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Bonita Marie Tupy, age 54, of New Prague, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, March 1, 2019 at St. Gertrude’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Shakopee.  Bonnie was born on September 30, 1964 in Shakopee to Lloyd A. and Carol L. (Pawelk) White.  Her parents were killed in a car...
The retired judge overseeing the Le Sueur County Historical Society (LCHS) lawsuit assigned tasks and specific timelines to move the case along. In a letter to attorneys for LCHS and the 16 plaintiffs on February 21, Retired Judge John Van de North, Jr., referenced a phone call with the attorneys...

Jeff Steinhoff drives his route for snowplowing in the city of New Prague. He began plowing at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, and was taking care of the streets in the housing additions of Homefield and Raven Stream, Scott County Road 37, Columbus Avenue and 10th Avenue SE. Steinhoff has been with the city for 13 years. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

Wednesday, Feb. 20, began with heavy snow that lasted through most of the day. For New Prague city employees like Jeff Steinhoff he was already out working at 6 a.m. making sure residents had clear streets. February 20 was a day of heavy snowfall as New Prague and the surrounding communities had...
New Prague Area Schools Superintendent Tim Dittberner updated members of the school board on the use of "flexible learning days" the district has taken due to weather. The update came during the board’s regular meeting Monday, Feb. 25. "It’s nice to have these available to us," he said. "We’ve had...
Last weekend’s blizzard endangered some, inconvenienced many and proved once again that Mother Nature is not to be fooled with. We had plenty of warning that bad weather conditions were on the way. Events were being cancelled already on Friday and many people altered their weekend plans to avoid...

Aiden Dorzinski brings the puck out of the defensive zone during New Prague’s loss to Minnetonka Thursday, Feb. 21. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

The New Prague Trojan boys hockey team knew going in that it would be a tall task in their Section 2AA quarterfinal game. The opponent was Minnetonka, a team that spent much of the season ranked No. 1 in the state, and was still ranked No. 2 going into the post season. The Skippers were the No. 1...
The New Prague Trojan girls basketball team closed out the regular season with a win over Delano Friday, Feb. 22. The win, and a Waconia win over Holy Family the previous evening, gave the Trojans a share of the Wright County Conference East title with those two teams, as all three had 7-3...

Lucas Bauer works on his wood duck house, assisted by volunteer Louis Schatz, left, and Lucas’ father Scott Bauer. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

Snow and wind didn’t deter about 150 youngsters from showing up Sunday, Feb. 24, to the 20th Annual Wood Duck House building event at the Knights of Columbus Hall in New Prague. Sponsored by the Scott-Le Sueur chapter of the Minnesota Waterfowl Association, youngsters were given the opportunity to...

Blake Perry brings the puck out of the defensive zone for New Prague during their 10-2 win over Winona. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

The New Prague adapted floor hockey team won two games last week, defeating Winona and St. Paul Humboldt. The team was scheduled to host Stillwater Tuesday, Feb. 26, and Burnsville/Farmington/ Lakeville Wednesday, Feb. 27. New Prague plays at Minneapolis Edison Thursday, Feb. 28, and will play...
Violet Anne Bachman, age 92, of New Prague, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on February 27, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital New Prague.  Vi was born January 21, 1927 near Princeton, Minnesota to Frank & Agnes (Fradette) Betzler.  She attended grade school at Swatara...
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