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On Monday, the Minnesota House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill that will make it illegal for drivers to use a hand-held device while making phone calls or sending messages. Instead, they will be required to use a hands-free device to communicate. Among those at the state capital...
Triplets - Anders Thomas, Kinley Ann and Hudson Steven Drazan, were born to Brad and Makayla (Schmitz) Drazan of New Prague on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Mother Baby Center, Minneapolis. (They were born at 32 weeks and 2 days) Anders weighed 4.9 pounds, and was 17.7 inches long, Kinley weighed 4....

Competing at the Minnesota State Short Course Championships for Neptune Aquatics were, left to right, Ella Schmiesing, Taylor Bassett, Cooper Krance, Carolyn DeLuca and Alexis Day. (Submitted Photo)

Five athletes from New Prague-based Neptune Aquatics competed at the 2019 Minnesota State Short Course Championships March 7-9 at the Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota. Top finisher for New Prague was Carolyn DeLuca, who finished second in the 100 freestyle in the 9-10 girls...
Mark Morphew has been named head gymnastics coach at New Prague High School, pending board approval. Morphew is currently the co-director and a team coach at the New Prague Gymnastics Center. For the past four years, he has also been an assistant coach for the high school team. He received the...
The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol will be closing State Highway 19 from Henderson east to Highway 169 by 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, due to flooding from the Minnesota River. Motorists will need to find an alternate route, as State Highway 93 south of...
Skluzacek, Ernest F., age 77 of Lonsdale, died peacefully on Monday, March 18, 2019 at the Three Links Care center in Northfield. Ernie was born on March 9, 1942 to Frank J. and Hedy Skluzacek. He attended Catholic School in Lonsdale and went to New Prague High School. He joined the army in 1961....
Shopko announced Monday, March 18, that it will liquidate its assets and close all of its remaining locations by mid-June. The Wisconsin-based retailer filed for bankruptcy earlier this year and announced closure of about 70 percent of its stores, including its New Prague Shopko Hometown store,...
Pauline Lucy Krenik, 92, of Lonsdale, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at her son’s home in Lonsdale. Visitations was held Monday, March 4 at the Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. Mass of Christian Burial was at St. Wenceslaus Church in New Prague at 11am Tuesday, March 5...
Helen M. Javurek, age 101, of New Prague, died peacefully on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at Mala Strana Rehabilitation Center.  Helen was born on August 16, 1917 in Wheatland Township, Rice County to Frank and Mary (Chromy) Shambour, Jr.  She attended Rice County district school and St. Wenceslaus...

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