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Absentee and early voting begin in Minnesota

SAINT PAUL — Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon announced the start of early voting by absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election. Minnesota is ... Read more

1 day ago by Daily Herald.

US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Survey: Economy sees improvement in rural parts of 10 states

OMAHA, Neb. — The economy in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states is seeing some improvements but remains weak, according to a new ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

MDH reports four new cases in Mower Count

The Minnesota Department of Health on Thursday again reported four new cases of COVID-19 in Mower County, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 1,253. Neighboring ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

Pence returns to upper Midwest after Trump, Biden visits

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Vice President Mike Pence returns to the upper Midwest next week following visits this week by President Donald Trump and Democratic ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Health care patient, donor data may have been breached

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Patients and donors to at least four different health care providers in Minnesota are being notified that their personal information may have ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage from ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Walz makes stop in Albert Lea as part of tour

By Colleen Harrison Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz visited Albert Lea High School on Wednesday as part of his statewide safe learning tour amid the COVID-19 ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Study hints antibody drug may cut COVID-19 hospitalizations

A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately ill ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Photos: Sumner Elementary holds annual Welcome Walk

The students at Sumner Elementary took to the sidewalks Wednesday morning for their annual Welcome Walk, done in conjunction with Welcome Week here in Austin. ... Read more

3 days ago by Eric Johnson.

Four new COVID case reported in Mower County

The Minnesota Department of Health on Wednesday reported four new cases of COVID-19 in Mower County, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 1,249. Neighboring counties ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

APS walking a thin line when it comes to COVID-19 protocols

Trying to find the right path. That’s what plenty of school districts are trying to do in order to keep up with the changing world ... Read more

3 days ago by Eric Johnson.

Candidate Q&A: Austin mayoral candidates talk economic development

Author’s note: This is a continuation of the Herald’s ongoing candidate Q&A features and the fourth involving Austin’s mayoral candidates. In this feature, candidates Jeff ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike Stoll.

And the band played on

It was a long summer for band directors across the country, but there is a silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only is there ... Read more

3 days ago by Rocky Hulne.

Trump presides as Israel, 2 Arab states sign historic pacts

WASHINGTON — Declaring “the dawn of a new Middle East,” President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed historic diplomatic pacts with Israel and two Gulf Arab ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

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