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.

Dakota Trail Paving Project Open House

March 8, 2018
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Lester Prairie City Hall
37 Juniper Street North
Lester Prairie, MN

Project limits are from Carver County to Babcock  Avenue. 

City and County representatives will be available to discuss the project along with any concerns you may have.
If you are unable to attend or have questions in general, please contact Phil Schmalz, McLeod County Assistant Engineer at (320)-484-4362 or email at


What's Happening In Lester Prairie

***PUBLIC NOTICE: The Lester Prairie City Council will meet in joint session with representatives from Bergen Township, Winsted Township and the Lester Prairie Fire Department on March 7, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in city hall to discuss the plans, specifications and possible financing of a new fire engine.

By order of the Lester Prairie City Council
Marilyn L. Pawelk
City Clerk-Treasurer
Dated:  February 20, 2018

***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

***Alcoholic Anonymous meetings are held EVERY Tuesday at 8:00 p.m in the Lester Prairie City Hall; the Hall is located at 37 Juniper Street North. You do not need to pre-register to attend but if this is your first meeting, please come a little early.

*** 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 7:00 p.m. at the Lester Prairie City Hall.

***The Lester Prairie Business Association typically meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon 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

Free Admission to the McLeod County Historical Society & Museum

Starting 01/01/2018 thru 12/31/2018
The McLeod County Historical Society has partnered with many McLeod County cities to make admission to the Museum Free for their residents. Via annual funds allocated by the City Councils of Hutchinson, Brownton, Stewart, Silver Lake, Lester Prairie and Plato, the Museum can wave our admission fee for the residents of these communities.

If you are a resident of  Hutchinson, Brownton, Stewart, Silver Lake, Lester Prairie or Plato, you can now visit the Museum for a tour for free all year, as many times as you would like.  Guests with larger groups should call ahead to book a tour time, to ensure staff and volunteers are available to aid guests.  If you are not from these communities, we just have a small admission fee of $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and $1 for students under 12.
We are so excited to be able to offer McLeod County History, your history free to these supporting communities!

See ya at the Museum!
380 School Road NW
Hutchinson, MN 55350
320-579-0514 or

The City is Requesting Development Proposals

The City of Lester Prairie is seeking requests for proposed development at 100 Maple Street South. Please click on this link to find out more information. Proposals can be sent to


100 Maple Street South Proposal Information


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.

McLeod County Recycling Calendar

Click here for the current McLeod County Recycling Calendar.