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Lester Prairie residents injured in 4th of July crash in Crow Wing County

Two residents of Lester Prairie were injured on Independence Day when their vehicle rear-ended another vehicle in Crow Wing County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol (MSP).

MSP said that around 1 p.m. Monday, a Jeep Cherokee driven by 37-year-old Jenny Efta of Lester Prairie rear-ended a pickup truck when that truck slowed for stopped traffic on westbound Highway 18 in Oak Lawn Township.

Efta and a passenger in her vehicle, 12-year-old Cayden Efta, also from Lester Prairie, both were taken to the Brainerd Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the pickup, a 53-year-old man from Mora, and a passenger, a 37-year-old woman also from Mora, were not injured.

The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Department assisted the State Patrol.

Wages subject of a special work session of Lester Prairie City Council


As the summer continues to move forward, the Lester Prairie City Council faces decisions on what pay scales it will offer employees moving forward, as well as where those employees will start on the new scale. At a special meeting in early June, members of the council, along with Tessa Melvin of David Drown & Associates, discussed options for potential new pay scales for several city employees.
A special workshop took place June 27, at which Mayor Chris Mike updated Council Members on the progress made in determining the new pay scales.

Updated: Crash reported on Highway 7 and Dairy Avenue

Several motorists reported on social media a crash on Highway 7 at about 5:32 p.m. Thursday, June 30 and Dairy Avenue. They reported hat the highway was closed from both directions. We will update this when an official report has been posted by the Minnesota State Patrol (MSP).

Update from MSP:

A three vehicle crash east of Silver Lake shut down highway 7 for a time Thursday, June 30 in the afternoon.

According to MSP, the crash involved a 44-year-old woman from Excelsior, a 27-year-old man from Eagan, and an 18-year-old man from Corona, South Dakota, however, the Patrol has not released names or details on any injuries.

The crash happened on Highway 7 at Dairy Avenue just before 5 p.m.

One injured in Glencoe three-vehicle collision

Glencoe, MN–One person was injured in a three-vehicle collision in Glencoe Wednesday, June 30, in the  morning.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) says the crash happened just after 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 212 and Morningside Drive.

The MSP reported 73-year-old Michael Scully of Richmond was taken to Glencoe Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The drivers of the other vehicles, 35-year-old Benjamin Lohse of Glencoe and 72-year-old Stephen Kozlowski of Hutchinson, were not injured.

Winstock beats the heat for many diehard fans


Tim McGraw rocked out for everyone at the last show of the weekend  June 18. Jake Owen gave an exciting performance for the fans on the main stage Friday night, June 17.


LP School Board discusses field use agreement


The Lester Prairie School Board discussed an agreement for use of city fields during Monday’s meeting. Leading the discussion were Board Member Brian Heimerl, liaison to the city council, and City Council Member Sean Tritabaugh, liaison to the school board. Park Board Chair Troy Feltmann was also present.