Long Prairie

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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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Conveniently situated in downtown Long Prairie, Everybody’s Market has been serving the community since it began in 1978, as a workers co-operative. Marking its 35th year, the market is now a consumer’s co-op. It is the second-oldest retail business in Long Prairie that has remained under the same ownership. [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Daiv Freeman grew up in Little Sauk, graduating from high school in Sauk Centre. After leaving Minnesota to head west in the mid 1990s he first landed in Utah before moving to California. A position with an auto parts company easily transformed into a telecommuting job, which facilitated a [...]

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