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.

New Fall Compost Site Hours

New compost site hours are in effect for Fall; weather permitting: Mondays & Thursdays –4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
and Saturdays – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

The site is open for  current City of Lester Prairie residents. These hours will be in effect for September & October. A closing date for the site is weather dependent and undetermined at this time. Please watch for more information.

What's Happening In Lester Prairie

***YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED, in accordance with the Lester Prairie Municipal Code, Chapter 5 Land Use and Control,  Section 5.1 Zoning, Section 5.1.13 Changes and Amendments, that the Lester Prairie Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 7, at 7:00 p.m. in city hall.  The purpose of said pubic hearing is to receive public input, orally or in writing, personally, by agent or attorney, regarding amendments as follows:  adding Section Uses Not Provided for Within Zoning Districts (Prohibited Use); amending Section 5.1.2 General Regulations by adding a sections prohibiting parking in the front and side yards, landscaping regulations, and driveway standards; and amending Section 5.1.17 Definitions relating to Landscaping, Recreational Vehicle and Equipment, Yard, Front Yard, Rear Yard and Side Yard.    

***NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City Council of the City of Lester Prairie will hold a public hearing on proposed special assessments for unpaid bills:  water, sewer, garbage, and lawn mowing services.  Such hearing will be held at the city hall in the City of Lester Prairie, McLeod County, State of Minnesota, on November 14th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.., for more information please click on this link

***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.



Halloween Trick or Treat Event

A Trick or Treat event sponsored by the Lester Prairie Business Association will be held on Tuesday, October 31 from 4-6 participating businesses

A flyer will be sent home with students grades Pre-School to 6th grade with a map of Lester Prairie and all participating business members. For more information please call Kay at Cornerstone Hardware.


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


Snow Removal Help Wanted

The City of Lester Prairie is looking for individuals in positions of Maintenance II and III to assist with snow removal.  The positions are part-time and the hours are dependent upon weather.  Preferred candidates should possess a current Class B CDL.  Wages will depend on qualifications and be in accordance with the City’s wage scale.  Applications may be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office during normal business hours or downloaded by clicking the Help Wanted image above. Please return to City Hall.  Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2017.   



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.