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The Todd County Board of Commissioners received some welcome news concerning the county’s budget during a work session last week. Todd County Auditor/Treasurer Denise Gaida told the board that with all the cuts the departments were performing, they will be able to drop the levy from around 12...
  The Todd County Board of Commissioners took up the issue of elected official salaries during their work session last week.  This wasn’t the first time the board has addressed the idea of doing away with per diems, for themselves, but this was the first time they had a chance to see how it might...
  The Todd County Board of Commissioners, acting as the health and human services committee, took care of some issues relating to mental health and other health related items during its monthly meeting last week.  To begin, representatives from Northern Pines Mental Health Center were on hand to...
After using a work session to discuss the current track cooperative, the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board denied a request from Eagle Valley to join the current co-op that includes LPGE and Browerville. Eagle Valley had made the request back on Sept. 14, and the Board used the last couple...
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Swanville High School is proud to announce ninth grade student Olivia Mettler as the grade seven through nine Student of the Month for December.  Olivia is the daughter of Richard Mettler and Michelle Van Lith.  Olivia stays active in school by participating in a wide range of activities. She has...
Low crop prices are expected for 2016, and many are looking at negative returns per acre.  However, there are things you can do to improve your bottom line including: 1) Reducing tillage and equipment passes, 2) Diversifying crop rotations, 3) Implementing sound nutrient management, 4) Building...
Kayla Bense and Austin Evensong have been selected for the Triple "A" Award.
Kayla Bense and Austin Evenson, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School seniors, have been selected to represent LPGE in the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award program for the 2015-2016 school year. Established in 1988, the Academics, Arts and Athletics Award (Triple “A” Award) is sponsored by the...
Dear Santa,    I wanted to thank you for a wonderful first Christmas last year. I really enjoyed it, especially all the new toys I got to enjoy. I still like to play with things that move, like cars and trucks. I also like things that make music so I can dance for my parents. Please make sure to...
This is an updated artist’s rendering of the exterior of the new CentraCare Health-Long Prairie medical campus to be built starting in 2016.
CentraCare Health Foundation is excited to announce that the $50,000 community challenge set forth by Farmers Union Industries, LLC, the parent company of Central Bi-Products, has officially been surpassed.  Since the community campaign challenge announcement at the Kick-off event held Sept. 30, $...
  The Todd County Board of Commissioners continued to address issues with the Todd County Solid Waste Department during a rudimentary public hearing as part of last week’s meeting. The public hearing was scheduled to address waste designation in the county. Basically where the waste goes. It was...

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