Long Prairie

Long Prairie co-op marking 35th year by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Conveniently situated in downtown Long Prairie, Everybody’s Market has been serving the community since 1978, when it began 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 […]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer 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 2007 move […]

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The Staples Area Men’s Chorus (SAMC) is working in collaboration with seven other area music groups hopes to start a tradition this year. SAMC will debut its first collaborative community performance involving high school and community musical groups from other area cities. This Christmas collaboration features the famous musical work of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” kicking […]

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Schuett and his two dogs made it out safely  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer John Schuett woke early  Nov. 11, to the sound of a smoke alarm. As soon as he saw the smoke and flames, he narrowly escaped without shoes, socks or shirt. His two favorite companions, Duke and Skamper, made it out too. Although […]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Dozens of abandoned, lost and stolen animals have been rescued by Linda Rowe of Browerville and Sabrina Meek of rural Staples throughout their lifetimes. That number has been rising sharply since June, when they decided to combine their efforts and organize a rescue network. “We’ve been rescuing animals since we […]

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Variety of services available near Swanville  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The Johnson family is home in Swanville, processing beef, chickens and pork and wild game for both retail and custom orders. Wade Johnson grew up on the home place where the processing plant sits now, two miles north of town. It’s the farm where […]

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by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   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 reaping larger rewards in 2011, when […]

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This year, the sap run is behind schedule due to a longer winter By Tina Snell, Staff Writer It’s maple syrup time. At least, it should be. This year, winter is hanging on longer than usual so the maple trees are not giving up their sap at their usual time. But, as the weather during the […]

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