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As Minnesotans work to slow the spread of this virus COVID-19 in the state, there is a continued need for homemade masks to protect clinical staff, long term care residents and patients at CentraCare and Carris Health facilities. We are asking for the community's support through donations of high-...
Dan Hildebrandt, President & CEO of Farmers Union Industries, in collaboration with the FUI Board of Directors announced on May 15, 2020 an essential employee payment of $2,000 will be paid to all employees who reported to their respective locations.   “As an essential business, we are grateful...
American Foods Group of Long Prairie, or Long Prairie Packing, recently announced its extension of its HERO PAY program.  “WE are tremendously grateful for your dedication during these challenging times,” said Steve Van Lannen.  “Your role is critical in providing safe and wholesome food for our...
Last week Governor Tim Walz signed Executive Order 20-57, authorizing and directing the Commissioner of Education to provide a safe and effective summer learning environment for Minnesota’s students. Minnesota’s public school districts and charter schools will have the option to offer summer...
Students from the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School District paraded around the elementary school May 7 to show their appreciation for the teachers and staff who were lined up around the school to show how much they missed their students. The parade lasted an hour and featured many heartfelt signs of...
By Jason C. Brown,  Publisher/Editor   The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board dealt with a number of lingering issues affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Kicking off the rounds of discussion, LPGE Secondary School Principal Barton Rudd informed the board about the drive-thru prom the staff put on...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School District was on the verge of having a somewhat normal graduation ceremony after a very abnormal end of the school year. The LPGE School Board was set to vote on the graduation plans at its meeting May 11, but instead, the administration was told that the only way...
As the state continues to take action to protect Minnesotans from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Tim Walz today unveiled a new five-point plan to provide more robust support to our state’s long-term care (LTC) facilities.  “Ensuring we are in a strong position to care for our most...
Governor Tim Walz last week signed Executive Order 20-51, providing a roadmap for safely restarting elective surgeries. Starting next week, doctors, dentists, and veterinarians who create a plan to keep patients and healthcare professionals safe may begin offering these procedures, which can treat...
Dan's Prize Long Prairie facility.
Dan's Prize, LLC announced last week that it will be temporarily furloughing 197 of its approximately 530 team members on May 4, 2020.  Dan's Prize is well-known for its wide variety of meat products sold throughout the restaurant and foodservice industry, and has seen a dramatic decline in...

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