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 Pictured left to right: Swanville Lions Secretary Duane Johnson, Swanville Lions President Randy Golembecki, Swanville School Superintendent Gene Harthan, and Swanville Lions Treasurer Bruce Johnson.
The Swanville Lions’ Club recently donated $15,000 to the Swanville Public School District to purchase 5 new interactive white boards. The Swanville Lions Club also donated $2,000 to the Swanville Post Prom Committee to help purchase prizes and supplies for the post prom event.    
  The City of Long Prairie and the Minnesota Department of Transportation are still going back and forth over a proposed project to rehab U.S. Highway 71 and State Highway 27 within the city limits. According to Long Pririe City Administrator Brenda Thomes, the state would rather just do a mill and...
  At its final meeting of the year earlier in December the Swanville School Board approved its final levy for 2016.  Back in September, the board was anticipating around a two percent increase to the district’s levy for 2016. However, that number has changed—a lot. The payable levy for 2015 was set...
  The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board has changed the way it gets paid. Governmental boards and councils typically receive a flat salary with additional pay for per diems, or attending mandatory meetings. However, the board has decided to go a different route.  For 2016, the board members will...
  The Todd County Board of Commissioners kicked off the New Year with a change in leadership on the board.  In the spirit of rotating the board chair position, 1st District Commissioner Barb Becker was elected Todd County Board Chair and 3rd District Commissioner Rod Erickson was elected vice chair...
On hand for the presentation of the donations were Duane Anderson from Farmer’s Union Industries, Todd County Sheriff Don Asmus, Long Prairie Police Chief Kevin Langer and Daryl Brever from Central Bi Products.
Central Bi Products and parent company Farmer’s Union Industries recently made two sizable donations to the Long Prairie Police Department and Todd County Sheriff’s Office. Each department received $2,000.  
Chamber Director Luan Thomas-Brunkhorst
If you have ever heard anyone say “There is nothing ever going on in Long Prairie,” feel free to send them over to Long Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce Luan Thomas-Brunkhorst, or also commonly known as “Frau Lu.” Frau Lu is coming up on her one year anniversary as the Chamber’s Director and has...
Michael Thorson recently presented Touchstone Energy Community  Award to the Project Linus local chapter coordinator, Mary Brauch, of Staples.
Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative has named Project Linus of Todd and Wadena Counties, as the winner of the 2015 Touchstone Energy Community Award, according to the cooperative’s board chair, Michael Thorson. Thorson recently presented the award to the local chapter coordinator, Mary Brauch, of...
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...


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