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Members of the Todd County 4-H Clubs and their adult leaders gathered at the Todd County Fairgrounds last week to prep for this year’s fair. The Todd County Fair starts this week.
  The 135th Todd County Fair will begin this week with shows, events, entertainment and fun for all.  4-H non-livestock exhibits were entered and judged Tuesday, but Wednesday the livestock judging will start with the 4-H Horse Show at 8 a.m. Open class non-livestock exhibits will be accepted from...
Jeff Lucas, in the shorts, leads a group of volunteers through the Evergreen Cemetery in Long Prairie to clean up and maintain some of the most historical grave sites in Long Prairie.
Jeff Lucas has garnered quite a name for himself as the local historian of Long Prairie. While on a recent trip to Long Prairie to visit family and to also help promote his pictorial history book of Long Prairie, Lucas took on another historical project. Last Thursday, Lucas, along with numerous...
  The Swanville School Board received some good news worth acting on during its meeting June 20.  The district is set to once again have a surplus budget for the coming school year. The surplus is set to come in at over $162,000. This includes over $3.574 million in revenues over $3.412 million in...
The midterm elections in November aren’t the only public offices up for election. There will also be county and state seats up for election. While the filing period for those offices are closed, there remain other ways to get involved.  City and school district elections will also be held. And the...
By Eric Koehlmoos, University of Minnesota Extension LITTLE FALLS, Minn. — The University of Minnesota Extension is pleased to announce that there will be a Small Farm Tour in Todd County this summer. The Small Farm Tour is an opportunity for small farm producers to interact and learn from...
Thanks to generous support from local donations, the Long Prairie public library was able to schedule a popular program about “The Raptors of Minnesota,” put on by the University of Minnesota. The fundraiser was put on in March with each Great River Regional Library choosing a specific target for...
A house explosion June 30 in Leslie Township has left one person with severe burns to most of their body. The explosion happened around 3:30 in the afternoon of June 30 at 22832 161st Ave, Osakis in Leslie Township, Todd County. One person, identified as Christy Bearson, 34, was severely burned as...
President Donald Trump met with Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, District 9 during Trumps recent visit to northern Minnesota. Gazelka represents all of Todd County.
President Donald Trump recently made a trip to northern Minnesota to talk trade, mining and in his usual fashion, rally his base in a way that only he can.  Besides the typical campaign style rallies, commentary and headlines that follow our President wherever he goes Trump did have time to discuss...
Children took part in a recent planting party at the CentraCare Health-Long Prairie Farmers Market.
Together, the University of Minnesota Extension Office, CentraCare Health Dietitian, a local Master Gardener, CentraCare Health Feeling Good MN (formally BLEND), Todd County 4-H, and over 20 PoP (Power of Produce) Club members, held a planting party on Friday June 16th at the CentraCare Farmers...
Datrick Mitchell, owner of Legend Kutz on Central Avenue in Long Prairie, opened his new barbershop June 26.
  There are few people men have a connection with. Wives of course, children, family and sometimes friends or co-workers. You can also add in there their barber. The barber, like a therapist, gets to know a man like many others probably don’t. If it’s a good relationship, all the man has to do is...

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