Austin swimmer is stepping it up this summer

Austin swimmer is stepping it up this summer

Austin swimmer Ben Walker has made some big strides this summer and he came through with a strong performance at the state FoxJet Longcourse Championships ... Read more | Add your comment

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Pet Purrrrrfect; Owners show off their furry friends

Pet Purrrrrfect; Owners show off their furry friends

Sherlock the dog meets Indy the cat and Jordan Steinhoff Wednesday during the Austin Public Library’s second annual pet contest. Read more | Add your comment

Legion bikers to stop in Austin Saturday during fundraiser ride

The American Legion Riders 2015 Legacy Run will stop in Austin this Saturday on the first leg of its tour. Plenty of riders will through ... Read more | Add your comment

Dentist rarely discussed hunting with patients; Hundreds protest at Bloomington office

ST. PAUL — A Minnesota dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe advised patients ... Read more | Add your comment

Standardized test scores show little change in Minnesota

ST. PAUL — New standardized test scores show Minnesota students made no overall improvement in math, reading or science this year and made little progress ... Read more | Add your comment

Our Opinion:  Cloud hovers over Peterson

Our Opinion: Cloud hovers over Peterson

With the first week of training camp in full swing, excitement and gloom simultaneously hang over the Minnesota Vikings. The bright spots are at the quarterback ... Read more | Add your comment

POLL: What should the county do for its recycling services?

Click here to read more about the county’s recycling discussion. Click here to read about how the changes would affect Cedar Valley Services. Read more | Add your comment

‘A woman before her time’; Ruth Rasmussen leaves a legacy of firsts for women in Austin

‘A woman before her time’; Ruth Rasmussen leaves a legacy of firsts for women in Austin

Ruth Rasmussen was an inspiration for many, as she was a pioneer for woman on many councils and boards and fought for the underdog. Rasmussen, 90, ... Read more | Add your comment

Cedar Valley Services voices concern over recycling jobs

The county board was reminded of other factors it will have to consider before choosing between single-sort or its current sorted recycling Read more | Add your comment

  1. Single-sort recycle could cost $55.36 a year; Board seeking feedback on recycling options  | Add your comment
  2. Freedom robbery accomplice charged  | Add your comment
  3. 1 charged over drunken stealing spree  | Add your comment
  4. Mariska to talk music on KSMQ  | Add your comment
  5. City to spray for mosquitos tonight or tomorrow  | Add your comment
  6. Christmas play auditions are this week in Albert Lea  | Add your comment
  7. United Way: Coat drive, Day of Caring coming up  | Add your comment
  8. What the numbers show about millennials  | Add your comment
  9. Summerset closes 48th season with comedy ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’  | Add your comment

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Area officials, farmers promote Latino ag coop

Area officials, farmers promote Latino ag coop

Members of the Latino Economic Development Center, local officials and area farmers celebrated the first year of the La Surena Cooperative Saturday. Read more | Add your comment

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Austin swimmer is stepping it up this summer

Austin swimmer is stepping it up this summer

Austin swimmer Ben Walker has made some big strides this summer and he came through with a strong performance at the state FoxJet Longcourse Championships ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Hounds take down Royals in seven innings  | Add your comment
  2. Austin Post 91 Legion baseball team is hoping to keep rolling at state tournament  | Add your comment
  3. Austin U18 softball team splits with Blooming Prairie-New Richland  | Add your comment

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Dentist rarely discussed hunting with patients; Hundreds protest at Bloomington office

ST. PAUL — A Minnesota dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe advised patients ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. EPA: Up to $13.9M available for Great Lakes restoration  | Add your comment
  2. Standardized test scores show little change in Minnesota  | Add your comment
  3. Panicked 911 caller: Dispatcher had no reason to hang up  | Add your comment
  4. Plane debris to be sent to France  | Add your comment
  5. Cincinnati cop pleads not guilty to murder  | Add your comment
  6. Search goes on for missing boys as hope dims  | Add your comment

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Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Freedom robbery accomplice charged

The Austin woman accused of being an accomplice to the Freedom Value Center robbery last week was formally charged Tuesday. Mer Gach, 18, faces two ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. 1 charged over drunken stealing spree  | Add your comment
  2. Blooming Prairie woman, brother charged in 19-year-old Texas homicide  | Add your comment

Columns & Opinions

Best Bets: Music and Food

Get ready to swap some healthy recipes and listen to some great music this weekend with ... Read more | Add your comment

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Austin native returns to perform in string quartet

An Austin native will return with her string quartet in tow this Friday to perform at ... Read more | Add your comment

Hot Issues

Single-sort recycle could cost $55.36 a year; Board seeking feedback on recycling options

Mower County homeowners and renters could pay as much as $55.36 a year if the county board approves a change to single-sort recycling, but the ... Read more | Add your comment

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Alleged burglar charged for fighting with police

A 23-year-old Austin man has been charged after he allegedly broke into a home Sunday and later fought police. Marvin Perez was charged Tuesday with ... Read more | Add your comment