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The Diocese of St. Cloud and survivors of clergy sexual abuse have reached agreement on a framework for a resolution of all clergy sexual abuse claims against the diocese and area parishes. The resolution will include the diocese filing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the near future. In the Chapter 11...
Todd County has witnessed one of the fastest growth rates in COVID-19 positive cases outside of the metro area in recent weeks. With community transmission evident, and in an effort to keep the county’s residents safe, more aggressive testing measures have begun within the community. This rigorous...
The Minnesota Department of Health has reently released new guidance for faith based organizations. This guidance, continues to limit in-person worship and gatherings.  The full guidance Guidance for Faith-Based Communities Considering In-Person Services MA Y 1 3, 2 020  For faith communities...
Over the weekend of May 16-17, CentraCare tested all residents and employees of long-term care facilities for coronavirus (COVID-19) to ensure we are protecting those who are most vulnerable to this disease. Testing was done for all residents and employees, even if symptoms of COVID-19 are not...
Governor Tim Walz last week announced the phases in his Stay Safe Plan, including a cautious, strategic turn of the dial to allow limited outdoor dining at restaurants and bars starting June 1, 2020. The Governor also announced that salons and barbershops will be allowed to open June 1 at 25...
Vehicle Gatherings/Parades Guidance While COVID-19 is being spread in the community, the safest way to prevent illness is to stay home. Though we need to recognize milestones and important life events, the safety and well-being of all Minnesotans is our top priority. Gathering in vehicles is one...
The Long Drive-In will host replay of the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle virtual graduation video.
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School District was dealt a devastating blow when the district was informed that it’s graduation ceremony being planned wouldn’t be allowed to take place.  Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Secondary School Principal Barton Rud told the school board during its meeting May 11 that...
Greta Middendorf and Megan Weber created a chalk stained glass effect mural at the foot of the St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church in Long Prairie. Through the use of painters tape and some chalk, the LPGE students created a message suitable for the times we’re living in now.
Last week, Governor Tim Walz announced the next phase of the COVID-19 response in Minnesota. Citing progress made to prepare for peak of infection, the Governor announced a measured, cautious turning of the dial toward a new normal. With the Stay at Home Executive Order set to expire on May 18, the...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board continued to address a number of issues related to the operations of the school district affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  LPGE Superintendent Jon Kringen updated the board on the financial status of the state. After bolstering numerous state wide programs...
Lakewood Health System President and CEO Tim Rice issued the following on the heels of the the state’s lifting of the ban on elective procedures. “Governor Walz issued an executive order allowing elective surgical procedures to be performed effective May 11th” Rice said. “This order does not mean...

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