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The Quilting Group of St. Matthews/Immanuel Churches in Clarissa and Eagle Bend has gathered for years to make mission quilts for charitable organizations near and far.   Recently, quilters have been focusing on organizations closer to home. This past holiday season, the sewers diverted their...
 Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea issued a statewide order effective February 1, 2021 that limits in-person activity in courthouses for an additional 45 days and creates standing criteria to hold criminal jury trials during that time. “We are keeping the doors to justice open...
The Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) can help qualifying families pay for child care while they go to work, look for work or attend school. This program assists with child care costs for children ages 0 through 12, and for children with special needs through age 14. Eligibility is...
COVID couldn’t keep a good Christmas program down. Students from the St. Mary of Mt. Carmel School in Long Prairie found some creative ways to continue their annual Christmas program and live nativity. To continue with the program, individual grades sang their songs in front of the church while...
Bridgette Worlie, RN, MSN, and Regional Educator was the first front line employee to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at CentraCare -Long Prairie on Dec. 21.
CentraCare received its first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine today and has started vaccinating frontline workers as part of the effort to protect our most vulnerable who are exposed to the virus.  The first doses were given to hospitalists and ICU nurses who work in our COVID critical care...
As hospitals remain concerned about capacity, Governor Tim Walz today announced a plan to continue combatting community spread of COVID-19 while getting students back in the classroom and supporting Minnesotans’ quality of life. Following the announcement, the Governor signed into law a $216...
Several parents of students at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Secondary School addressed the board with their concerns about what has been taking place during distance learning.  While distance learning has been found to be a struggle for all districts, no matter the format, the parents addressing the...
Friday, December 11, 2020 On a beautiful fall evening in late September hundreds of cars rolled into the Todd County Fairgrounds to take part in a “food drop,” a euphemism for a mass food distribution. It’s an all too familiar scene played out not only here, but across the country. The event,...
Due to the Pandemic and the November and December 2020 Executive Order to close restaurants, bars, work out centers and other businesses, the Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Authority are concerned about our local businesses and the welfare of our community. The...
The Swanville School Board received a good financial audit report at its regular meeting last week.  While district’s throughout the state are finding themselves in financial trouble as a result of the pandemic, whether it’s through the loss of enrollment or a drop in compensatory income, the...

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