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.


To: Members of the City of Lester Prairie - CORONA VIRUS 

Chief Carlson is also the Lester Prairie Safety Director, and we have met to discuss what should be our appropriate action regarding the Corona Virus and how to soften the impact on Lester Prairie.

Because of the great concern over limiting the potential infection and spread of the Corona Virus, the City of Lester Prairie is going to follow the lead of the Center for Disease Control, MN Department of Health and McLeod County and other municipalities at this time. We have employees, family members, and elderly people in our community that are particularly vulnerable during this unprecedented time, and it is imperative that we do all that we can to diminish the risk to everyone in our community.

We will be limiting the number of people in attendance at any meeting to a target of 10. At times this may be only the Mayor & Council, a news reporter, and a few others who are on the agenda. We may need to have people leave as they are done and let in another to insure all are heard, but we are going to do our best to mitigate the risk to the City of Lester Prairie and our township neighbors. We will also be canceling any rentals or other large gatherings that are planned at this time until further notice.

Internally, we will limit contact within the City and meet by telephone whenever that is workable. We will also have increased levels of disinfecting going on before and after meetings, and we will do our best to maintain the 6’ foot rule that is currently recommended. We will encourage only those who have business here to stop at City Hall, and we will be as careful as we are able to be. We will probably be limiting hours of operation and encourage people to drop things into the slot unless you absolutely need to talk with the staff. Please utilize the phone for as much communication as possible.  We will keep everyone updated as we go.

Thank you all for your cooperation during this concerning time.




"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

To Minimize risk to our staff and visitors, access in our offices will be limited to essential purposes only.  We ask that you contact us by phone or email whenever possible

Mike 218-348-2445


***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

City Accountant - Coordinator Please Click here for the Full Job Description

The City of Lester Prairie is looking for a part-time compost site monitor to work every other week
Mon. - Thurs. from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturdays 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Starting wage is $11.00 per hour.  Individual must be at least 17 years of age and have a desire to serve and work effectively with the public. For additional information or to apply, stop by City Hall and get an application.

City of Lester Prairie, 37 Juniper Street N. PO Box 66, Lester Prairie, MN 55354
Phone: (320) 395-2646

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



  City of Lester Prairie is accepting applications for the following swimming pool positions:  Water Safety Instructors & Lifeguards (must provide current certifications).   These positions are part-time/seasonal and staff are required to work various mornings, days, evenings and weekend shifts.   Applications can be obtained between 8 a.m. & 3 p.m. Mon-Fri from the Lester Prairie City Clerk’s Office 37 Juniper St. No., PO Box 66, Lester Prairie, MN  55354.  Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
    Click Here  Lifeguard/Pool Staff Application