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The Osakis City Council met on Monday, May 8. The council approved standard items including the meeting agenda and minutes from the April meeting, bills, and the minutes from the Economic Development Authority meeting. They also approved non-standard items including the city’s summer watering...
The Long Prairie City Council gave several updates about summer projects in Long Prairie at their meeting May 15. The north half of Riverside Drive is closed to through traffic thru July. The south half of Riverside Drive will remain open. Commerce Drive will be paved in the coming weeks. First...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board wrestled with priorities on May 15. Bruce Miles from the Big River Group discussed working with the board in the coming months for strategic planning. The cost is around $10,000. Big River Group would survey the school and create advisory sessions to help...
The Arvig fiber optic project in Grey Eagle is well underway. “They’re outside of town working,” said Mayor Joseph Arnzen. The city is also working on improvements to parks, and during the May 9 meeting, the council approved a bid of $22,539 from ATE Recreation to repair the tennis court, with...
Students and anyone else who wanted to, took part in the annual Swanville School 2K and 5K run/walk event last week. The event has grown in popularity since its inception.  
The Long Prairie City Council passed an order to remove a building marked as hazardous at the May 1 meeting.    The building is the former Motl Plumbing and Heating building on Third Street N, currently owned by the Estate of Louis Gramsey.   This isn’t the first time the city has condemned the...
During the meeting on May 2, the council heard a public works update from city maintenance worker Lonny Hutchins. Hutchins also stated that there were unlicensed vehicles in the city. The city will send out letters to property owners per city policy. Due to the new water plant, Hutchins suggested...
Comprehensive advocacy training course, Partners in Policymaking® is taking applications from Minnesotans with disabilities and parents of young children with developmental disabilities. There is no cost for this program. Starting September 15, the nationally recognized leadership training is...
During the May 1 Upsala city council meeting, the city council proclaimed May 26th as Poppy Day for the city of Upsala. “The poppy is the symbol of veterans that have died in wars,” said Legionnaire Patti Gunderson. The American Legion Auxiliary will distribute poppies in the community on the 26th...
During the April 26 Upsala School Board meeting, the board heard a presentation of Sourcewell operations from Paul Dange, director of regional solutions at Sourcewell in Staples, and Aaron Sinclair, district strategy partner working with Upsala. “Our goal and our reach is to walk...

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