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Thanksgiving is over but it’s not too late to give thanks.I was thinking about why I enjoy living in Long Prairie and what about Long Prairie I’d like to express my gratitude for. I started having these thoughts last summer when I was with my family at Lake Charlotte Beach Park. We’d all had a nice...
Our founding fathers envisioned a well-informed electorate, who would elect upright citizens who shared their views, values, and principles, who, when elected by the majority of the people, would then represent those values and principles as legislators, for a short period, in our federal...
 Tim Kings column in the Nov. 9 Leader, makes me wonder, just what it will take, or if it will even be possible, to wake the useful idiots up. Our government has become totally corrupted and teetering on the edge of collapsing into an authoritarian communist style abyss, and he only worries about...
Last week I took my friend Francisco to City Hall to cast his ballot. I live in Leslie township and had already voted but Francisco doesn’t speak English. He values his right to vote as an American citizen and he wanted to make sure he understood his ballot.With all the talk about intimidating...
Sadly, the fall season is coming to an end.  With the end of fall comes winter weather and announcements.  It is a great time to review those procedures to make sure everyone gets the communications they want and need.This year the school will not be posting weather announcements to the TV station...
The thing about a lot of Republicans is that they really aren’t serious. I mean serious about what they say their values are. Take their talk about crime, for example. They talk about being tough on crime but not any of them have talked about being tough on the Jan. 6th rioters.It’s not like there...
Greetings patrons of Long Prairie-Grey Eagle!   I have an exciting new program to announce and one that I hope encourages creative and innovative ideas.  The district recently received a $5,000 grant from Sourcewell to fund what is called the Innovative Schools Project Grant.  Thanks to all of our...
I had lunch at Taqueria Chavez the other day. I ordered the chile rellenos with a side order of rice and beans. It was delicious and reasonably priced. I’d recommend it. I remember when the Chavez family opened their restaurant. It must have been 15 years ago, or so. There had been several other...
To the Editor:   Children are bullied for things such as being overweight or underweight, wearing glasses or different clothing, being new to a school, or are less popular than others and have less friends.  They are often being perceived as weak or unable to defend themselves.   They are usually...
The Todd County Boardof Commissioners spent$152,000 this last year to writea plan called One Watershed,One Plan. The idea behindspending all that money for awritten plan is a good idea.Although most of the LongPrairie River’s watershed isin Todd County, there’s a bigchunk in Douglas County...

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