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Elko New Market’s new Police Chief and Emergency Management Director Brady Juell, left, takes the oath of office for his position from Mayor Joe Julius. The ceremony was held during the Elko New Market City Council’s Thursday, April 11, meeting. Chief Juell said he is excited and the community and...

Greg Johnson, a Lonsdale native, co-hosts a podcast called “Calling an Audible” at the University of Minnesota Crookston. (Photo courtesy of Greg Johnson)

A University of Minnesota Crookston junior from Lonsdale, along with a classmate from Winnipeg, Canada, recently launched a sports podcast available on YouTube and Spotify. Greg Johnson, the son of Wayne and Diane, played baseball for Tri-City United High School and graduated in 2016. Now double-...

Eddie Shimota Jr. next to a poster promoting the movie “Singin’ in the Grain.” The poster shows a 12-year-old Eddie playing the concertina on his family’s farm north of Veseli. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

Albert Milgrom grew up in Pine City, a community about an hour north of the Twin Cities that included a large Czech population. While he wasn’t Czech himself, he said as a boy, he could speak a little Czech and when he was at friends’ homes, Czech food was often on the table. In the 1970s, the film...

New Prague High School graduate Maizie Deihl has pulled double duty this winter,
playing for the University of Minnesota, Duluth women’s basketball team and rehearsing
for the school’s production of “Sister Act,” which debuts April 18. (Photo courtesy of University of Minnesota, Duluth)

BY: Lori C. Melton, University of Minnesota, Duluth If Maizie Deihl’s story was a musical, it would look like this: In the first act, the honors student works through her exercise science classes. As the curtain rises on the second act, we see the sophomore on the court, helping the UMD Women’s...
New Prague Area Schools (PreK-12) will be closed on Thursday, April 11th due to inclement weather. Today will be a Blended Learning day. http://np.isd721.org/BLD-parent-letter WRAP & Kids Company will be open to registered participants from 8 am – 5 pm. Raven Stream Kids Company report to...
Whatever we did, we are sorry!     After torturing us with a miserable February with cold and A LOT of snow, you eased up in March and melted your frozen winter rage that flooded many of our homes and fields. In April, you graced us with beautiful spring weather. Last weekend, you teased us and...
Minnesota’s annual Miss Czech Slovak pageant will be held on Saturday, April 13 at the American Legion Club in Montgomery. The 30th annual pageant that encourages and promotes the heritage, culture and traditions of the Czechs and Slovaks in Minnesota will be held at the American Legion Club. The...
Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, west of New Prague, was offering a different take on Easter egg decorating during its Easter for Kids on Saturday, April 6. Children could draw lines on a hard boiled egg as it was spun by a machine. The young artists could then color the egg in dye. There were...
New Prague Area Community Education held its annual Daddy & Daughter Dance on Friday, April 5, at the Central Education Campus gym. There were 150 girls that came with their dads or other special person to the enchanted evening themed “I Loved Her First,” where there was dancing, games, crafts...
The longest running triathlon in Minnesota is coming to an end. After 35 years, the Elysian Triathlon will not be held in 2019. According to long-time organizer of the event, Jeanne Zwart, it just seemed the right time to end the event which was held the Saturday after the July 4th celebration. “35...

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