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The old, abandoned section of Highway 27, visible to the left, is believed to be the location of a UFO landing.
  Some 50 years ago, on a stretch of road no longer recognized as part of one of our local highways, the strangest thing some had ever seen was witnessed. It was in the evening of Oct. 23, 1965. A young man named Jerry Townsend, who worked at KEYL, was on his way back to Long Prairie and was...
A member of the Long Prairie Fire Department helps a resident climb out of a window and down the ladder.
Long Prairie has a number of high volume apartment complexes that require a unique approach to fire safety. To address this, the Long Prairie Fire Department held a drill with management and residents at the Prairie View 400 apartment building. Prairie View 400 currently has 48 residents with...
  The voters in the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle and Swanville School Districts will have some decisions to make next week as ballot referendums will be held.  In each district, voters will be asked to raise the operating levy, and provide additional funding.  LPGE The referendum at LPGE, if passed,...
The Long Prairie City Council will meet this Thursday in a special meeting with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.  The purpose of the meeting is to meet with the MPCA to discuss the #6 fuel oil leak from before the 1950s until the mid-1970s,...
An informational meeting regarding the resettlement of refugees in Todd County and surrounding areas will be held Oct. 29 at the Hub Supper Club.  The meeting will address the impacts of refugee resettlement in local communities. It is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. The informational meeting will...
  Various members of the community met at Long Prairie City Hall last Wednesday afternoon to discuss updating the city’s comprehensive plan. Justin Burslie, from National Join Powers Alliances in Staples, was in attendance to moderate and record all the ideas from the informal discussion. Part of...
Life in a war-torn world was difficult for young Anita Dittman and her mother.  Her Aryan father had abandoned them. Thus Anita and her Jewish mother toiled long hours at a forced-labor factory. Their apartment was under the surveillance of the Gestapo, and every week they saw neighbors dragged...
The City of Long Prairie is attempting a crack down on animal complaint issues as reports rise.
  There’s a longstanding joke that a small town police officer spends as much time chasing dogs and cats as they do criminals—except that’s actually pretty true.  Animal complaints in the city of Long Prairie have been reaching new heights in recent years and this year it has prompted the city to...
Those in attendance included, from left, Nancy Drilling, Merle Wegner, Dan Drilling, Randy Neumann, Boyd Berry, Ron Schmid, Sheriff Asmus and Mrs. Asmus, Adam Berry, Jeri Nelson, Linda Wegner, Gerry Beck, Connie Beck, Patty Lowe and Devona Berry.
The annual Clotho Neighborhood Watch Potluck Supper was a great success.  Sheriff Don Asmus presented a program that was very informative and most appreciated by those in attendance.  Residents learned that Todd County might be implementing an emergency contact program to alert or advise residents...
  Enrollment in the Swanville School district has remained by and large steady over last years numbers, however some classes have seen enough of an increase to cause issues with staffing. With this, the board approved the resignation of Shannon Bjorge and thanked her for her years of service.  The...

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