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Long Prairie has tried before without success to pass Sunday Liquor, but time may have changed people’s minds about it.  The Long Prairie City Council authorized the placement of a Sunday Liquor question on the November ballot.  Much has changed since the last time this question has been posed to...
Increased demand for COVID-19 testing in recent weeks has led to a national shortage of supplies (reagents) needed to process tests. CentraCare is making changes to allocate testing resources to individuals with the greatest needs. As a result of these circumstances, the following groups of people...
A new, statewide examination from the University of Minnesota shows primary and secondary educators are concerned about continuing distance learning in the fall and students’ access to technology. However, they also expressed worry about the feasibility or safety of returning to in-person learning...
The Red Letter Band kicked off the revival of the Thursday night Concert in the Park series in Long Prairie.
The Long Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce Concert in the Park series has two more upcoming concerts.  The Enterprise Band, featuring classic rock and country, blues and originals will headline July 23 starting at 7 p.m. The Raices De Mi Tierra, a Mexican folk group with more than 20 dancers will...
The future remains uncertain for school districts across the state as fall is quickly approaching and many districts are looking at three distinctly different forms of operating procedures.  For many districts that weren’t prepared for the early closings in the spring, they are undoubtedly looking...
Families still have time to apply for additional food assistance benefits to help feed their children this summer when they are not receiving school lunches. Due to a deadline up to 150,000 families have until July 31to apply for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer, also referred to as P-EBT. The...
Governor Tim Walz last week announced the state has completed more than half a million COVID-19 tests and has reached the milestone of developing a daily capacity of 20,000 COVID-19 molecular tests. Governor Walz says the milestone is thanks to Minnesota’s advanced COVID-19 testing program, first...
As the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations decrease in Central Minnesota, CentraCare and Carris Health have updated the visitor policy at all facilities. The policy continues to protect our patients and staff from the transmission of COVID-19 while also keeping in mind the emotional...
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, Governor Tim Walz, and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan have announced a commitment by 31 Minnesota financial institutions to provide mortgage-relief options to customers facing financial hardship caused by COVID-19 for homeowners not covered by the CARES...
Circle R Ranch, located just east of Long Prairie, is the focus of a lawsuit claiming it did little to protect victims of sexual assault.
Last week, a courageous survivor of sexual abuse and exploitation filed a lawsuit against Circle R Ranch, a summer horse camp for children just outside of Long Prairie.  The survivor, identified as Doe 600 in the lawsuit, was sexually abused from 2015 to 2016 by Scott Francis Fortier, a convicted...

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