Archive for Lester Prairie

Lester Prairie School Board to review audit report

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Blake Bode of Eide Bailly will present a summary of the Lester Prairie School District’s audit during the Monday, Oct. 15  school board meeting.

Other items on the agenda include approval of coach and activity contracts and approval of policy revisions.

The meeting will begin at 5:45 p.m. in the school media center.

Dakota trail bridge work near LP

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – This week workers began the process of removing the old bridge east of McLeod County Rd. 9 on the Dakota Rail Regional Trail and replacing it with a new one.

Coloring contest

WINSTED, HOWARD LAKE, LESTER PRAIRIE, WAVERLY, MAYER, NEW GERMANY, WATERTOWN, MN – Watch for an exciting Halloween coloring contest in the Friday, Oct. 19 issue of Herald Journal.

St. Peter Lutheran fall festival in LP

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – St Peter Lutheran Church, 77 2nd Ave. So., Lester Praire, will host a fall festival Sunday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring a meal (free will offering) silent auction, and holiday store, and music with Nancy Buckentine and Lowell Schubert. Auction bids close at 12:45 p.m.

LP hires full-time police officer

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Lester Prairie City Council during Monday’s meeting approved hiring Larry Monskey as a full-time police officer, contingent upon successful completion of a background check and other requirements. He will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of officer Joshua Fahey.

Traffic detoured due to gas line break in Lester Prairie

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Emergency crews are working this afternoon (Wednesday, Oct. 10) to address a natural gas line break in Lester Prairie, according to Lester Prairie Police Chief Bob Carlson, who is also the city’s emergency manager. The break occurred when workers hit a gas line near the intersection of Babcock Avenue (McLeod County Rd. 1) and Lincoln Avenue on the west side of Lester Prairie. Lester Prairie police and firefighters are re-routing traffic at the intersection of First Ave. N. and Babcock Avenue (traffic is being allowed to turn north toward Winsted) and at the intersection of Second Ave. So. (traffic is being allowed to turn south toward Glencoe). Lincoln Ave. is blocked off at this time.

One residence has been evacuated as a precaution. “People are safe unless they hear from us,” Carlson said. Gas levels are being monitored, and additional residences would be evacuated if necessary.

A crew from CenterPoint Energy is en route to pinch off the gas lines. Once that has been completed, the road will be re-opened to traffic, Carlson said.