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Tim and Casey Pesta together just before their donation and transplant surgeries. A benefit to help defray the costs of Tim’s kidney transplant has been scheduled for October.
  The thought of losing a family member can be a nightmarish proposition. But to see it happening right before your eyes is another matter. Tim Pesta of Long Prairie is a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with stage three colon cancer in 2004, however his survival wasn’t without some long...
Ruth Wingeier of Long Prairie portages the canoe her and husband John King used to traverse the Missinaibi River.
Ruth Wingeier and John King of rural Long Prairie recently returned from a wilderness canoe trip down the Missinaibi River to James Bay on Hudson Bay.  The couple took 18 days to travel the 325 miles from near the headwaters of the remote river to Moosonee, a Cree village at tidewater on James Bay...
  A number of hires in the county’s health and human services division raised the ire of some on the board regarding their own policies. Central to the board’s dismay is that with these hires, some will be starting their new positions at rates higher than those who have been in similar roles longer...
An active threat drill was held at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel School prior to the start of school this year.
  Fortunately, school didn’t start with the type of bang pictured here, but another exciting school year is upon us in Long Prairie and the surrounding communities. The summer was a busy time for our local schools, LPGE underwent major renovations throughout the summer and St. Mary of Mt. Carmel...
This year’s court includes, in back, from left: Nicholas Middendorf, Noah Urman, Mitchell Middendorf, Cody Marcyes, and Austin Evenson. In front, from left: Linda Miller, Raelyn Miller, Ariana Gamradt, and Maddie Zastrow. Not pictured: Angela Hanson.
The 2015 LPGE Homecoming court was announced Friday. Homecoming this year will be held Sept. 21-25. Coronation will take place Sept. 21 time to be determined. The homecoming parade will be held Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. with the football game at 7 p.m.   
  CentraCare officials are pleased to announce that they are now entering into the public phase of the capital campaign to raise funds for a new medical campus in Long Prairie.  After securing several large donations, the health system is ready to move on to a more broad appeal throughout the...
  With only a few weeks left until a preliminary levy is required by the state, the Todd County Board of Commissioners continues to hear from department heads regarding their budget requests for 2016. The board met at a work session Tuesday to consider these recommendations and pass them on to the...
  The Swanville School District plans on taking full advantage of the new state funding for the maintenance of buildings and facilities offered by the state.   To this end, the district needed to complete and approve a 10-year facilities plan that outlined potential projects and costs.  The total...
For many years, Master Gardeners have been active in the Long Prairie area and surrounding communities. However, more members are needed to keep the organization functioning and vital. Who are Master Gardeners? Master Gardeners come from all walks of life and volunteer on behalf of the U of M...
Crafters wanted at the St. John’s Catholic Church 31st Annual Craft Fair in Swanville, Saturday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Over 70 exhibitors. For registration call Charee at 320-573-4271. Great craft show for beginners or experienced crafters.  


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