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Eligible farmer-owners of CHS Prairie Lakes, based out of Starbuck, Minnesota, shared in the recent distribution of cash patronage and equity based on business done with CHS.  “We’re extremely proud to share this important cooperative membership benefit with our customers,” said Brad Manderschied,...
CentraCare Health – Long Prairie will host its 9th annual Family Fun 1K & 5K Walk/Run on Saturday June 1, 2019 at Harmony Park in Long Prairie MN. Registration for the family fun run/walk begins at 8 a.m. The 1K kids run will start at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K family fun run/walk at 8:45 a....
It took seven hours Monday night and into the early-morning hours of Tuesday, but the House passed its omnibus public safety bill 70-64. It is the first of the omnibus House bills to receive body approval in the pre-dawn darkness. Sponsored by Rep. Carlos Mariani (DFL-St. Paul) and Sen. Warren...
Popular downtown games like the dunk tank and inflatables are back again for Prairie Days this year.
While everyone is longing for the summer months amidst the erratic April weather, many people are preparing for this year’s Prairie Days summer festival which will see a number of changes. The first and biggest change to the event will be the dates. This year, Long Prairie will host it on May 31,...
The Long Prairie area and Minnesota in general received one of its snowiest winters in recent history. While this made for plenty of winter fun, spring has provided a mess.  Waterways and other water bodies have found themselves unable to contain the massive amount of water unleashed by the...
Minnesota could become another in a growing number of states adopting hands free laws that ban cell phone use while driving a motor vehicle.  Minnesota’s own Hands Free bill, cleared some major hurdles last month when it passed both the house and senate and cleared conference committee before being...
  The Long Prairie Fire Department was paged to a large grass and structure fire around 6 p.m. April 25.  The grass fire, which was determined to have been started by a grill, was located on County Road 30, just northeast of Long Prairie.  According to Long Prairie Fire Chief Jim Kreemer, the grass...
On Thursday, May 9 at approximately 9:40 a.m. Swanville Schools will be hosting a mock car crash for grades 9 through 12.  This mock crash will take place near the softball field.  There will be multiple emergency vehicles including sheriffs vehicles, ambulances, first responders, fire trucks, and...
Parents have a significant influence in their children’s decision to experiment with drugs, and talking to kids about drugs and alcohol is an important first step.   It’s also important for parents, grandparents and others to be familiar with drug paraphernalia, and how it can be hidden in plain...
The Initiative Foundation, in partnership with First Children’s Finance, announced last week that four Central Minnesota communities were selected to participate in the Child Care Solutions pilot program to craft local responses to the region’s childcare shortage. The selections communities include...

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