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Tri-City United and Waterville-Elysian-Morristown school boards faced off for the trophy that is a new superintendent when both districts chose the same candidate to lead their districts on Monday. Both boards selected Kevin Babcock, a high school principal from Medford, as their top pick after a...
The Wells Fargo bank in New Prague is temporarily closed due to COVID related staffing constraints according to Staci Schiller spokesperson for Wells Fargo. The closure affects both the lobby and the drive up for the bank along Main Street. Schiller explained the ATM is still available for use and...
New Prague High School announced their Snoball king and queen candidates on Friday, Jan. 28. Queen candidates are (left to right, front row) Madi Josephson, Addie Hartshorn, Kenna Huber, Libby Olson, Hannah Robasse, Annie Glomski, Sammie Kotek, Brynn Sticha; King candidates are (left to right, back...

Sheila Mack, who recently opened Homegrown Kids Childcare in Waterville, plays with little Josie Clinton. According to local daycare providers, licensed, infant care is almost impossible to find in the local area. (Lisa Ingebrand photo)

Since August, three daycares have closed in the local area, according to Minnesota Department of Human Service’s online Family Child Care database. One was located in Elysian. The other two were in Waterville. During that same time frame, two new home daycares have opened. Sheila Mack opened her...

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Richard “Dick” Stangler, of Kilkenny, has spent his entire life working with seed. His first job was to clip the metal MCIA seal on seed bags with a pliers. His grandfather, Elmer, started the family in the certified seed business; his father, Jim, followed. Stangler was recognized this month by...
The next step toward the 2022 election will take place Tuesday, Feb. 1 at its most grassroots level. It's caucus time. Le Sueur and Rice County Republicans and DFLers will meet in separate locations to gear up for the election by passing resolutions, electing delegates to send to the local and...

The Czech Heritage Club Board is pictured with the author of “Minnesota’s ‘Big Woods’ Musicians” author at the Montgomery book signing. Pictured are (from left) Vi Chromy, author Sister Anita Smisek, George Mikiska, Fred Simon (back) Gary Pikal, Marit Lee Kucera Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic for MN, IA, ND, SD, Jean Keogh, Doris Coghill, and James Simon. 

As the Mayor of the City of New Prague, Duane J. "Dewey" Jirik received a copy of “Minnesota’s ‘Big Woods’ Musicians” authored by Sr. Anita Smisek, OP, with narrative assistance from John Chromy. That’s when he saw his family on the pages and wanted his sons to have their copies. “I found that my...
The New Prague Chamber of Commerce welcomes Xilonen (C-Lo) Walton as its new Administrative Assistant. Walton began in the part time position on Tuesday, Jan. 11, and will be working 15-20 hours a week, plus additional time as needed. Chamber Executive Director Brooke Sticha said Walton will be...

The New Prague High School cast and crew of the one act play, “Sideways Stories from Wayside School,” won first place at the Metro West Conference Festival held Saturday, Jan. 22, in the New Prague High School auditorium. There will be a 7:30 p.m. public performance this Friday, Jan. 28, at the high school auditorium. (Patrick Fisher photo)

New Prague High School’s one act play won first place at the Metro West Conference Festival on Saturday, Jan. 22. Held at the New Prague High School Auditorium, the festival included four schools total including Bloomington Jefferson, Orono, and Bloomington Kennedy, which were second, third, and...
Around 7:32 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25, the New Prague Fire Department responded to a fire at MVE Biological Solutions along Seventh Street NW in New Prague. According to early reports from the fire department the night shift saw smoke coming from the part of the building that has offices, the break...

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