T ‘N G Plumbing named ’14 Business of the Year

T ‘N G Plumbing named ’14 Business of the Year

When Todd and Gina Grundmeier started their Pay it Forward fundraiser, they just wanted to help people the way people helped them when their home ... Read more | Add your comment

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I.J. Holton recognizes students for fairness

I.J. Holton recognizes students for fairness

Students at I.J. Holton Intermediate School received awards for traits in fairness. Fifth and sixth-grade students from I.J. Holton Intermediate School were recognized at a ... Read more | Add your comment

Scam artist accused of fraud in Austin, Twin Cities

A 57-year-old Prior Lake woman accused of writing bad checks in the Twin Cities area will be cited for allegedly committing similar crimes in Austin. ... Read more | Add your comment

Others’ Opinion; Mall security improves with knowledge

We’d all feel better if we knew the 100-plus security guards employed at the Mall of America had AK-47s at their disposal. We’d feel better ... Read more | Add your comment

Austin classes help acclimate other cultures to school

Austin Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) provides many classes for families to be involved with their children. Some of these classes focus on specific ages ... Read more | Add your comment

Others’ Opinion: State, Congress can do more to help victims of sex trafficking

Last week, a 34-year-old self-described pimp was charged with luring a 12-year-old Rochester girl into prostitution. The Minneapolis man allegedly raped the girl and sold ... Read more | Add your comment

Bill seeks to ease troubles of finding teachers for rural areas

Lawmakers have introduced bills in a bipartisan way that would ease the licensing process for out-of-state teachers to include alternative assessments for qualification. Read more | Add your comment

State wants to help foreign-trained doctors

For three years, Abdelsalam Elshaikh has worked as a nursing assistant at Charter House, a Mayo Clinic retirement community that houses a short-term rehabilitation center. ... Read more | Add your comment

St. Olaf ready to ring in Austin; College bell choir to perform March 6 at Westminster church

Bells will ring at Westminster Presbyterian Church, but it’s not for a wedding. The St. Olaf College Handbell Choir, directed by Jill Mahr, is coming ... Read more | Add your comment

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  2. UPDATE: $50K worth of damage in early morning barn fire  | Add your comment
  3. Court administrator to retire; Patty Ball has worked for county for almost 30 years  | Add your comment
  4. Medical errors down at Austin and AL hospitals  | Add your comment
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  6. Library offers free online courses to adult learners  | Add your comment
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  8. Gun owners oppose retaining license plate reader data  | Add your comment
  9. AL educator is semifinalist for top teacher; Austin’s nominee doesn’t advance  | Add your comment

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County looking to boost recycling volume; Board to switch to single-sort or bolster current program

County looking to boost recycling volume; Board to switch to single-sort or bolster current program

Clarification: Currently, curbside recycling pickup is only available for the residents within the cities of Austin, Mapleview, Adams, Brownsdale, Grand Meadow and LeRoy. There is no ... Read more | Add your comment

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Packer swimmers advance seven to state at Section 1A finals

The Austin boys swimming and diving team had a huge day at the Section 1A finals in Inver Grove Heights Friday. Read more | Add your comment

  1. Wrestling: GMLOKS’s Richardson is back in the semifinals  | Add your comment
  2. State wrestling: BP’s Nirk loses quarterfinal match  | Add your comment
  3. Bruins take care of Wings with a 3-2 win  | Add your comment

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State, Nation & World

Some in GOP say DHS funding lapse not a big deal

WASHINGTON — Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is all about. ... Read more | Add your comment

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  2. GOP scraps vote on teacher layoff bill  | Add your comment
  3. Dayton signs bill retracting commissioner raises for now  | Add your comment
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Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Austin man pleads guilty to sex with teenager

An 18-year-old Austin man has pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a victim 13 to 15 years old. Kai Backous ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Amazi: Good to see child protection bill pass House  | Add your comment
  2. Edges guilty of producing child porn  | Add your comment

Columns & Opinions

Others’ Opinion: State, Congress can do more to help victims of sex trafficking

Last week, a 34-year-old self-described pimp was charged with luring a 12-year-old Rochester girl into prostitution. ... Read more | Add your comment

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State wants to help foreign-trained doctors

For three years, Abdelsalam Elshaikh has worked as a nursing assistant at Charter House, a Mayo ... Read more | Add your comment

Hot Issues

District health hits the web; Health kiosks for school staff open Monday

Austin Public Schools workers now have an easier, quicker, less expensive way to visit the doctor. Read more | Add your comment

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Scam artist accused of fraud in Austin, Twin Cities

A 57-year-old Prior Lake woman accused of writing bad checks in the Twin Cities area will be cited for allegedly committing similar crimes in Austin. ... Read more | Add your comment