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John Dean Knudtson, age 21 of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at his home in New Prague, Minnesota. John was born December 4, 1998, in Brainerd, Minnesota, to Joseph and Wendy (Miller) Knudtson. He enjoyed skateboarding, hanging out with friends,...
Main Street CLOSURE and DETOUR has been POSTPONED one more week to Monday, June 22nd, at which time the project detour is expected to go into effect. While the need for the detour for Highway 19 project in New Prague is delayed again until Monday, June 22, motorists should be advised that some work...
Full road closure at CH 2 and CH 91 intersection so crews can construct roundabout. Closure will last for approximately 10 weeks, weather permitting. Detour map shows both north/south and east/west options. More information can be found here:
Toby Thietje has been offered and accepted the position as the Varsity Girls Head Tennis Coach (pending board approval). Thietje is a 2001 graduate of NPHS, where he was the captain of the NPHS Boys Tennis team. He started playing tennis at a young age, and continues to play as much as he can. Toby...
Emily (Korbel) Teberg entered the U.S. Army in August, 2002. She earned her wings as a Parachute Rigger, and her father, Gary Korbel of Montgomery, pinned them on her. Teberg was attached to the 82nd Airborne Unit and was stationed in Georgia and Virginia. A traumatic experience made Teberg leave...
The New Prague City Council unanimously approved the purchase of a zip line for Memorial Park. The action was taken at the council’s Monday, June 1, meeting. City Planning Director Ken Ondich explained that the city’s Park Board voted unanimously on May 12 to recommend the purchase. The zip line...
Even though technically summer doesn’t officially start until June 20, nothing says its summer than temperatures in the high 80s or low 90s with lots of humidity. Like many Minnesotans summer carries a lot of memories for me. A time for biking around the neighborhood or, when older, going all...
Joe and Gladys Tupy will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Monday, June 15. The couple was married on June 15, 1950, at St. Wenceslaus Church in New Prague, MN. Joe and Gladys have seven children: Joe, Gladys, Marlene, Diane, Kathy, Mary Jo and Cindy.

Nancy Trnka spent years waiting for the perfect boulder to be unearthed from the family farm to be made into a monument to the farm’s legacy. (Andrea Nelson photo)

Tucked at the end of a dirt road alongside rolling hills and nestled next to Circle Lake in Rice County lays a homestead begun in 1920 by the Trnka family. For 100 years, five generations of the Josep Trnka family have called it home. “It’s nice to see the farm sticking in the family,” said Joseph...

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