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Black Friday offers beacon of hope to struggling stores

NEW YORK (AP) — After months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy, Black Friday is offering a small beacon of hope. In normal ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Popping up festive holiday fun

By Family Features During a holiday season that may not quite feel the same for many families, you can add a magic touch to at-home ... Read more

4 days ago by Daily Herald.

Pair and pour some festive holiday cheer this season

By Family Features While holiday traditions and celebrations will likely look different this year, the season is still special. Set the scene for a celebratory ... Read more

4 days ago by Daily Herald.

Virus surge, staff shortages hit Minnesota nursing homes

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A surge in COVID-19 cases has led to critical staffing shortages at some Minnesota nursing homes and assisted living facilities, forcing the ... Read more

5 days ago by Associated Press.

An eye for detail: Bruin goalie escapes pressure with videography

Lights. Camera. Action. Tyler Shea has moved into a starring role as the top goalie for the Austin Bruins this season, but he is just ... Read more

5 days ago by Rocky Hulne.

The drive moves forward

The Salvation Army has officially entered its kettle drive season as people are now hearing the jingle of bells at locations around Austin. However, the ... Read more

5 days ago by Eric Johnson.

On full display: Austin man not losing the Christmas spirit

Tom Matyas is not going to let the Christmas season slip away. The Austin resident has made it his personal mission to keep the spirit ... Read more

5 days ago by Rocky Hulne.

Last week’s flu vaccine clinic hailed as a success

The Mower County Health and Human Services’ flu vaccination clinic held last Thursday at the Austin Holiday Inn and Conference Center saw over 220 people ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Keep these Turkey Day fire safety tips in mind this Thursday

For fire departments across the nation, Thanksgiving can be a busy day. According to the National Fire Protection Association, Thanksgiving is the leading day for ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Local law enforcement participating in statewide extra DWI enforcement

The holidays will look a lot different in 2020. Many people will be staying home, celebrating with immediate family. The holidays often involve drinking during ... Read more

5 days ago by Daily Herald.

Special election set for Gabrielson’s seat

The Mower County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution for a special election to fill the seat of the late Tim Gabrielson. Gabrielson ... Read more

5 days ago by Eric Johnson.

In the face of a new wave, Mayo urges continued mask wearing

Mayo Clinic officials are reemphasizing the importance of masking, social distancing and robust hand hygiene in the coming weeks as they anticipate another surge in ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Minn. issues another approval for disputed oil pipeline

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota regulatory panel on Tuesday signed off on Enbridge Energy’s planned Line 3 crude oil pipeline replacement across northern Minnesota, leaving only ... Read more

5 days ago by Associated Press.

Farmers enjoy perfect harvest conditions after 2 ugly years

MANKATO — This was the fall that area farmers had long waited for. A near perfect growing season and a mostly dry September and October ... Read more

5 days ago by Associated Press.

Restaurant workers out of work again as virus surges

Waiters and bartenders are being thrown out of work – again – as governors and local officials shut down indoor dining and drinking establishments to ... Read more

5 days ago by Associated Press.

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