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.


Thursday, October 20th; 4-6 p.m.
Saturday, October 22nd; 11 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Monday, October 24th; 4-6 p.m.
Thursday, October 27th; 4-6 p.m.
Saturday, October 29th; 11 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 5th; 11 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 12th; 11 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
The above hours are weather permitting; the site will be closed on Mondays and Thursdays after October 27th but will remain open on Saturdays until Saturday, November 12th. The site will then close for the year because we will be hauling in salt and sand for the upcoming winter season. 

What's Happening In Lester Prairie

***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.

***Notice is hereby given, that the Statutory Election of said City in the Election District of Lester Prairie will be held at the City Hall on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
The following City Offices are up for election:
MAYOR: Two Year Term

***The November Park Board Meeting has been moved to Monday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lester Prairie City Hall.

***Due to the November 8th Election, the Lester Prairie City Council has rescheduled their November meeting to Tuesday, November 15, 2016. Their meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m. when they meet as the Election Canvassing Board and the regular meeting will continue from there.

***The Lester Prairie City Council will conduct a Public Hearing during their regular City Council meeting on November 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to receive public input regarding the formation of an Economic Development Authority (EDA) for the City of Lester Prairie.

***The Lester Prairie City Council will conduct a Public Hearing during their regular City Council meeting on November 15, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to receive public input regarding the formation & adoption of a Stormwater Utility Fee that will be added to the monthly utility bills.

***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 Lester Prairie City Office will be closed on Friday, November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day.

***The American Red Cross will be holding a Blood Drive on Wednesday, November 16th from  1:00-7:00 p.m. in the Lester Prairie City Hall; to make an appointment please call Audrey at 320-395-8488.


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
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