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Submitted by: Sarah Stultz, Managing Editor, Albert Lea Tribune A significant discussion is taking place at the state Legislature in reaction to the recent announcement that eight community newspapers will close at the end of the month. Under a proposal in the Senate Education Policy Omnibus bill (...
Taking public notices for schools out of newspapers would hurt public A significant discussion is taking place at the state legislature in reaction to the recent announcement that eight community newspapers will close at the end of the month. Under a proposal in the Senate Education Policy Omnibus...
Donald (Don) J. Smisek Sr, age 83, of Lonsdale, MN, passed away peacefully at Lakeville BeeHive Homes on April 17, 2024, with family by his side.  He fought a long and courageous battle with dementia. Don is preceded in death by sons Tommy and Dennis, and parents Joe B. and Helen Smisek. Don was...

(Patrick Fisher photo)

The New Prague Fire Department and North Memorial Ambulance responded to a two vehicle crash east of New Prague on highways 19/13 around 5 p.m. Thursday, April 18. According to a preliminary report from the State Highway Patrol one person was transported by ambulance from the scene. Both vehicles,...

Jarrod Schoenecker photo

The 2024 Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota royalty and distinguished guests, from the right, Miss Czech Slovak Wisconsin Queen 2023-2024 Trinity Pesko; Junior Ambassadors R. J. Timmerman and Keely Kluzak; 2nd Princess Alexia Timmerman, Queen Sarah Langridge, 1st Princess Gabrielle Stoudt; Junior Ambassadors Ella Flicek and Kailey Flicek; Miss Czech Slovak U.S. 1st Runner Up Drew Henja. Missing from the photo was Lilli Sticha.

First boy Junior Ambassador entered into program Saturday evening was a gathering from around the state at the Montgomery American Legion for the 35th Annual Miss Czech Slovak Minnesota Pageant. Festivities started with an authentic Czech meal, prepared by board member and Head Chef Josh Gare and...
We received bad news last week, a gut punch to our industry, actually, from up the road. The owner of community newspapers in Shakopee, Savage, Prior Lake, Chanhassen, Chaska and Jordan announced the final editions of these publications would be published later this month. Six well-established,...

With inclement weather outdoors last week, New Prague infielder Eric Berg and his teammates were relegated to the smooth bounces off the high school’s gym floor.

New Prague High School’s baseball team’s expectations for this season is to be competitive in all aspects on the field. The Trojans began their season at Rochester Mayo, Friday, April 5, with a close 2-1 loss. (See separate story.) New Prague’s home game against Rochester Century Monday, April 8,...

Braeden Woitas

When it comes to playing competitive ice hockey, Braeden Woitas isn’t ready to put his skates away. Not yet. Woitas, the son of Marisa and Kevin Woitas, has accepted a tender to play junior hockey in Mason City Iowa in the North American Tier III Hockey League. His long-term goal is to play...
Two weeks after board members struggled to approve cutting $3.5 million from the general fund, the New Prague School District is once again looking at a plan to reduce the cost of one of its biggest expenses – veteran teachers. Monday, April 8, during a board workshop, the school board heard a...
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