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Late last week Todd County was averaging twenty-nine new cases per day of COVID 19. The number of deaths had ticked up to ten and hospitals are running out of space for COVID patients. Nobody is counting the temporary and, in some cases, permanent disabilities of those who contract the disease. But...
There’s been a lot of talk about law and order lately. I’m actually not sure what law and order means. But it’s hard not to be for it. I want fair and just laws that are applied equally to everyone. So, yah! Laws like that are good. I’m all for them. Order has it’s good points too. It seems like if...
I think, when the state decides it will no longer report, actual critical data, on Covid-19 hospitalizations, ICU cases and deaths and only report, cumulative numbers, it means the state no longer thinks the numbers are instilling the proper amount of fear in its residents. Maybe the states...
Long Prairie - Grey School District and the City of Long Prairie are considering a partnership that will likely have a negative effect on student graduation rates and college entrance rates. In recent months the City and the School Board have been in discussion about whether or not the District...
We rely on our local elected officials to be non-partisan and to provide us with accurate information. In my opinion the work of city council, town board, school board, and county commissioners is difficult and complex. Their hard work usually is done without thanks. So, I say thanks to all of our...
Minnesotans can vote by mail and we probably should. There is a primary election coming to Minnesota on Tuesday, August 11th. Voting officials in Todd County are working to make voting in person as safe and simple as possible during the COVID pandemic. But my advice is to get your mail-in ballot as...
Millions are going to die, they said. Listen to the medical professionals, they said. Follow the science, they said. Listen to the experts, they said. Shut everything down, they said. Isolate yourselves from everyone. Don’t go anywhere except the big box stores and liquor stores. Social distance,...
Over the last three months, all of us have experienced unprecedented challenges and upheaval caused by COVID-19. Our African-American, Latinx, Somali, and low-income communities have been disproportionately impacted, while our Asian and Asian-American neighbors have been targeted with vitriol...
I really wonder why I bother trying to respond to one of our aged flower child want to be’s, infantile fits of outrage. I suppose his deliberate, childish, misspelling of my name, calling me a snake in the grass and a Russian bot, fill some need in his miniscule closed mind, to keep out any...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board recently released a statement to the community for the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year.  “As the school year comes to an end, the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to our LPGE students, parents, staff...

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