Opinion

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American...
The following seven days will be some of the busiest and most rewarding in the newspaper business. I love this time of year because of playoff sports, but there is an extra event which we will cover this time...the general election. I am one of those who loves to stay up late, or early, watching...
After months of campaigning and weeks of annoying negative advertising, election day arrives on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Since last spring, we’ve seen candidates tell us why we should vote for them, and even more commercials and print ads telling us why voting for their opponent is a bad thing. The barrage...
Since first starting as editor of the Le Sueur News-Herald in 1988, I have covered close to 30 elections. Some of these were major elections and others included just local races. The way elections are covered has changed a great deal during that time, but some things have remained unchanged. I...
We are less than three weeks from Election Day, and in this week’s issue of The New Prague Times we are presenting our Voter’s Guide, with information on the candidates for local races for the Minnesota Legislature, county boards, city councils and school board. We encourage every citizen to...
“Journalism Matters - Now more than ever.” That is the theme for National Newspaper Week, which is being celebrated October 7-13. The New Prague Times joins newspapers across the nation in celebrating the free press and the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which keeps the news media from...
This week is Homecoming Week for the Tri-City United School District. As is common during this week of celebrations, it is also a time for schools to welcome back former students and members and celebrate an organization’s existence. It is a long-standing tradition in many high schools, colleges,...
We are now a little more than one month from the November General Election. No doubt, people are starting to tire of the constant media barrage of commercials on the television, radio or even on the internet and social media. Candidates are out there trying to make their case as to why they should...
The 2018 Dozinky Festival was blessed with good weather and great crowds.   The downtown area was filled Friday evening and Saturday with large crowds as thousands of people headed to New Prague to celebrate the harvest, the community and its ethnic and agricultural heritage. The music coming...
Another Dozinky is now in the books. It was a fun and busy time for my editor Chuck Kajer and myself as we hurried to cover many of the activities that go with New Prague’s harvest festival. I very much appreciate Chuck stepping up to get a few photos for me as my camera had technical...

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