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ST. PAUL – After a rough winter that caused damage to dozens of agricultural buildings, Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) is pleased that the state has offered some help. Gov. Tim Walz has signed a bill passed unanimously by both chambers of the State Legislature that would allow the Rural Finance...
By Jason C. Brown, Publisher/Editor   The Long Prairie City Council has approved the hiring of Ted Grey as the new city administrator. Grey will begin his duties as the city administrator April 8.  Grey, who currently is a commercial loan officer with the Central Minnesota Credit Union Long Prairie...
The Todd County American Dairy Association recently held their annual Dairy Princess Coronation. The coronation was held Saturday evening, March 23rd when four princesses and four ambassadors were crowned.   The girls will be seen throughout the year doing school visits, nursing home visits,...
After adjusting for inflation, Minnesota farms earned the lowest median farm income in the past 23 years of data tracked by University of Minnesota Extension and agricultural Centers of Excellence within Minnesota State.   In 2018, the reported median net income was $26,055, down 8 percent from the...
CentraCare Health – Long Prairie will be hosting a Farmer’s Market informational community meeting on Tuesday, April 9th, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the CentraCare Health – Long Prairie’s medical campus bistro area. Come ready to share your great ideas.   People interested in being a...
A fire at the former LSC Communications building left a little damage.  The Long Prairie Fire Department responded to the fire at 2:30 a.m. March 28. The fire originated in a short in the wiring from the nearby power transformer to the building.  Long Prairie Fire Chief Jim Kreemer said the short...
Jodi’s Network of Hope, recently held their 6th grade essay contest. All Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School District and St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic School 6th graders had the opportunity to participate in the essay and speech contest.   The theme of the contest was, “The Best Job in the world is...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Elementary School recently recognized its students of the month for February. Kindergarten The kindergarten student of the month for February is Athena Zamora. Athena does her best to always work hard to get her work done.  She is careful to always put her things away...
North Dakota State University senior Laura Sauer, Long Prairie, Minnesota, was part of a team that won the Midwest Academic Quadrathlon at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. The NDSU team comprised of four animal science majors that also included Al Scwalbe, Kylee Reiser and Anne Brien. NDSU...
Todd County, while considered one of the poorest counties in the state, has shown some resilience in terms of its health, but there’s still some room for improvement.  The annual report of county health rankings was recently released outlining the health outcomes and health factors for every single...

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