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There used to be a baseball stadium along the Minnesota River in Shakopee, at the north end of the old Holmes Street bridge. It’s the same bridge where, local legend has it, a man flew a small airplane under the bridge to win the affections of a local young lady. Such a feat today would be...
This week marks 248 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, when the American colonies declared themselves free from the United Kingdom. Many people will be celebrating it by spending time with family, friends and with fireworks capping the day. A little bit of history, John...

A group of youngsters, with help from adults, gathered Wednesday afternoon, June 26, to operate a lemonade stand at the intersection of E Main Street and N Chalupsky Avenue. The group includes Bethany Bright, Ava Hertaus, Shelby Bistodeau, Scarlett Kushner, Kaleb Kushner and Stella Kuehner. (John Mueller photo)

A group of New Prague youngsters is hoping to help honor veterans while enjoying time outdoors during the summer months. It’s a project they planned and are implementing with the help of their moms, one glass at a time. Ava Hertaus wanted to keep busy and help support veterans. With the help of her...
Marion J. Tuma, age 93, died on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at the Villages of Lonsdale.  Marion Julia (Koldin) Tuma was born April 7, 1931, on the family farm in Rice County, Minnesota to Joseph J. and Mary Ann (Pesta) Koldin.  She was baptized, and received her first Communion and Confirmation at...
Douglas Brian Simon, age 58, of Veseli, died peacefully at home with his family at his side on Saturday, June 29, 2024.  Doug was born on August 7, 1965, in New Prague to Milton C. and Janet M. (Turek) Simon.  He attended LNMV Catholic School, graduated from New Prague High School, and went on to...
Virgil M. “Cutter” Brueggemeier, age 68, of New Prague, died unexpectedly after a short battle with cancer, on Thursday, June 27, 2024, at Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital Rochester.  Virgil was born on September 28, 1955, in Gaylord, MN, to Martin and Violet (Brockoff) Brueggemeier.  He...
New Prague and other area communities will observe the July 4th holiday in many ways, celebrations including fireworks, parades, music and boat parades. New Prague The evening of Wednesday, July 3, will be the New Prague Fireworks Show. Events will be held east of the New Prague Middle School,...

Elko shortstop Easton Richter slapped a quick tag on New Market’s Jake Lundquist at second base early in the Express’s 7-3 win over New Market Friday, June 21, at Fredrickson Field. Richter hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning that gave his team the win. (John Mueller photo)

A seventh-inning home run broke a 3-3 tie and allowed Elko to top its crosstown rival, the New Market Muskies, 7-3, Friday evening, June 21, at Fredrickson Field. The Express jumped to a 2-0 lead in the second inning only to have the Muskies tie the game in the third. Elko retook the lead in the...

The 2023 Elko New Market's Fire Rescue Days' Community Parade was popular even with rain. Members of Cub Scout Pack 325 handed out frozen treats at the parade. 

City hopes residents will take over festival Elko New Market’s annual festival, Fire Rescue Days, is this evening, Thursday, June 27, through Sunday, June 30. Elko New Market City Councilor Josh Berg said this year’s festival is the first year in a process to expand the festival. Berg was part of a...
The time has come for school districts to put their feet down. It’s time to consider banning cell phones in schools, especially the high school. No, this isn’t about what books, videos or information is made available to students. The time to ban cell phones in schools, New Prague Schools, in this...
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