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Publisher’s Note: As we turn the page on 2022 and look forward to the year ahead, it is always helpful to look back and see everything that we as a community have gone through. There’s been highs and there have been lows. There’s been life changing weather that blew through in the blink of an eye...
Feb. 2 The Long Prairie School Board met Monday January 24, for their regular meeting after a whirlwind of a day kicking off the week of Snow-days.  The school board accepted the resignations of the following people: -Georgiana Russ, effective January 7th 2022. -Anika Rode, effective January 10th...
March 2 The Swanville School District is joining a long line of districts looking for a new superintendent.  Swanville Superintendent Gene Harthan offered his official notice that he intends to retire at the end of the current school year during the Feb. 16 school board meeting.  Harthan, who has...
April 6 The Todd County Board of Commissioners held a work session recently to discuss property valuations and elections.  At the work session, the commissioners heard from the Todd County Assessor Chris Odden with the 2022 assessment summary.  The current county tax value is estimated at $3.7...
May 4 The bird flu has been detected in Todd County at the end of April.  It was first detected April 20  with an impact to 60,400 commercial turkey meat birds at two locations. As of April 28, the last time numbers were updated with the USDA, the infections were limited to commercial turkey meat...
June 8 County spending was a hot topic during the Todd County Commissioner’s work session meeting on June 7. “We are aware of the expense and pressure on taxpayers,” said Commissioner Barb Becker.  The Commissioners discussed the possibility of a temporary hiring freeze for County Departments. “We...
July 6 Long Prairie’s most ambitious public utility and street project in years is slowly taking shape as crews make their way down 2nd Ave SW and begin to eye up other streets.  The waterman and sewer main replacement on 2nd Aves SW from Highway 71 to 6th Street SW is completed. The new water main...
Aug. 3 CentraCare is pleased to announce Jose Alba as its new president of CentraCare – Long Prairie. Alba started his role on July 25 and will report directly to Bryan Bauck, executive director Rural Health. “I look forward to working with Jose,” Bauck said. “I am confident that CentraCare – Long...
Sept. 7 The Long Prairie faith community is coming together to support our local school children Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event, “We Love Our City,” will have drop off locations throughout Long Prairie during that time.  There will be canopies/tents setup on roadsides where anyone can...
 Oct. 5 A special school board meeting was called to order on Sept. 28 at 7:00 am before school, which kicked off with the superintendents report from Randy Burgquist, which went over the Preliminary 2022 Payable 2023 Levy.  Members of the board gathered in hopes of gathering more direction for...

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