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Sanitation company encouraging others to clean up community

By Colleen Harrison As spring weather starts to make an appearance in southern Minnesota, more people are walking, bicycling and running around the area lakes ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

Two sentenced to prison for domestic assault

Two individuals convicted of felony domestic assault in different Mower County cases were sentenced to prison last week. Judge Kevin Siefken issued both sentences. Robyn ... Read more

2 days ago by Mike Stoll.

United States ‘wasted’ months before preparing for coronavirus pandemic

WASHINGTON — After the first alarms sounded in early January that an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China might ignite a global pandemic, the ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Minnesota to ensure workers comp to responders with COVID-19

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Legislature will reconvene Tuesday to pass a bill that would ensure first responders and health care workers who are infected with ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

State cases close in on 1K; 17 confirmed in Mower

Minnesota inched closer to 1,000 cases of COVID-19 over the weekend and Mower County gained two more cases over the weekend. The state will likely ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

Man sentenced to 90 months for sexually abusing child

Alejandro Jimenez Gonzalez, 36, of Austin was sentenced to 90 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud for felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argument

WASHINGTON — Democrats are zeroing in on health care as one of the few issues that might resonate among Americans who have largely shelved election ... Read more

5 days ago by Associated Press.

Man charged after allegedly brandishing a BB gun

An Austin man arrested Thursday after police received a call about an individual pointing a gun at someone was arraigned on Friday in Mower County ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Education Briefs

University of Minnesota Carlson School of Businesses 2019 Fall Dean’s List Austin: Kaitlyn Marie Schammel Austin grad earns Leadership Award at SCSU Haley Lenway, of ... Read more

5 days ago by Daily Herald.

What’s Next: College athletes looking at next steps as COVID-19 causes interruptions

The winds of change softly drifted into the NCAA sports world, but it was just a matter of days before they blasted to a roar ... Read more

5 days ago by Rocky Hulne.

City of Austin not issuing burn permits

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, burning permits will not be issued within the City of Austin. According to a press release issued by the Austin ... Read more

5 days ago by Daily Herald.

Emerald Ash Borer discovered in Mower

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed emerald ash borer (EAB) in Mower County, the 23rd county in the state with EAB. An MDA ... Read more

5 days ago by Daily Herald.

Construction bids, Parks and Recreation on council agenda

The Austin City Council will be voting to award bids for various projects during its next regular meeting. According to a memorandum sent to the ... Read more

5 days ago by Mike Stoll.

DFL District 27A candidate focused on improving the area economy

A Hayward man running for the District 27A DFL endorsement said he is concerned about the local economy and would like to run for office ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Minnesota governor rolls out COVID-19 data dashboard website

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota state government rolled out a new COVID-19 dashboard Friday as a one-stop shop for residents to see the latest data on the ... Read more

5 days ago by Associated Press.

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