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Letter to the Editor: 10th annual Austin ArtWorks Festival a community effort

What a wonderful 10th annual Austin ArtWorks Festival we had!  It started off a bit rainy (would you believe extremely rainy!) but ended with beautiful ... Read more

Analysis: War is over but not Biden’s Afghanistan challenges

WASHINGTON — With the final stream of U.S. cargo planes soaring over the peaks of the Hindu Kush, President Joe Biden fulfilled a campaign promise ... Read more

Marvin Repinski: We are all managers

“The kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure lying buried in a field. The man who found it, buried it again; and for sheer joy, ... Read more

Our Opinion: We don’t need to be here

In recent weeks, Mower County has seen a steady rise in COVID-19 cases. On Tuesday, before the County Board of Commissioners meeting, an understandably frustrated ... Read more

Rep. Patricia Mueller: A return to legislative transparency

When I ran for the legislature, one of my goals was to make the process accessible and transparent for Minnesotans, and to bring the voice ... Read more

Jamey Helgeson: LIFE looking for help with Taste of Mower County

LIFE Mower County needs your support in our upcoming Taste of Mower County fundraiser, which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17 ,at the Holiday ... Read more

Michael Stoll: Who needs the arts?

Another Austin ArtWorks Festival is upon us this weekend; the 10th such festival if I’m not mistaken. Throughout Saturday and Sunday, downtown Austin will be ... Read more

The Wide Angle: Moving mountains, or not cleaning like I should

I have a measurable problem — cluttered kitchen cabinets. I have known of this problem for several years, having had to master the art of ... Read more

Letter to the Editor: Say no to COVID-19 vaccine mandates

On Aug. 4, 2021, the Herald published an opinion from the Free Press of Mankato about the moral imperative of vaccinations. The piece did its ... Read more

Guest Commentary: Creating a sense of belonging right here in southern Minnesota

By Tim Penny President & CEO of Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation Many of us who grew up in, or currently live in, rural Minnesota know ... Read more

Our Opinion: Share your stories from 9/11

On Saturday, Sept. 11, the Austin Daily Herald will be printing a special supplement commemorating the 20th anniversary of the tragedy on Sept. 11, 2001, ... Read more

Al Batt: Life keeps me from going sane

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I’m glad the world isn’t flat. Why? Because if it were, cats would have knocked everything off it by ... Read more

Letter to the Editor: Protect your neighbors by getting the COVID vaccine

These last 16 months have been devastating for a lot of my neighbors, friends and acquaintances. Some have gone nearly one and half years without ... Read more

Jena DeMoss: Is your health peachy-keen? Eat peaches!

There is nothing more synonymous with summer than peaches. August is National Peach Month, and you’ll find many of us are enjoying a ripe, fragrant ... Read more

Our opinion: Keep an eye on your deliveries

On July 24, Allison Wangen had a package stolen off her front steps. The crime is bad enough, but the circumstances made it even worse. ... Read more

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