Long Prairie
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 in...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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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...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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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 reta...Read More
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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 transform...Read More
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  By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Nick Zastrow of Long Prairie started in the world of cattle showing at age 9, introduced by friends. He became involved in 4-H showing and later, FFA. “Once I could drive, I went to shows on my own,” he said. His experiences began...Read More
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  By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@ecm-inc.com It’s maple syrup time. At least, it should be. This year, winter is hanging on longer than usual. But, as daytime weather warms and nights stay cold, the sap will be running soon. The Krolls are ready. About 1,500 taps have been put in many...Read More
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By Liz Verley, Staff Writer Nancy and Ron Leasman have lived in the Long Prairie area since 1980, and raise their own fruit trees and grapes. The fruit is made into wine and then processed into various vinegars. “Our vinegary is a quaint little place where we make quality wine from real fruit, mu...Read More
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