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Students prepare to leave school for the day from the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Secondary School in a recent file photo. Under the state’s current guidelines for returning to in-person instruction, all Todd County schools will be returning to in-person instruction on Sept. 8.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz gave the go-ahead for Minnesota School Districts to open in fall depending on how prevalent the COVID-19 virus is in their community.  Those decisions will be made in consultation with the Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Education based on...
Above, the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Secondary School hosted an active shooter drill in 2014 for law enforcement, first responders and medical presonnel.  The LPGE Secondary School has been placed on lockdown twice in the past several years due to threats made against the building and staff.
As we all know, the world has changed significantly. As much as we would like for things to return to how they were eight months ago, there’s no turning back from our new normal.  As such, things that would probably have been given the green light by the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board are now...
Minnesota continues to make progress on Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan’s five-point battle plan to limit and stop the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities. While residents of long-term care facilities still make up a majority of COVID-19 deaths in Minnesota,...
Last Thursday, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, along with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), announced school districts and charter schools will begin in one of three models: in-person, distance learning, or a hybrid...
A simple trip to the gas station will now require you to wear a face mask when entering the store.
Governor Tim Walz last week signed Executive Order 20-81, which requires Minnesotans to wear a face covering in indoor businesses and indoor public settings. Researchers have advocated for masking, calling it a simple and effective step to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. To date, 30 states...
As we plan for the 2020-21 school year, we are working with MDH to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and determine how to keep our students, their families and our staff healthy. While it is too soon to determine how students will return to school this fall, MDE and MDH have developed guidance around...
The Todd County Board of Commissioners meet last Tuesday to address a number of items, but probably at the top of mind for most people was what is the county going to do with its CARES Act funding.  Todd County itself, not just the culmination of all the cities and townships in the county, is set...
Long Prairie has tried before without success to pass Sunday Liquor, but time may have changed people’s minds about it.  The Long Prairie City Council authorized the placement of a Sunday Liquor question on the November ballot.  Much has changed since the last time this question has been posed to...
Increased demand for COVID-19 testing in recent weeks has led to a national shortage of supplies (reagents) needed to process tests. CentraCare is making changes to allocate testing resources to individuals with the greatest needs. As a result of these circumstances, the following groups of people...
A new, statewide examination from the University of Minnesota shows primary and secondary educators are concerned about continuing distance learning in the fall and students’ access to technology. However, they also expressed worry about the feasibility or safety of returning to in-person learning...

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