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As hospitalizations and the COVID-19 positivity rate continue to decline and the state makes progress in vaccinating those most vulnerable, Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 21-07 to continue supporting Minnesota’s economic recovery and make adjustments to COVID-19 mitigation measures...
The Long Prairie City Council approved an airport improvement project that will compliment the recently  completed runway extension project. The new project will include the replacement of the fuel system at the airport.  The City authorized entering into a grant agreement with the Minnesota...
Anna Ehnstrom, physician assistant, joins Lakewood Health System’s medical staff.  Originally from Aitkin, MN, Ehnstrom received her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Bethel University in St. Paul. She is a member of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. As a...
As Minnesota continues to build on its vaccination efforts and infrastructure, Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 21-08, extending the peacetime emergency that gives the state flexibility in responding to the pandemic, including safely and effectively distributing the vaccine. The...
As thousands of children continue to head back to the classroom, the Walz-Flanagan Administration is praising education leaders for their continued participation in the state’s ambitious COVID-19 educator testing program. The state began its first-in-the-nation testing program just over one month...
February 5 the Grey Eagle Fire Department, Swanville Fire Department and Long Prairie Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 14229 County 102 in Grey Eagle Township.  According to the Todd County Sheriff’s Office, Ashley Maciej reported that her house was full of smoke. Maciej also...
Regarding our annual Ladies’ Salad Luncheon: Unfortunately, our luncheon will have to be shelved this year due to our friend COVID.   We all enjoy our social event each spring, and trust me when I say, we’ll be back!  As with many things social in the past year, we cannot risk the large group...
No ice or hockey this year at the recently renovated Todd County Expo Arena. The site is now functioning as the county’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic site.
It’s been a long time coming, but the time for COVID-19 vaccine clinics, however limited, are here.  While COVID-19 is largely on the decline in Todd County with 99 percent of those having tested positive no longer in isolation, public health efforts are now gearing towards the vaccine rollout. ...
American Family Insurance of Long Prairie, recently made a donation of $750 to the Long Prairie Emergency Food Pantry to kick off the food shelf’s March campaign. On hand for the donation were Mary and Doug Schmidt from American Family Insurance and Kris Mechels from the Long Prairie Emergency Food Pantry.
Once again March is rolling around and we can’t forget that March is Hunger Awareness Month.  We all see the donation bins at church or school and are asked to participate in food drives.  We, at the Long Prairie Emergency Food Pantry, would like to thank everyone for any help and donations, past,...
Last week, Governor Tim Walz announced that the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will award grants totaling $20,645,425 to 39 projects in the sixth year of the Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant program. State grant dollars are matched by $33,695,279 in...

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