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The memorial service for Carol and Barry Bennett attracted more than 1,000 visitors.
The community of Long Prairie and everyone impacted by Barry and Carol Bennett continue to mourn the loss of the two individuals who meant so much to them.  The sudden and tragic loss of the Bennetts could be seen on the faces of everyone in a jam-packed gymnasium at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle...
Hundreds gathered at the Long Prairie-Grye Eagle High School last Wednesday for a memorial one-mile run/walk to honor Barry Bennett’s Mile Wednesdays.
Hundreds of people showed up at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Secondary School to Give Bennett Another Mile.  The “mile” is in reference to the dreaded mile-long run for Mile Wednesdays during Barry Bennett’s high school physical health class. The memorial walk/run was an outward sign of the impact...
Dylan Bennett
Dylan Bennett, who is accused of the double murder of parents Barry and Carol Bennett in rural Long Prairie, made his first appearance in Todd County District Court Aug. 27. Bennett did not enter a plea, but waived the full reading of the charges against him. Judge Daniel Benson set bail at $5...
  The Board of Education at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle called a special session on August 26 to make last minute personnel moves before the start of the new school year, and make a decision at the fourth grade level. Elementary Principal Tammy Cebulla made a request to the Board to add a teacher at...
August 21, the Todd County Sheriff’s office responded to reports of a two vehicle accident involving a semi truck.  The accident occurred at the intersection of US 71 and County 24 in the city of Bertha.  According to the Todd County Sheriff’s Office, Sheila Klein, rural Clarissa, was westbound in...
The Swanville School Board, like LPGE and Browerville, has been seeing an increase in student enrollment.  During the July meeting, the board discussed the potential to expand Kindergarten to two sections. At that point, the projected enrollment was at 28 students. Since that July meeting the...
The Todd County Board of Commissioners is considering increasing its law enforcement presence throughout the county.  The board discussed the potential increase during  work session last week.  At the heart of the matter is the fact that more and more municipalities in the county have ditched...
Long Prairie City Councilman Bob Byers has resigned from the Long Prairie City Council.  The resignation was prompted by Byers moving to a residence outside of the city limits, therefore disqualifying him from sitting on the city council.  While the council accepted his resignation, this also left...
August 19 the Todd County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary that occurred at a residence on 130th Street in Grey Eagle.  The suspects have been apprehended in Becker County.  The suspects are believed to have thrown items related to the burglary in a field between Grey Eagle and Long...
The Todd County Board of Commissioners met in a closed session recently to discuss ongoing litigation.  The litigation in question was in regards to a civil suit brought forth by Brian Madison. The suit was brought against Todd County, Todd County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Scott Dirkes,...

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