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David Petersen of Long Prairie, left, was recognized for achieving the certification for CentraCare Health—Long Prairie.
Fifteen hospital trustees from across Minnesota were recognized for earning certification through the Minnesota Hospital Association’s trustee certification program. The comprehensive certification process prepares hospital trustees to effectively meet the growing demands of serving on a hospital...
CentraCare Health is overhauling the communications platform customers use to schedule primary care appointments and contact the organization. The new platform, called CentraCare Connect, is designed to provide a more helpful and timely response to customers, 24-hours a day, every day. CentraCare...
What rural policy issues should the Minnesota Legislature address during its upcoming session? The Land Stewardship Project (LSP) will hold a special state policy meeting Monday, Feb. 12, beginning at 7 p.m., at Central Lakes College in Staples (1830 Airport Rd.) Registration and refreshments begin...
Launette Tisdale (L) and Jodi Dixon (R) have made sure to provide many opportunities for senior center members since taking over last March.
Take a look at the monthly calendar for events at the Long Prairie Senior Center, and there aren’t many blank spaces on the page. Membership is on the rise at the senior center located on the corner of Highway-27 and 3rd St. N in Long Prairie. Much of that is thanks to the duo of Jodi Dixon and...
Landowners can generate revenue by allowing public hunting on their private land in 46 Minnesota counties through the Department of Natural Resources Walk-In Access Program. Sign-ups are Monday, Jan. 22, to Friday, April 27. “This program is a win-win for landowners and hunters,” said Scott...
The Todd County Museum is hosting a Valentine’s Open House, honoring Cecile Cowdery, on Wed. Feb. 7th.    The open house will feature the WWII Envelope Art Cecile has become famous for.   These works of art are truly a labor of love. Cecile was known for always wearing aprons.   The museum will...
District 9 Senator and Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, along with District 9A Representative John Poston met with the Todd County Commissioners and other county representatives during a legislative work session last week.
  District 9 Senator and Majority Leader Paul Gazelka along with District 9A Representative John Poston recently met with Todd County officials to discuss some issues ahead of the next legislative session. Like any child sitting upon Santa’s lap, the county had a wish list of sorts for the...
After months of negotiating, the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School District has reached contract agreements with five of the groups and have a tentative agreement with another. At last Monday’s regular monthly meeting, the Board of Education approved the contracts with the LPGE Principal’s Association...
The Swanville School District has nearly made its way out of statutory operating debt.  The district is currently at a negative 2.81 percent of its unrestricted operating expenditures for the 2017 budget. In dollars this amounts to $81,132. This represents a marked improvement over the 2016 budget...
Bishop Donald Kettler of the Diocese of Saint Cloud has added an additional name to the list of clergy likely to have abused minors.  According to the Diocese of St. Cloud, Father Antonio Marfori was ordained Oct. 7, 1978, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud. He served the following assignments:...

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