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Unemployment rate falls to 13.3%, US adds 2.5 million jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May from 14.7%, and 2.5 million jobs were added — a surprisingly positive reading ... Read more

7 hours ago by Associated Press.

On sad anniversary, few to mourn the D-Day dead in Normandy

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (AP) — At least the dead will always be there. All too many have been, for 76 years since that fateful June 6 ... Read more

7 hours ago by Associated Press.

Soccer finds a way

As the summer heat picks up and the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, soccer players in Austin are still finding a way to feed their passion. ... Read more

20 hours ago by Rocky Hulne.

18 candidates file for city and county offices

The filing deadline to run for Mower County and City of Austin offices in 2020 was 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2. Mower County offices ... Read more

21 hours ago by Mike Stoll.

Mower COVID-19 cases exceed 400

Officials expecting increase to continue   The Minnesota Department of Health on Thursday reported 40 new cases of COVID-19 in Mower County, raising the total ... Read more

23 hours ago by Mike Stoll.

Protests turn subdued after new charges in Floyd case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Demonstrations in cities across the U.S. to condemn racism and police abuses remained large but turned notably more subdued on the eve ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

1.9 million seek jobless aid even as reopenings slow layoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 1.9 million people applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week, the ninth straight decline since applications spiked in mid-March, a sign ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

Mower County Fair still on … for now

The Mower County Free Fair is still scheduled to be held Aug. 11-16 at the Mower County Fairgrounds, though there is uncertainty going forward. According ... Read more

2 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Former Commissioner Tucker files for County Board

Former Mower County District 2 Commissioner Ray Tucker filed to run for his former seat on Tuesday. “I ran before and I feel that I ... Read more

2 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Damage reported after Tuesday evening storm

A Tuesday evening storm that produced heavy rain, high winds, and possible tornado activity wreaked havoc throughout Mower County. According to Mower County Sheriff Steve ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

12 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Mower County

The Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 in Mower County, bringing the county’s total to 366 confirmed cases since ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

Rose Creek Days cancelled

The Rose Creek City Council voted to cancel Rose Creek Days 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic during its meeting Monday evening. “The City ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

Newspaper: Charges for 3 officers involved in Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The three other officers on the scene when a member of the Minneapolis police force pressed his knee on George Floyd’s neck ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Virtual Workout: YMCA moving classes online to keep people in shape

The YMCA may have temporarily closed its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the instructors who teach classes are still giving people the motivation ... Read more

2 days ago by Rocky Hulne.

Grace Baptist to host the outdoor showing of ‘Woodlawn’

Grace Baptist Church will be hosting an outdoor showing of the movie “Woodlawn,” a true story of how racism was replaced with unity in Birmingham, ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

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