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Council approves administrative process for temporary outdoor seating

The Austin City Council unanimously approved the creation of a temporary administrative process for the approval of temporary outdoor seating during a special session held ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Over 3K file for unemployment in Mower County

Unemployment numbers in the United States took another stiff climb last week. An estimated 2.1 million Americans applied for benefits as the COVID-19 pandemic continues ... Read more

1 week ago by Eric Johnson.

Hormel executive retires after 34 years with the company, 2 others promoted from within

Hormel Foods Corporation announced the upcoming retirement of Larry Vorpahl, group vice president and president of Hormel Foods International Corporation. Swen Neufeldt, currently vice president ... Read more

1 week ago by Daily Herald.

A step toward normal: Businesses begin reopening after end to stay-at-home order

It’s not exactly like it was in early March, but Main Street in Austin is starting to resemble its old self again. Jeff Brinkman, a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Rocky Hulne.

City, county officials applaud end of stay-at-home

Gov. Tim Walz’s announcement Thursday night that the stay-at-home order would be allowed to expire Sunday night was a bit of welcome news in the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Austin’s Shopko Optical reopens with safety protocols in place

After temporarily closing the center to protect its patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, Austin’s Shopko Optical is now open to patients for all ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Hormel announces the first-Ever Hormel Film Festival: ‘One Uncommon Company’

Hormel Foods announced it will present six powerful and hope-filled short films during a five-day virtual film festival, starting today and running through May 15 ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Chamber offers checklist for businesses planning to reopen

The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce has released a suite of business products to help businesses across the state reopen safely and correct supply chain disruptions ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Hy-Vee to limit meat purchases

Hy-Ve announced Tuesday, that starting this Wednesday it will limit meat purchases at all of its locations. In the statement that was issued, the retail ... Read more

1 month ago by Daily Herald.

Republicans push Walz to speed up business reopenings

By Tim Pugmire Gov. Tim Walz has been spending a lot of time listening to the concerns of Minnesota business owners as he decides when ... Read more

1 month ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

MN Senate passes GOP tax bill that delays payments

By Tim Pugmire The Minnesota Senate passed legislation Thursday designed to help struggling businesses by extending tax deadlines. Supporters of the $327 million measure say ... Read more

1 month ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Sterling State Bank thanks Austin first responders

This week, Sterling State Bank is partnering with Steve’s Pizza of Austin to say “thank you” to the First Responders in Austin. “Responding to the ... Read more

1 month ago by Daily Herald.

Thoen honored on the Financial Times’ list of 400 Top Financial Advisors

Gregory Thoen CFP, CLU, ChFC a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial in Austin, was named to the list of “Financial Times 400 Top Financial ... Read more

1 month ago by Daily Herald.

Minnesota Chamber releases ‘best practices’

Walz announces plan to allow certain non-critical businesses to return to work The Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Wednesday released “best practices” for employers and employees ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike Stoll.

Hormel announces over $7M in second round of special cash bonuses for plant production team members

Hormel Foods has announced a second special cash bonus for its plant production team members who continue to work to produce food during the COVID-19 ... Read more

1 month ago by Daily Herald.

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