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To the Editor:   Every year, millions of people’s lives are impacted by crime every year. Victimization and its aftermath may be one of the most difficult periods in a person’s life – and victims’ families, friends and communities often face their own challenges as well.  Since 1981, National Crime...
When you turn on the news, scroll through social media, or are just talking to your neighbor about the latest news story it can produce anxiety. It can seem like something bad is happening constantly. This makes our thoughts wander to what are our local schools doing to keep our students safe....
Our school district often collaborates with the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development in order to better service our students and community.  The mission of the Chamber of Commerce is to support Chamber businesses, improve the livability of Long Prairie, and develop community jobs.  Economic...
Those of us in our neck of the woods understand the important role that nursing homes play in our rural communities. Sadly, many nursing homes are closing around Minnesota because they can’t afford to stay open. In fact, there are counties in Minnesota that have only one nursing home.   In many...
To the Editor:   I sit here tonight and wonder, is commonsense common anymore?  Now, I’m not discussing the commonsense of allowing or not allowing boys in girls’ sports, or how families and friends have been divided these past few years regarding I hope commonsense issues.  That discussion could...
Greetings patrons that make up Thunder Nation.  If you are not already aware, many things are happening at the legislature.  With the Democratic trifecta there is an expectation to see a lot of legislation passed.  I have been told that we are seeing roughly twice as many bills per legislator than...
Budget Picture Coming into Focus On Tuesday, the Governor, DFL Speaker of the House, and DFL Senate Majority Leader released joint budget targets. These targets represent an agreement on how much new money they plan to spend in 2023 and the framework for doing so.   The agreement calls for a $17.9...
To the Editor:   I recognize that those of you who are gun owners are responsible gun owners. Sadly there are others who have become vulnerable, misled and angered by media, news and misinformation to a very dangerous degree.   My brother was a good, kind and fun man but was one of those who became...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Public School values the health and well-being of our students and staff.  Since we share this interest in health and well-being we partner with Health and Human Services on a variety of things. They help us gather data on health and well-being, provide resources to our...
To the Editor:   I have lived in Long Prairie since 1979, raised two kids here and stayed married to a wonderful man here, so it is my “hometown” now.  I recently needed to spend several weeks in a Twin Cities suburb, and coming home made me realize more than ever how much I love it here.  The...

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