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LPGE Secondary School has been ranked as one of the best schools in the state for college readiness.
  Ask any advanced placement student or a student earning their associates degree while still in high school and they’ll probably tell you that if you put in the work you’ll get rewarded.  That’s exactly what has happened to the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Secondary School. After years of preparing...
Kindergarten teacher Maressa Rousslange works with some students during the first day of school this year. This year there were three sections of Kindergarten at LPGE. Next school year there will be four.
  After a motion for adding a fourth section of kindergarten failed last March, the LPGE School Board once again brought the topic back at last Monday’s regular meeting. This time around, however, the Board decided to move forward with adding the extra section. Superintendent Jon Kringen provided...
  Everybody at one point or another has found a bill in their pile of papers that hasn’t been paid from time to time. But for most it doesn’t total $127,658.04 Though this wasn’t necessarily the case for Todd County, the board of commissioners did get some unwelcome news at their last meeting April...
  Kevin Fairchild from Long Prairie Packing Co. was on hand at the Todd County Board of Commissioners work session last Tuesday to see if the county would be willing to sell some of its property.  Long Prairie Packing is looking to develop some of the county’s property for a parking lot and new...
Gene Eickoff (L) was presented with the 2016 John Thompson Sponsor of the Year award. Gene has been a long time sponsor of the Todd County Pheasants Forever banquets and the chapter itself. Gene and many other sponsors and members have made the chapter so successful over the past 25 years. Dale Blank (R) was awarded Todd County Conservationist of the Year. He completed four separate projects utilizing a variety of conservation funds from USDA and USFWS. He planted 22 acres of grassland and 6.2 acres of oak
The Todd County Pheasants Forever annual banquet was held back on Apr. 11. In addition to dinner and drinks, there were nearly endless raffle and door prizes given out at the 25th year celebration event. The Chapter also honored a pair of individuals for their service to the organization.   
Boaters eager to hit newly thawed lakes and rivers across the state should be on the lookout for debris in the water and the potential for ice-damaged ramps at public water accesses. Fluctuating water levels in the early spring can dislodge logs and other debris making them a navigational hazard to...
Landowners, counties and watershed districts are now reviewing the preliminary map of Minnesota public waters requiring protective buffers. Landowners who have buffers identified on their property can work with their local soil and water conservation district or drainage authority to ensure the...
Craig Williams
  Craig Lamont Williams, who is charged with the August 2013 2nd degree murder of Nancy Crider of Long Prairie, is seeking to represent himself in his own murder trial set to begin July 18 in Todd County District Court. Williams is also seeking to have a change in venue or a more diverse jury...
Authorities and first responders worked to secure a tractor-trailer accident at the intersection of Highway 71 and Highway 27 south of Long Prairie the afternoon of April 11.
Authorities and first responders worked to secure a tractor-trailer accident at the intersection of Highway 71 and Highway 27 south of Long Prairie the afternoon of April 11. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Eugene J. Yarke, 80, Sauk Centre, was driving...
Steve and Aaron Gould will perform their impressive shooting show April 23 at Camp Lebanon.
With strict orders to “Shoot to Thrill!” the Gould Brothers are bringing the “World’s Most Entertaining Shooting Exhibition” to Camp Lebanon on Saturday, April 23 for a 1:00 p.m. shooting show for men and boys. Featuring Steve and Aaron Gould from the Long Prairie area, the exhibition is free of...

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