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.

Compost Site Hours for Lester Prairie Residents

Hours:     Saturdays, April 16, 23 & 30: 11 A.M.–3 P.M.- WEATHER PERMITTING
                  May THROUGH September: Mondays and Thursdays–4 to 8 p.m.
                  Saturdays–11 a.m. to 3 p.m.- 
THE SITE WILL BE CLOSED: May 30th, July 4th,  July 9th, & September 5th


What's Happening In Lester Prairie

***CSAH 30 Bridge Replacement Project: Motorists will encounter a full closure and detour for Carver County Highway 30 starting on Monday, February 22, 2106. County Highway 30 will be closed between Yancey Ave. and McLeod County Highway 9 as construction crews replace the bridge at the Crane Creek crossing, 1.75 miles west of the junction of County Highway 30 & County Highway 33. There will be no access to the County Hwy 30 crossing between New Germany & Lester Prairie. Please take detour. This closure is expected to last until May 2016.

***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.

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

The Lester Prairie Fire Department will be sponsoring a Community Breakfast on Sunday, April 17 at the Lester Prairie City Hall from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The menu includes Scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, toast, milk, coffee & Orange Juice.
Adults are $6.00 
Children 5-10 are $4.00
Children Under 5 are Free

McLeod County Code Red

McLeod County offers a CodeRED high-speed notification solution for extreme weather. The CodeRED system provides McLeod County officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire county.
 All individuals and businesses are encouraged to call Kevin Mathews at 320-864-1339 to get signed up for weather alerts or click on the image above to be redirected to the County website..

 The data collected will be used mainly for emergency notification purposes, but can also be used for general notifications.

Please sign up  by clicking the logo above.

McLeod County Solid Waste Programs
McLeod County Solid Waste Programs

Swimming lesson registration night will take place May 18th from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Lester Prairie High School lobby. Please stop in to register for your summer Red Cross Swimming lessons! 


1996 International 4900 Truck For Sale

The City will be accepting sealed bids for a used 1996 International 4900 Truck with an 11' Monroe reversible Plow, Falls 9" Sander, 10 ft. box length, 6 speed Allison transmission, new front tires in 2015, 86,663 miles and 8,185.6 hours. Minimum starting acceptable bid $ 10,500. To see pictures of the truck please click on the above image or link.

Available for inspection Mon-Thurs, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.. Call 612-203-4594 or 612-206-1725 with questions or to make an appointment to view the truck. Bids accepted until 3:00 p.m., May 2 at City Hall, 37 Juniper St. No., Lester Prairie, MN 55354.
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