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As hospitals remain concerned about capacity, Governor Tim Walz today announced a plan to continue combatting community spread of COVID-19 while getting students back in the classroom and supporting Minnesotans’ quality of life. Following the announcement, the Governor signed into law a $216...
Several parents of students at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Secondary School addressed the board with their concerns about what has been taking place during distance learning.  While distance learning has been found to be a struggle for all districts, no matter the format, the parents addressing the...
Friday, December 11, 2020 On a beautiful fall evening in late September hundreds of cars rolled into the Todd County Fairgrounds to take part in a “food drop,” a euphemism for a mass food distribution. It’s an all too familiar scene played out not only here, but across the country. The event,...
Due to the Pandemic and the November and December 2020 Executive Order to close restaurants, bars, work out centers and other businesses, the Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Authority are concerned about our local businesses and the welfare of our community. The...
The Swanville School Board received a good financial audit report at its regular meeting last week.  While district’s throughout the state are finding themselves in financial trouble as a result of the pandemic, whether it’s through the loss of enrollment or a drop in compensatory income, the...
The Minnesota legislature and the governor’s office recently came to an agreement on small business providing for a $216 million emergency relief bill to help small businesses affected by Gov. Tim Walz’s most recent executive order.  The goal of the relief package is speed: businesses are...
There’s going to be some familiar faces in elected positions throughout local government. Voters overwhelmingly supported incumbent candidates in our local elections this year.  Todd County County Commissioners Barb Becker, 98..63 percent of the vote, uncontested.  Rodney Erickson, 98.67 percent of...
Republican candidates enjoyed another round of electoral success in Todd County.  Todd County residents gave the green light for each incumbent legislator to return to St. Paul.  Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, 9A, won his reelection bid against local DFL challenger John Peters. ...
Nearly all of our grocery shopping begins at home when we sit down to make “the list,” that hand-written scrap of paper of the food items we need to fill up our pantry. As is the case in most homes, when the shelf gets low, it’s time to go. When it comes to filling the grocery cart, we rarely...
Less than a week of informing parents that a couple staff members had come down with positive COVID-19 results, the district went from the hybrid learning model in the secondary and in-person learning at the elementary to full distance learning in less than a week’s time.  On Nov. 4, the district...

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