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County sets preliminary 2022 levy at 3.9%

Long term agreement with the city over LEC operations could drive that higher if not resolved   The Mower County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday ... Read more

3 days ago by Eric Johnson.

US unemployment claims rise after hitting pandemic low

WASHINGTON  — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits moved up last week to 332,000 from a pandemic low, a sign that the spread of ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Photos: Walking to welcome

Students from Sumner Elementary School took their welcoming message to the sidewalks once again on Wednesday. Armed with flags and signs from their county of ... Read more

3 days ago by Eric Johnson.

Second suspect charged in June 5 murder

Admitted to being at residence when shooting occurred   A second suspect believed to be involved in a June 5 incident that left an Austin ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Ex-cop’s murder verdict reversed in Australian woman’s death

MINNEAPOLIS  — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed the third-degree murder conviction of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an Australian woman ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

Minnesota judge rejects attempt to force school mask mandate

A Minnesota judge has rejected a request by concerned parents to force a stateside mask mandate in all schools. Ramsey County District Judge Thomas Gilligan ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

Photos: Sculpture unveiled at Sunday ceremony

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4 days ago by Daily Herald.

House Democrats oust embattled lawmaker from caucus

ST. PAUL — Minnesota House Democrats voted Tuesday night to expel Rep. John Thompson from their caucus following allegations of domestic violence and questions about ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

Neighbors helping neighbors

Westminster food pantry free to all   Westminster Presbyterian Church is reaching out to its neighbors in need by establishing a small food pantry outside ... Read more

5 days ago by Eric Johnson.

APS seeing rebound in enrollment

School up 147 students from last year at this time The Austin Public Schools Board on Monday night received some optimistic enrollment numbers. Director of ... Read more

5 days ago by Eric Johnson.

Mower County Fair saw record numbers

Like so many fairs across the country, the 2020 Mower County Fair was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the Mower County Fair was ... Read more

5 days ago by Daily Herald.

Prairie strips focus of upcoming field day

Mower SWCD, partners offer free event Sept. 15 near Grand Meadow Prairie strips established in small areas of southeast Minnesota crop fields are showing the ... Read more

5 days ago by Daily Herald.

Friends of the Library book sale coming in January

The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on Jan. 27-28 in the Ruby Rupner Auditorium at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center. ... Read more

5 days ago by Daily Herald.

The Hormel Institute’s Liu publishes paper

Dr. Bin Liu, Assistant Professor and leader of the Transcription and Gene Regulation lab at The Hormel Institute, published a paper in “Nucleic Acids Research,” ... Read more

5 days ago by Daily Herald.

MnDOT seeks public input for District 6 Freight Plan

The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to learn about the District 6 Freight Plan and provide input by visiting district6freightplan.com. A District 6 ... Read more

5 days ago by Daily Herald.

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