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 winter parking ban 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. The 6 a.m. time is extended if there is a snowfall until the street is plowed from curb to curb. Property Owner's are responsible to shovel the snow off the sidewalks in front of their homes. Thank you!

"We are in the process of assessing the accessibility of the city’s website and its electronic documents to establish a plan to comply with and follow best practices set forth in website accessibility standards under Section 508 of the federal Workforce Rehabilitation Act and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 A and AA.”

What's Happening In Lester Prairie


YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED, In accordance with the Lester Prairie Municipal Code, Section 5.2 Subdivision Regulations, Subdivisions, that the Lester Prairie City Council will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall.

The purpose of said public hearing is to receive public input, orally or in writing, personally, by agent or attorney, regarding the Final Plat for the subdivision of property by Timothy Ross.  The property is located within the City limits of Lester Prairie. The subdivision will be known as Ross Subdivision and would contain one block with 6 lots.  The current legal description of the property is Lester Prairie Townsite, Block -020, Lot 2 through 11 & Lot 28, Except the East 25' & East to West Vacated Alley & Vacated North to South Alley.

By Order of the Lester Prairie City Council
Marilyn L. Pawelk, City Clerk-Treasurer
Dated: February 18th, 2020


***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 Wednesday 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 Longhorn Burger House.


McLeod County Recycling Calendar

Job Opportunity

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT or Call 1-855-JOB-2020.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL - COUNTY SHED SITE at 18454 County Road 9: The EDA of Lester Prairie is seeking proposals for the redevelopment of the property located at 18454 County Road 9, Lester Prairie, MN 55354. The site is ready for the development and proposals will be scored and evaluated with the following criteria:

  • Number of jobs created with the new proposed use.
  • Retail Products to be sold, preference for the sale of fresh produce and groceries.
  • Building size, property valuation and construction design.
  • Long-Term benefits to the Community and future growth potential.
  • Construction readiness and proposed timeline.
The EDA deadline for porposals for evaluation is February21st, 4 p.m. and they should be delivered to City Hall, 37 Juniper Street, Lester Prairie, MN 55354. The EDA retains the right to accept or reject any and all proposals.

Any questions can be directed to City Administrator Michael Skrbich at (320) 613-6054.

Thank you for your proposal,

EDA - Lester Prairie