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Mower County

PROGRESS 2021: Working together with Austin

Austin’s new AAF executive director is about building through collaboration   Steve Barrett is supposed to be retired. And yet, he’s currently heading the Austin ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Monday, March 1, 2021 11:01 am

Education

PROGRESS 2021: Collective Impact

A collaborative effort led by Austin Aspires helps turn Hispanic boys to graduation   Education is often a long process of fitting the tools to ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Monday, March 1, 2021 11:01 am

Mower County

PROGRESS 2021: Quest for the Meaning of Life

Hormel Institute’s new executive director brings energy to cancer research   From the first moment you meet Dr. Robert Clarke, you realize there is an ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Sunday, February 28, 2021 7:01 am

Mower County

A series of fortunate events

After nearly 7 years, lost wedding ring comes  home Sometimes things just fall into place the right way in such a way as to feel ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:45 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: Draft day, or pretending to know what a general manager thinks

Was there ever a time Vikings fans haven’t wanted to trade Kirk Cousins? Asking for a friend. The quarterback’s time in Minnesota has not exactly ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:30 am

Education

Helping get the word out

Students from Winona State University turn to art to help get MCHS animals adopted   During COVID-19, one of the biggest questions has been mental ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, February 26, 2021 5:51 pm

Education

Mower County CEO Program drive-in fundraiser to be held this weekend

The CEO program in Austin has been an important part of bringing businesses and education together as it opens the door for students from Austin ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:12 pm

Local Government

Board agrees to resolution against California standards

The Mower County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing the Minnesota Pollution Control Agencies Clean Cars Minnesota air pollution ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:30 am

Education

APS board hires Byron superintendent

The Austin School Board on Monday finalized and approved by unanimous vote the hiring of Dr. Joey Page as the Austin Public Schools District’s new ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:30 am

Mower County

Inspiring Catch

Two-person fishing contest nets over $2K for cancer research   For six hours on Monday, Cedar River Watershed District employees James Fett and Paul Hunter ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:26 pm

Mower County

Photos: Austinites pick up the Challenge

The Great Paint the Town Pink Challenge kept up the spirit of Paint the Town Pink despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:51 pm

Mower County

Update: The Plunge goes on, raises over $12K

No seeking matching funds   COVID may have forced the cancellation of the annual Plunging for Pink event usually held at East Side Lake, but ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, February 20, 2021 2:08 pm

Columnists

The Wide Angle: Meandering ponderings of icicles

The other day, as I was sitting on our couch that takes up ALL of the living room, I pondered life’s mysteries through the steady ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, February 20, 2021 6:30 am

Mower County

Council approves 2021 street projects

The Austin City Council unanimously approved five 2021 street improvement projects during its regular meeting Tuesday evening. During a public hearing held during the meeting, ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, February 19, 2021 6:31 pm

Mower County

Stocking up on socks

Anybody who has grown up in Minnesota and experienced a winter has experienced a “sock emergency” -— time spent out in the snow, building snowmen ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, February 19, 2021 6:24 pm

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