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Friday night into Saturday morning was a spectacle of the skies, even those within the city limits and outside of direct light, as the aurora borealis or northern lights put on a show for all to see. People as far south as the Bahamas and southern California were able to see them outside of light...

Twin brothers Ambrose, left, and Patrick Busch look over several items at a garage sale along NW Music Street Saturday, May 11, in New Prague.

“This is our first year doing a garage sale,” said Eric Novotny, Saturday morning, May 11. He was among several people participating in New Prague’s Citywide Garage Sales. In his yard and driveway along NE First Street, he had many articles for sale. “We’ve got clothes, electronics, cookware, you...

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Seneca Foods Corporation in Montgomery.

Seneca Foods Corporation in Montgomery has been issued a citation by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (MNDLI) and issued a penalty of $156,259 in regards to the incident which happened in the early morning hours of October 5, 2023, where 58-year-old worker Jose Luis Alvarado had items...
Aiming at what it deems fair and equitable compensation for employee groups, the New Prague School Board approved a series of master agreements with employee groups, contracts including increases in wages and benefits. At a special meeting Monday, May 13, the board approved contracts for certified...
By a 3-1 vote, the New Prague City Council decided at its May 6 meeting to take the next step with the city’s police station. Voting in favor were councilors Maggie Bass, Bruce Wolf and Rik Seiler with Councilor Shawn Ryan casting the single no vote. Mayor Duane Jirik was absent from the meeting....

The MPCA has extended the air quality alert for southern Minnesota. The alert now remains in effect until 11 p.m., Monday, May 13.

Air quality is expected to reach the red AQI category in southern Minnesota, which is unhealthy for everyone The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has extended the air quality alert for southern Minnesota. The alert now remains in effect until 11 p.m. on Monday, May 13. The affected area...

A Shoreview man, a passenger in a 2011 Hyundai, was killed Thursday afternoon, May 9, in a crash on Le Sueur County Road 3, just north of its intersection with County Road 29 in Lanesburgh Township. (John Mueller photo)

A Shoreview man, a passenger in a 2011 Hyundai, was killed Thursday afternoon, May 9, in a crash on Le Sueur County Road 3, just north of its intersection with County Road 29 in Lanesburgh Township. The crash was reported at 2:48 p.m. It occurred when a 2011 Hyundai sedan, driven by Kyle Wayne...
A person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Le Sueur County Road 3 just north of Le Sueur County Road 29 in Lanesburgh Township this afternoon, Thursday, May 9, around 3 p.m. Le Sueur County Sheriff's deputies and troopers from the Minnesota State Patrol are investigating the crash. The name of...
Like most any mom, Tina Kreger wanted the best for her three children. She wanted her sons and daughter to be comfortable participating in activities and to be accepted by their peers. For her son, Orion, that presented a unique challenge she willingly embraced. When he was 2½-years-old, Orion,...
The New Prague City Council approved a bid from Central Ag LLC to install a fence for a dog park on the north side of town. Central Ag LLC had the lowest of two bids at $23,844. The council approved the bid 4-0, with Mayor Duane Jirik absent. The city has been considering the park for a year or...

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