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With 507 numbers expected to run out of numbers by early 2025, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved 924 as an additional area code for the current geographic region that covers the current 507 area code. The new 924 area code is an overlay area code or an area code that covers the...
The Le Sueur County Historical Society will suffer two big body blows in 2024 when two long-time officers step down from their positions. Dr. Ruth Collins is ending a fouryear run as LCHS secretary, and Bonnie Reak is wrapping up a similar four-year stint as the organization's treasurer. LCHS...
It is kind of ironic that a benefit about the winter weather will be returning during the nicest winter weather in the past number of decades. After four years without, the Waterville Chamber of Commerce Whine About Winter event will be held Saturday, Feb. 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Waterville...
Any way you divide it, four million miles is a huge number. That is 160 trips around the Earth, that is traveling to the moon and back eight times, and that is the number Jeff Geyer has driven his tractor-trailer without accident over the last three decades. That monumental achievement was...

New Prague High School choral director Nicole Thietje rehearses with her students Friday, Jan. 19. Thietje was recently named High School Music Educator of the Year by the Minnesota Music Educators Association. (Patrick Fisher photo)

Nicole Thietje, New Prague High School’s choral director, was recently named the Minnesota Music Educators Association’s High School Music Educator of the Year. Thietje will receive the award during the opening day, Thursday, Feb. 15, of the Minnesota Music Educators Association’s convention. She...

Meeting with Mark Strohfus, Great RiverEnergy’s permitting project manager, Marlene Reineke and Robin Lichtblau (left) discussed the proposed route Great River Energy (GRE) is proposing for a rerouted 115 KV line currently south of Cedar Lake just before a public hearing Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the New Prague Fire Station. The line currently extends along County Road 2 between Baseline Avenue and County Road 23. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is expected to address the reroute plan. (John Mueller photo)

Judge hears testimony on plan; PUC will decide route this spring Great River Energy’s proposed reroute of an electric power line has residents along Baseline Avenue and Highway 19 angry and frustrated the company selected a route they claim will negatively impact their homes and businesses....

New Prague High School’s one-act play focuses on Sally (Kayla Einertson) and Fred (Ben Fletcher) working out differences during the “Middle School Dating Game” during the Friday, Jan. 26, performance in the high school auditorium. The comedy won the subsection championship Saturday, Jan. 27, for the fifth time. (Patrick Fisher photo)

New Prague High School’s one-act play troupe won the subsection championship for the fifth straight year Saturday, Jan. 27, during competition in the high school’s auditorium. New Prague won with the comedy “Middle School Dating Game” by Jennifer McVetty. Director Allie Meyer said New Prague moves...

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Isaak Worm (left), as The Magician of the Pouring Rains; Dakota Meadows (center), as Little Star; and Addy Schroer, as The Bird Who Has No Wings; perform a scene from later in the one-act play “How High Is Up?” last Thursday at the TCU High School. Meadows, in particular, gives a very animated and emotional performance.

  Tri-City United High School’s one-act team, performing “How High Is Up?”, is advancing to the section 2A finals in Waseca on Saturday, Feb. 3. “How High Is Up?” is written by Brendan Murray. It is the story of Little Star’s quest to save her friend’s life by trying to make time stand still...

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Grandparents, parents and children partied to AJ the DJ Friday evening at the American Legion ballroom in Montgomery, which donated the space, during the Montgomery Parent-Teacher Organization’s Glow-A-Thon.

The Legion bar was open for drinks and Taco Terco was open for food in the American Legion ballroom Friday night during Tri-City United Montgomery K-6 Parent-Teacher Organization’s second annual Glow-A-Thon. This event was sponsored by the PTO, and it was a huge success with approximately 150...

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The scene of the crash, looking north, at Le Sueur County Roads 3 and 28 at about 6:40 a.m. on Friday, taken by Sasha Lehman of Montgomery. Lehman said that she was on her way to work when she came upon the crash with injuries.

A two-vehicle crash called into Le Sueur County Sheriff’s dispatch at 5:59 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, at the intersection of Le Sueur County Roads 3 and 28 ends in minor injuries. According to the incident report from the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office, a white 2014 Chevy Silverado traveling...

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