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The Swanville School Board addressed a number of staffing items during their regular meeting March 20. While the board didn’t have any resignations to address, they did have a slew of new hires including: -Kim Lindemann as the Bulldog Club Coordinator. -Avery Jackson as a Bulldog Club worker. -...
Governor Tim Walz recently announced over $50 million in grants to expand broadband access to an estimated 8,900 homes and businesses throughout Minnesota. “We’re investing in broadband infrastructure statewide to help thousands of Minnesotans connect to jobs, education, healthcare, and their...
The Long Prairie City Council voted to reestablish the Tourism Commission on March 4. Chapter Three of the city ordinances establishes several commissions including the Tourism Commission, Park Board, Airport Commission, and Board of Health. The Tourism Commission was established as a nine-member...
The Todd County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jennifer Stately, 36, a Red Lake woman wanted for the alleged abduction of three-year-old Ethan Stately. At around 7 p.m. on March 15, Red Lake Tribal Police sent out an AMBER Alert, searching for Ethan Stately, a Native American male with brown eyes and...
The LPGE ProStart Team prepared authentic Puerto Rican dishes inspired by their classmates from Puerto Rico at the State ProStart competition on March 14, 2024, at River Center in St. Paul, MN. Team members included Kennay Benitez, Hudson Dorman, Blake Bolton and EmaLia Varner with instructor Jill...
The Community Service Officer position was considered March 4 by the Long Prairie City Council, and this time, the budget was in front of the council. The Long Prairie Police Department was over budget in 2023 by $118,800—largely due to a mid-year raise to the staff and the addition of an...
Lakewood Health System welcomes the arrival of Jason Vang-Erickson, certified nurse practitioner, who provides cardiac care to Lakewood patients through their partnership with Minneapolis Heart Institute (MHI). Vang-Erickson began seeing patients at Lakewood on Feb. 21, and joins Drs. Tim Dirks and...
USDA Rural Development is accepting applications for very low- and low-income individuals and families seeking to purchase or repair a home in a rural area. The Direct Home Loan program offers financing to qualified very-low and low-income applicants that are unable to qualify for traditional...
Congratulations to Milo Hutchins, the Swanville School District representative for the Regional Spelling Bee. Milo will advance to compete at Sourcewell in Staples on March 20th! Good luck and congratulations!
After a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regina Caeli Homeschool play performances are back. When the pandemic caused groups to stop meeting in person and schools to go online, the Regina Caeli Homeschool families kept working at their homeschooling but had to stop their weekly...

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