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  The deadline to file for public office has come and gone with the end-of-business on Aug. 16 being the deadline to file an affidavit of candidacy.  Long Prairie A number of races will be decided in Long Prairie this November including the mayor’s race, and two regular seats on the city council. A...
  Test score results were the main item of discussion at last Monday’s monthly LPGE board meeting. The results were based on the MCA standardized test scores, which show how students tested in subjects of reading, math, and for some grades, science. In the elementary, 41.2 percent of students were...
  Lisa Herges, the new county coordinator/human resources director for Todd County, was introduced to the board at their regular meeting on August 16. Herges gave a brief rundown of her work history which includes 10 years in the private sector and the last 13 years in Mille Lacs County where she...
The Long Prairie Police Department was forced to enter into the chase of a burglary suspect Aug. 16. But, it wasn’t the typical high speed chase we associate police chases with. This time, the suspect was on a bicycle. On the night the Aug. 16, the police responded to Breitenfeldt Insurance where a...
  The Grey Eagle City Council, which handles it’s own zoning and permitting, may take the step to opt out of the so-called Granny Pod Bill.  The Granny Pod Bill, which addressed an issue with land-use zoning for a prefabricated product, was passed during the last legislative session, but also...
Long Prairie’s 5th Annual Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, August 27, at Hats Off Coffee in downtown Long Prairie.  From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. vendors will be selling fresh farm produce, crafts, baked goods, and home business products outside the coffee shop.  Delicious Mexican tortas, or...
Last week’s wind storm ripped trees from their roots at the Lake Charlotte Lions Park. Around 10 mature trees were lost near the park. Some roof damage was also reported at a nearby home and some were blocking nearby Gooseberry Trail. The storm also caused damage to half a dozen buildings downtown...
By Jason C. Brown, Publisher/Editor   The Todd County Board of Commissioners, who have never really been very fond of the state beauracracy, voiced their displeasure with the state after it was found that the state was threatening to pull their assessor’s license for following board directives. The...
  The Long Prairie City Council took care of some required business relating to two of the city’s biggest projects taking place.  The first was the bonding for the 8th Street construction project. The project will resurface the roadway and install a new city utility infrastructure.  The city was...
Applications are being accepted for the title of Mrs. Todd  County   ! Mrs. Todd  County    will have the honor of representing her county at the Mrs. Minnesota pageant, which will be held at “Wellstone Center”, April 29, 2017 in St. Paul, MN. The woman chosen as “Mrs. Todd County” will become an...

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