Long Prairie

By Kerry Drager Correspondent Making a difference in a small town is Toni Tebben’s drive. A resident of Long Prairie since 1980, Tebben wouldn’t want to live in any other town. She recently retired from CentraCare Long Prairie as the site coordinator and is spending her retirement finding ways to improve her community. “It’s about […]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Don Rasmussen of Long Prairie has centered his life around making the right changes for his community. For 22 years, he worked for Minnesota’s Department of Corrections in Sauk Centre and  chose to commute to work in favor of making Long Prairie his home. When he felt things within his town […]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Dreams and goals are life’s two major players in motivation, but sometimes the journey to success isn’t easy. For Andrew Ring of Long Prairie, that dream is in the film industry, and he has started to reach the goals he needs to get there. Ring was just 12 years old when […]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Grace Anderson of Long Prairie knows where she is heading in her life. It is a challenging journey that will test her culturally, financially and spiritually, but she is bold, determined and ready to face her dream head-on. As a Junior in high school, Anderson became interested in helping orphaned and […]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent In recent years the advancements in technology has made many farming practices more efficient and productive. On June 24, individuals interested in the new technology available to the dairy industry are invited to take a tour of Todd County’s first robotic dairy farm at Zigan Dairy in Long Prairie. Derek and […]

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By Kerry Drager, Correspondent There is a hidden treasure in rural Minnesota that has been providing quality entertainment in a family-friendly atmosphere for 57 years. The Long Drive-In Theatre in Long Prairie is one of only six remaining Minnesota drive-ins, and it has been drawing crowds from all over the Midwest looking to experience the […]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer Volvos have been receiving skillful repair at the hand of Redge Lambrecht near Long Prairie since about 1980. Redge and his son, Josh, believe classic Volvos are a good solid economic way to get around. “We believe that for a lot of people, driving an old Volvo is a good […]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Becky Hillig of Long Prairie doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty. In fact, she grew up elbows deep in motor oil and a tire gauge in her hand. Originally from Swanville, Hillig worked with her father while he owned a gas station there. Her time at the shop taught her how […]

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