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Area high school wrestling teams have seen an influx in interest in recent years due to high levels of success at the varsity levels. This has led to increased interest at the youth levels, further feeding the high school programs. While success in itself is a good thing, there are byproducts of it...
When Taylor Lunemann left the Long Prairie Leader, we knew he would be moving on. What we didn’t know was just how far up he would be going.    In the late summer of 2019, Lunemann took a chance on a career change. He had been the Sports Editor for the Long Prairie Leader for many years before. In...
Steam rises through the bars of Kennedy Lemke’s helmet as her breath pumps in and out, but the pale mist gives way to black—the black of a hockey puck screaming her way. It’s a vision seen by her probably more than anything else on the ice rink.  Hockey’s fast-paced environment, brutal physical...
  The weather outside was frightful, and so was the driving, but wasn’t that the point? The Todd County Fairgrounds once again played host recently to the Ice Crush Demo Derby. A number of heats went head to head in the slop, ice, and mud. 
  The Long Prairie Lions Club showed their dedication to our community’s youth with a $10,000 donation to the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle “Play It Forward” activities program. On hand for the donation were Lions members Tyler Graves, Joyce Rosenow, Rich Barnard, Brian Newville, Brooke Ostendorf, Mark...
The Lion’s and Long Prairie Fire Department will host the Prairie Plunge, a polar plunge fundraiser, Saturday, Feb. 25 at Lake Charlotte. The event starts at 11 a.m. and goes until 4 p.m. at the public beach. A $20 minimum pledge is requested to do the plunge, but you can donate more. You can...
  The Long Prairie Lions Club recently donated two $500 checks to go towards the LPGE activity day and ice fishing outing on Lake Latimer. On hand for the donation were, in back, Tyler Graves, Tye Urman, Alli Lemke, Korbin Lowe, Tate Twardowski, Brian Newville and Brooke Ostendorf. In front, Mark...
  On Jan. 21, the LPGE 5th grade boys basketball team traveled to the annual Minnewaska Basketball Tournament and beat teams from West Central Area and Litchfield to make it to the championship game against Morris. LPGE eventually lost an exciting and close game by 4 points, 24-20 and came home...
  The Osakis Just for Kix program presented its annual winter show this past Sunday at the Osakis School. Dancers of all ages showcased their skills and performed for an appreciative crowd.
  The Upsala Upstage Players presented Agatha Christie’s, “The Hollow” this past weekend at the Upsala High School. The Upstage Players hosted shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 


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