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.


The Lester Prairie compost site is now closed for the season but will be open on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm for Christmas tree disposal.

What's Happening In Lester Prairie

*** The Lester Prairie City Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving.

******YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED, in accordance with the Lester Prairie Municipal Code, Chapter 5 Land Use and Control, Section 5-1 Zoning, Section   5-1-14  Changes and Amendments, that the Lester Prairie Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 5, at 7:00 p.m. in city hall.  

The purpose of said public hearing is to receive public input, orally or in writing, personally, by agent or attorney, regarding amendments as follows:  adding Section 5-1-3-4 Uses Requiring Interim Use Permits and renumbering the current sections accordingly; adding Section 5-1-13-7 through 5-1-13-12 Procedures, Standards, Termination, Certificate of Taxes Paid and Expiration of Interim Use Permits; amending Section 5-1-17 by adding definitions for Interim Use and Interim Use Permits and renumbering the current definitions accordingly; AND adding Section 5-10-5 through  5-10-5-6-2
 It is important for residents to attend this public hearing and provide their input regarding the zoning amendment please click here to see the Staff Report for information on this hearing.

***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

*** The Park Board typically meets in regular session the first Sunday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Lester Prairie City Hall.

***The Economic Development Committee typically meets in regular session the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Lester Prairie City Hall.

***The Planning Commission typically meets in regular session the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Lester Prairie City Hall.

***The City Council typically meets in regular session the second Tuesday of the month at the Lester Prairie City Hall.


Lester Prairie Schools
 Independent School District 424
 *Home of the Bulldogs*
Kindergarten through Grade 12 all in one building

Please click on the image above to go directly to the Lester Prairie School Website


Winter Parking Ban

The winter parking ban for the City Of Lester Prairie will be in effect beginning November 1st through March 31st. There is NO parking allowed on any streets from 2:00 am through 6:00 am daily during this time.

Santa & His Reindeer
Are Coming To Town

Come & tell Santa what you want for Christmas & get a treat bag! This year Santa's sleigh and reindeer will join him; take your picture with your family in the sleigh! Located at the Lester Prairie City Hall from 10:00 am to Noon. 

Please also join us for the Lions Breakfast they will be serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, toast, juice & coffee from 9:00 am to Noon for a free will donation; located at the Lester Prairie City Hall. The proceeds will go to Lester Prairie Community projects. Music provided by LPHS music students.



McLeod County Recycling Calendar

Click here for the current McLeod County Recycling Calendar.