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UPDATE - Driver Pronounced Dead The Hennepin County Medical Examiner is investigating the cause of death of Joshua David Bastyr, 34, who had a medical emergency while driving along Chalupsky Avenue SE in New Prague on Thursday, May 30. New Prague Police Chief Jim Gareis said that officers were...
Clarence J. Malecha, age 87 of Faribault, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on May 28, 2019.  Preceded in death by his infant son, Andrew J. Malecha and siblings, Elaine Graff and Alvin Malecha. Survived by his best friend and wife of 63 years, Virginia; children, Linda (Paul)...
On June 2, 1974 Father Kevin Clinton was ordained a priest at St. Paul Seminary, now 45 years later he will be holding his last Mass this Sunday, June 2, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in New Prague. Fr. Clinton grew up in Le Sueur County and graduated from Cleveland High School in 1966. He...

Attending the Thursday, May 23, groundbreaking ceremony for Braith Auto in New Prague are, from left, Zak Kvam of Braith Auto, City Building Official Chad Lunder, Tim Braith of Braith Auto, City Administrator Mike Johnson, City Planning Director Ken Ondich, Doreen and Howard Braith of Braith Auto, Market President Eric Krogman of First Bank & Trust, city council members Maggie Bass and Bruce Wolf, Mayor Chuck Nickolay, Pete Sletten of the city’s Economic Development Authority and Brent Quast, president of the EDA. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

Braith Auto Repair and city officials held a ground breaking ceremony the morning of Thursday, May 23, in New Prague’s Industrial Park, just off of Highway 21. The ceremony was the latest step for the business, located outside of New Prague, to relocate into the community. Howard Braith, owner of...
The Minnesota Legislature finished its business for 2019 last week, with a special session that wrapped up Saturday morning, with all of the necessary budget bills passed and expected to be signed by Gov. Tim Walz. As noted on this page last week, while a special session was needed to complete the...
Principal Pat Pribyl, seated, gets high fives from Raven Stream Elementary School students who won prizes in a drawing during the last day of classes on Thursday, May 30. Superintendent Tim Dittberner, right, drew names. He and other school leaders showed up on Thursday to wish Pribyl a happy...
A daughter, Adeline Rose Simon, was born to Andy and Megan (Maruska) Simon of New Prague on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Shakopee. Adeline weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. Adeline was welcomed home by big brother Raymond, age 4 and sister Vivian,...

New Prague’s Zach Pickens tries to move the ball against a Lakeville South defender during the Trojans’ 6-1 win Thursday, May 23. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

The New Prague Trojan boys lacrosse team finished its season last week with three wins, defeating Southwest Christian, Mankato and Lakeville South in JV action. The team ended its inaugural season with an 8-5-1 record, playing mostly against junior varsity teams. Activities Director Brad Skogerboe...

Elko New Market Police Chief Brady Juell pins the badge on new Officer Steve Hotaling. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

Elko New Market welcomed its newest police officer, Steve Hotaling, during the Wednesday, May 22, meeting of the Elko New Market City Council. Police Chief Brady Juell provided a biography of Hotaling before pinning a police officer’s badge on Hotaling’s uniform. Chief Juell said that Hotaling was...

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