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The Todd County Board of Commissioners declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, June 4 after area flooding damaged homes and businesses. Severe weather brought in several inches of rain on June 2nd and 3rd, including 5 ½ inches of rain in parts of Clarissa. Impacted roads were closed in the county...
The City of Long Prairie is still waiting to close the sale on land in the Southwest Industrial Park, now planned for a 61-unit apartment. On June 3, the Long Prairie City Council approved a resolution authorizing the city administrator and mayor “to execute the necessary documents relating to this...
Water is becoming a constant topic for the Todd County Board of Commissioners. This year has brought concerns of a depleted B1 Aquifer, Osakis Lake cleanup needs, and maintenance of other lakes and the Sauk River Watershed. On May 7, the commissioners’ minds were steered toward flooding on Long...
Due to the cleaning of the inside of the Osakis water tower, the City announced a “Code Red” in which it is asking its residents to cut down on their water consumption at least until the end of June. This was announced at the recent Osakis City Council meeting held May 13. This request has also...
Jodi Dixon presented to the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board May 20, recommending to remove Kelly Lemke as chair of the board. Lemke and Board Member Lisa Wright arrived late and were not in attendance at this point of the meeting. Board Member Linda Gohman was acting chair throughout the...
Following discussion about the role of a full-time law enforcement officer in the schools, the Osakis School Board voted unanimously to establish a full-time school resource officer (SRO) in the school for a two-year term, beginning in fall of 2024. Although no decision was made regarding the...
The vote to decide whether a Lake Improvement District for Lake Osakis took place earlier this week Tuesday in both Douglas and Todd Counties. The votes from each board of commissioners failed. The Todd County Board of Commissioners failed on a 2-2 vote with Fourth District Commissioner Randy...
At the regularly scheduled Osakis City Council meeting on April 8, Greg Gottwald resigned from his position as superintendent of the public works department. Citing administrative challenges, a lack of recognition for the work of the department and excessive on-call demands, Gottwald expressed...
Multiple stakeholders were present at the April school board meeting to discuss the possibility of establishing a full-time school resource officer (SRO) for Osakis Public Schools. Representatives from the City of Osakis, the Osakis Police Department and the Osakis City Council discussed the new...
The City of Long Prairie is still waiting for a new city administrator as the city council decided to hold second interviews for the top two candidates. At a special meeting held April 24, the Long Prairie City Council voted to hold second interviews with Steve Jones, Clary City administrator, and...

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