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Two New Prague businesses have temporarily closed due to COVID-19. The Yoga Tree and City Club Bar closed early last week. The staff of The Yoga Tree along 10th Avenue NE sent out a notice to its students on Wednesday, July 1, that they were informed by a student that they had been in contact with...

The third annual Cedar Lake 4th of July Boat Parade circled the local lake, Saturday morning, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day. (Andrea Beno Photos)

Approximately 40 floats participated in the third annual Cedar Lake Fourth of July Boat Parade. The casual event gathers lake residences, lake enthusiasts, friends, and family together to celebrate Independence Day on the local lake. Participants gathered their decorated boats and pontoons near the...

Artist Greg Preslicka, a New Prague High School graduate, works on a community mural in Prior Lake recently. The mural is titled “Yesterday and Today” and depicts Prior Lake’s past on the left and the present time on the right. (Photo courtesy of Heidi Preslicka)

Local artist Greg Preslicka, a 1983 graduate of New Prague High School, was busy in June creating a view into Prior Lake’s past and present with a community mural titled “Yesterday and Today.” Located on the wall of Nuvera, an internet service provider, the large painting depicts two views of the...
In staying on track with their desired timeline, the Lonsdale City Council approved a firm to provide architectural and planning services for the new police facility to be operational in 2021. After interviews with a handful of firms and further discussion, the council unanimously voted to move...
New Prague Mayor Chuck Nickolay announced on Monday, July 6, that he would not be seeking re-election in 2020. He said in a press release, “While it has been an honor to serve my hometown for the past ten years, it is also time to step down and let new leadership emerge for our city. I know that I...

(Photo courtesy of Marisa Rotter)

In preparation for the 86th annual Kolacky Days Queen Pageant, the 2020 queen candidates practiced their interview skills Thursday, June 25, at the Next Chapter Winery. They are wearing special face masks made by Maureen Franek and adhering to social distance guidelines due to the coronavirus...

LCHS Board members (left to right) George Luskey, Richard Bennett, and Bryce Stenzel look over the jail cells in the 108-year-old building. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

Sheriff Brett Mason led members of Le Sueur County Historical Society (LCHS) Board on a tour of the county’s now-vacant, 108-yearold jail and sheriff’s residence and the recently vacated 1978 jail on Tuesday morning, June 23. According to County Administrator Darrell Pettis, the county is looking...

Analise Tveitbakk, daughter of Ana Winchester and Jared Tveitbakk of Lakeville, and her family gather for a photo at Home Town Bats’ Home Run Derby June 27 that benefited Analise and her family. All proceeds from the event will help the Tveitbakk family cover medical expenses. Pictured (left to right): Back row - Grandfather Bruce Winchester, Uncle Dan Beise, Aunt Lis Beise, cousin Micah Beise, and family friend Jenna Standing. Front row - Sister Ariana Tveitbakk, mother Ana Winchester, Analise Tveitbakk, and Grandmother Maureen Winchester. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

Eric Steinhoff may have hit 31 homers to win the Home Run Derby, but little Analise Tveitbakk ruled the ballpark on Saturday. The two-year-old happily ran the bases, took pictures with the batters, and picked out sweets at the concession stand during Home Town Bats' Home Run Derby at the Union Hill...
The detour for the Highway 19 construction project in downtown New Prague is set to start Monday, July 6.  The recent permitting and scheduling issues have been resolved. Motorists are reminded that the first stage detour for motorists traveling westbound through New Prague consists of 10th Avenue...
Highway 93 between Highway 169 and Henderson just closed due to flooding from the Rush River and as a result motorists using the Highway 111/22 Nicollet to Gaylord east detour will be rerouted within 24 hours. For the second time this construction season, official route for traffic using the east...

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