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Siblings Caroline, left, and Daniel Larson have fun playing a version of Easter bingo during the Easter for Kids at Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church on Saturday, March 24. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

While the weather outside of Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church may have been gray on Saturday, March 24, inside 21 children were providing their own color during the church’s ninth annual Easter for Kids. Diverse shades of green, red, blue, yellow and orange were being used to color Easter eggs...
Gary L. Long, age 64, of New Prague, died at his home on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 after a recent diagnosis of terminal lung cancer.  Gary was born on December 24, 1953, in Rice County, Faribault, Minnesota, to Gerald H. and Marion (Gatzke) Long.  He was raised in Milaca, Minnesota, where he attended...

New Prague’s Nick Novak earnned a fall at 106 pounds during his match against East-view in the team quarterfianls Friday, Feb. 16. To see more photos go to and click on the Blue Button. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

The New Prague Trojan wrestling team competed in the Section 2AAA team tournament Friday, Feb. 16, at Lakeville North High School, winning their quarterfinal match against Eastview before losing in the semifinals to No. 1-ranked and eventual champion Shakopee. The section results went as seeded,...

Two New Prague High School gymnasts will compete Saturday, Feb. 24, in the State Class AA gymnastics meet at the Maturi Sports Pavilion at the University of Minnesota. Caitlyn Pint, left, and Tina Shimota placed fifth and third respectively in the vault at the Section 2AA meet at Lakeville South High School to earn a berth at the state meet. As a team, the Trojans placed fourth with a score of 140.95. Lakeville North, the defending state champions, placed first with a score of 150.05. Read more on Page 9. (Chuck Kajer Photo)

Tina Shimota and Caitlyn Pint will represent New Prague High School at the State Class AA Gymnastics meet Saturday, Feb. 24, at the University of Minnesota’s Maturi Sports Pavilion. The meet begins at 6 p.m. The two Trojan athletes qualified by placing fifth and third, respectively, in vault at the...
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New Prague saw its best year in building permits in more than a decade, especially concerning single family home permits. In 2017 single family construction permits reached 56, nearly double of the 33 issued in 2016. The city also had 175 total housing units for the year, which is the highest total...

Father Kevin Clinton, center, offers a blessing the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 20, to the seventh and eighth grades students from St. Wenceslaus Catholic School participating in Cardboard Box City. (Patrick Fisher Photo)

The seventh and eighth grade students from St. Wenceslaus Catholic School had a chilly night Wednesday, Dec. 20, and going into the morning of Thursday, Dec. 21, as they slept in cardboard boxes with temperatures at 18 degrees Fahrenheit. The experience was part of Cardboard Box City, where...
Marie Ludmilla Kajer, 92, left this life on Christmas morning, December 25, 2017. Her daughters, Kim (Kajer) Bergstedt and Jacinta (Cindy) Timmons Carlson were at her side. In addition to her daughter, Kim, she is survived by Kim's husband, David A. Bergstedt, and their children, Brittany Marie,...
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