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Ervin “Junior” Turek, age 65 of Lonsdale, passed away with his wife and family by his side, on Wednesday afternoon, March 20, 2019, at the Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center. Ervin Marlow Turek was born December 14, 1953, the son of Ervin “Babe” and Sibilia (Kaisersatt) Turek.  He was raised...
Operations have been suspended until further notice at the New Prague Post Office due to safety concerns. A notice was posted on the front entrance to the building Saturday morning, March 23. Several postal employees were in the back parking lot, along with New Prague Postmaster Jorg Lewis. Lewis...
Rolland J. Chouinard of Webster passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, March 17, 2019.
Members of the New Prague Veterans Memorial Committee put up a sign this week to show the progress in fundraising for the new memorial, which will be built next year just east of the New Prague Library along Main Street at Memorial Park. To date, more than $200,000 of the needed $350,000 has been...

Hana Matousek, center, helps mother and daughter Janet Harty, left, and Mary Jane Gunderson, both of New Prague, on the finer points of making dumplings at the New Prague Library the evening of Tuesday, March 12. Nearly 30 people attended the “Dumplings Make and Take” at the library, hosted by the Czech Heritage Club. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

Nearly 30 people, from children to adults, participated in the “Dumpling Make and Take” activity at the New Prague Library the evening of Tuesday, March 12. Hosted by the Czech Heritage Club, the group was taught the finer points of making dumplings by Hana Matousek, who immigrated from the Czech...

Members of the New Prague Snowdrifters pose during a recent trail run. The snowmobile club was formed in 1969 with 17 members, and today has more than 100 member families. (Submitted Photo)

The New Prague Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club is celebrating its 50th birthday, and all members and former members are invited. The celebration will be held Sunday, March 24, from 1-5 p.m. at the St. Patrick Social Hall. Food and drinks will be available. The Snowdrifters met for the first time on...
On Monday, the Minnesota House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill that will make it illegal for drivers to use a hand-held device while making phone calls or sending messages. Instead, they will be required to use a hands-free device to communicate. Among those at the state capital...
Triplets - Anders Thomas, Kinley Ann and Hudson Steven Drazan, were born to Brad and Makayla (Schmitz) Drazan of New Prague on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Mother Baby Center, Minneapolis. (They were born at 32 weeks and 2 days) Anders weighed 4.9 pounds, and was 17.7 inches long, Kinley weighed 4....

Competing at the Minnesota State Short Course Championships for Neptune Aquatics were, left to right, Ella Schmiesing, Taylor Bassett, Cooper Krance, Carolyn DeLuca and Alexis Day. (Submitted Photo)

Five athletes from New Prague-based Neptune Aquatics competed at the 2019 Minnesota State Short Course Championships March 7-9 at the Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota. Top finisher for New Prague was Carolyn DeLuca, who finished second in the 100 freestyle in the 9-10 girls...

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