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Man pleads guilty to using force to have sex with underage victim

An Austin man accused of multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct involving an underage girl had a plea hearing on Monday in Mower County District ... Read more

6 hours ago by Mike Stoll.

Owlet is 300th raptor rescue for Nature Center

On Friday, staff from the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center rescued its 300th raptor with an adorable happy ending. Since the early 80s, the Nature ... Read more

6 hours ago by Eric Johnson.

Star on the state stage

AHS senior earns FFA’s prestigious State Star Degree   When State FFA Sentinel Laney Swiers read off the winner of this year’s State Star in ... Read more

6 hours ago by Eric Johnson.

Council approves due diligence on market rate housing proposal for old YMCA site

By a narrow margin, the Austin City Council voted in favor of allowing for due diligence on a proposed market rate apartment complex on the ... Read more

6 hours ago by Mike Stoll.

FFA Spotlight: Co-Leader Kim Schechinger

Hello! I am Kim Schechinger, co-leader for Austin FFA! I grew up in Northwood, Iowa, and graduated from Northwood-Kensett Community School District. With never growing ... Read more

7 hours ago by Daily Herald.

Golfers get early jump on the links thanks to mild spring

The gift of an early spring is the best present a golf course can ask for, and this spring has been about as good as ... Read more

7 hours ago by Rocky Hulne.

Mower reports 50 cases active

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 4,519 cumulative cases in Mower County, including 121 “probable cases,” as of Tuesday morning. According to Community Health Division ... Read more

7 hours ago by Daily Herald.

More funding available to seal unused wells

Mower SWCD, Austin Utilities continue partnership to protect groundwater Mower County property owners have more opportunities this year to qualify for financial help with sealing ... Read more

7 hours ago by Daily Herald.

Austin Audubon hosting Earth Day walks

To honor Earth Day, Austin Audubon is sponsoring two Earth Day Bird hikes on Thursday April 22. Groups will meet at the Jay C. Hormel ... Read more

7 hours ago by Daily Herald.

Blood donation opportunity coming in May

This spring as COVID-19 vaccines become more available and people resume some of their favorite activities, the American Red Cross is reminding the public that ... Read more

7 hours ago by Daily Herald.

2 more Bing-Oh! Spring winners

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7 hours ago by Daily Herald.

Reporting fish die-offs helps the DNR and others respond when needed

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources would like the public’s help in reporting fish die-offs in lakes and streams, which happen occasionally and usually result ... Read more

7 hours ago by Daily Herald.

Chauvin guilty on 3 counts

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on ... Read more

9 hours ago by Associated Press.

Walter Mondale, Carter’s vice president, dies at 93

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Vice President Walter F. Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

AU board reduces impact of high gas prices

After this past February’s winter storm that devastated the south, in particular Texas, there was little doubt the rest of the nation would be impacted, ... Read more

1 day ago by Daily Herald.

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