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.

Lester Prairie Compost Site Opening Saturday, May 5th;
Weather Permitting

The site is scheduled to open Saturday, May 5; weather permitting.

Mondays and Thursdays – 4 to 8 p.m.
Saturdays – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


What's Happening In Lester Prairie

*** VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: The City of Lester Prairie is seeking a volunteer to direct an inaugural disc golf league at the Lester Prairie City Park. Duties include:

  • League Organization
  • Rules Organization
  • Scheduling
The league is anticipated to run for 6 weeks with the day of the week and time yet to be determined.
Interested individuals should contact Adam Birkholz: 320-613-6054 or

***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 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 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 Lester Prairie City Hall.


McLeod County Recycling Calendar

Click here for the current McLeod County Recycling Calendar.

Free Admission to the McLeod County Historical Society & Museum

Starting 01/01/2018 thru 12/31/2018
The McLeod County Historical Society has partnered with many McLeod County cities to make admission to the Museum Free for their residents. Via annual funds allocated by the City Councils of Hutchinson, Brownton, Stewart, Silver Lake, Lester Prairie and Plato, the Museum can wave our admission fee for the residents of these communities.

If you are a resident of  Hutchinson, Brownton, Stewart, Silver Lake, Lester Prairie or Plato, you can now visit the Museum for a tour for free all year, as many times as you would like.  Guests with larger groups should call ahead to book a tour time, to ensure staff and volunteers are available to aid guests.  If you are not from these communities, we just have a small admission fee of $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and $1 for students under 12.
We are so excited to be able to offer McLeod County History, your history free to these supporting communities!

See ya at the Museum!
380 School Road NW
Hutchinson, MN 55350
320-579-0514 or

Public Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Statutory Election of said City in the Election District of Lester Prairie will be held at city hall in said City on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m..   

            The following offices will be up for election:

MAYOR – 2 (two) year term

TWO COUNCILMEMBERS – 4 (four) year term

            The first day to file an Affidavit of Candidacy is July 31, 2018.  The last day to file for office is August 14th, 2018.  Applications for filing are available at the City Clerk’s Office, (37 Juniper Street North, Lester Prairie, MN), Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. except, filing will remain open until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018.  The last day to withdraw from candidacy is 3 p.m. Thursday, August 16th, 2018.  The application filing fee is $ 2.00.

Dated:  July 3rd, 2018

Marilyn L. Pawelk

City Clerk-Treasurer



The Lester  Prairie swimming pool will close for the season on Friday August 24th.  Weather and water conditions permitting, the hours will remain 1-7 p.m. daily thru August 24th



Jetting of the Sewer Lines

The Public Works Department will be cleaning the sewer lines South of Central Ave starting the week of August 20th.  We would like to remind you to keep your toilet lids closed.