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CentraCare Health-Long Prairie's new medical campus officially opened for operation Monday. Last Friday a ribbon cutting was held and tours for the public were given.
By all accounts, the open house for the CentraCare Health – Long Prairie medical campus was a huge success. On Monday, Oct. 9 more than 900 people attended the ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the $30.8 million 65,000-square-foot medical campus. This opening is a culmination of two years...
  We’ve all heard it, and we’ve all maybe told the tall tale of how our fathers, or even ourselves for that matter, used to walk to and from school uphill both ways with a younger sibling on our backs in a year-round snow storm.  As with all old tales, there is woven in a certain amount of truth to...
  How and when do we pay for many of the things we need and use? For food, water, housing, transportation and a long list of items necessary to continue living on a day-to-day, month to month and year to year basis, it is the pay as we go system.  We pay for the gas in the car, the food at the...
At 7:30 p.m., November 10, 2017, the Legacy Chorale will perform at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Secondary School. “Bach to Broadway” features the best classical, operatic and Broadway choruses of all time. Both entertaining and educational, the concert will showcase more than 450 years of Western...
In the wake of Sears of St. Cloud announcing its upcoming closure, the Sears Hometown Store in Little Falls is filling the gap and ensuring that local residents still have access to Sears merchandise they need. Sears customers can use their Sears Credit Card at any Sears Hometown Store. In addition...
  Downtowns are tricky things to figure out in today’s society as people have veered more towards convenience and something different with their dollars.  As a result of the move away from “mainstreet,” these one-time pillars of our communities have either decayed beyond repair, or found a way to...
The transition to the new CentraCare Health -- Long Prairie medical campus will take place between Saturday, Oct. 14 and Monday, Oct. 16. The emergency department will open at 12 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 followed by the transferring of patients from the old hospital to the new medical campus before...
  The Long Prairie City Council just authorized an airport improvement project that has been sought for a number years—a runway expansion. The council approved a grant agreement with the federal government for airport improvements and land acquisition. The grant, which is worth over $311,000...
  The Swanville School District will see its operating levy go up this following year by around eight percent.  The preliminary levy, which was set to the maximum by the school board at it’s Sept. 20 meeting, represents a significant increase from last year’s levy, which was a nine percent decrease...
Residents in Long Prairie will get a welcome surprise when it comes to their city’s portion of the property tax statement. The city council recently approved its preliminary levy back in September and it will prove to be an improvement over the current year’s tax levy.  The council approved a total...

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