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Long Prairie Lumber is one-stop shop for construction needs
Article from Dairyland Peach Business Profiles (Thanks for sharing)
There has been a lumberyard on the site of Long Prairie Lumber since the 1970s. When the Miller brothers, Ray, Dave, Steve and Lee took it over in May 2014, it received a refurbishment that brightened up the space and stocked the shelves.
All four brothers own the business, but Ray and Lee manage it.
“We four brothers were in construction for many years, started by our dad,” Ray said. “But it’s not as fun to climb around on roofs anymore. We hope to build up the lumberyard to the point where we could turn off the construction side of the business.”
“Our primary reason for buying the business was because of age,” Lee said. “I miss the outdoor part of it, but you do what you have to do to keep things rolling.”
In five years, the Millers have built up the business. The ceiling and lighting inside the store was redone and the walls were painted, giving the space bright light. One of the next projects on the agenda is to update the exterior.
“We knew it would be a big task to get the local community to come in and buy local again,” Lee said.
The basic services offered at Long Prairie Lumber include drafting and in-house printing of blueprints, which are free with the purchase of materials. At the shop, customers can look at 3-D views of their projects. Delivery of materials is free.
“We do a lot of ag-related post frame buildings,” Ray said.
There is glass cutting and screen repair. A boom truck is available to place shingles on building roofs. There is also a skid steer with auger and a telehandler with telescopic boom.
After-hour services are available.
Some of the many materials and building supplies that are in stock at Long Prairie Lumber include Bayer-Built doors and millwork, from Belgrade; Thermo-Tech windows from Sauk Rapids; Minnkota Windows from Fargo; Andersen Windows from Bayport and GAF shingles.
There are a number of foundation and concrete products for various building needs. These products include insulated concrete forms, concrete blocks, mortar and Sakrete, rebar, waterproofing membrane, and more.
One of the newest items to be added to the inventory is Fusion laminate flooring.
“It’s all vinyl and is great for places like basements and bathrooms,” Ray said.
There is composite and PVC decking, aluminum and vinyl railings. For siding, customers can choose from vinyl, steel, wood and LP Smartside (which is OSB using a special glue and coating with a 50-year warranty.)
Stone veneer by Adorn and Waypost is available. Shelves are stocked with GRK screws and tools by Irwin, Stanley, DeWalt and National. Cabinets are by Woodland Custom Cabinets.
“We strive to carry quality materials,” Lee said.
“What we don’t stock, we can get in short order.”
Most recently, the Millers started up a rental division for tools and equipment. It’s something the community has been lacking.
“There hasn’t been a rental business in Long Prairie for five years,” Lee said. “We’ll be adding to the inventory each year. Right now, we have a power washer, several types of nail guns, concrete tools, pressure washer, floor buffng machine, scaffolding, a drywall lift and insulation blower, to name a few.”
The Miller brothers are happy with the progress they’ve made in the past five years.
“We’re not trying to get real big,” Lee said. “We want to stay a business for the local community.”
Long Prairie Lumber is located at 102 First Ave. SW in Long Prairie. Formore information, call (320) 732-6641 or visit longprairielumber.com.
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Chamber Director: Luan Thomas-Brunkhorst
Chamber Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 9am - 3pm
Please contact me at (320) 732-2514.
I am in and out of the office a lot, so please call before coming or take your chances.
Location: @ the LP Library 42 3rd Street North
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"Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go."
Upcoming Chamber & Community Events
REPEATED EVENTS/ SERVICES:
EVERY FRIDAY till end of September
2-6pm @ the green space across from CentrCare's nursing home
Thorson's Farmers Market
Tuesdays through Saturdays - 9 am - 3 pm, Long Prairie, Hwy 71 south next to Super 8, across from Coborns
DATES: Every Friday (except September 6th)
Please join us @ the Vitality Wellness Center for the next session of Zumba Ranchera which will be Friday September 13th at 6PM! And don't forget this is free!
TIME: 5:30—7:00 pm (come whenever you can!)
LOCATION: Vitality Wellness Fitness Studio
INSTRUCTORS: Ruby and Rafaela Orozco
Everyone is welcome to try out this Mexican Zumba class that will raise your heart rate, get you in shape, and leave you in a good mood! Everyone is welcome—no experience needed! Instruction will be in English and Spanish.
Rainbow Rider- FREE rides within the City limits
CentraCare Health-Long Prairie now offers free rides to the clinic, hospital, nursing home from your Long Prairie home within the city limits.
***Call the Rainbow Rider at 1-800-450-7770 to schedule a ride. It’s best to schedule your ride two days before your visit.
**EXTENDED HOURS- Rainbow Rider now available in Long Prairie (city limits)
Mon-Fri until 5:30 p.m.
Rides must be scheduled by calling dispatch at 800-450-7770 prior to 5:00 p.m.
Long Prairie Senior Center - 320 732-2282
Manager: Jodi Dixon
50-3RD ST NE
They are open Monday-Friday 10am - 3pm.
They have many daily activities. See calendar below.
1,000 Books before Kindergarten starts in Long Prairie!
Enjoy a fun program encouraging reading and early literacy skills. Stop by the library to sign up! For ages birth through kindergarten. Sponsored by the Long Prairie Public Library.
Cornerstone Gift Shop - Open
When Sept 13, 14, 15 11am – 5pm
Where Cornerstone Pines, 19180 281st Ave,
Grey Eagle, MN 56336, USA (map)
Description Cornerstone Gift Shop - Open
Open this summer on these dates from 11am-5pm:
Oct 11, 12, 13
Hospital offers childbirth preparation classes
Long Prairie, Minn. – CentraCare – Long Prairie will offer a childbirth class from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the CentraCare Medical Campus, Monson and Swenson rooms , located at 50 CentraCare Drive in Long Prairie.
The class is for expectant mothers and their labor support persons to learn about pregnancy, labor and delivery. Relaxation techniques, coping strategies and pain management are discussed so that the expectant mother can prepare and play an active role in the birth of her child. The course covers pre-term birth, vaginal birth after cesarean birth, water births, cesarean births, hospital routines, techniques and more.
If interested in the Spanish class, please call (320) 732-7221. A childbirth educator will return your call.
The class is free. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information and registration, call (320) 732-2131.
POSTPONED TILL SPRING: Grief Share
Featuring expertise from more than 40 leading authors, counselors, speakers and pastors.
Sessions are FREE and OPEN to the public
Meets at Prairie Manor 601 Central Ave
Long Prairie, MN 56347
14 Week study with Short Video, Work Book, and
Discussion Group for each of the Sessions.
Monday Nights from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Starting September 16th through December 16th
For Information or if Interested Call: Fran Thomas at 218-851-2377
CentraCare Hospital to Host Cancer Support Group
Long Prairie will host a Cancer Support Group on Monday, September 16th beginning at 6pm in the Medical Campus Swenson/Monson rooms located at, 50 CentraCare Drive, Long Prairie.
This support group is open to anyone who has been touched by cancer, their family, co-workers, neighbors and friends. Through a caring forum, learn about cancer treatments, different resources in the community, and information about cancer research. Cancer changes lives. As you, your friend, or loved-one moves through stages, this group will offer resources and support to help you throughout.
Please RSVP by September 9th by 12:00pm and for more information, please call Heather Marcyes or Esme Estrada 320.732.7228.
Information, Updates and Response to Health and Community Issues about Marijuana- sponsored by CAD (Creating a Difference)
Join us at this workshop to learn about the research and science behind marijuana with the scientific understanding of marijuana’s harms and medicinal potential.
Wednesday, September 18, 10AM-2PM. Free Lunch Included.
Lakewood Health System, Staples, Minnesota
Classrooms A & B
49725 County 83 Staples, MN 56479
Location with the Staples Area May Change, Depending Upon Turnout
SAM-MN’s Mission: to educate citizens on the science of marijuana and to promote health-first, smart policies and attitudes that decrease marijuana use and its consequences.
Click here to Register. Please register by September 12th
Good Morning Networking Breakfast
Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 7:30-8:30 am
Hosted by: Trinity Lutheran Church
Location: Trinity Lutheran 210 6th Ave SE
Non-profit: Trinity Learning Center A light breakfast and coffee will be offered, along with a drawing for door prizes
Kids Day at Coborn's in Long Prairie!
· Hosted by Coborn's
The Park Board wants you!
Come help clean up at Riverside Park (Mosquito Park)!
- This will be our Fall clean-up.
- Please bring clippers, rakes, hand saws, chainsaws, your hands or anything to clear brush!
Date: Saturday September 21st or 28th - weather permitting
Time: 1-3pm Location: Riverside Park
(Mosquito Park – across from the Packing Plant parking lot)
Historical Background of the WPA Riverside project: In April 1936, the city was informed that WPA labor would be used to build the Sportsman’s Club clubhouse at Riverside Park. The work was completed that fall, and the city utilized the park for Scout events, camping, and even ice skating. One year, a Winter Carnival skating show drew over 4,000 spectators!! Ed Nokels, a local blacksmith, and Don Moore, a postal carrier in town for years, to name a few, were initiated into the Scouts in the late 30’s at the clubhouse. THIS was where our grandparents’ childhood memories were made....
Todd County Museum's Annual Fundraiser
"Dad's Belgian Waffle Breakfast"
Sunday, September 22, 2019
All you can eat
Adults presale $8.00
At the door $8.50
Children 5-12 $4.00
Children 4 & under eat free
@ the AMERICAN LEGION
Roast Beef Fundraiser
@ Trinity Lutheran from 11am-1pm - September 22, 2019
Serving: Roast Beef, homemade mash potatoes with gravy, rolls and beverages
Community of Friends (sponsored by the Todd County Chaplaincy)
Sunday September 22nd at 2:00 pm @ Community Room at Prairie View Manor 601 Central Ave
You are invited to our great get together.
LPGE Color Run
September 27, 2019
@ Harmony Park- www.lpge.org
Magician Craig Carlson!
Thursday, October 3⋅4:00 – 5:00pm
Great River Regional Library
42 3rd St N, Long Prairie, MN 56347, USA
Magician Craig Carlson! Get ready to laugh and be amazed! There will be LOTS of audience participation. Fun for the whole family! For all ages. A Legacy event. Thursday, Oct. 3 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Business Appreciation Breakfast
Tuesday, October 8th from 7:00 - 8:00am
@ the Long Prairie Country Club
For members of the business community and leaders of non-profits
RSVP by September 24, 2019 320 732 2514
Tuesday, October 8⋅11:00 – 11:45am
Great River Regional Library
42 3rd St N, Long Prairie, MN 56347, USA
Join us as we use our imagination and learn about all sorts of things with stories, flannel board stories, songs and crafts to build kindergarten readiness. We ask that an adult be present to assist their child(ren) with craft projects. For ages 3-6. Siblings welcome! Limit 10. Tuesdays, Oct. 8 & Nov. 12 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Great River Regional Library, 42 3rd St N, Long Prairie, MN 56347, USA
Homecoming week: Activities TBD, Parade- 2pm & Football Game 7pm
Todd County Chaplaincy Fund Raiser for Chaplain Dave Greaver’s : Medical Expenses from Serious ATV Accident Injuries
Please consider donating items for the silent auction. Volunteers are needed to help serve and make desserts and salads. Please call Fran Thomas at 218-851-2377 or Lorilie Zellmann at 320-808-6597
When: Friday, October 11 at 5:00 pm before the Homecoming football game Where: First Baptist Church Gym
Menu: Spaghetti and Alfredo FREE WILL OFFERING - COUNTRY GOSPEL MUSIC- SILENT AUCTION
MORE CALENDAR EVENTS: Click - Events Calendar
Want More Information on Community Gardens? Call City Hall 320 732-2167 Follow this link for photos and more information about the Community Gardens.
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