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After months of meetings, tours and discussion, the Swanville Community Task Force Report was presented to the school board last week. The task force’s report could help provide the school board with a road map for facility needs well into the future. The task force was charged with a number of...
The Swanville School Board addressed a number of staffing items during their regular meeting March 20. While the board didn’t have any resignations to address, they did have a slew of new hires including: -Kim Lindemann as the Bulldog Club Coordinator. -Avery Jackson as a Bulldog Club worker. -...
The Community Service Officer position was considered March 4 by the Long Prairie City Council, and this time, the budget was in front of the council. The Long Prairie Police Department was over budget in 2023 by $118,800—largely due to a mid-year raise to the staff and the addition of an...
The COVID-19 pandemic showed where many of our faults lie when it comes to business and education. While illness and education have often gone hand-in-hand—just ask a family how they are feeling once one of their kids gets sick—today’s more virulent outbreaks have shown the delicate balance...
The Long Prairie-Grey Eagle School Board met on Monday, Feb. 26 and highlighted several wins for the school and students. Valedictorians were announced as Maria Buntjer and Aaron Kraska. The salutatorian is Jacqueline Adamek. Buntjer joined Abby Becker as student representatives to bring positive...
Since 1965, Todd County’s Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Board, has been working to protect the land, safeguard the water, enhance wildlife, and meet society’s needs. “The Soil and Water Conservation District is separate from the county, but in Todd County, the employees of the SWCD...
The Todd County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Feb. 20 in favor of allowing the state to manage its wolf population. The issue of the wolf population was brought up by Commissioner Bob Byers at a Feb. 6 work session with legislators. Byers was absent at the Feb. 20 meeting....
The City of Long Prairie won’t be adding a finance director position to the city staff, a decision the city council made on Feb. 20. The Long Prairie City Council voted unanimously to advertise one position, that of city administrator. The council directed city staff to post the position to the...
At the regularly scheduled Osakis City Council meeting on February 12, the council heard a detailed report from WSB regarding the city’s master park plan. The plan was presented to the community previously at an open house. The plan includes updates to Park Osagi and Central Park amounting to $2...
At the regularly scheduled Osakis School Board meeting on Feb. 12, board members approved a strategic planning process that will begin with opportunities for community input. The process, managed by Superintendent Justin Dahlheimer, will involve key partners in surveys and data collection, as well...

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