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Rec-Tech Outdoor Solutions Updated COVID-19 Statement







Dear Valued Customers,

At Rec-Tech Outdoor Solutions, our top priority is the health and safety of our customers and employees. We have been paying close attention to this ever-changing situation, and we are proactively adapting and creating policies to address concerns surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Our Plato, 200 4th Ave, SE, retail location will be temporarily closed due to Governor Waltz’s Emergency Executive Stay at Home Order 20-20 and all of our efforts to keep people, including our staff and customers safe. We will continue to accept and answer customer calls and emails during this time. Our retail location will reopen for customers when official notice regarding changes or removal of the order is given.

We are following local, national, and federal health recommendations to help slow the spread of the virus and keep those at increased risk safer. We are following specific recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health.


State of Minnesota:

We will continue to evaluate this situation and provide updates as things change. We thank you in advance for your business and understanding during this time of fluidity, and we look forward to continuing to serve your needs. Simply visit to stay up to date with any further changes.


Rec-Tech Outdoor Solutions


City of Lester Prairie clears way for school expansion to move forward

LESTER PRAIRIE, MN – After reviewing the situation regarding the school’s petition to vacate a portion of Second Ave. North to make way for a building expansion project, the City of Lester Prairie has approved the necessary permits to allow the project to proceed.

City Administrator Mike Skrbich issued the following press release on behalf of the city:

This notification is to communicate that the City of Lester Prairie School Expansion Project, the vacating of portions of 2nd Avenue North and the special use permits related to this project are all approved at this time.

Prior to approval, the city reached out to our attorney to determine the necessary votes needed to pass the petition for vacation. Our attorney often encourages us to utilize the League of Minnesota Cities Handbook to preserve city funds and utilize resources already available. The city did exactly that and made our determination on the information that we had. We assure all, there was no ill-intent or purposeful denial of the school’s petition for vacation. Furthermore, the petition was received on 1-6-20 and the city initially estimated a 3-4 month approval process. The process is completed within that timeline.

After our meeting, we reached out to our attorney and we had a lengthy discussion about the issue and are in agreement that there is an exception to the super majority vote and the petition should have passed. There was a simple majority vote at the meeting, and all requests are approved at this time.

NOTE: the press release was updated to reflect the correct date for receipt of the petition.

Local snow birds: share your stories

In Search Of: local snowbirds.
We would like to do an article about what local snowbirds are encountering as they cope with COVID-19. (What factors are they considering? Are they able to stay where they are longer if they want to?)
Please contact Staff Writer Nancy Dashwood at with information, or for further details. Thank you.

Curbside pickup starts at Howard Lake Legion

(Sponsored post) – Curbside pick-up for food orders is being offered by the Howard Lake Legion starting Sat., March 28.

Initial hours are 11 am to 7 pm Sat., March 28; noon to 6 pm Sun., March 29; and 11 am to 7 pm Mon.-Sat., March 30-April 4. Daily specials will be available.

To order, call 320-543-2554; you may pay by credit card when ordering. It will be brought to the curb for pick-up.

Zero incidents of COVID-19 transmission from print surfaces

According to Earl J. Wilkinson, Executive Director and CEO of the International News Media Association (INMA) there has never been a documented incident whereby the COVID-19 virus has been transmitted from a print newspaper, print magazine, print letter, or print package, according to the world’s top doctors and scientists. Follow the link below for more information.

Gravely MOW THE DISTANCE Sales Event – Save 20% on Zero-Turn Lawn Mowers


Contact Rec-Tech Outdoor Solutions in Plato, MN today to learn more how you can SAVE 20% on Gravely Zero-Turn Lawn Mowers.


During the promotional period of March 20 – 28, 2020, all purchases of qualifying Gravely commercial equipment will be discounted 20% off their list prices.




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