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The Board of Education at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle took a look at the 2019-20 preliminary budget projection during their regular monthly meeting on June 17.  It was again good news compared to past years, as the district is again looking at a projected budget surplus after battling a deficit for...
The Todd County Board of Commissioners approved a measure that will help people being released from the hospital with some meal or food insecurity.  The county board accepted a $40,000 grant from the Mardag Foundation to bring the program to realization. The grant, according to Todd County Health...
Doug Bengtson will portray Andrew Volstead as part of the Cars, Carriages and Prohibition program at the Christie Home Museum.
This year’s Carriages and Cars Day will also be celebrating the 100th anniversary of Prohibition.   Andrew Volstead, a MN legislator, was the author of the National Prohibition Act, commonly called the Volstead Act.  This act outlawed intoxicating liquor! Prohibition was in effect from 1919 - 1933...
Come Aug. 1, drivers in Minnesota will no longer be allowed to use their cellphones in their motor vehicles except in a hands-free mode.  To prepare the public for one of the largest changes in driver behavior since the mandating of seatbelt use, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety has issued...
The Todd County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man June 21 at approximately 11 p.m. at the Browerville Liquor Store after an alleged assault took place. The Todd County Sheriff's Office responded to the Browerville Liquor Store and arrested Lionel Colon, 39, for 2nd Degree Assault.  The victim,...
The Todd County Council on Aging in coordination with A. John Peters Computer Services will conduct four (4) computer classes for seniors. The cost will be $5 per person for handouts. Coffee, tea, and rolls will be provided, but we will ask for a free will offering to cover expenses.   The classes...
History can be a beautiful thing, but it can also be an expensive thing.  The Todd County Board of Commissioners is finding that out once again. Not long after the renovation of the historic courthouse, the board is again looking at the renovation of another historic landmark in Long Prairie—the...
Midway crews began arriving at the Todd County Fairgrounds last week in preperation of the Todd County Fair, which begins Thursday.
By Jason C. Brown, Publisher/Editor   Next week is going to be a very busy week and weekend with the Todd County Fair and two other festivals highlighted in last week’s edition.  This year’s Todd County Fair will follow what has become a popular line up of events and attractions at the grandstand...
Todd County is finding itself without a county coordinator—again.  Jonathan Stainbook has left his employment with Todd County, however it is unclear at this point whether this was a voluntary separation of employment or initiated under the Todd County Board of Commissioner’s authority.  The Todd...
The following is a list of select new laws passed during the 2019 regular and special legislative sessions that take effect July 1, 2019. The asterisk following the bill number denotes the language that became law. Summaries of all laws passed by the 2019 Legislature in regular and special sessions...

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