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Todd County held its 133rd County Fair this past week. For more from the fair, see our special fair edition inserted in this weekend’s Leader-B Section.  
  The Swanville School Board approved a revised budget for this last school year and a balanced budget for the coming school year. The district ended this past school year $255,736 to the good in the general fund.  This year, the administration is anticipating revenues of $3,255,546 and...
Patty Weibye and Crickett at Upsa Daisy Floral in Long Prairie recently presented some balloons to Sgt. Duane Breiter, Chief Kevin Langer and Officer Rodger Lowe from the Long Prairie Police Department.
Our local law enforcement was shown some appreciation for the service they provide in light of the recent events in Dallas, TX. Thanks were also extended to the Todd County Sheriff’s Office. “We’re doing this because we can’t be in Dallas,” Weibye said. Not pictured was Holly Mertens from Upsa...
Pickleball, a funny name, a great sport.  Played with a hard paddle and perforated plastic ball, a game similar to badminton and tennis, pickle ball began as a backyard family game in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, Washington.  The game, now played with formalized rules on a badminton court, was named...
The Wielenberg family was honored during a ceremony at the entertainment pavilion at the Todd County Fair on Sunday afternoon.
The annual Todd County Farm Family of the Year recipient was recognized at the County Fair last Sunday afternoon. This year’s recipient is the Wielenberg Farm, ran by Melvin, Jane and James. The Wielenbergs purchased their farm in the fall of 1982 and moved to the farm the following spring. The...
Heavy rains in portions of north-central and east-central Minnesota have flooded campsites and other facilities at some state parks, prompted the closure of several off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails and state forest roads, and created dangerous river conditions, said the Minnesota Department of...
The Bertha Fire Department has been awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) in the amount of $ 74,446. Pat Conroy, Senior Funding Specialist with Widseth Smith Nolting (WSN), helped the fire department and Fire Chief Pat Wallner with their grant application, enabling them to obtain the...
The Swanville Elementary School has set a goal to be the first school in Morrison County to have Junior Acheivement in all classrooms K-7. The school is looking towards county residents to help make this happen.  Last year, all 1st grade classrooms participated for the first time and received high...
The Long Prairie Rotary Club, along with the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans is in the process of holding a StandDown in Long Prairie.  The Rotary Club is currently collecting the following items for veterans: gently used or new backpacks, travel size lotion, travel size shampoo, travel...
Save some time this week Thursday-Sunday to head out to the Todd County Fair for some food and fun. The schedule of events is as follows: Thursday -9 a.m. 4-H rabbit show. -9 a.m. to Noon   open class non livestock entries accepted. -1 p.m. to 7 p.m. youth farmland open. -1 p.m. 4-H dairy goat show...

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