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Talk of larger classroom sizes for the 2019-20 school year came into question at the Tri-City United School board meeting Monday night. "We have some major concerns about some of the staffing that we're hearing is going to be…and the sections allowed for next year," said parent Lisa Hoefs. "I voted...
Olivia Quast tries out a tight rope as Katelyn Heimer watches during a garage sale along Bohemia Street in New Prague on Saturday, May 11. New Prague was having its annual City Wide Garage Sales with residents around the community selling a vast array of articles from furniture to clothing to toys...

Eddie Shimota Jr., left, Al Milgrom and Jerry Minar answer questions after the showing of “Singin’ in the Grain” at New Prague High School on Sunday, May 5. The screening sold out more than 600 seats at the high school auditorium. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

A sold out audience attended the fifth official screening of the documentary “Singin’ in the Grain” at the New Prague High School auditorium on Sunday, May 5. More than 600 people gathered for the movie, which is about Czech heritage and music that covers more than 40 years of the Eddie Shimota...
After public comments and an about-face by a council member, the Lonsdale City Council is reweighing how and when to proceed with a new police department and City Hall project. "There's really no point at having further discussions tonight. We discussed and that's where it's at," said Mayor Tim Rud...
After years of alleged closed door practices with its members, murky financial dealings, and anti-democratic processes, which, is the basis of a lawsuit against the Le Sueur County Historical Society (LCHS), the Receiver appointed by a Le Sueur County judge is shedding light on many of the details...
Jeremy Engebretson has accepted an offer to become the new principal for Raven Stream Elementary School. The New Prague Area School board is scheduled to approve the hiring at its May 13 meeting. He will take over for Pat Pribyl, longtime principal and teacher in the New Prague district. Pribyl...

This map from MnDOT shows the Highway construction and detours that begin May 20.

Two sections of Highway 99 in Le Sueur and Rice Counties will be under construction beginning Monday, May 20 for resurfacing, drainage and safety improvements. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), Highway 99 from Highway 13 to Highway 21 in Rice County will be detoured...
Runners leave the starting gate at Memorial Park to start the 13.1 mile Run New Prague Half-Marathon Saturday, May 4. It was a near-perfect day for running runners of all ages gathered for the half-marathon, 10K and 5K races and Kid's Fun Run Saturday, May 4, at New Prague's Memorial Park. Chris...
Tug-O-War was one of the 28 activities students at Falcon Ridge Elementary School in New Prague could participate in on Friday, May 3, during ACES (All Children Exercising Simultaneously) in the Sun. Students began the program at 1:30 p.m. and at the end were able to enjoy popsicles with their...

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