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Walz extends stay-home order to May 4

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz is extending his stay-at-home order through May 4 and limiting bars and restaurants to takeout only until then. Walz’s current two-week order had ... Read more

6 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Council approves construction bids, labor agreement

The Austin City Council awarded bids for various projects during its first regular meeting conducted remotely Monday evening. The Turtle Creek Trail construction project, which ... Read more

14 hours ago by Mike Stoll.

Wall Street’s rally fizzles as oil prices suddenly plunge

NEW YORK — A rally on Wall Street evaporated after the price of crude oil took a sudden turn lower, deflating gains in the energy ... Read more

14 hours ago by Associated Press.

State’s stay-at-home order encourages getting outside, but how far away?

By Dan Kraker Every spring since 1970, Scott Thorpe has made a pilgrimage to the Brule River in northwest Wisconsin for the opening of the ... Read more

14 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Hormel donates an additional 200K meals to COVID-19 hunger-relief efforts

Hormel Foods, and its current and former team members announced a commitment to donate 200,000 meals to COVID-19 hunger-relief efforts during the company’s virtual live ... Read more

14 hours ago by Daily Herald.

Cow found shot, partially butchered in rural Racine field

Law enforcement is looking for an individual that killed and partially field dressed a cow belonging to a Mower County farmer. According to Mower County ... Read more

14 hours ago by Mike Stoll.

Winfrey chooses ‘Hidden Valley Road’ for book club

NEW YORK — Oprah Winfrey’s new book club pick is Robert Kolker’s “Hidden Valley Road,” an in-depth account of a 1950s family in which six ... Read more

14 hours ago by Associated Press.

Lighting up the State: Schools turn on the lights to show students they are missed

It’s been a dark spring at every athletic complex throughout the nation, but there was a brief moment of light on Monday night. More than ... Read more

14 hours ago by Rocky Hulne.

Walz eyes ‘refined’ stay-home order

Gov. Tim Walz offered a glimmer of hope Tuesday on the arc of COVID-19 cases even as he urged Minnesotans to continue keeping their public ... Read more

1 day ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Minnesota House passes new protection for front-line workers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota’s coronavirus infection count surpassed 1,000 Tuesday, as lawmakers moved closer to passing legislation to ensure first responders and health care workers ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

Blood drive moving forward at Nature Center

Because many blood drives have had to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic and blood supplies are critically low, healthy blood donors are needed. The ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

Walz requesting disaster declaration

Gov. Tim Walz on Sunday sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting a major disaster declaration to authorize emergency protective measures, including direct federal ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

Change in Direction: On route to making whiskey, local distiller changes to hand sanitizer

Across the nation, alcohol distillers are stepping up to help supply hand sanitizer during the COVID-19 crisis. With many of the materials already being on ... Read more

2 days ago by Eric Johnson.

Minnesota bracing for possible budget deficit because of COVID-19

By Brian Bakst Minnesota’s finance agency is bracing for a steep drop in tax revenues, increases in state expenses and an overall budget shortfall. The ... Read more

2 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Stolen vehicle recovered in Austin

Austin police have no suspects after a vehicle stolen from Owatonna was recovered in the city over the weekend. According to Austin Police Chief David ... Read more

2 days ago by Mike Stoll.

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