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 Community Health Survey

     Please participate in the Lester Prairie Healthy Community Survey by clicking on the above image or link below..  The purpose of this survey is to gather information which will help us to complete a community health assessment and understand the health needs and interests of residents. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Adam Birkholz at (320) 613-6054.
     Participation in this survey is completely voluntary. All answers to the questions are strictly confidential and no identifying information will ever be linked to any of the responses. This survey is for adults ages 18 & over. If you prefer a paper copy of this survey, you may pick up a copy at the Lester Prairie City Office. All surveys should be returned to the City Office before April 1, 2017.


What's Happening In Lester Prairie

***The City office will be closed on Monday, February 20 in observance of President's Day.

***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

*** 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.



Winter Parking Ban Now in Effect

The Winter parking ban will be in effect November 1 through March 31. There will be NO parking allowed on ANY city streets from 2:00 am through 6:00 am daily during this time.

McLeod County Spring Load Restrictions

Spring Load Restrictions will go into effect on all McLeod County Highways on Friday, February 17, 2017 and will remain in effect until further notice.

These restrictions protect the investments we have made in our highways and help hold off costly pavement repair and unnecessary reconstruction.

The restrictions limit the weight on any single axle to five (5) tons on unpaved roads and ten (10) tons on paved roads. Some paved roads will be reduced further and posted accordingly with signs indicating maximum allowable axle loads.

Any questions regarding specific route postings should be directed to the McLeod County Highway Department at (320) 484-4321.

Please click here to view a current map

McLeod County Recycling Calendar

Click here for the current McLeod County Recycling Calendar.

Lester Prairie Youth Task Force

Our group consists of pastors from all the area churches, business representatives, police, school administration, student liaisons and community members who would like to encourage our youth/young adults to make good choices, have someone they can talk to if needed and offer them activities that are fun, safe and positive. If there is a tragedy or life changing events for the kids, we are available. We hope to prevent: bullying, school drop-out rates and depression/suicide. We hope to offer: positive reinforcements, activities and hope. We hope that the younger generation can trust the older generations and learn from them.

What do we do?
We are feeding the kids 6th grade- 12th grade one lunch a month and each month a different person gives a life lesson. We have a different location each month too. We have had meals at the churches, city hall, school and the park. We have anywhere between 130-160 kids/month that we feed.
We would like to do at least one activity a month for the kids that would include some encouragement to them.

We rely completely on donations from various entities. We are looking at doing some fundraisers this next year as our numbers grow in participation.

If you would like to join the program, have an idea or would like to donate please contact Fred Holasek at 320-395-2780 or Christine Mattson at 320-395-3002 and