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A Facebook photo by Lynnae Byers shows just a part of the destruction caused by the storm and tornadoes last night. 

As officials continue to assess the damages throughout Rice County, they are encountering a significant amount traffic congestion due to high volumes of on lookers in the damaged areas. In a press release to area news outlets, they would like people to stay away from the areas.   “We respectfully...
New Prague High School announced its Homecoming candidates for King and Queen on Friday, Sept. 21. Queen candidates are (front row, left to right)  Aidan McLoone, Laura DeGross, Anna Holden, Kaitlyn Blair, Callie Peterson, Morgan Pint, Molly Giesen, Kate Wagner; King candidates are (back row)...

Large trees, branches and debris are strewn throughout the area.  Jay Schneider Photo

A tornado ripped thru the Lake Region area Thursday night, Sept. 20. Numerous trees are down and some damage to buildings has been reported.
New Prague High School will celebrate its Homecoming week September 23-28, with the highlight being the football game against Mankato West on Friday, Sept. 28. The week begins with the annual Powder Puff football game, to be played at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept 23. The annual game features the senior...
The New Prague City Council an amended Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) between it and the New Prague Area School District during its meeting Monday, Sept. 17. The JPA is covers the construction and operation of the indoor pool and fitness center facility at the Central Education Campus, the operation...
A knitting and crocheting group that meets at the Central Education Campus in New Prague has been busy over the last year. The group has created items that will go to military members, both local and around the world, school children and adults through area food shelves. The group includes members of all ages from New Prague, Montgomery, Lonsdale, Jordan and Edina. (Patrick Fisher Photo)
On Thursdays, from 9-11 a.m. people of various ages meet in the Community Connections Room at the Central Education Campus in New Prague to knit and crochet. The group has been meeting since the fall of 2017 and has created a vast array of articles, many of which go to help others. For members of...

George Alan Vanzee, age 51 formerly of the Owatonna area, has been charged with seven felony level and one misdemeanor level offenses for his involvement in the January 7, 2018 break-ins at Tucker's Tavern, Fischer's Corner Bar, and the Thirsty Beaver Bar, all located in Elysian.

George Alan Vanzee, previously of the Owatonna area, is currently being held in the Ottertail County Jail in Fergus Falls. Vanvee, age 51, has been identified as the individual involved in the January 7th, 2018 break-ins at Tucker's Tavern, Fischer's Corner Bar, and the Thirsty Beaver, all in...

A new playground has been added to the Babe Nordmeier Baseball Field last week. 

A new playground has been constructed at Babe Nordmeier Baseball Field in Morristown. Funds for this new play area was donated by the Morristown Commercial Club, Morristown Fire Department, and Morristown Sons of American Legion. A play structure, swing sets, monkey bars, spring riders, and a merry...

Latex paint was one of the largest number of items collected during the Hazardous Waste Disposal event held in Waterville Sept. 13. 

More than 200 households were served during the Thursday, Sept. 13 Tri County Solid Waste Household Disposal event held in Waterville. Nine boxes of latex paint, two boxes of aerosols, six boxes of oil, 3,800 pounds of farm chemicals, and more than 800 light bulbs were among the items collected....

The North Waseca Lutheran Church began on an autumn day 160 years ago. This Sunday, the congregation will celebrate faith, fellowship, and its unique Norwegian culture.   Submitted Photo

The North Waseca Lutheran Church congregation will celebrate 160 years of worship this Sunday, Sept. 23, with a special service at 10 a.m., various activities, and a noon meal.  The event commemorates the crisp and windy, autumn day in 1858 when a group of 23 Norwegian settlers met on a hill top...

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