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Long Prairie Minnesota Community Guide


Location:

Welcome to Long Prairie Minnesota


Population: 
Long Prairie (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2007
(est)
1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 2,416 2,859 2,786 3,040 3,043 254 9.12
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.30 2.18 2.19 2.37 -- 0.18 8.01
Density (persons per sq. mile) 1,858.5 1,311.5 1,272.1 1,285.2 -- 13.10 1.03
Housing Units 900 1,200 1,259 1,334 -- 75 5.96
Households -- 1,109 1,183 1,229 1,249 46 3.89
Persons Per Household -- 2.47 2.25 2.36 2.30 0.11 4.76

Geography:

Long Prairie is a city in Todd County, Minnesota. U.S. Route 71 and Minnesota State Highways 27 and 287 are three of the main routes in the city. The Long Prairie River flows through the city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.3 kmē), of which, 2.4 square miles (6.1 kmē) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 kmē) of it (2.88%) is water. The elevation is 1,293 ft (394 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:
 
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,040 people, 1,229 households, and 769 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,285.2 people per square mile (495.3/kmē). There were 1,334 housing units at an average density of 564.0/sq mi (217.3/kmē). The racial makeup of the city was 93.06% White, 0.07% African American, 1.74% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.28% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.38% of the population.

There were 1,229 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was about 2.36 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,237, and the median income for a family was $35,699. Males had a median income of $31,359 versus $20,152 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,386. About 13.8% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.1% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

LONG PRAIRIE Township, organized March 12, 1867, had been occupied 1848-55 by the agency of a reservation for the Winnebago Indians. Long Prairie, the county seat, was platted in May 1867 and was incorporated as a village on December 22, 1883. The name is received from the Long Prairie River, flowing through this county to the Crow Wing River; the stream was named for a long and relatively narrow prairie, from a half mile to one mile wide, bordering its east side for about 20 miles, from Lake Charlotte and Long Prairie village northward to the west line of Fawn Lake Township. When the post office was established in 1850, David Olmsted was the postmaster until he moved to St. Paul in 1853; he was influential in Todd County and the state, and Olmsted County is named for him.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society


Government:
City of Long Prairie
615 Lake Street S 
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-2167
Fax: (320) 732-2847
Web:
www.longprairie.net

City Hall Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

The Long Prairie City Council meets the first and third Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Long Prairie City Hall

Mayor Don Rasmussen n/a
Clerk/Treasurer David Venekamp (320) 732-2167
Council Member Delray Mathiason n/a
Council Member Art Rowan n/a
Council Member Larry Eckel n/a
Council Member Bob Klick n/a

Post Office:
US Post Office
350 Central Avenue 
Long Prairie, MN 56347-1304
Phone: (320) 732-3222
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Fax: (320) 732-4063
Web:
www.usps.com

Long Prairie Post Office, Long Prairie Minnesota

Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
           9:15 am - 10:15 pm  
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:45 pm
Saturday                4:00 pm

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Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Minnesota Power (800) 228-4966
Natural Gas CenterPoint Energy (800) 245-2377
Wastewater City of Long Prairie (320) 732-2167
Water City of Long Prairie (320) 732-2167
Telephone Sprint (800) 788-3500
Cable TV Charter Communications (800) 492-4903

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
RR Donnelley Newspaper, Periodical, Book, & Directory Publishers 600
Long Prairie Packing Co Animal Slaughtering & Processing 300
Long Prairie Memorial Hospital General Medical & Surgical Hospitals 250
Todd, County of Executive, Legislative, & Other Gen. Govt. Support 250
Dan's Prize Inc Animal Slaughtering & Processing 188
Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Schools Elementary & Secondary Schools 180
Central Bi-Products Rendering Animal Slaughtering & Processing 110
Daybreak Foods Inc Poultry & Egg Production 80
Cathedral Press Newspaper, Periodical, Book, & Directory Publishers 30
Lake Country CNC Machinery Other Electrical Equipment & Component Mfg. 25
Rway Trailers Motor Vehicle Body & Trailer Manufacturing 10


News:
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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Long Prairie Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Long Prairie Minnesota area


Events:

See the Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce Event Calendar


Attractions:
Todd County Museum
333 Central Avenue
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-4426
Todd County Museum, Long Prairie Minnesota

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Lakes:
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Health Care:
CentraCare Clinic  Long Prairie
24 9th Street SE
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-2131
 
Long Prairie Memorial Hospital
20 9th Street SE
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-2141
 

Schools:
ISD 2753 District Office
205 2nd Street South
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-4195
Web: www.lpge.k12.mn.us
 
Long Prairie/Grey Eagle High School
510 9th Street NE
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-2194
 
Long Prairie Middle & Elementary School
205 2nd Street S
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-4195
Long Prairie Grey Eagle Public School, Long Prairie Minnesota
St. Mary's School
425 Central Avenue
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-3478
 

Churches: 
American Lutheran Church
215 9th Street SE
PO Box 119
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-2932
Web: www.americanlutheranchurch.org

Pastor:  William F. Bakewicz
Sunday Worship:  9:00 am

American Lutheran Church, Long Prairie Minnesota
Assembly Of God
410 9th Street NE
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-2730

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Emmanuel Lutheran Church
511 Todd Street N
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-4234

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First Baptist Church
401 4th Street S
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-2179
Web: www.fbclongprairie.org

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First Baptist Church, Long Prairie Minnesota
Reynolds Baptist Church
19556 210th Street
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-3879

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St. John Vianney Church
18910 Ellipse Loop
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-4274

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St. Mary's Church
415 Central Avenue
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-2635

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St. Mary's Church, Long Prairie Minnesota
Zion United Church of Christ
330 8th Street SE
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-6014

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Zion United Church of Christ, Long Prairie Minnesota

Media:
KEYL & KXDL Radio
221 Central Avenue
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-2164
Web: www.kxdlhotrodradio.com
KEYL & KXDL Radio, Long Prairie Minnesota
Long Prairie Leader Newspaper
21 3rd Street S
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-2151
 
 
Motels:
Budget Host Inn
417 Lake Street S
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-6118
Toll Free: (800) 283-4678
Web: www.longprairiemotel.com

Something Better at a Budget Rate! Microwaves, Refrigerators, & Coffee Makers in all rooms. High speed wireless Internet access.

Budget Host Inn, Long Prairie Minnesota
Super 8 Motel
646 Lake Street S
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-4188
Fax: (320) 732-6159
Web: www.super8.com

Located adjacent to Highway 71, Super 8 Long Prairie features large, exceptionally clean rooms.

Super 8 Motel, Long Prairie Minnesota

Resorts:

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Campgrounds:
Camp RNL RV Park
24797 US Highway 71
Long Prairie, MN 56347
Phone: (320) 732-2517

Nice quiet park with lots of trees, large lots, and close to town and multiple lakes.

 

Businesses:

 
Click to visit the Long Prairie Business Directory
 

Downtown Long Prairie Minnesota, 2007
Downtown Long Prairie Minnesota, 2007
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Topographic map of the Long Prairie Minnesota area
Topographic map is courtesy of the Minnesota DNR - click map to zoom or enlarge
 

 


 
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