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  The Todd Field runway expansion project will go forward as planned but it will have to wait until spring the Long Prairie City Council recently learned. The United States Department of Transportation recently announced a grant to the City of Long Prairie for $1,059,871.00 for the runway extension...
  The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board certified the 2018 payable 2019 preliminary levy as maximum at a regular meeting on Sept. 17. The total was $2,180,722.14. The reason the District approves the preliminary levy as maximum is to enable them to adjust for changes prior to the certification...
The Swanville School Board approved the preliminary levy for the coming year.  The proposed levy went up by approximately $130,000 due to an increase in property tax valuations, according to Swanville Superintendent Gene Harthan. This increase brings the total max levy the district is able to set...
Consolidated Telecommunications Company (CTC) in partnership with the Todd County Economic Development Corporation received a $150,000 loan from the development corporation’s revolving loan fund to bring Internet redundancy and connectivity to portions of Todd County.  The funding will help support...
The United States Postal Service has announced that due to safety concerns, the Bowlus Post Office will close. According to a release from the USPS, the post office will remain closed until is deemed safe to reoccupy as the safety of their employees and customers is their first priority. The Bowlus...
  The beginning of school should be an exciting time for any student. However, just several days into the new school year, things turned frightening for the students in the Swanville School District.  The district went into lockdown procedures Sept. 11. And it wasn’t a drill.  The district offered...
Chuck Wolf and Amy Zitur one-third the way up Pico Mountain in the Azores
The Azores consist of nine main islands, that make up a volcanic archipelago in the mid-Atlantic ocean. They are located about 800 miles off the coast of Portugal, somewhere between Newfoundland and North Africa. Few of our friends have heard of them or have any idea where they are. Until recently...
In celebration of food grown locally in Central Minnesota and the rich cultural diversity of the local farming and food community, the Central Chapter of the Sustainable Farming Association (SFA) invites the community to attend the second annual Minnesota Salsa Fest from 1 to 10 p.m. Sat., Sept. 22...
A Long Prairie man with a suspended driver’s license was pulled over on Highway 27 after reaching speeds of nearly 130 miles per hour with a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit and with a teenage boy who was riding in the vehicle with him, according to authorities. Pedro Emmanuel Reyes...
Every day in America, millions of parents and caregivers travel with children in their vehicles. While some children are buckled in properly in the correct car seats for their ages and sizes – most are not, if they are buckled up at all. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National...

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