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.

Summer Compost Site Hours

The compost site is for current Lester Prairie City Residents and is scheduled to be open May through September with these hours; weather permitting: Mondays & Thursdays –4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

What's Happening In Lester Prairie

***Join us for the National Night Out Celebration in Central Park on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Free food, safety handouts and prizes. Stop down to see a fire truck, police and more! Sponsored by the Lester Prairie Police Department

***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 at the Lester Prairie City Hall.


McLeod County Recycling Calendar

Click here for the current McLeod County Recycling Calendar.


Part Time Police Officer Needed

The City of Lester Prairie is currently accepting applications for a part-time Police Officer position to supplement the work of the full-time members of the department. The hours assigned to this position are intermittent and on as-needed basis. Once initial training is complete the rate of pay is $17.00 an hour. All applications, cover letters, resumes and Veteran’s Preference Forms must be received no later than 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017 to ensure consideration. Candidates must be (or eligible to be) full-time licensed at the time of application. Please contact for an application.

The City of Lester Prairie is an equal opportunity employer.



Swimming Lesson Registration

Swimming lesson registrations may be mailed or dropped off  at Lester Prairie City Hall, 37 Juniper St. PO Box 66, Lester Prairie, MN 55354. Click on the image above to download the registration form. Swimming lessons are filling fast and are first come first serve; preference is given to those who signed up on registration night-if the level you need is full please call the office at 320-395-2646 to be placed on a waiting list; we may add classes if enough interest is shown.


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.