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The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed four new reports of zebra mussels in Minnesota lakes: Lake Sallie in Becker County; Lake Andrew in Douglas County; Lac qui Parle in Chippewa, Lac qui Parle and Swift counties; and Big Birch Lake in Todd and Stearns counties.   “New zebra mussel...
Minnesota Lt. Governor Tina Smith came to Long Prairie Friday as part of a tour of every county in the state. Smith visited the CentraCare Health-Long Prairie Farmer’s Market. While there, Smith spoke with community members, took in some shopping and signed the last beam to be installed at the new...
  For nearly two decades, the secondary school building in Long Prairie has been offering a home for education to thousands of students. The bonds for said building will be coming off the books next year, which is good news for the taxpayers of the district. At last Monday’s monthly board meeting,...
Dustin Simmonds
  Youth may lack wisdom and experience in some situations, but it is often overshadowed by the promise and optimism of a better future.  Dustin Simmonds of Little Falls may be young, but he is determined to prove to voters that age is just a number, one that does not indicate an ability to lead and...
At Lakewood Health System we understand the importance of protecting our patients and those around us, which is why we encourage all our patients to get a flu shot. Starting Monday, October 3, flu shots are available during any regularly scheduled clinic appointments or by walk-in during regular...
The Long Prairie City Council held a couple light meetings this month. The first meeting focused primarily on land use issues.  The council approved the following: -A public hearing was held regarding an easement vacation on the Fritzlar property. -A one-foot variance was approved for Katrina...
The Pregnancy Resource Center in Long Prairie is located right downtown on 2nd Street. The center opened Sept. 15.
Becoming pregnant can be a joyful time. But, if it’s an unexpected pregnancy, the emotions that run through a couple’s or single mother’s mind may be anything but joyful.  For those in need of a helping hand through their pregnancy, there’s a new resource in Long Prairie that’s here to help—The...
Now that harvest season is upon us, it is important to remind ourselves to be safe when operating equipment. Accidents can happen in less than a blink of an eye and can have devastating outcomes. Here are 10 things to keep in mind as you go through this harvest season. Do not expose children to...
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Elementary students check out the school lunch provided.
  Few could argue that healthy food leads to a better life. Health benefits aside, a healthy diet has been linked to academic improvements within school-aged children. Changes in the federal school lunch program have sought to bring about some of the benefits linked to a more healthy diet. This has...
After taking a big hit with the county’s levy last year, property owners may be able to breath a sigh of relief this go-around.  If you had looked at the county’s budget earlier this summer, pangs of anxiety would have surged through your wallet. When all departments submitted their budgets the...

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