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Mower County

Courts struggling to catch-up

In a report to the Mower County Board of Commissioners Tuesday morning, County Attorney Kristen Nelsen was able to update the board on just where ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:11 pm

Education

Austin HS graduation goes to one ceremony

In the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” the title character laments to viewers this very simple advice: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 7:02 pm

Columnists

The Wide Angle: Lord of the Floors —The Return of Couch

If you’re reading this then I must have been a success of some sort when it comes to redoing our living room floor. In point ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:30 am

Mower County

Cleared for Festival

Austin ArtWorks Festival announces August dates   It’s starting to feel like summer. Austin Area Arts (AAA) recently announced that after a year that forced ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, May 8, 2021 6:30 am

Mower County

Tickets available for upcoming Food Throwdown Tribute

For those food and music enthusiasts who lament missing out on the Hormel Historic Home’s annual Foodie Throwdown — fear not. You’re still going to ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, May 7, 2021 6:23 pm

Education

Back to Tradition: Austin, Pacelli finding roads back toward normal

It’s been an exceptionally trying year for Pacelli’s first-year principal Kane Malo thanks to COVID-19. The day he took over the position, on March 16,2020, ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:30 am

Mower County

Pool looks toward opening in June

In another step to buoy our spirits this summer, it appears the Austin Municipal Pool is looking to be filled once again with plenty of ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 6:06 pm

Mower County

PHOTOS: Spruce up Austin celebrates Arbor Day

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by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 5:58 pm

Eric Johnson

The Wide Angle: Refinishing wood floors with a woodshop idiot (and cats)

Do you realize that I’ve willingly damaged my house in order to make it better and that I’m writing this before said project supposedly succeeded? ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, May 1, 2021 8:46 am

News

APS school board will honor retired educators

The Austin Public School Board on Monday advanced a petition on naming rights for a pair of retired educators. During a study session the board ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 8:00 am

Education

Pacelli closes school for 2 weeks due to COVID

While there has been no outbreak, school takes precautions in the face of some cases   In what’s being looked at as taking an abundance ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Monday, April 26, 2021 8:39 am

Education

Morning Music

Alex Arizpe shares his love of the accordion with his fellows students, the community   Thursday morning, students lined up outside and waited to get ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, April 24, 2021 6:30 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: Sometimes, we just need strong rock ‘n’ roll

I hate to pull the, “back in my day” argument for anything, but listening to a classic station the other day reminded me that perhaps ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, April 24, 2021 6:30 am

Mower County

Handshake and a smile

John Beckel remembered for conservation work, personality   From those who knew him best, John Beckel’s work in land conservation started and ended in a ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, April 23, 2021 6:25 pm

Mower County

Owlet is 300th raptor rescue for Nature Center

On Friday, staff from the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center rescued its 300th raptor with an adorable happy ending. Since the early 80s, the Nature ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, April 20, 2021 6:37 pm

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