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Brett Huber Jr. can be seen here in jail surveilence video fashioning a noose in his segregated cell. Todd County jail staff were accused of ignoring his mental illness.
Todd County, along with several members of the Todd County jail staff, were named party to a suit alleging negligence and denial of civil rights connected to the suicide death of Brett Huber Jr., 25, while he was in custody.  Named in the suit filed in Minnesota Federal District Court were Todd...
Two people from Long Prairie were taken to CentraCare Health—Long Prairie Hospital after being involved in a three vehicle accident Tuesday evening on Highway 71.  The Minnesota State Patrol reported that a Ford Taurus, driven by Richard Hendricks of Browerville, was traveling north on Highway 71...
If you have ever had a school age child you’ve heard it before, “guess who got sick in school today,” or, “such and such were out of school today.” As a parent, you probably asked oh, what was wrong with them, did they just have a cold, was a it a stomach bug or the flu? Sometimes our children knew...
In back, from left,  Master Ann, Nika N., Aislinn B., Sidney B., Ryan L, Black Belt assistant. In front, Lydia B., Kayden J., Avery F.
In 2006, 13 years ago,  Ms Ann was a 2nd degree black belt (back then), and started the Taekwondo gym here in Long Prairie under the direction of Master Kevin Schutz  Taekwondo.  The class sizes were very small but as the years went on the classes grew. Over this past summer Ms. Ann took her 4th...
The Todd County Sheriff’s Office reported that on Dec. 11, The West Central Minnesota Drug and Violent Crime Task Force along with the Central MN VOTF the Todd County Sheriff Office and the MN State Patrol arrested Jacob Robert McCoy, age 25, of Alexandria.  McCoy was arrested following an...
CentraCare Health – Long Prairie will offer a childbirth class from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., with lunch served, on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the CentraCare Health chapel, West Campus, 20 Ninth Street SE, Long Prairie. The class is for expectant mothers and their labor support persons to learn about...
The Long Prairie City Council is attempting to straighten out the city’s finances with the adoption of a revised budget and levy for 2019.  After the ouster of the former city administrator earlier this fall, interim and former city administrator David Venekamp has spent much of this fall trying to...
Jean Gustafson has taken over Marlene Clark’s legal practice in Long Prairie.
One of Long Prairie’s longest serving attornies, Marlene Clark, will be stepping aside and into retirement. Filling that void will be Jean Gustafson, a 25 year veteran of the Minnesota Bar who has practiced mainly in the Crosby and Brainerd area.  Gustafson has already hit the ground running,...
Dr. Zellmer
CentraCare Health – Long Prairie is pleased to welcome Dr. Jonathan Zellmer to their surgical staff.  Dr. Jonathan Zellmer received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed his residency at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation located in La Crosse, Wisconsin...
The Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra will present its annual New Years Eve concert FareWellCome.
The Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra will once again usher in the New Year with a special concert. Following on the heels of the Opus Elephantus (Dance of the Elephants) world premiere at their Dancing is Universal concert, the LPCO will have another piece by Bachyavelli: Opus Sueus is a parody of...

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