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By Jason Brown,  Publisher/Editor   Schools across the state have been grappling with how to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic as it slowly makes its way into districts. While metro and larger districts have been forced to make these decisions earlier, it has taken longer for smaller districts in...
Todd County recently passed a significant milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic as the county surpassed the 1,000 case mark Monday.  As of Monday, 1003 total lab confirmed cases were recorded since the beginning of the pandemic.  “Our numbers are increasing and there is community exposure,” said Todd...
Area school districts have been able to weather the COVID-19 pandemic pretty well, but as the community spread has increased, so too has it started to show up in our classrooms.  All area schools are now actively quarantining classrooms, staff and athletic teams. Social media has been active as...
The Todd County Board of Commissioners addressed a number of regular business items at their last meeting outside of the COVID-19 update and expansion of the small business recovery grant program highlighted in last week’s edition.  The board approved the follwing: -The resignation of Dennis Lyon...
Starting Thursday, October 22, visitor guidelines will change to allow one healthy visitor for adult patients and two visitors for minors at all CentraCare and Carris Health sites. This includes hospitals, clinics and specialty centers. These new guidelines do not pertain to our long-term care...
Todd County has experienced a significant increase in COVID‐19 cases in recent weeks. We encourage those who have symptoms of COVID‐19 or have been identified as a close contact of someone who has COVID‐19 to seek testing. When to get tested: If you have any symptoms. Symptoms of COVID‐19 can...
The Long Prairie Police Department wants to remind everyone that winter parking regulations goes into effect on Nov. 1 and will go through March 31. There will be no parking from 1:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. on Central Ave east of Todd St. to 6th St. SE. The rest of downtown along Central Ave and the one...
Lakewood Health System is even better equipped to keep all community members safe thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The $14, 425.47 grant will be used to purchase a LUCAS device fulfilling a critical need within the department.  “We are committed to helping...
Jim Bergman, PA. will retire from CentraCare Long Prairie at the end of this month.
For more than 40 years, medicine has been a part of Jim Bergman’s life, whether in the military or as a physician’s assistant at CentraCare in Long Prairie.  Bergman, a native of Bertha, will retire from CentraCare Long Prairie Oct. 30.  After a 20 year career in the military, Bergman nearly had...
Todd County’s COVID-19 cases continue to surge upwards as the colder weather persists.  As of Monday, Oct. 26, Todd County had a total of 825 positive cases of COVID-19.  Cases have been linked to two of the three school districts in the county and is currently active at the long term care...

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