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KSMQ to air Hanson Family concert

KSMQ to air Hanson Family concert

On May 17, more than 400 people gathered at Riverland Community College’s Frank W. Bridges Theatre to honor one local family’s musical roots. Now that ... Read more | Add your comment

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Preparing for life after high school

Austin Public Schools doing what it can to make sure students are ready when they graduate Read more | Add your comment

  1. A symphonic season  | Add your comment
  2. Student Group helps power school through solar panels  | Add your comment
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Convictions Aug. 17-23

—Alex Dale Enright, 20, of Austin, was convicted of introducing contraband into jail. Sentenced to one year of supervised probation. Offense date: July 23, 2014. ... Read more | Add your comment

Rochester business bringing hobby store to Austin

A southern Minnesota business on the verge of expanding to Austin is looking to bring more than just sales to the community. Kevin Guy plans ... Read more | Add your comment

Pease visits nature center

Pease visits nature center

The Jay C. Hormel Nature Center’s busy Nature Play program came to an end Thursday. Tom Pease performed for children, parents and senior citizens at ... Read more | Add your comment

80-year-old accused of groping retirement home worker; Accused allegedly passed note and money with a phone number

An 80-year-old Austin man is in trouble after he allegedly groped a retirement home employee. Roger Thomas Jennings pleaded not guilty to fifth-degree criminal sexual ... Read more | Add your comment

Albert Lea residents circulate petition against 45/15 plan

By Hannah Dillon ALBERT LEA — Parents in Albert Lea have responded to the idea of the proposed calendar for the 2015-2016 school year with ... Read more | Add your comment

Cassie Gordon wins ArtWorks student contest

The Austin ArtWorks Festival came back in full force for its third year, and awards have been handed out. The student award winner for the ... Read more | Add your comment

Annual ham, beef supper coming up

St. John’s annual ham and beef supper is back. St. John’s Lutheran Church of rural Elkton, Minnesota, located off I-90 at Elkton exit No. 189, ... Read more | Add your comment

Walz optimistic on manufacturing; Incumbent congressman visits Albert Lea company

Walz optimistic on manufacturing; Incumbent congressman visits Albert Lea company

ALBERT LEA — Manufacturing is making a comeback. That’s the message incumbent 1st District Congressman Tim Walz shared Wednesday after meeting with local business leaders ... Read more | Add your comment

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  6. Austin native earns naval honors for defense system  | Add your comment
  7. Police officers raising money to purchase protective vest for K-9 Sonic  | Add your comment
  8. Leaders, volunteers give feedback on downtown plan  | Add your comment
  9. Minnesota must find ways to pay for new roads  | Add your comment

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Humane Society turns to the sun for power

Humane Society turns to the sun for power

The Mower County Humane Society is getting a little more sustainable. The humane society is getting a solar array with 144 panels set up to ... Read more | Add your comment

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Torres and Ochogi net hat tricks as Packers roll PIZM

Torres and Ochogi net hat tricks as Packers roll PIZM

The Packers showed just exactly how much firepower they can muster when needed as they blasted Pine Island-Zumbrota-Mazeppa (2-2-1 overall) 11-0 in a boys soccer ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Packer girls soccer team falls to Mankato Loyola  | Add your comment
  2. Superlarks cruise past Cardinals in season opener  | Add your comment
  3. Cross country: Packer girls take fourth in Rosemount  | Add your comment

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Minnesota gas prices down from last year

MINNEAPOLIS — Gas prices in Minnesota are lower than they were during last year’s Labor Day weekend, and analysts say they could fall even more ... Read more | Add your comment

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Crime, Courts & Emergencies

80-year-old accused of groping retirement home worker; Accused allegedly passed note and money with a phone number

An 80-year-old Austin man is in trouble after he allegedly groped a retirement home employee. Roger Thomas Jennings pleaded not guilty to fifth-degree criminal sexual ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Police officers raising money to purchase protective vest for K-9 Sonic  | Add your comment
  2. Study: I-90, I-35 make Albert Lea a potential target for sex trafficking  | Add your comment

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Consider giving to Convoy of Hope

“It is not how much we have but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.” —Charles ... Read more | Add your comment

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Pease visits nature center

The Jay C. Hormel Nature Center’s busy Nature Play program came to an end Thursday. Tom ... Read more | Add your comment

Hot Issues

Albert Lea residents circulate petition against 45/15 plan

By Hannah Dillon ALBERT LEA — Parents in Albert Lea have responded to the idea of the proposed calendar for the 2015-2016 school year with ... Read more | Add your comment

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

80-year-old accused of groping retirement home worker; Accused allegedly passed note and money with a phone number

An 80-year-old Austin man is in trouble after he allegedly groped a retirement home employee. Roger Thomas Jennings pleaded not guilty to fifth-degree criminal sexual ... Read more | Add your comment

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