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Community food shelves to receive needed support from Furniture Mart USA’s campaign

Customers shopping at Ashley HomeStore in Austin have an opportunity to earn additional savings and help feed the hungry in their community at the same ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Cumulative county COVID cases reaches 4,100 as active cases double

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 4,100 cumulative cases in Mower County, including 92 “probable cases,” as of Friday morning. According to Community Health Division ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Pope urges Iraq to embrace its Christians on historic visit

BAGHDAD — Pope Francis urged Iraqis on Friday to treat their Christian brothers as a precious resource to protect, not an “obstacle” to eliminate as ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Appeals court says judge in Chauvins case ‘erred,’ must reconsider additional murder charge

It’s unclear if the ruling will affect the timing of the trial, which begins Monday   By Jon Collins and Riham Feshir Three days before ... Read more

3 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Convictions: Feb. 21-27

—Shaun Michael Ergeson, 43, of Monticello was sentenced to 68 months in prison for felony first-degree DWI – under the influence of a controlled substance. ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Education Briefs

Iowa State University Top 2 percent rankings Austin Isaac Arnold, senior, Ivy College of Business Whitney Walkup, sophomore, College of Design University of Mary 2020 ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame announces class of 2021 inductees

Hayfield’s Donna Moenning is one of nine people who will be inducted into the Minnesota FFA Hall of Fame. These nine inductees will join the ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Mississippi River cities join project to map plastic litter

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich.  — Cities along the Mississippi River will take part in a global system to determine where plastic pollution comes from and how ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

US adds a strong 379,000 jobs in hopeful sign for economy

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers added a robust 379,000 jobs last month, the most since October and a sign that the economy is strengthening as confirmed ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Senate nears relief bill votes after half-day GOP delay

WASHINGTON — The Senate steered on Friday toward a voting marathon on Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill after enduring an extraordinary half-day holdup forced ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Prosecutors: Officer was on Floyd’s neck for about 9 minutes

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the trial approaches for a white Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the death of George Floyd, prosecutors are putting ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

Senate begins considering Democrats’ $1.9T virus relief bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Thursday to begin debating a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, after Democrats made eleventh-hour changes aimed at ensuring they ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

PROGRESS 2021: Course Expansion (Blooming Prairie)

Blooming Prairie Prairie Country Club is set for a big makeover   Blooming Prairie is ready to spruce up its golf game. As its long-time ... Read more

4 days ago by Rocky Hulne.

PROGRESS 2021: Rose Creek Strong

Ulven Power and Sport keeping community powered   For several years in Rose Creek, the name Ulven was associated with Ulven Hardware, owned by Fred ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike Stoll.

PROGRESS 2021: Full service gifts (LeRoy)

A Gift To Gab in LeRoy brings gifting and flowers under one roof   Tucked away at the end of a short stretch of gravel ... Read more

4 days ago by Eric Johnson.

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