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Linda S. Giesen, age 73, of Shakopee, MN, entered eternal life on Friday, March 10, 2023, at her home. Linda was born in Worthington, MN, on December 10, 1949, the daughter of Clarence and Susan (Ykema) Van Grouw. She married Ed Giesen on October 18, 1975, in Union Hill, MN. Linda was a certified...

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The vehicle in its resting place after the crash on Saturday morning.

(Updated story 3/15) A New Prague man was cited for a single vehicle crash that happened in Union Hill on Saturday, March 11 at about 3:30 a.m. A blue 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 was traveling south on Scott County 7 (Church Avenue), ran through the stop sign at MN 19, crossed MN 19 and Hub Drive, sliced...

New Prague senior Willem Serie left the starting block just as Alexander Dvorak touched the wall in the 200-yard freestyle relay at the state meet Friday at the University of Minnesota. Despite their best effort, the Trojans didn’t make the finals in the event. The group’s time of 1:32.90 beat the team’s old record by over 3 seconds. (John Mueller photo)

Wrapping up its season in fine fashion, the New Prague High School boys swimmers at the state meet represented their young program well last week. The Trojans advanced swimmers in four of five events to the state finals, with Brendan Panka and Jacob Bisek swimming their way to the medal stand....

New Prague’s Michael Beckius (11) and Sean Christenson (24) console NPHS goalie Oskar Pomerenke after a tough loss to Northfield in the section championship game Wednesday, March 1, in Rochester. Northfield topped New Prague to win a berth in the state tournament. (John Mueller photo)

Repeating an oft-used phrase, New Prague High School boys’ ice hockey coach Brad Drazan summed up the Section 1A championship game in Rochester in which Northfield topped the Trojans, 6-0. “It just wasn’t our night,” he said. New Prague did the best it could to pressure Northfield goalie Keaton...
Congratulations to New Prague High School’s wrestling team. You finished second at the state tournament. You have represented your school and community well and have much to be proud of in your accomplishments throughout the regular season, post season and last week at the state tournament. You had...
Townships in Scott, Le Sueur and Rice counties, as well as in counties throughout the state, will hold their annual meeting Tuesday, March 14. Known as Township Day, these annual meetings are held every year on the second Tuesday in March and set townships apart from other forms of local government...

New Prague High School National Honor Society students prepared for a night sleeping outdoors in tents and cardboard boxes Thursday, March 2, as part of an exercise learning about homelessness. Seventeen students participated in the chaperoned event where the overnight temperature dipped into the mid-teens. (Submitted photo)

They have endured a small taste what life is like as a person without a permanent home, a lesson some will use to better appreciate the lifestyle they enjoy. A group of 17 New Prague High School National Honor Society students spent Thursday evening, March 2, learning about life as a homeless...
Donald Max, Borgen Sr, (Donnie) age 79 passed away at his home in Elko  New Market on February 28,2023.   Donnie was preceded in death by parents, Albert and Regina (Chalmers)  Borgen, step-mother Ruth (Pass) Borgen; sister Elaine (Borgen) Cross and brother Allen Borgen.  Donnie is survived by wife...
Dorothy V. Johnson, age 63, of Bloomington, MN, formerly of New Prague, MN passed away on March 8, 2023 after courageously battling cancer for 6 months. Dorothy was a faithful Christian and loyal caregiver to all. She will be remembered for her outgoing and fun-loving personality. A devoted wife,...
Mary Therese Hart, age 94, of Shakopee, MN, entered eternal life on Saturday, March 4, 2023, in Shakopee.  Mary was born in Cedar Lake Township, MN, on June 5, 1928, the daughter of Martin and Mary Ann (Hickey) Hart.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Martin and Mary Ann; brother, Cyril....
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