CARES Act Funds for LaPrairie Businesses

The LaPrairie City Council would like to pass the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds onto local businesses.  Applications are being mailed out October 1, 2020.  If you did not get an application, you can call City Hall at 218-326-8898 or email them at cityhall@laprairiemn.com.  Deadline for submission is Friday, October 16, 2020.

2020 CENSUS ALERT

CENSUS: from Britta Arendt via Herald Review, VERBATIM: “There is just one week left for residents of Itasca County to self-respond to the 2020 Census and be counted for representation in regional, state and national decision-making. As of this week, just 55% of Itasca County residents have responded. Ten years ago, the final county self-response rate was 57.9% of households. This contributed to the state nearly losing the Eighth Congressional District to another state because of low response to the 2010 Census.

City of LaPrairie Logo Contest Reminder

CONTEST FOR CITY RESIDENTSGet your creative juices flowing, help us create an updated City logo!  The current logo for the City of LaPrairie is first seen in the records on June 20, 1990.  While it is a great depiction of the “confluence of the Mississippi and Prairie Rivers,” it is time for an updated version.  The contest is open to all ages to provide an updated logo to represent the City in today’s computerized world.  All logos should be submitted to the City by November 30, 2020.  The logos can be dropped off at City Hall between the hours of 8:30 a.m.

City of LaPrairie Community Brainstorming Session

**YOUR OPINION AND IDEAS ARE WANTED!**  The City of LaPrairie is having a brainstorm session hosted by Sarah Carling, with Community Economic Development Associates (CEDA), on AUGUST 24, 2020, AT 6:00 PM, to come up with exciting ideas to better our community.  We are asking all residents to join via Zoom to accommodate social distancing.  Join the Zoom Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87323610610?pwd=ZDhGdTk4QzI2WDNSaEFCakhZVFR3QT09, or you can join us via phone by dialing 1312 626 6799.  The Meeti

MEMORIAL

The memorial bench purchased to honor Fred Johnson has been placed on LaPrairie Avenue and has already been in use.  The City of LaPrairie is pleased to be able to express our appreciation for all of Fred’s hard work and dedication to helping others.   If anyone is interested in purchasing a bench in memorial of someone special who lived in LaPrairie or, if you are a business and would like to advertise on a bench, the City would be happy to order a bench matching the current one installed. Please contact City Hall at 326-8898 if you are interested in purchasing a bench or have any question

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