A new kind of crazy; GM restaurant set to open soon

A new kind of crazy; GM restaurant set to open soon

GRAND MEADOW — A crazy new restaurant and bar is getting ready to open in Grand Meadow this month. Crazy Jane’s Place will open in ... Read more | Add your comment

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Council can’t pass e-cig ban on first try; Policy will likely get approved on March 16

As expected, the Austin City Council couldn’t pass a permanent ban on e-cigarette smoking in public during its first reading at a public meeting. The ... Read more | Add your comment

City to join outstate lobbying group

The city of Austin could get more representation at the state Capitol in the near future. The Austin City Council voted Monday to become part ... Read more | Add your comment

Turtle Creek 1 homeowners may get water with project

City officials aren’t so sure a new water system will be part of a proposed sewer project in the Turtle Creek 1 neighborhood in northwest ... Read more | Add your comment

City progressing on plans for flood wall program

The Austin City Council is getting its ducks in a row when it comes to a new flood wall plaque program. Council members are assembling ... Read more | Add your comment

AL board OKs traditional school calendar

After a nearly three hour-long meeting, the Albert Lea School Board compromised on calendars for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years. The board voted 5 to ... Read more | Add your comment

Musicians to hit the AHS stage; Band, choir and orchestra to perform winter concerts

Austin students will be sharing music with the community this week during the annual winter concerts. “It’s kind of what we’re all about,” Choir Director ... Read more | Add your comment

Nonprofits up for $1M through March drive

One hundred nonprofit organizations across southeastern Minnesota, including six in Mower County and seven that affect Freeborn County, will have a chance to win a ... Read more | Add your comment

Firefighters put out house fire

Firefighters put out house fire

No one was injured in a Lyle house fire that took place around 4:20 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Lyle Fire Chief Dan Frank said firefighters spent ... Read more | Add your comment

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Passed through Austin and passed on a legacy; Mother of Julia Roberts lived in and graduated from Austin

Passed through Austin and passed on a legacy; Mother of Julia Roberts lived in and graduated from Austin

Many recognize the famous actress Julia Roberts, but what many may not know is her mother, Betty Lou Bredemus, lived and graduated high school in ... Read more | Add your comment

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Aiming for the top: Packers have high hopes for state swim meet

The Austin swimming and diving team is headed to the Class A state meet with as much swimmers as the team has had in years ... Read more | Add your comment

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Firefighters put out house fire

Firefighters put out house fire

No one was injured in a Lyle house fire that took place around 4:20 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Lyle Fire Chief Dan Frank said firefighters spent ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Area woman gets 2 years probation for welfare fraud  | Add your comment
  2. 17-year-old treated after I-90 rollover  | Add your comment

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The Google Fiber project in Kansas City grabs a lot of headlines. As Austin continues its* ... Read more | Add your comment

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A new kind of crazy; GM restaurant set to open soon

GRAND MEADOW — A crazy new restaurant and bar is getting ready to open in Grand ... Read more | Add your comment

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Council can’t pass e-cig ban on first try; Policy will likely get approved on March 16

As expected, the Austin City Council couldn’t pass a permanent ban on e-cigarette smoking in public during its first reading at a public meeting. The ... Read more | Add your comment

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Area woman gets 2 years probation for welfare fraud

A Dodge Center woman has been sentenced for swindling Mower County out of almost $20,000 in financial benefits in 2012. Mary Lewison was sentenced to ... Read more | Add your comment