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Minnesota Supreme Court will review absentee ballot case

By Brian Bakst The Minnesota Supreme Court has agreed to speed up consideration of a legal challenge around absentee ballot rules for the November general ... Read more

9 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

4 new COVID-19 cases reported in Mower County

The Minnesota Department of Health on Thursday reported four more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mower County, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 1,111.  Neighboring ... Read more

9 hours ago by Daily Herald.

Trump: Widespread mail-in voting hard without funding USPS

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he opposes additional funding for the U.S. Postal Service, acknowledging that his position would starve the ... Read more

12 hours ago by Associated Press.

King extends lead in mayor primary

Councilman Steve King’s lead in the Austin mayor primary race has increased as absentee ballots continue to arrive at the Mower County Auditor/Treasurer’s Office. The ... Read more

12 hours ago by Daily Herald.

Progress continues on Mayo Clinic Health System’s Family Birth Center in Austin

Newborns are being delivered in a new setting at Mayo Clinic Health System’s new Family Birth Center in Austin. The project, announced in August 2018, ... Read more

12 hours ago by Daily Herald.

2 new COVID-19 cases reported in Mower County

The Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday reported two more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mower County, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 1,107.  Neighboring ... Read more

1 day ago by Daily Herald.

Walz names new budget chief with state facing $4.7B deficit

ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz named Jim Schowalter as his new commissioner of management and budget Wednesday to replace Myron Frans, who left his ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

Area Primary Race results

Primary Results (Mail-in ballots counted through Thursday) Austin Mayoral Steve King 1,455 (53.41%) Jeff Austin 768 (28.19%) Brian E. Heimer 501 (18.39%) 27A Democrats Thomas ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

A day of blessings

Carole Apold has had more hurdles than open roads over the past four years, but now she has a chance to get back on the ... Read more

2 days ago by Rocky Hulne.

Born Again: 2020 Relay for Life Honorary Chair Andrea Severtson’s cancer story is a tale of rebirth

In many ways Andrea Severtson’s story of cancer is no different from that of others, but go a little deeper and her story becomes an ... Read more

2 days ago by Eric Johnson.

Knights of Columbus recognizes Pacelli State Essay Winner

Rory Bickler, Pacelli Class of 2020, was recently recognized as the state champion of the Knights of Columbus Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest. On Aug. 7, ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

Minneapolis man charged with soliciting child

Robert Zhane’ke Burns Jr., 25, of Minneapolis was charged with felony solicit child to engage in sexual conduct on Tuesday in Mower County District Court. ... Read more

2 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Predatory offender pleads guilty to child porn charges

Matthew William Garrison, 32, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony possession of child pornography by a predatory offender as part of a plea agreement ... Read more

2 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Mayo conducting mask-wearing survey

Mayo Clinic is conducting a survey to find out how people in southeastern Minnesota feel about wearing a mask to stop the spread of COVID-19. ... Read more

2 days ago by Sara Schafer.

Minnesota’s Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger

MINNEAPOLIS — Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge Tuesday from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

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