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  Swanville’s new shop teacher Joe Riefer approached the Swanville School Board about expanding the vocational offerings at the school.  Riefer suggested to the board that they expand their class offerings to include auto mechanics.  Swanville Superintendent Gene Harthan said the shop, which needs...
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) is excited to present an opportunity for new Minnesota farmers to learn innovative and important skills through a free, online multi-day conference organized by National Farmers Union (NFU). “It is vital for family farmers to continue educating themselves on important...
Once again a telephone scam is affecting utility customers across the country, including residents and businesses in the Alexandria area.  The scam involves telephone callers claiming to be from a utility company and then employing a variety of techniques to defraud customers. Some threaten...
  The Long Prairie City Council had a rather routine month in November. The council met twice, but only handled some usual business.  The Long Prairie City Council addressed the following during November: -Held a public hearing regarding the adoption of the city’s comprehensive plan. After the...
Fireman work to extinguish a fire at the Jennie-O shaving plant south of Long Prairie last week.
  One of Long Prairie’s most recent additions to its business community has been burned to the ground.  The Jennie-O shaving plant located south of Long Prairie on Highway 71 was reported to be on fire mid morning on Nov. 16. When the Long Prairie Fire Department arrived, they found a fire in an 80...
  In hopes of prompting some action by the state, the Todd County Board of Commissioners took a hard and official stance on MNsure. Along with a letter slamming the state for its handling of the health insurance program, it also passed scathing resolution to back it up. The resolution in part,...
Todd Soil, Water, Conservation and Development Director Tim Stieber, left, presented Todd County Parks and Trails Board Chair Al Loken with the 2016 Land Stewardship Award.
The 2016 Land Stewardship Award winner selected by Todd Soil and Water Conservation District is the Todd County Parks and Trails Board. The Todd County Board of Commissioners created the board in 2008. The current board consists of two county commissioners and five citizen representatives, one from...
Long Prairie will again host another Bright Friday Night this Friday after Thanksgiving. The annual community event will get kicked off in the afternoon with a matinee movie at 2:30 p.m. with free popcorn at the Long Prairie Library. Then at 4 p.m., there will be activities at the Hart Mall running...
Community members are invited to attend the 29th Annual Farm Forum from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Central Lakes College’s Staples campus.  Attendees will hear from speakers on the current issues in agriculture. Topics include: Year end tax planning hints, AgCentric/CLC Ag & Energy,...
Pictured above, in back, from left, Gail Markle, Lila Claseman, Pat Carlson, and Carol Peterson. In front, from left, Nettie Pederson, Helen Olson, and Diane Flaten.
Maintaining health, flexibility and balance becomes very important as we age. Nine seniors increased their understanding of these issues as they attended the recent A Matter of Balance classes. These classes, sponsored by the Community Health Board of Morrison/Todd/Wadena Health4Life, met for eight...

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