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Brownsdale

Hayfield HS switches to hybrid learning model

Hayfield Public Schools has announced a shift in their learning models in response to an increase in COVID-19 numbers within Dodge County. In a video ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:26 pm

News

Sparking fire safety

On Thursday afternoon, one of the Austin Fire Department’s rigs rolled into the Community Recreation Center with a special passenger. Waiting for them were students ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, October 10, 2020 7:01 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: It’s pudding not pie

Let’s get ahead of the moment, shall we. This weekend, I will be turning off phones and TVs and hitting the kitchen. The end result ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, October 10, 2020 6:30 am

Business

A paradise of savings: New store, located in the old ReStore site, is a dream come true

Maria Del Rosaria and her family aren’t letting COVID-19 stop them from realizing a dream. Del Rosaria recently opened Discount Paradise, LLC, in the former ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 7:01 am

Mower County

Rare swan gives birders a treat

The national bird of Finland is a bit lost. For the last couple of weeks, bird watchers in Austin have received a unique thrill with ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Sunday, October 4, 2020 7:01 am

LeRoy

Out on the hunt

On Friday, veterans gathered at Three Arrows Hunting Preserve just outside of LeRoy for the second  Disabled American Veterans Hunt. The first hunt was held ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, October 3, 2020 7:01 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: Things I’m not good at

There are times in life when you are reminded just how bad you are at something, and regardless of all the people that have the ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:30 am

Mower County

Photos: The color around us

An early morning walks shows off the changing world of seasons around us. Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 7:01 am

Education

Austin School Board sets levy at 4.75% increase, will go lower

The Austin School Board on Monday approved the 2020 Pay 2021 proposed levy, but that number will will lower thanks to moves by the district ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, September 30, 2020 7:01 am

Business

Hormel Foods achieves packaging reduction goal

Hormel Foods Corporation announced the launch of its 14th annual corporate responsibility (CR) report late this last week. “As part of Our Food Journey, we ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Sunday, September 27, 2020 11:03 am

Education

Final 3 board members touch on referendum, participation fees

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

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:01 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: Baseless professional sports predictions from a malcontent

I’ll be the first to admit that I have been neglecting the pro sports scene in Minnesota recently. Usually, in the past, I found time ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, September 26, 2020 6:30 am

Health

Mower adds four more cases, state changes part of its reporting

While Mower County saw just a four case rise in COVID-19 cases according to the Minnesota Department of Health’s Thursday report, the state saw a ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:15 pm

Local Government

County sets 2021 preliminary levy at just .5% higher than last year

Despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on most walks of life, the Mower County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday delivered some good news in ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 5:01 pm

Education

3 more school board candidates look at referendum, other issues that impact APS

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

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 6:50 am

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