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It’s New Prague’s biggest annual event. The 35th Annual Dozinky Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, with Dozinky Cruise Night set for Friday, Sept. 20.                  The first Dozinky Festival wasn’t really a Dozinky Festival. In October, 1985, the New Prague Chamber and New Prague...
Mother Nature showed off its awesome power last week, as Hurricane Dorian made its way along the eastern seaboard. Thankfully, much of the U.S. was spared from its fury, though there was some major flooding and damage when the hurricane made landfall in North Carolina. However, the storm did major...
On Tuesday morning, it was hard to focus. On one hand, I heard the slight moans of my new ninth grader, who was kind of depressed, but secretly excited, he had to return to school. On the other hand, I barely heard him over my cheers that he had to return to school. The Tuesday after Labor Day is...
On Monday, Sept. 2, we celebrate Labor Day. Typically considered the end of the summer recreation season, most people don’t put much thought into the holiday and its history and meaning. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor...
I was at a recent author visit at the library, Peg Meier, who said, “Everybody has a story.” That is appropriate in that August marks my 20th anniversary of working at The New Prague Times and in that time I have covered many people’s stories. The vast number of stories have covered a wide range of...
This week’s issue of The New Prague Times features our Back to School Section. The section includes messages from principals and administrators from area schools, talking about all the new and exciting things going on. New Prague schools - not just the public school system, but St. Wenceslaus and...

Four students from Europe stopped by The New Prague Times office last week, looking for information on the community’s Czech heritage and also some Czech food. Pictured are, left to right, Richard Sramek and Zaneta Paskerova, from the Czech Republic, Dennis Dvorak of the New Prague Historical Society, who volunteered to give them a tour of the community, and Valeriia Podolian and Oleksandr Borovskyi, both from Ukraine, who are studying in Prague, in the Czech Republic. The four are working at Valleyfair in Shakopee during the summer.

New Prague had some visitors from the Czech Republic on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Four university students who are spending the summer working at Valleyfair were in town, hoping to find signs of the community’s Czech heritage and perhaps some Czech food. They stopped by The New Prague Times office, hoping...
Years ago, a sheriff in rural Minnesota often lived and worked in the same building. He was in charge of the jail, and usually lived on-site with his family. His wife would be in charge of feeding prisoners and he was really on duty 24-7. The current Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office, where Sheriff...
New Prague has a lot to offer, and next week’s Czech Out New Prague event will showcase just that. The event, to be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Memorial Park, will feature more than 50 different businesses and organizations. Area residents are welcome to come to this free event and see...
With more than 20 Democrats vieing for the party’s presidential nomination, the 2020 presidential race is already getting plenty of press. While there are a few front-runners, there is no clear-cut favorite and it’s anyone’s guess who will, a year from now, be the party’s nominee. Regardless, we’d...

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