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Last winter, the school district engaged in strategic planning, involving surveys, community meetings, board discussions, and the production of numerous documents. The obvious question now is: What was the result of all that time and effort? We are currently in a crucial stage of the process, where...
You may be surprised to learn that summer break can be a difficult time for some people. Not being around the support and positive relationships they had during the regular school year can be an adjustment. Mental health can impact people regardless of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status,...
To the Editor: Unless you have been living under a rock these past several months, here’s a memory refresher: Basically, the officials of the City Of Long Prairie, to include the Planning and Zoning Committee as well as the City Council, and City Administrator have approved the gutting out and...
This week has been slow compared to the bombshell audit reports last week, but believe it or not, there’s even more fraud to discuss. This week five individuals were arrested in a new $10 million Medicaid fraud scheme, as reported by KSTP. This is the THIRD instance of fraud that has made...
The school board is looking at 5 total vacancies this coming election. Four will be four-year terms and one will be a two-year term due to member Steven Hinson’s residency changing. Presently the school board is taking applications for appointment for two positions for the months of August to...
To the Editor: Just read the front section of what I call “The Red Star tribune” dated 5/31/2024. Full disclosure, I didn’t buy or subscribe to this rag. I find there’s much more objective and factual reporting and less propaganda and bias in the “National Enquirer” or any number of the Hollywood...
Dear Neighbors, On Tuesday, June 18th, I am co-hosting a legacy planning roundtable with the North Central Small Business Development Center (SBDC), in partnership with Todd County Development Corporation in Long Prairie. The roundtable is designed to be a community-wide discussion on the...
To the Editor: Donald Trump has been found unanimously, guilty of 34 felonies by a jury of his peers. I believe there needs to be a push back on some regrettably believed lies, distortions of fact, law, history and procedure being presented by various pro-Trump opinion outlets in the electronic...
To the Editor: It is my opinion that a LID(Lake Improvement District) should not be formed on Lake Osakis. The endorsement by the DNR citing their recommendations is what made me come to this conclusion. Every item on their list shows a redundancy that other agencies are already doing. There are...
To the Editor: I had the pleasure of attending the public hearing for the establishment of the Osakis Lake Improvement District on April 16, 2024 in Osakis. First, I want to commend the commissioners and their staff for a job well done. The hearing was very organized and conducted very well. The...

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