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Data is for cases that were tested and returned positive. Numbers are cumulative since Jan. 20, 2020. All data are preliminary and may change as cases are investigated. Not all suspected cases of COVID-19 are tested, so this data is not representative of the total number of people in Minnesota who...
The City of New Prague received an application for a commercial building permit for the former Shopko. The permit is valued at an estimated $1.3 million and the applicant is HyVee Construction. The building is expected to be converted into a HyVee Dollar Fresh grocery store. For more see an...
The Minnesota River Conference (MRC) voted on March 30, 2020, to accept Lester Prairie/Winsted Holy Trinity into the conference beginning with the 2021-22 school year. The new school replaces Jordan that leaves the MRC after this year. According to Dan Gardner, MRC Executive Director, Lester...
The start to the 2020 DRS Baseball League is currently on hold. According to League President Mike Sticha, they are waiting for more information from the Minnesota Baseball Association before rescheduling. “We are 100 percent up in the air regarding our season. The Minnesota Baseball Association...
Walleye angling on Mille Lacs Lake will be catch-and-release only for this year’s open water season, with the exception of the month of July, when walleye fishing will be closed. Additionally, anglers will not be allowed to use live bait for any species in July, except sucker minnows greater than...
William “Bill” Schultz, age 89, of Montgomery (formerly of Belle Plaine, Aitkin, and Eagan) passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 5, 2020. Bill was born April 17, 1930, in Milwaukee, WI to Edward and Edna Schultz. After High School he proudly served in the US Army during the Korean...
In a 4 to 3 vote on Tuesday, April 7, Lonnie Seifert was selected by the Tri-City United School Board as the district's next superintendent. Seifert was among three finalists for the position being vacated by retiring TCU Superintendent Teri Preisler at the end of June. The finalists, who also...
Harriet Ann Novotny, 84 of Webster, MN passed away on Sunday April 5, 2020 at her home in Webster. Harriet was born on November 30, 1935, and grew up on the family farm in Montgomery. The daughter of George and Anna (Pavek) Choudek, she graduated from Montgomery High School in 1953 and went to...
Patrick John Holtz, age 67 of Fort Atkinson, WI, passed away March 30, 2020 at Woodland Hill Memory Care in Hudson, WI. Pat was born August 22, 1952 in New Prague, MN, to parents John and Genevieve (Petricka) Holtz. He graduated from Montgomery High School in 1970 and earned a bachelor’s degree in...
The Tri-City United School Board has selected three finalists to return for a second interview for the school district’s superintendent position. The semi-finalists are: ■ Carmen Daniels-Strahan, Principal, Mankato Public Schools, Mankato, MN ■ Lisa Edwards, Dir. of Continuous Improvement,...

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