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The Long Prairie City Council, despite much of the state on lockdown, is plowing forward with a number of projects.  The City Council had originally scheduled a public hearing and open house for the 2021 Road Improvement Projects on April 6 and March 24 respectively, but both were cancelled due to...
There has been a lot of news coverage over the past several weeks about the impacts of COVID- 19 on senior citizens. I want to describe all we are doing to protect our residents, tenants, and clients of Lakewood Health System Care Center, Lakewood Pines, and Lakewood Manor, Home Care, Hospice and...
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced today that the agency has begun making Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) payments to people who are self-employed, independent contractors, and other eligible recipients who are not eligible for regular...
As part of the state’s effort to provide widespread, rapid COVID-19 testing, Governor Tim Walz today unveiled a new website to help Minnesotans find a testing location within their community.  “Access to COVID-19 testing is critical to moving Minnesota forward during this pandemic,” Governor Walz...
The Solid Waste Department is postponing opening of the seasonal Household Hazardous Waste drop-off services at the Transfer Station from May 1 until June 1 due to COVID -19 social distancing guidelines.  We ask that you practice social distancing when dropping off recyclables and waste material,...
Today the Facebook Journalism Project (FJP), the Lenfest Institute for Journalism and the Local Media Association (LMA) announced an additional 350 recipients of grants to support COVID-19 news reporting to help fill immediate gaps for resource-constrained newsrooms.  The Facebook Journalism...
CentraCare Long Prairie, along with CentraCare’s other facilities will act as a site for continuity of care for non-COVID-19 patients within the area. St. Cloud Hospital will act as the primary COVID-19 care center.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of businesses to rethink how they operate during this time of upheaval.  For some, that decision was made for them by the governor’s order to close down entirely. Others, like schools, have been forced to adapt to a new form of product delivery, and still...
Staff from the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School District prepare to deliver the lunches and breakfasts for students studying at home. There is still no official word from the governor on when students may return to their school buildings
Life is far from normal with Governor Walz’s Stay at Home order and distance learning in place. School districts and just as importantly, students and families have been forced to adjust to a new reality.  With the outlook for students being able to return to school as bleak as it is, the Long...
Last week, Governor Tim Walz joined the governors of Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Kentucky in announcing that they will work in close coordination to reopen the economy in the Midwest. "Here in the Midwest, we are bound by our commitment to our people and the community. We...
The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has claimed a victim in Todd County as the Long Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce officially announced that the Prairie Days celebration would be cancelled due to the pandemic.  Long Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce Director Luan Thomas-Brunkhorst made the announcement...

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