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Crews dig up New Prague’s Main Street the week of Monday, Aug. 10, to install the new
sanitary sewer between Third Avenue NW and Second Avenue NW. (Patrick Fisher photo)

Installation of utilities along New Prague’s Main Street is continuing as one section was recently completed. S.M. Hentges & Sons, Inc. of Jordan, general contractor of the project, completed installation of the new sanitary sewer main and water main between Third Avenue NW and Second Avenue NW...
UPDATE:  Project starting date moved to September 8 due to contractor availability. Permanent repairs for a failed culvert on Hwy 99 east of Hwy 13 are scheduled to begin on Aug. 31, extending the current detour for a minimum of four additional weeks. During the installation of a new pipe as part...

A sign on the front doors of Subway in Montgomery announced it was closed due to staffing shortages from COVID-19.

A Montgomery restaurant temporarily closed its doors to the public on Friday, Aug. 21 due to COVID-19. Subway announced the closure with a sign on its door.
Navy veteran Stephen “Steve” Peter Flicek is American Legion Post #79’s current honoree for their “Thank a Living Veteran” project. Flicek is the eldest child of Glenn and Marge (Wacholtz) Flicek. He was born on November 16, 1948, in Minneapolis, where his parents lived while Glenn was enrolled at...

A shot from a drone shows how the new roundabout in Elko New Market is shaping up. The roundabout is at the intersection of Main Street and Natchez Avenue, which are also Scott County Highways 2 and 91, respectively. (Photo courtesy of City of Elko New Market and Mdewakanton Public Safety)

Elko New Market’s roundabout at the intersection of Main Street and Natchez Avenue, which are also Scott County Highways 2 and 91, respectively, is on schedule. If the work on the partial multi-lane roundabout continues as scheduled the roundabout will open on Tuesday, Aug. 25. City Administrator...
The filing for local elections closed at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, creating several races for the city councils in New Prague and Elko New Market. For the New Prague School Board there are six people running for five seats. Area residents will decide who will serve in the general election on...
In a 4-3 split vote, the Tri-City United School Board has finalized how the school year will begin. TCU School Board member Krista Goettl read the resolution that was chosen by the majority of the board Monday night, which states that all students in pre-K through sixth grade will attend in-person...
New Prague Area Schools announced today (Monday) that it will start the 2020-21 school year in a hybrid model for grades K-12. The school district came to this decision in consultation with the Minnesota Department of Health and after examining COVID case data for the three counties the school...
Testing for COVID-19 has continued with the public health departments in Scott, Le Sueur and Rice counties helping where they can. Reports from the counties and Mala Strana Rehabilitation Center and Assisted Living are as follows. Chief Operating Officer Marc Halpert of Monarch Healthcare...
There will be a race for two seats on the Montgomery City Council on November 3 after filings closed on August 11. Five residents have officially filed. Incumbents Dennis Lambrecht and Bob Forcelle will be challenged for their council positions by Benjamin Koeppen, Joy N. Svoboda and Bob Taraba...

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