Freedom Fest schedule: Friday, July 3

Freedom Fest schedule: Friday, July 3

Thursday, July 3 —Family Day in the park featuring free slides and rides by Baldy’s Games, children’s activity tent, 13 food concessions, musicians, artisans and ... Read more | Add your comment

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Gov’t offices closed Friday for Fourth of July

Government offices are taking a holiday at the end of this week. The city of Austin, Mower County offices and the Jail and Justice Center ... Read more | Add your comment

Teens arrested for BB gun mischief

Austin police arrested three teens Wednesday after they allegedly shot BB guns at signs and a house. Police Chief Brian Krueger said the teens, ages ... Read more | Add your comment

Waltham man missing Corvette rims

Burglars made off with four Corvette rims worth about $500 in total from a shed in Waltham earlier this week. A property owner reported the ... Read more | Add your comment

Rose Creek shed lightly damaged after roof fire

A Rose Creek woman may have set her shed roof on fire Wednesday while she burned several items in the yard. Mower County Chief Deputy ... Read more | Add your comment

Education options; Riverland hosts DREAM, DACA presentation for Latino families

Education options; Riverland hosts DREAM, DACA presentation for Latino families

Latino families got an education Tuesday at Riverland Community College after staff from the state Department of Education and the Mexican Consulate gave a presentation ... Read more | Add your comment

Egan Company acquires Austin’s Kestner Electric; 23 employees, former owner to continue with business

Egan Company acquires Austin’s Kestner Electric; 23 employees, former owner to continue with business

An Austin electric company is under new ownership, but familiar faces are expected to stay on and continue at the business. Specialty trade contractor Egan ... Read more | Add your comment

Soderberg joins KSMQ

Austin native Greg Soderberg joined KSMQ Public Television as an Account Manager. Soderberg comes to KSMQ with extensive media marketing experience in the region, most ... Read more | Add your comment

Overcome barriers, leave abusive relationships

Lana Hollerud Crime Victims Resource Center A common response to hearing about a person in an abusive relationship is often “why do they stay? Why ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Police Reports, July 1-2  | Add your comment
  2. Defying SCOTUS on gay marriage licensing is not a legal option  | Add your comment
  3. Business ranking affirms good policy  | Add your comment
  4. Periodic rains put damper on Wescott turf, dome work  | Add your comment
  5. Drunk leads police on chase through Austin  | Add your comment
  6. Vets unfurl field of flags  | Add your comment
  7. Police Reports, June 30-July 1  | Add your comment
  8. Mower ropes up livestock response trailer  | Add your comment
  9. 3 houses, $3: Mower sells forfeited properties to Austin  | Add your comment

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Six months later, still no answers on Oak Park Mall

Six months later, still no answers on Oak Park Mall

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Austin Post 1216 gets a split with Owatonna

Austin Post 1216 gets a split with Owatonna

The Austin Post 1216 VFW baseball team put forth a solid effort to win a District game 5-1 against Owatonna and it dropped the non-District ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Austin Blue Sox drop fourth straight game  | Add your comment
  2. Marcusen gets an upgrade; Teams work together to get new practice equipment at park  | Add your comment
  3. Grand Meadow grad makes National Duals All Team  | Add your comment

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Garner, Affleck getting divorced

LOS ANGELES — As regulars at a local farmer’s market, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner and their three young children looked like the perfect Hollywood family. ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Minn. sues Fla. student loan company  | Add your comment
  2. Abortions rise in state; 1st increase since 2006  | Add your comment
  3. US employers add 223K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.3 pct.  | Add your comment
  4. Minnesota Chamber of Commerce picks Loon as new president  | Add your comment
  5. 8 arrested for Louis Vuitton theft after freeway chase  | Add your comment
  6. Winds blow forest fires smoke from Canada across Midwest  | Add your comment

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Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Drunk leads police on chase through Austin

A 25-year-old Austin man faces serious charges after he allegedly led police on a drunken chase through Austin and nearly got himself seriously injured. Police ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Mower ropes up livestock response trailer  | Add your comment
  2. Ask a Trooper: Cops accepting electronic proof of insurance  | Add your comment

Columns & Opinions

Overcome barriers, leave abusive relationships

Lana Hollerud Crime Victims Resource Center A common response to hearing about a person in an ... Read more | Add your comment

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Mr. Freedom Fest; Community leader has a passion for giving fun during Freedom Fest

Jeff Baldus looked at his computer in his spacious office near the back of the 110 ... Read more | Add your comment

Hot Issues

Pedaling ahead; Volunteers starting work on cycling trail

Austin is heading up the mountain to look at biking with a new trail. Plans are moving ahead to construct a mountain biking course this ... Read more | Add your comment

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Worker charged with stealing jewelry; Rochester man allegedly stole during flooring job

A 39-year-old Rochester man has been charged with felony theft after he allegedly stole jewelry worth thousands of dollars from a Racine home. According to ... Read more | Add your comment