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New Prague High School’s Peter Arita, left, was crowned Snoball king and Destiney Lofton was crowned queen during a Friday, Feb. 2, pep fest in the high school gym. The coronation was a highlight for the annual celebration at the high school. A dance will be held Saturday evening, Feb. 3, in the...
New Prague’s swimmers have reason to enjoy growing confidence as the schedule turns the final leg of the regular season. The Trojans earned their first-ever dual meet win over Benilde-St. Margaret’s Thursday, Jan. 25. With two meets left before a 20-day layoff before the section meet Feb. 21-22 in...

New Prague co-captain Avaya Schneider, 34, center, gets a breakaway during the girls hockey’s Tuesday, Jan. 23, home game against Waconia. Close behind Schneider is co-captain Taylor Peterson, 4. The Trojans lost to the Wildcats, 5-0. (Patrick Fisher photo)

With two regular-season games left to play before the section playoffs commence, the New Prague High School girls’ ice hockey team is working to build as much momentum and confidence as possible before the section playoffs open. At 3-18-2 overall, the Trojans expect to play a top-seeded team in the...
After splitting its first two games, the New Prague floor hockey team has enjoyed surge, overwhelming opponents with plenty of offensive and solid defensive play as well. The Trojans have scored 29 goals in three games. The most recent, a 13-goal effort against Owatonna, is a sign the Trojans’...
New Prague needs improvements for its post office building. The current owners of the building have a lease with the United States Postal Service that runs through February of 2025. That’s the easy part. The USPS is a difficult agency for the public to deal with. U.S. Rep. Angie Craig likened...

New Prague High School choral director Nicole Thietje rehearses with her students Friday, Jan. 19. Thietje was recently named High School Music Educator of the Year by the Minnesota Music Educators Association. (Patrick Fisher photo)

Nicole Thietje, New Prague High School’s choral director, was recently named the Minnesota Music Educators Association’s High School Music Educator of the Year. Thietje will receive the award during the opening day, Thursday, Feb. 15, of the Minnesota Music Educators Association’s convention. She...

Meeting with Mark Strohfus, Great RiverEnergy’s permitting project manager, Marlene Reineke and Robin Lichtblau (left) discussed the proposed route Great River Energy (GRE) is proposing for a rerouted 115 KV line currently south of Cedar Lake just before a public hearing Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the New Prague Fire Station. The line currently extends along County Road 2 between Baseline Avenue and County Road 23. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission is expected to address the reroute plan. (John Mueller photo)

Judge hears testimony on plan; PUC will decide route this spring Great River Energy’s proposed reroute of an electric power line has residents along Baseline Avenue and Highway 19 angry and frustrated the company selected a route they claim will negatively impact their homes and businesses....

New Prague High School’s one-act play focuses on Sally (Kayla Einertson) and Fred (Ben Fletcher) working out differences during the “Middle School Dating Game” during the Friday, Jan. 26, performance in the high school auditorium. The comedy won the subsection championship Saturday, Jan. 27, for the fifth time. (Patrick Fisher photo)

New Prague High School’s one-act play troupe won the subsection championship for the fifth straight year Saturday, Jan. 27, during competition in the high school’s auditorium. New Prague won with the comedy “Middle School Dating Game” by Jennifer McVetty. Director Allie Meyer said New Prague moves...

Mike Mallow photo

A disgruntled Mike selfie from last winter in Benson around the third or fourth driveway clearing of the season.

One of social media’s beautiful features is that it quickly reminds you of whatyou were doing a year ago. My posts from last January feature disgruntled sel-fies of me standing in mydriveway with salt and a pitiful electric snowblower that I thought would be enough. It was not. By the end of last...

Sasha Lehman provided photo

The scene of the crash, looking north, at Le Sueur County Roads 3 and 28 at about 6:40 a.m. on Friday, taken by Sasha Lehman of Montgomery. Lehman said that she was on her way to work when she came upon the crash with injuries.

A two-vehicle crash called into Le Sueur County Sheriff’s dispatch at 5:59 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 26, at the intersection of Le Sueur County Roads 3 and 28 ends in minor injuries. According to the incident report from the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office, a white 2014 Chevy Silverado traveling...
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