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February 5 the Grey Eagle Fire Department, Swanville Fire Department and Long Prairie Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 14229 County 102 in Grey Eagle Township.  According to the Todd County Sheriff’s Office, Ashley Maciej reported that her house was full of smoke. Maciej also...
Regarding our annual Ladies’ Salad Luncheon: Unfortunately, our luncheon will have to be shelved this year due to our friend COVID.   We all enjoy our social event each spring, and trust me when I say, we’ll be back!  As with many things social in the past year, we cannot risk the large group...
No ice or hockey this year at the recently renovated Todd County Expo Arena. The site is now functioning as the county’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic site.
It’s been a long time coming, but the time for COVID-19 vaccine clinics, however limited, are here.  While COVID-19 is largely on the decline in Todd County with 99 percent of those having tested positive no longer in isolation, public health efforts are now gearing towards the vaccine rollout. ...
American Family Insurance of Long Prairie, recently made a donation of $750 to the Long Prairie Emergency Food Pantry to kick off the food shelf’s March campaign. On hand for the donation were Mary and Doug Schmidt from American Family Insurance and Kris Mechels from the Long Prairie Emergency Food Pantry.
Once again March is rolling around and we can’t forget that March is Hunger Awareness Month.  We all see the donation bins at church or school and are asked to participate in food drives.  We, at the Long Prairie Emergency Food Pantry, would like to thank everyone for any help and donations, past,...
Last week, Governor Tim Walz announced that the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will award grants totaling $20,645,425 to 39 projects in the sixth year of the Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant program. State grant dollars are matched by $33,695,279 in...
The Swanville School Board held its annual organizational meeting recently.  Tom Beseman was elected chair and Kathy Beckman was elected vice-chair.  Chris Kircher was elected clerk and Bill Johnson was elected treasurer.  Other Business The Swanville School Board then addressed a number of other...
Regarding our annual Ladies’ Salad Luncheon: Unfortunately, our luncheon will have to be shelved this year due to our friend COVID.   We all enjoy our social event each spring, and trust me when I say, we’ll be back!  As with many things social in the past year, we cannot risk the large group...
Since January 21, 2021, Lakewood Health System has had the opportunity to provide a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to approximately 643 essential caregivers and those 65 years and older in our communities. These vaccinations were made possible using Lakewood’s allocated doses from earlier in...
Stelling Land & Cattle, Inc.  What can one say to a man when he tells you there are far more qualified farmers besides his family farm who de-serve the Farm Conservationist Award from Todd County Soil and Water Conservation District? The Stellings didn’t even respond to their award letter at...
Regarding his years in education, renowned New England poet, Robert Frost, described his teaching as, “I am not a teacher but an awakener.”  Those words reverberated across my mind during a recent interview with Bruce Curley, beloved Browerville high school teacher, now retired. Bruce’s philosophy...

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