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Martha J. Svoboda, age 97, of New Prague, died peacefully on Monday, July 6, 2020 at Mala Strana Care and Rehabilitation Center.  Martha was born on May 22, 1923 in Veseli, Minnesota to John J. and Emily A. (Hruza) Havlicek.  She attended school in Veseli and worked as a live-in nanny for Dr....
Steve Halvorson, age 75, passed away at his home in rural St. James on Saturday, July 4, 2020.  Private Family services will be 11:00am, Saturday, July 11, 2020 at Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.  You may send the family condolences online at www.sturmfh.com.  Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral...
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...
Gaertner (née Nickolay), Mary “Rita” age 88, of Richfield, MN.  Passed away on May 16, 2020.  Preceded in death by husband of 62 years, William “Bill” Gaertner; parents, Bessie and John Nickolay and siblings, John, Richard, Donald, and Charles. Survived by sons, Robert (Cheri), Michael (Karin);...
Shakopee Coyotes Manager: Tanner Graff Last year’s record and accomplishments: Our last year’s record was 5-18. Our accomplishments of last year was knowing we need to work on the fundamentals also try not to overthink situations and just play the sport we love. Players who have left the team since...

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...
Hofmeister, Donald L.  Age 89, of St. Paul, passed away June 26, 2020.  Survived by beloved wife of 63 years, Elsa, daughter Elizabeth (Marshall, Dave); sons Andrew (Linda), Franz (Jeannie), and Joseph (Teresa), 12 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren and one sister.  Preceded in death by...
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...

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