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Mower County

Come take a walk

Harlan and June Nelson have been on yard tours before and after taking a stroll through their back garden, it’s easy to see why. Walking ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:01 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: A classroom setting needed for running a country

A lot could be said about our politicians in Washington. What that text could look like is anybody’s guess, but even if we’re having a ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:30 am

Law Enforcement

APD shifts to environmentally friendly squad cars

The Austin Police Department has taken a step toward becoming more green as it begins changing over its fleet of squad cars to a hybrid ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:01 am

Education

Sumner taking first steps to open on July 28

Sumner Elementary was front and center at Monday afternoon’s Austin Public Schools Board meeting. With just under two weeks to go, Sumner, which is on ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:01 am

Mower County

HI’s new chief of staff looking to help build the Institute to even loftier heights

Anybody who starts a job during the time of COVID-19 will have a story to tell, and that includes The Hormel Institute’s new Chief of ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 7:01 am

Education

A love of education

There are those in every town that are easily recognizable simply by hearing their name. Don Fox is one of those people. This past June, ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Monday, July 13, 2020 7:01 am

Mower County

Tax deadline July 15

In April, the federal government postponed the traditional filing deadline for taxes from April 15 to July 15 — this coming Wednesday. However, don’t expect ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, July 11, 2020 1:01 pm

Columnists

The Wide Angle: Clearly a man of extreme moderation

Last week COVID-19 (quickly becoming the “dog ate my homework” of 2020) forced us to alter our vacation. Gone was the opportunity of waking up ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, July 11, 2020 6:30 am

Opinion

The Wide Angle: Giving golf a futile try

A long time back, at the ripe old age of teen, I tried the game of golf.  I’ve told stories on occasion about the ineptitude ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:15 am

Mower County

A quirk of years: Anderson family members enjoy a unique connection

There are plenty of things in this world that lend themselves to mystery: the pyramids, Easter Island, Stonehenge, and in Austin, the Anderson family. Three ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 8:11 am

Local Government

County, city begin planning where to put CARES dollars

Mower County and the City of Austin are starting to formulate plans on how to use money distributed to them through the CARES Act. In ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:01 am

News

Navigating negativity

In an increasingly combative world, social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have become the new battlegrounds. Just going through the motions of sharing ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Sunday, June 28, 2020 7:01 am

Business

DEED grant would put $10K in the pockets of small business

On Tuesday, the application period opened up for $30 million in available grant funding for small businesses in Greater Minnesota. The Minnesota Small Business Relief ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, June 27, 2020 7:01 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: A different age of education

For a while now, I have been positing a philosophical question to those that are in education. It usually comes on the heels of a ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, June 27, 2020 7:01 am

Mower County

Herald editor recounts test

It wasn’t that bad, but it wasn’t that great either. The COVID-19 pandemic became very real Sunday morning when I took part in the free ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7:01 am

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