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Gov. Tim Walz announced Sunday that all of Minnesota’s K-12 schools will close for eight school days starting Wednesday to try to slow the spread of COVID-19. Walz and state Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker made the announcement Sunday morning in St. Paul. “My top priority as governor is...
Stanley J. Puncochar, age 92, of New Prague, died peacefully on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine.  Stanley was born on April 30, 1927 in Cedar Lake Township, Scott County to Joseph F. and Frances (Seda) Puncochar.  He attended country district school and was drafted...
Richard J. “Dick” Eischens, age 88, of New Prague, died peacefully in the presence of his family on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Amara Hospice in Edinberg, Texas.  Dick was born on September 27, 1931 in New Prague to John and Mary (Svoboda) Eischens.  He attended St. Benedict Parochial School,...
The Minnesota State High School League put out an announcement Friday regarding cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic: Effective Immediately: The Minnesota State High School League is immediately cancelling the Girls Basketball State Tournament. Additionally, all Boys Section and State...
EVENT CANCELLATIONS Following guidelines and recommendations from Minnesota Department of Health to prevent community spread of COVID-19, the following will be in effect immediately, ALL school sponsored and district sponsored events and activities are canceled until further notice. This includes...
Johnny Pasek, longtime resident of Prior Lake, passed away March 11, 2020 at the age of 80. A funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 17th at 11AM with a visitation at 9:30AM at Bethel’s Rock Church, 6300 212th Street West, Farmington. Johnny was laid to rest at Concord Hill Cemetery with Pastor...
The Polka Dance Party scheduled for Friday, March 13 at the Central Education Campus in New Prague has been canceled. We are following the Minnesota Department of Health's recommendation to not have large group activities. Please pass this information on to anyone that may have been interested in...
Apparently the Switzerland booth was the popular spot for some students during the Culture Fair at New Prague High School on Thursday, March 12. This was the third year for the Culture Fair at the high school, showing off the various countries and beliefs represented in New Prague. There were 19...

New Prague Middle School students will be performing the musical “Shrek Jr.” this weekend. There are 60 students participating in the show based on the popular movie. (Patrick Fisher photo)

Beginning Friday, March 13, New Prague Middle School will have four performances of fun and music as it presents “Shrek The Musical Jr.” for its spring musical. The show, based on the popular animated movie, will be at the middle school auditorium, 721 Central Ave. N with tickets available at the...

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