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A shot from a drone shows how the new roundabout in Elko New Market is shaping up. The roundabout is at the intersection of Main Street and Natchez Avenue, which are also Scott County Highways 2 and 91, respectively. (Photo courtesy of City of Elko New Market and Mdewakanton Public Safety)

Elko New Market’s roundabout at the intersection of Main Street and Natchez Avenue, which are also Scott County Highways 2 and 91, respectively, is on schedule. If the work on the partial multi-lane roundabout continues as scheduled the roundabout will open on Tuesday, Aug. 25. City Administrator...
The filing for local elections closed at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, creating several races for the city councils in New Prague and Elko New Market. For the New Prague School Board there are six people running for five seats. Area residents will decide who will serve in the general election on...
In a 4-3 split vote, the Tri-City United School Board has finalized how the school year will begin. TCU School Board member Krista Goettl read the resolution that was chosen by the majority of the board Monday night, which states that all students in pre-K through sixth grade will attend in-person...
New Prague Area Schools announced today (Monday) that it will start the 2020-21 school year in a hybrid model for grades K-12. The school district came to this decision in consultation with the Minnesota Department of Health and after examining COVID case data for the three counties the school...
Testing for COVID-19 has continued with the public health departments in Scott, Le Sueur and Rice counties helping where they can. Reports from the counties and Mala Strana Rehabilitation Center and Assisted Living are as follows. Chief Operating Officer Marc Halpert of Monarch Healthcare...
There will be a race for two seats on the Montgomery City Council on November 3 after filings closed on August 11. Five residents have officially filed. Incumbents Dennis Lambrecht and Bob Forcelle will be challenged for their council positions by Benjamin Koeppen, Joy N. Svoboda and Bob Taraba...
Look for the Back to school section in the August 13, 2020 New Prague Times. 
On Monday, Aug. 10, the Tri-City United School Board held a special meeting to discuss this fall’s schooling options regarding the current COVID crisis. According to Super­intendent Lonnie Seifert, when the state released guidelines for districts last week, it gave schools some freedoms, mandates...
In the primary elections on Tuesday, Aug. 11, the two big winners for the Minnesota Senate race were Republican Jason Lewis and Democrat Tina Smith. Lewis garnered 78.13 percent of the vote from his party, beating back four challengers. Incumbent Senator Smith received 87.15 percent of the vote...
The New Prague Chamber of Commerce announced in a newsletter on Thursday, Aug. 13, that due to the COVID-19 pandemic they have come up with some unique ways to celebrate the 36th Annual Dožínky Festival and Classic Car Cruise “virtually” from Friday, Sept. 18, through Sunday, Sept. 20. The Chamber...

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