Archive for Lester Prairie

County Road 54 construction project begins Monday, May 18

MCLEOD COUNTY – McLeod County Public Works announced today, Wednesday, May 13, that a road construction project on County Road 54 (Tagus Ave.) between CR 87 (108th Street) and CR 7 is scheduled to begin Monday, May 18. The length of project is four miles.

Duininck, Inc. of Prinsburg was awarded the $850,000 county-funded project. The project includes placing aggregate base on a portion of the project and bituminous (blacktop) paving on the entire length.

During construction, the road will be closed to all thru traffic, but access will be maintained for individuals living along, or doing business along the road. There will be no posted detours in place. The work on County Road 54 is expected to be completed in early June.


Map courtesy McLeod County Public Works

Any questions regarding the project should be directed to McLeod County Public Works at 320-484-4321 or email

Funeral notice: Raymond Swanson, 82, of Lester Prairie

Raymond Swanson, age 82, of Lester Prairie, MN, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020, at The Gardens at Winsted in Winsted.  A private family graveside service will be at Lake Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield, MN.  Arrangements are with the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie.

Lester Prairie School updates graduation plan

LESTER PRAIRIE – Lester Prairie High School has postponed its graduation date to Thursday, May 21. Details are still being worked on, and decisions made will depend on Governor Tim Walz’s executive orders that are in place at the time.

Poppy Day in Lester Prairie May 15

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – Members of Lester Prairie American Legion Auxiliary Unit 463 will not be uptown in Lester Prairie with poppies Friday, May 15, soliciting donations this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, there will be poppy donation containers in businesses in Lester Prairie that are open. Organizers encourage patrons to take a poppy and place a donation in the container.

Funeral notice: Lawrence G. Ardolf, 84, of Lester Prairie

Lawrence George “Larry” Ardolf, age 84, of rural Lester Prairie, passed away April 28, 2020, with his loving family by his side. A Mass of Christian burial for will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake at a later date. The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family.  Online condolences can be made at


Funeral notice: Lawrence Ardolf, 84, of Lester Prairie

Lawrence “Larry” Ardolf, age 84, of rural Lester Prairie, MN, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society in Howard Lake, MN.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at a later date at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake, MN.  Arrangements are with the Maresh Funeral Home of Silver Lake.