Featuring Our Own:
(Chamber A -Z)
Lakewood Health System’s Medical Marketplace
The Long Prairie Area Chamber of Commerce features different local area businesses, non-profits and other organizations on a monthly basis on its Facebook page and on the Chamber website www.longprairie.org.
This month, we are featuring Lakewood Health System’s Medical Marketplace located 221 Lake St S #102.
Hours: Monday- Friday 10am- 4pm.
They also have another store in Staples located at 49725 County 83. Hours: Monday thru Friday 9 to 6 pm. Closed on the weekends.
Medical Marketplace is a full-service home medical equipment store offering a wide variety of products to meet the community’s specific care needs. Its staff is available to answer questions and will work with your provider and insurance company to make sure you receive the equipment and supplies you need. Here is a list of medical equipment that is provided both in the Long Prairie and Staples locations.
At Lakewood Health System’s Medical Marketplace, they offer a wide variety of services and products. (See above list) In this article, however, the Chamber would like to focus on their diabetic shoes and services associated with these shoes. Diabetic shoes are important for many reasons, such as reducing the risk of foot amputations and promoting healthy circulation in the feet. Comprehensive foot care programs for diabetics can help reduce diabetic foot amputations by 45-85%. Unfortunately, less than 20% of diabetics are receiving diabetic shoes.
Medical Marketplace has two certified fitters for therapeutic shoes certified by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc.: Mykeisha Otterstetter, located at our Main Campus store in Staples, and Samantha Otterstetter, located in our Long Prairie store.
Medical Marketplace uses a Brannock device to specifically measure for the Dr. Comfort shoes which they offer at Medical Marketplace. Each shoe comes in a variety of full and half sizes, along with multiple widths to accommodate all different shaped and sized feet. Dr. Comfort also offers a double depth shoe that helps accommodate people who may have severe swelling, wear braces, ankle or foot orthotics, or may have other foot deformities that could make it difficult to wear standard shoes.
Diabetic shoes can typically be billed to insurance every calendar year. They are contracted providers with many different insurance companies. This allows us to be able to provide a useful service to so many customers. We are also VA preferred and work with the VA to help provide veterans with shoes.
Order Chamber Bucks to support local businesses
click here: email@example.com
Electronic Sign Use and Fees Schedule
Please click the link above to download our Sign Use Policy and Fee Schedule. If you would like to use the sign (either as a Chamber Member or as a non-member) please fill out the last page of the form and enclose any payment (non-member) for use of the sign and return to the Chamber office. Thank you.
History of Long Prairie
Chamber Director: Luan Thomas-Brunkhorst
Chamber Office Hours:
Due to COVID-19 the Chamber office will be closed.
I will be working remotely from home until further notice.
Monday-Friday 9am - 3pm
Please contact me at (320) 732-2514.
Location: @ the LP Library 42 3rd Street North
(click on red for google map)
“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.”
– Dennis P. Kimbro
ORDER LONG PRAIRIE WEAR TODAY!
Warmer weather is coming. Check out the caps and short sleeve shirts and show your pride in Long Prairie.
Here are a few examples; there are many more.
Upcoming Chamber & Community Events
Good Morning Networking Breakfasts- every 3rd Thursday of the month
7:30-8:30 am- Host and location varies. See pdf below.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Prairie Days - May 29-31, 2020: CANCELLED
Seniors Echoes: Read the MONTHLY NEWSLETTER OF THE TODD COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING CLICK BELOW
- Volume 44- No. 5 April/May 2020
UPCOMING ROAD PROJECT:
Highway 71—Long Prairie
Bridge, roadwork May 18-Sept. 3, 2020
SEE PDFs below
The Long Prairie Library has Curbside Pickup!
Library patrons with items they have requested can pick them
up at the library 6 days a week. The library will contact you
when your items are ready to be picked up!
* Checked out items can be returned in the book drop.
You can order items anytime at www.griver.org.
Need help ordering? Call 320.732.2332 or email your requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll order them for you!
Curbside Pickup hours:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Starting May 18, Curbside Pickup will be available during regular library hours:
Mondays and Thursdays: 1-7
Wednesdays and Fridays: 12-6
Todd County Development Corporation - Business Resources during COVID 19 – Please do not hesitate to contact Rick Utech, Executive Director of Todd County Development Corporation, if you have any questions about business assistance during these difficult times.
Todd County Development Corporation
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
320-732-2128 / email@example.com
Updated Resource Guide: - COVID-19 Resource Guide for Small Businesses in Todd & Wadena County- 04/08/2020 (see below)
This guide NOW includes a link to a training video on filling out an EIDL application and information on the SBA Express Bridge Loans.
FREE public WiFi: - click here
Passing along a map of locations where CTC has made free public WiFi available at various locations for people to use during this time. CTC continues to build temporary fiber drops where able, to connect people without service and will install temporary drops to those they can. City Hall, Lake Charlotte and the LP Library parking lots are WiFi locations.
Blue dots are active locations and Red dots are planned but not active quite yet.
SBA direct information- UPDATED
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Businesses & Organizations
This is a google document that has listings of businesses, organizations and non-profits and information about whether they are opened, closed, working remotely etc. If I have missed any business or organization or something has changed, please send me that information. I will be updating the link on a daily basis if necessary.
Restaurants & LP Food Shelf
This is a google document that has restaurant listings and the LP Food Shelf information. If I have missed any restaurants or something has changed, please send me that information. I will be updating the link on a daily basis if necessary.
CENTRACARE UPDATE- click here
TODD COUNTY COUNTY UPDATES- click here
COMMUNITY FOOD & MEAL RESOURCES
CARING FOR YOURSELF OR OTHERS AT HOME
Todd County is coordinating donations of the following items:
· Homemade masks- Please call Mike W. at 320 533-4697, if you need masks or if you are making masks. He will be organizing the supply and getting the masks to businesses or organizations that are in need.
· Disposable protective face masks
· Disposable isolation/protective gowns
· N-95 masks
· Clear plastic face shields
· Safety goggles/glasses
· New/unopened/sealed hand sanitizer
· Surgical caps
· Food-grade gloves
· Non-medical grade gloves
· Medical grade gloves
· homemade face masks
For information on how to make homemade masks and other PPE visit our website at: https://www.co.todd.mn.us/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/
Please call Todd County HHS at 320-732-4500 if you would like to make a donation, have a PPE request, or any other questions.
American Lutheran Church
We will continue to broadcast our Sunday morning worship services over the radio on KEYL 1400 AM and 103.1 FM at 9:00 a.m. In addition, we will be video recording the Sunday worship services and uploading them to our website at americanlutheranchurch.org for viewing as early as later in the morning on Sunday.
Clotho United Methodist Church
No services or meetings at Clotho UMC through the end of March.
First Baptist Church:
For the next 4 weeks, our Sunday morning service is cancelled (March 22, 29, April 5 & 12) in
addition to suspending other activities held in our church building (Sunday School, Ignite,
Crossfire, Quest Kids, and all other meetings & events) until at least April 13 (Monday), However, starting this Sunday, a recorded version of Pastor Matt Stacey's weekly message will be available to view via the church website: fbclongprairie.org. Starting next Sunday, March 29, we are hoping to offer a live streaming worship service that includes both music and the
morning message at 10:15am. More information will follow once details are confirmed.
River of Life Church in Long Prairie
Starting this Sunday, March 22, we will temporarily be cancelling the in-person meeting together for our normal Sunday morning services.
The Pastoral staff has prayerfully put together a plan for a full online experience for you and your family. We will sing; we will pray; we will laugh; we will study the Bible; we will experience God together! We are launching the online experience this Sunday morning at 10am sharp!
This first week, there will be two places online that you can experience church with us. The first will be Facebook live. With Facebook, we have the opportunity to interact with others who are watching with you and your family. This has definite benefits in the areas of prayer, fellowship, and community. We will begin the video stream at 9:50am, with the service starting promptly at 10am and that can be found on the RLC Facebook pages (both Sauk Centre and Long Prairie).
The second place you can experience church with us can be found on our church website rlcmn.church/watch. We will broadcast the service online at 10am on Sunday morning for you. There will also be links you can click to submit prayer requests, give online, or contact one of the pastors.
Although church will not look or feel the same for the next few weeks, our
Trinity Lutheran Church of Long Prairie will be cancelling worship and all events until April 5th.
Our plan is to have midweek lenten services recorded and aired on the radio at their usual Wednesday night spot.
Trinity Lutheran Church of Long Prairie intends to livestream a worship service at 9AM on Sundays on YouTube.
Finally, at 5PM today, Tue. March 17th, the church will close its doors to the public. Only staff of Trinity, elected leaders of Trinity, and parents/children of the Trinity Learning Center will be allowed access.
Todd County Government Center
LPGE & ALL other schools in Long Prairie will be closed from Wednesday
New safety procedures due to COVID-19: We will have our door locked for your safety and the safety of our employees.
You may drop off your payments at our drop box: 42 3rd St N, Long Prairie (public library parking lot).
With your payment, please include: your name, address, and account number (if known).
If you need to talk with us, please call our office: 320-732-6464 or 218-631-3101 Thank you for your patience and understanding!
Todd County Transfer Station – Closed Saturdays The Todd County Transfer Station will remain open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm, to both the public and to private haulers. The Transfer Station will be closed on Saturdays until further notice, in an effort to protect both the public and the employees, and to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus. We ask that you follow Governor Walz’ Executive Order to “Stay at Home” to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus. We also ask that you practice social distancing when dropping off recyclables and waste material, and when entering the Transfer Station Office area. Todd County Transfer Station staff will not be assisting in unloading any materials brought to the transfer station. Todd County appreciates the public’s patience and cooperation during this time.
Great River Regional Library- CLOSED from March 17 till further notice.
Long Prairie Senior Center - 320 732-2282 Manager: Jodi Dixon Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
They are CLOSED from March 18 till further notice.
There will be no lunches served on Thursdays.
STAY TUNED: Some of these meetings may be postponed and/or done electronically or conference via conference calls.
City Council meetings 1st and 3rd Monday @ 7pm at City Hall
Phone #: 1-320-639-0030
Participant #: 990092
EDA board meetings 3rd Wednesday @ 4:30 at City Hall
Phone #: 1-320-639-0030
Participant #: 990092
LP Area Chamber of Commerce Board meetings: 4th Wednesday @ 4:30pm at City Hall
Phone #: 1-320-639-0030
Participant #: 990092
MORE CALENDAR EVENTS: Click - Events Calendar
Welcome New 2020 Chamber Members !
VIDA - Vital Interpreting Delivering Access Inc. (March)
Hilltop Regional Kitchen (January)
Brickhouse Farm (January)
Minnesota Fresh Inc. (January)
Robbin's Nest- Hart Mall (January)
NEW- Small Business Consultants Listing!
Want More Information on Community Gardens? Call City Hall 320 732-2167 Follow this link for photos and more information about the Community Gardens.
Click on the Made in Minnesota photo to learn more about products and suppliers who are right here in Minnesota!