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As Minnesotans work to slow the spread of this virus COVID-19 in the state, there is a continued need for homemade masks to protect clinical staff, long term care residents and patients at CentraCare and Carris Health facilities. We are asking for the community's support through donations of high-...
Todd County had a rough couple weeks with more and more positive cases of COVID-19 being recorded everyday. Last week also brought Todd County its first two deaths attributed to the novel corona virus.  The first death, which occurred June 2, was an individual in their 60’s. The second involved an...
Countryside Restaurant in Long Prairie, like many other places, had to take it outside just to stay open. Though, a local survey shows a want for greater access.
A recent survey put out to Todd County residents shows an overwhelming desire to completely reopen Todd County. This isn’t just for the Todd County government offices, but more specifically local businesses and services.  Minnesota Governor Tim Walz took another step towards the reopening of the...
Julie Abraham leads a group of dancers through a warmup routine
Long Prairie’s Just for Kix program has become one of the area’s premiere programs, cleaning up at competitions and forging a strong following from the youngest of ages to the oldest of dancers.  But now, the time has come for the architect of that dancing dynasty to step aside and let another...
Governor Tim Walz last week announced Phase III of the Stay Safe MN plan, including a gradual turn of the dial to allow cautious and safe re-opening of indoor dining, gyms, and entertainment venues beginning Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Customers and employees will be either strongly recommended or...
Dan’s Prize, LLC announced today it has begun contacting all of its 197 temporarily furloughed team members and expects to have them back to work within the next  three weeks. Dan’s Prize employs approximately 530 team members and is part of the Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) family of...
  The Long Prairie City Council approved a number of measures that will help provide the framework for the reopening of the economy in Long Prairie.  The council reviewed and approved a number of temporary permits for bars and restaurants to provide for outdoor service.  Among those measures, are...
The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been staggering throughout all industries – locally as well as globally. We are facing an unprecedented time which has created fear and uncertainty regarding our future and business viability. Industry shutdowns due to stay-at-home orders have indeed...
The Great Minnesota Get-Together will not be held in 2020. This was announced today following a meeting of the board of managers of the Minnesota State Agricultural Society, which governs the Minnesota State Fair. The event was scheduled for Aug. 27 through Labor Day, Sept. 7.  In his full...
 St. Paul – The members of the New House Republican Caucus (NHRC) have filed a lawsuit against Governor Tim Walz regarding the use of executive orders under the peacetime emergency declaration. Specifically, the lawsuit contends that the governor does not have the authority to suspend the...

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