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Governor Tim Walz last week signed Executive Order 22-05, waiving trucking regulations to help fight the spread of avian influenza and mitigate the risk to Minnesota’s poultry industry. The Executive Order is part of the continued efforts to control and contain H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian...
Work along Highway 27 between Long Prairie and Osakis continues as crews remove trees and relocate utility lines along the construction route.
The Todd County Board Of Commissioners held their second meeting for March, on March 15, 2022. Commissioner Becker was not in attendance for the meeting. This summer will see a good amount of road work taking place, especially around Highway 27 between Highway 71 and Osakis.  To accomodate the...
On March 25th Todd County Sheriff Deputy Winkels responded to a report of an injured Bald Eagle on County Rd. 21 near County Rd. 74. The Eagle appeared to have been struck by a vehicle and suffered a broken wing.  Deputy Winkels and a citizen were able to secure it in a crate. The Eagle was...
The Todd County Foster Closet started as a dream. A place that could help foster and adoptive families get the basic needs to help children. Finally, the dream has become reality. Kristie and Chad Giesler and her family started fostering children years ago. The children and situation may have been...
Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan reacted today to Minnesota reaching its lowest unemployment rate since 1999, at 2.7 percent. Minnesota gained 5,200 jobs in February, an increase from the 4,800 added in January. Over the last year, Minnesota has gained over 60,000 jobs.   “...
Dan Ludvigson was selected as the new LPGE Superintendent.
March 17, 2022, the Long Prairie Grey Eagle School Board voted to select Daniel Ludvigson as the district’s next superintendent. “Dan has shown our board that he meets and exceeds the hiring criteria established by our board and stakeholders,” commented LPGE School Board Chair Linda Gohman.  “As...
Kristie Giesler never thought she would end up in the pharmacy world. “Science did not even interest me in high school, but here I am, 35 years later and owning my own pharmacy.” It all started in 1987 when Gregg Anderson at Gillis Drug in Osakis hired her to cashier after school. It was then that...
Long Prairie Police Chief, Duane Breiter, right, announced his retirement from the Long Prairie Police Department.
Long Prairie Police Chief Duane Breiter has announced his retirement from law enforcement.  Breiter, who has been in law enforcement for more than 30 years, has spent the majority of his career in Long Prairie.  Breiter came to Long Prairie in June of 1992. Over the years, Breiter moved his way...
On March 15, at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Todd County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of County Road 14 and County Road 5. A Buick Lacrosse traveling west on County 14, driven by Matthew Peter (Age 41) of Little Falls was struck by a Chevrolet Trax...
The summer road construction season will be in full swing starting in May when crews begin to reconstruct Highway 27 from Osakis to the intersection with Highway 71 south of Long Prairie.  Crews have already been out all winter prepping the area of work with the moving of powerlines and removall of...

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