update from Chief Craig Dropik about the happenings of the Osakis...
Osakis School Board heard presentations for special education, agriculture opportunities at their regular meeting. The Osakis School Board met Monday, Feb. 13, for their regularly scheduled meeting. Vice Chairperson Becky Hensley and Superintendent Randal Bergquist were not in attendance, but the...
The Long Prairie City Council revisited safety issues pertaining to the shared drive between City Hall and Coborn’s at their Feb. 6 meeting.   The history of the property was brought to the council, and City Administrator Ted Gray wanted to know what the council wanted him to do.   “Well, we have...
The Upsala FFA chapter wrapped up their annual FFA Week with Ag Olympics featuring a number of fun games and events held throughout the day. 
During the Feb. 7 Swanville city council meeting, the council briefly discussed the possible cannabinoid policy. “Fees in communities throughout the state are going through the same thing, and fees are all over the board,” said council member Norm Karlson. Swanville’s new policy and city code have...
  Ella Bussmann of Grey Eagle graduated from North Dakota State University in fall 2022 with a major in nursing. 
The following students have graduated from the St. Cloud State University: Kayla Doble-Marty of Clarissa, Bachelor of Science, Finance, Magna Cum Laude; and Claudia Velez-Rice of Long Prairie, Master of Arts, Teaching English as a Second Language.
At the end of January, several residents saw a dumpster near Tip-Top.   It turns out that the city of Osakis is replacing all the ceiling tiles at the Ed Pollard Osakis Community Center. According to Angela Jacobsen, city clerk, the panels in the Community Center were “old” and needed replacing. ...


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