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Our photo gallery from Lester Prairie’s 2018 graduation is online

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Our photo gallery from the May 18 graduation ceremony at Lester Prairie High School is online. CLICK HERE to see the photos.

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Volunteer opportunity in Lester Prairie

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – The City of Lester Prairie is seeking a volunteer to direct an inaugural disc golf league at the Lester Prairie City Park. Duties include:

League organization
Rules organization
Scheduling

The league is anticipated to run for six weeks with the day of the week and time yet to be determined.
Interested individuals should contact Adam Birkholz: (320) 613-6054 or abirkholz@lesterprairiemn.us

Multiple agencies involved in chase of stolen vehicle in Carver, McLeod counties

CARVER COUNTY, MN – May 14 at about 4:02 p.m, deputies were dispatched to investigate a report of a suspicious vehicle at 4655 Co. Rd. 123 in Watertown Township, according to a press release from Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson.

The suspect vehicle had left the scene when the caller reported the incident. The caller requested extra patrols in the area. Deputies ran the motor vehicle registration provided by the caller and learned the vehicle had been stolen from Shakopee. The suspect in the vehicle theft was identified as Vernon Terry Surratt, 37, of Coon Rapids. Deputies further learned Surratt was a fugitive wanted by the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC).

May 15, 2018, at about 10:21 a.m., a deputy located the stolen vehicle and suspect driver who fled when the deputy tried to stop the vehicle. Deputies pursued the vehicle west on MN 7 into McLeod County, south through Lester Prairie and back into rural parts of Carver County before turning east on MN Hwy. 7. Deputies, who were assisted by the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office, Lester Prairie Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnetrista Public Safety
Department, and South Lake Minnetonka Public Safety, made several attempts to stop the vehicle using tire
deflation devices, which the suspect was able to avoid.

As the vehicle approached MN Hwy. 7 at Minnewashta Parkway, the vehicle swerved to avoid tire deflation devices and the driver lost control of the vehicle, colliding with a motorist who was stopped at the intersection. The suspect attempted to flee, but was boxed in by pursuing law enforcement and arrested without further incident.

The female motorist who was struck by the suspect vehicle, Katy Esmerald Perez-Velazquez, 42, of Shorewood, suffered injuries in the crash and was transported by Ridgeview Ambulance to 212 Medical Center in Chaska.

The suspect, Vernon Surratt of Coon Rapids, received minor injuries in the crash and was treated and released from 212 Medical Center in Chaska, according to the press release. He was transported to the Carver County Jail where he remains pending formal charges in this incident, as well as being held on the DOC warrants.

A female passenger in the stolen vehicle, Mellisa Coal Martinson (34) of Minneapolis, was not injured and had no involvement in this incident other than being a passenger. She was released at the scene.
In addition to the stolen vehicle and Ms. Perez-Velazquez’s vehicle, four squad cars were damaged in this incident. One squad struck the tire deflation devices, flattening three tires, and three squads were damaged while attempting to box in the suspect vehicle. Minnesota State Patrol is investigating the motor accidents.

Extreme conditions for wildfire Tuesday, May 15

ST. PAUL, MN – Most of the north half of Minnesota is under very high fire danger today, including a Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service for the following counties:

Polk (west), Kittson, Roseau, Lake Of The Woods, Marshall (west), Marshall (east), Beltrami (north), Pennington, Red Lake, Polk (east), Clearwater (north), and Koochiching.

A Red Flag Warning means the area is experiencing extreme weather conditions that are ideal for wildfire, including dry vegetation and gusty winds. Do not burn while the Red Flag Warning remains in effect and check any burning done recently to ensure the fire is out. Any spark could become a wildfire under Red Flag conditions.

The Red Flag Warning expires at 8 p.m.

Lester Prairie school bulletin Tuesday, May 15

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie School Bulletin
May 15, 2018

Today’s Menu: Pulled Pork on a Bun or BBQ Chicken on a Bun, Lettuce Salad, Mixed Vegetables, Banana, Fruit

Tomorrow’s Menu: School Picnic

Congratulations to Mrs. Helland and all the band students on their fantastic performance at the concert last evening. You entertained with a wide variety of songs and everyone enjoyed them. Keep up the good work!

All the Football Camp and other Football forms are to be handed in by tomorrow, Wednesday, May 16.

Lunch accounts must have a positive balance starting Wednesday, May 23rd in order to eat school lunch.

The Junior High Band Trills and Thrills Festival/Valleyfair trip is on May 18th. Students need to be at school by 7:30am so the bus can leave by 7:45am.

Students in grades 5-7: Registration sheets need to be turned in to Mrs. Helland so you can be signed up for band/choir or both. Extra forms can be found in the office. 

Summer Driver Ed.: Sign up sheets are in the office. Please fill out registration form and return with the payment to be registered. Thank you!

With the recent hurricanes hitting the Southern side of the United States, many individuals are left homeless, as their houses have been destroyed. Drew Jackson is collecting funds from now until May 16th to send to the Red Cross to help those affected by the hurricanes. If you would like to give a donation, there is a collection box in the Lester Prairie High School Office, or you can talk to Drew directly. Please consider donating.

Leighton Buhr is collecting donations for the Heart of Minnesota Animal Shelter located in Hutchinson. Donated items will be used to help with the care of the animals. Donations boxes are located at Security Bank and Trust in Winsted and the Lester Prairie School office or call Leighton at 320-395-9839 and he will gladly pick up your donation. Animal Shelter items that are needed: Paper Towels, Bleach, Fabric Softener Dryer Sheets, Fragrance Free Liquid Detergent, Comet Cleaner, Dawn Dish Soap, Kong Pet Toys, Liquid Hand Sanitizer, 8 Inch Cable Ties, Lysol Spray, Tall Kitchen Bags, Toilet Paper, Purina Cat Chow Complete, Purina Kitten Chow, Canned Cat Food, Iams Weight Control Cat Food, Q-Tips, Pet Safe Ice Melt, Ink Cartridges: HP12A and HP53A, Phone Cards or Cash Donations.

Swimming lesson registration night will take place tomorrow,  Wednesday, May 16th from 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Lester Prairie High School Lobby. (This is the same night as t-ball pictures) If you can’t make it on the 16th, mail or drop off your registration and money at Lester Prairie City Hall, 37 Juniper St. PO Box 66, Lester Prairie, MN 55354. Registrations are on a first come first serve basis and preference is given to those that sign up on the 16th. If you would like to look at dates and times prior to the 16th or for more information please visit the Lester Prairie City website at www.lesterprairiemn.us

Homework help is held with Jan Smith on Mondays and Jennifer Smith on Wednesdays.

Ambassador candidate applications are in the office. Please pick up and application and have it returned to the office by May 25. If you have any questions, please contact Arlene Nowak or Clara Leverich. Thank you!

Grades 4-12: All books must be returned to the library on or before Friday, May 18th. Please check at home and in your lockers for any over due books. Thank you for your cooperation!

Yearbooks are now on sale.  Pick up an order form at school or get one from our school website. You can also place an order online at www.jostensyearbooks.com.   The 2018 yearbook includes grades K-12. Deadline to order a yearbook is May 23, 2018. More information can be found on the school website main page or by looking under the High School tab.

Summer baseball and softball umpires needed. Anyone interested in umpiring for summer Community Ed baseball and/or softball games please sign up in the office. Umpires need to be 9th grade or older. Earn some extra money and help out with the younger teams in Lester Prairie. If you have questions or need any additional information, contact Jeff Engen at 320-395-9839 or engenjeff@hotmail.com .

The next free lunch for grades 6-12 will be May 21st at our school.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time
Event
Details
7:00am
7:30am
Hallway Walking  
Lester Prairie High School
3:30pm
Track: Varsity MCAA Conference Tournament 
Bethany Academy, Heritage Christian Academy, Legacy Christian Academy, Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity, Maranatha Christian Academy, New Life Academy of Woodbury, PACT Charter, Southwest Christian, Spectrum, Trinity, West Lutheran vs. St. Croix Preparatory Academy @ Hastings High School
 
Bus Time: 12:45 Holy Trinity; 1:00 Lester Prairie
4:15pm
Baseball:Boys Varsity Game 
Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity vs. Mayer Lutheran @ Mayer Lutheran H.S.
 
Bus Time: 3:00 Lester Prairie only
5:00pm
Baseball: JV Game 
Heritage Christian Academy vs. Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity @ Lester Prairie Bulldog Field
5:00pm
Softball:Girls Varsity Game  (Rescheduled from 04-19-18)
Heritage Christian Academy vs. Lester Prairie/Holy Trinity @ Lester Prairie Bulldog Field

Name: ________________________________ 2018-2019 Grade: _______

Mailing Address: _________________­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­________________Phone Number: ______________________

Make checks payable to: Lester Prairie Community Education Registration Due Date: June 5th

Junior High School Boys Basketball Camp

Cost: $40.00

Turn in registration form and money to: Lester Prairie Office
c/o Basketball Camps
131 Hickory Street North
Lester Prairie, MN 55354

Waiver Clause: Parent/Guardian must read and sign: I hereby acknowledge that my child is medically fit to participate in basketball. I authorize the director to secure any medical treatment deemed necessary and waive and release the camp from any and all liability for any injuries incurred.

Parent/Guardian Signature: ___________________________________ Date: ________________

BULLDOG BASKETBALL

Boys Junior High Camp- If your son plans to play basketball next year then it would be a good idea to sign up for this camp. It would help him become a better player and in turn have more fun on the basketball court. If he can’t attend all the dates please talk to me and we can work something out price wise. We also don’t want the price of the camp to deter anyone from participating, please let us know if the price is an issue for you.

Sincerely,

Nat Boyer
Boys Basketball Head Coach

Name: ________________________________ 2018-2019 Grade: _______

Mailing Address: _________________________________Phone Number: ______________________

Make checks payable to: Lester Prairie Community Education Registration Due Date: June 1st

Junior High School Girls Basketball Camp

Cost: $40.00

Turn in registration form and money to: Lester Prairie Office
c/o Basketball Camps
131 Hickory Street North
Lester Prairie, MN 55354

Waiver Clause: Parent/Guardian must read and sign: I hereby acknowledge that my child is medically fit to participate in basketball. I authorize the director to secure any medical treatment deemed necessary and waive and release the camp from any and all liability for any injuries incurred.

Parent/Guardian Signature: ___________________________________ Date: ________________

Name: ________________________________ 2018-2019 Grade: _______

Mailing Address: _________________________________Phone Number: ______________________

Make checks payable to: Lester Prairie Community Education Registration Due Date: May 21st

Elementary Basketball Camp

Cost: $40.00

Turn in registration form and money to: Lester Prairie Office
c/o Basketball Camps
131 Hickory Street North
Lester Prairie, MN 55354

Waiver Clause: Parent/Guardian must read and sign: I hereby acknowledge that my child is medically fit to participate in basketball. I authorize the director to secure any medical treatment deemed necessary and waive and release the camp from any and all liability for any injuries incurred.

Parent/Guardian Signature: ___________________________________ Date: ________________

Howard Lake to consider de-certifying TIF district

HOWARD LAKE, MN – The Tuesday, May 15 Howard Lake City Council meeting will include a meeting of the city’s housing and redevelopment authority to consider de-certifying Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District No. 1-9. The meeting will begin at Howard Lake City Hall at 7 p.m.