New to the Area?


If you are new to Lester Prairie, we would like to welcome you as well as provide you with some useful information regarding the City. Please stop by City Hall located at 37 Juniper St. N. and ask for a new resident packet.

This packet includes the information regarding all the City's utility companies, organizations/clubs you can belong to and other useful information.


 
Now Accepting EDA Commission Applications

The City of Lester Prairie is seeking applications to serve on the newly constituted Economic Development Authority (EDA). The EDA serves as an advisory commission to the City Council providing guidance regarding economic growth within Lester Prairie. It is planned to conduct the first EDA meeting in January, during which future meeting dates will be determined. The term of the appointment shall be up to six years. All positions will remain open until filled.
Any interested applicants must submit a Commission/Board Application by Friday, December 9. The applications may be picked up and submitted back to the Lester Prairie City Hall located at 37 Juniper Street North Lester Prairie. Please be advised that the City may hold interviews to determine EDA appointees. Any additional questions regarding this position may be directed to Adam Birkholz at (320) 613-6054 or abirkholz@lesterprairiemn.us

Click here for application.
 

What's Happening In Lester Prairie

***REMINDER: The water/sewer/garbage bill is due the 20th of each month; failing to pay the bill on or before the 20th will result in a $30 late fee on your account. For your convenience there is a payment drop slot on the outside of the City Hall building.

***Please visit MediaCom Channel 107 (or 7) on the local cable package to receive up to date announcements from the City. If you have an announcement you would like to be considered for the channel, please email the flyer to

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Santa will be making his way to Cornerstone Hardware on Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 am to Noon . Stop in with your kids for a picture or two!

***The Winter parking ban will be in effect beginning November 1 through March 31. There  is NO parking allowed on any City streets from 2:00 am through 6:00 am daily.

***PUBLIC NOTICE: The Lester Prairie City Council will hold a truth in taxation public hearing on the amount of property taxes it is proposing to collect to pay for the costs of services the City will provide in 2017. All Lester Prairie residents are invited to attend the public hearing to express their opinions on the budget and on the proposed amount of 2017 property taxes. It will be held on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.at the Lester Prairie City Hall.

 
 
 

Winter Parking Ban Now in Effect

The Winter parking ban will be in effect November 1 through March 31. There will be NO parking allowed on ANY city streets from 2:00 am through 6:00 am daily during this time.
 
McLeod County Solid Waste Programs
McLeod County Solid Waste Programs
 
Lester Prairie Youth Task Force

Our group consists of pastors from all the area churches, business representatives, police, school administration, student liaisons and community members who would like to encourage our youth/young adults to make good choices, have someone they can talk to if needed and offer them activities that are fun, safe and positive. If there is a tragedy or life changing events for the kids, we are available. We hope to prevent: bullying, school drop-out rates and depression/suicide. We hope to offer: positive reinforcements, activities and hope. We hope that the younger generation can trust the older generations and learn from them.

What do we do?
We are feeding the kids 6th grade- 12th grade one lunch a month and each month a different person gives a life lesson. We have a different location each month too. We have had meals at the churches, city hall, school and the park. We have anywhere between 130-160 kids/month that we feed.
We would like to do at least one activity a month for the kids that would include some encouragement to them.

We rely completely on donations from various entities. We are looking at doing some fundraisers this next year as our numbers grow in participation.

If you would like to join the program, have an idea or would like to donate please contact Fred Holasek at 320-395-2780 or Christine Mattson at 320-395-3002 and