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Most Todd County landowners know vegetative buffers will be required on public waterways November 1, 2017 and on county ditches by November 1, 2018. This seems like quite the task considering Todd County spans out over almost 1,000 square miles, has 123 public lakes, 380 miles of public streams,...
Last winter the Staples community started working with the Initiative Foundation on the Thriving Communities Initiative that included more than one hundred residents working to create a plan that would build upon their current assets to keep their community thriving!  Through a collaborative effort...
Any fans looking to quench their audio pallet with different music should mark down musicians Steve Skylar and Johnna Morrow’s upcoming performance at the Long Prairie public library on their calendars. The duo’s performance will be featuring the “didgeridoo,” a wind instrument developed by...
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will restrict recreational use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) in some areas during the upcoming firearms deer hunting season. Vehicles affected by the restrictions include all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), off-highway motorcycles (OHMs) off-road vehicles (...
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Sybil Lake in Otter Tail County and Maud Lake in adjacent Becker County in northwest Minnesota. In both cases, the zebra mussels were found on boat lifts when they were removed from the water. According to the DNR, both...
Kristina Becker is currently waiting for a new heart.
  Joy and sorrow have walked hand-in-hand with the Kim and Gerard Becker family of rural Long Prairie for the past fifteen years. It is not a walk anyone would willingly choose, but they have found great blessings in the midst of it all. “We are who we are today, and our faith is as deep as it is...
  If a snapshot was taken from the last legislative session in Minnesota, it may have looked something like an unfinished construction site with the lack of bonding and tax bills.  Was it gridlock? Somewhat, but was it more along the lines of partisanship politics—probably.  According to Sen. Paul...
  Deanna Hendrich from the Central Minnesota Housing Partnership, which is responsible for the Reichert Place Apartments, returned to the Todd County Board of Commissioners seeking a loan forgiveness. When the Reichert Place was rehabilitated for low income senior housing, the county issued a $90,...
Light the Legacy recognized the Eagle’s Healing Nest for its work with veterans.
Former Long Praire resident Lynn MacKenzie (Drevlow), Executive Director of Light the Legacy, a community based organization that is dedicated to addressing end of life issues and advanced care planning before it becomes to late.  MacKenize began her advocacy when her husband was diagnosed with...
The Grey Eagle City Council recently approved its preliminary tax levy payable in 2017 during its last meeting.  The levy, which can be lowered from this point forward, but not raised, represents a 3.8 percent increase over last year’s levy.  The levy for 2017 was set at $95,540 compared to the...

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