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Francis (Fran) Paul Kral was born on April 5, 1939, in Minneapolis, MN to Frank and Alvina Kral. He grew up in Montgomery, MN and attended school there. After high school he joined the Army Reserves and farmed for a time before he started to work for Green Giant. In 1973 he was transferred to...
Nancy Vollmar, 83, of Montgomery passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at The Lodges in Elko. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Montgomery with the funeral service following at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jason...

Eddie Shimota Jr., left, Al Milgrom and Jerry Minar answer questions after the showing of “Singin’ in the Grain” at New Prague High School on Sunday, May 5. The screening sold out more than 600 seats at the high school auditorium. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

A sold out audience attended the fifth official screening of the documentary “Singin’ in the Grain” at the New Prague High School auditorium on Sunday, May 5. More than 600 people gathered for the movie, which is about Czech heritage and music that covers more than 40 years of the Eddie Shimota...

Blake Perry throws the ball from right field during a New Prague Adapted Softball game Thursday, May 2. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

The New Prague Trojan adapted softball team split a pair of games last week, defeating South Suburban 11-7 and losing to Burnsville/Farmington/Lake ville 9-6. The team, which includes athletes from New Prague, Tri-City United, Belle Plaine and Jordan schools, was scheduled to play at Minneapolis...
After public comments and an about-face by a council member, the Lonsdale City Council is reweighing how and when to proceed with a new police department and City Hall project. "There's really no point at having further discussions tonight. We discussed and that's where it's at," said Mayor Tim Rud...
Sometimes, you just need to laugh.  I've been a mom for almost a decade now and have seen my kids do things I never knew were possible... like getting mastitis as a newborn, getting stuck in a chair, requiring "super" (fake) teeth because their baby teeth failed to grow in, having the backs of...
After years of alleged closed door practices with its members, murky financial dealings, and anti-democratic processes, which, is the basis of a lawsuit against the Le Sueur County Historical Society (LCHS), the Receiver appointed by a Le Sueur County judge is shedding light on many of the details...
After two weeks of play, only three teams - New Market, St. Patrick and Veseli, are undefeated in the Dakota-Rice-Scott League. New Market defeated Webster and Prior Lake to go to 3-0, while St. Patrick topped Shakopee and Veseli defeated New Prague. Elko - which plays a partial league schedule -...

This map from MnDOT shows the Highway construction and detours that begin May 20.

Two sections of Highway 99 in Le Sueur and Rice Counties will be under construction beginning Monday, May 20 for resurfacing, drainage and safety improvements. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), Highway 99 from Highway 13 to Highway 21 in Rice County will be detoured...

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