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Street Sweeping

With the Fall season here, the Public Works will be sweeping the streets.

Thank you! 



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!

The United Way of McLeod County is pleased to be offering the second of three community conversations featuring Ted Bowman, grief and loss educator on Thursday, October 28, 2021, 6:30-8:30pm at the Hutchinson Event Center, 1005 Highway 15 South, Hutchinson, MN and virtually on Zoom.  This event is free, and helpful resources will be available to be picked up.

“Keeping Hope Alive During Troubling Times” will briefly review his first topic, “Loss of Dreams, Ambiguity, and a Pandemic” and continue to focus on building community and individual support, resiliency, and hope.  Ted has been a member of the adjunct faculty of the Universities of Minnesota and St. Thomas in addition to working with numerous organizations across the U.S.  The challenges of prolonged uncertainty during this pandemic including use of technology to continue our in person day-to-day activities, operate schools and faith based institutions, and keep commerce operating have stressed everyone; many of us have greater losses to grieve and still others are struggling with mental health in general.

Register to attend in person or virtually via zoom with Ted Bowman “Keeping Hope Alive During Troubling Times.”  This free presentation is sponsored by the United Way of McLeod County and the Hutchinson Health Foundation.  CEU’s have been applied for, and participants will receive a folder of helpful resources including books by Ted Bowman.

Click here for Link

Lester Prairie
shows their support

September 16th, 2021



***Starting October 19th***
Compost Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday - 3 pm to 6 pm
Saturday 10 am to 2 pm


City hall

Rent City Hall

If interested
call (320) 395-2646
to reserve your date

***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 or pay online.


***Please visit MediaCom Channel 107.2 (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 Thursday 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.





The Lester Prairie City Council will meet in special session on

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall to update all Councilmembers on the 2022 Budget.


Thank you.



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 9th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.


Total amount of proposed assessments for all parcels is $6,257.97.  The proposed assessment roll showing the amount of the assessment against each individual parcel is on file with the City Clerk and is open to public inspection during normal office hours of the City Clerk.


At a hearing, written or oral objections to the proposed special assessments by any property owner will be considered.  No appeal may be taken as to the amount of any assessment unless a written objection signed by the affected property owner is filed with the City Clerk prior to the assessment hearing.  An owner may appeal an assessment to District Court pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 429.081 by service notice of appeal upon the Mayor or City Clerk of the Municipality within 30 days after the adoption of the assessment and by filing such notice with the District Court of McLeod County within 10 days after service of the notice of appeal upon the Mayor or Clerk.  Minnesota Statutes 435.193 through 435.195 authorize a municipality to defer payment of assessments against homestead property owned by persons over the age of 65 years and older who are retired because of permanent and total disability under circumstances where it would be a hardship for such persons to make the assessment payments.


Doris Lundin

City Clerk-Treasurer

City of Lester Prairie

Dated this 15th day of October, 2021


October 15, 2021


                        THE CITY OF LESTER PRAIRIE


            YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED; Keith Weise has submitted an Application for Consideration of Zoning Request to the Planning Commission of Lester Prairie.  The Lester Prairie Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding the dividing of one (1) parcel into two (2) parcels on November 2, 2021, at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

 The purpose of said public hearing is to receive public input, orally or in writing, personally, by agent or attorney, regarding dividing of one (1) parcel located at 412 2nd Avenue North, Lester Prairie, MN into two (2) parcels. This Public Notice goes out to all residents within 350’ of the proposed plan.

            It is important for residents to attend this public hearing and provide their input regarding the dividing of this parcel.



Pay the City of Lester Prairie Online
(ex: utility bills, permits etc)
(If you have two bills, combine in one transaction.)


***All major credit/debit cards accepted***



Community members invited to online Open House for Highway 7 Roundabout Project


WILLMAR, Minn. – MnDOT District 8 and McLeod County are looking for input on the Highway 7 roundabout project.

A roundabout is planned for the intersection of Highway 7 and McLeod County Road 1 near Lester Prairie in 2023. MnDOT received funding from the Highway Safety Improvement Program to construct a roundabout at the intersection as it has been the site of several crashes.

The Highway 7 online open house allows participants the opportunity to learn more about the project, ask questions and give feedback.

The open house is posted on the project webpage and community members are invited to attend as it is convenient for them.

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) invites and encourages participation by all. We believe everyone should have an equal opportunity to enjoy the programs, services and activities we provide.

For more information and to sign up for project updates, please visit

McLeod County Food Shelf
Click here for more info


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.