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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...
From a broken sanitary sewer service line to brand new sidewalks that are cracked, the city councilors of Lonsdale are not pleased with work completed by contractors this year. “It’s not acceptable,” Lonsdale Mayor Tim Rud said of the emergency repair work needed on the sewer line. “We should not...
Sarah Helvick competes in the 200 Individual medley. She was part of the 200 freestyle relay team that set a school record at the Wright County Conference meet Saturday, Oct. 27, in New Prague. (Chuck Kajer Photo)
The New Prague Trojan Swim and Dive team hosted the Wright County Conference championships on Saturday, Oct. 27. Nine teams competed, with the Trojans placing seventh. Hutchinson won the meet with 555 points. It was their 11th straight conference title, dating back to its days in the Missota...
New Prague senior Noah Weichert had a strong showing at the Section 2AA meet Thursday, Oct. 25, at Gale Woods Farm Park in Minnetrista. (Photo courtesy of Emily Everson)
The New Prague Trojan boys cross country team competed at the Section 2AA meet Thursday, Oct. 25, at Gale Woods Farm Park in Minnetrista, with the team placing 12th of 16 teams. Jacob Malecha was the top Trojan runner. He had a PR with a fast second half, placing 23rd in 17 minutes, 3 seconds. Adam...
Members of the New Prague Composite Mountain Bike team include (front row, left to right) Keigan Bollesen, Sophia Metzdorff, Riley Huseby, Selah Scherman, Aidan Rosemeier, Anna Scherman, Ben Frensko, Max Bollesen, Marcus Vasecka, Dylan Ealy; (back) Emma Seuer, Tyler Grebner, Nora Rosemeier, Nathan Pierce, Ethan Beneke, Sydney Stenger, Carson Stenger and Brandon Zeilinger. (Submitted Photo)
The New Prague Composite Mountain Bike team had a successful 2018 season. This year the Minnesota High School Cycling League has grown to more than 1,700 racers, from more than 60 teams, from all over the state. All of these teams met this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday, for the State Bike...
The Pink Ladies and the T-Birds were well represented during the Harvest Parade at Raven Stream Elementary School in New Prague on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Most of the school’s 692 students participated in the annual event where students can show off their costumes to visiting family and friends....
Delphine Marie Odette, age 87, of Farmington Minnesota, passed away Sunday October 28, 2018. She was born in Arlington Minnesota on October 2, 1931 She graduated from Lonsdale School. Delphine was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was a gentle and caring person who enjoyed dancing,...

New Prague's Kate Seymour goes up for a block attempt during the Trojans' Section 2AAA semifinal loss to Shakopee Tuesday, Oct. 30. 

The New Prague Trojan volleyball team came out flat in the first two sets and lost in three sets to Shakopee, 25-13, 25-14, 27-25 in the Section 2AAA semifinals Tuesday, Oct. 30, in  Shakopee.  Shakopee’s blocking and defense helped them build a 10-2 lead in the first set, and New Prague was never...

Sophia Andersen goes for a kill during the first set of New Prague's three-set sweep of Chanhassen during a Section 2AAA volleyball match Friday, Oct. 26, in New Prague. The Trojans travel to Shakopee for a semifinal match against the Sabers Tuesday, Oct. 30. 

New Prague’s Sophia Andersen notched 20 of her team’s 37 kills Friday, Oct. 26, as the Trojans defeated Chanhassen in three sets in the quarterfinals of the Section 2AAA volleyball tournament. The match was played on the Trojans’ home court.  Andersen and teammate Amanda Giesen each had three...

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