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Education

APS makes case for referendum

Austin Public Schools will once again be asking voters this November for a referendum that will see a significant, but not unwarranted rise per student. ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, September 19, 2020 1:01 pm

Mower County

Effects of wildfires reach out to Minnesota

As the wildfires on the West Coast continue to wreak havoc, people as far away as Minnesota are seeing the effects in the form of ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:01 am

Education

School board candidates talk referendum and achievement gaps

Editor’s Note: This is the first part of a Q&A featuring Austin School Board candidates on issues facing the school district. This week are Al ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:50 am

Health

Photos: Filling a community need

The Cedars of Austin partnered with Medicap Pharmacy Thursday evening, between 5-7 p.m. to provide a drive-through flu vaccination clinic. Forty-two cars took advantage of ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:50 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: Random bits of thought to give the impression I have a plan

Regardless of what the headline says, I don’t have a plan leading to another obnoxious row of a story that bends and curves to no ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:30 am

Education

Photos: Sumner Elementary holds annual Welcome Walk

The students at Sumner Elementary took to the sidewalks Wednesday morning for their annual Welcome Walk, done in conjunction with Welcome Week here in Austin. ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:12 pm

Education

APS walking a thin line when it comes to COVID-19 protocols

Trying to find the right path. That’s what plenty of school districts are trying to do in order to keep up with the changing world ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:01 am

Education

School board decides on firm in search for superintendent

The Austin School Board Monday night voted to hire an outside firm to head its search for a new superintendent to replace current Superintendent David ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:50 am

Mower County

Mayo urges flu shot to avoid ‘twindemic’

On Monday, doctors at the Mayo Clinic urged people to get their flu shots early this year, even if they aren’t considered to be in ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:01 pm

Agriculture

Passion for ag and education

Riverland Community College agriculture instructor Nick Schiltz doesn’t hesitate to give everything he has when providing opportunity for the students he teaches. The love he ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, September 12, 2020 7:01 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: I take issue with money

I’m not afraid to say it: Money scares me, or more appropriately, paying large sums of money scares me. Obviously, paying said large sums of ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, September 12, 2020 6:30 am

Mower County

‘It’s really a one team approach’

In front of approximately 30 people, which included state and local candidates, Minnesota GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan spelled out what will be needed this November ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Thursday, September 10, 2020 1:57 pm

Mower County

Goats a Grazin’

Nature Center teaming up with Gus Maxfield’s Goats on the Go to help reduce problematic plants   Anybody visiting the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:01 am

Mower County

Walk for Animals takes on new weight in the era of COVID-19

The Mower County Humane Society will be holding its annual Friends in Need Walk For Animals this Sunday at Todd Park, and perhaps this year ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, September 9, 2020 7:01 am

Education

Back to Class: Austin Public Schools kick off 2020-21 school year under COVID-19

Southgate Elementary Principal Katie Baskin stood along 16th Street Southwest, on the west side of the school, Wednesday morning and watched the buses roll by. ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, September 5, 2020 7:01 am

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