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‘Great day for America’: Vaccinated can largely ditch masks

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and ... Read more | Add your comment

Open up the doors

Senior Center poised to welcome back friends, announce new executive director   One of the hardest hit portions ... Read more | Add your comment

Double motivation: Petrik twins push and inspire each other

Austin seniors and twin brothers Alex and Blake Petrik put on a solid showing in their final home ... Read more | Add your comment

Riverland Theatre receives KCACTF award

‘She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms’ recognized for technological innovation The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) recently ... Read more | Add your comment

Mower County

‘Great day for America’: Vaccinated can largely ditch masks

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major step toward returning to pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eased mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated ... Read more | Add your comment

by Associated Press.

Mower County

Open up the doors

Senior Center poised to welcome back friends, announce new executive director   One of the hardest hit portions of the community, the elderly, are soon ... Read more | Add your comment

by Eric Johnson.

Austin Packers

Packer girls finish sixth in Red Wing

The Austin girls golf team took sixth place in the Red Wing Invite Thursday. Mallory Brown led the Packers with a 106. Team standings: 1. ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:07 pm

Hayfield Vikings

Vikings power past Schaeffer Academy baseball team

The Hayfield baseball team beat Schaeffer Academy (1-13 overall) 18-0 in five innings in Rochester Thursday. Lucas  Hansen pitched four shutout innings for the Vikings ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:04 pm

Hayfield Vikings

Hendrickson strikes out 10 as Vikings down Tigers

The Hayfield softball team beat Stewartville (4-10 overall) 8-2 in Stewartville Thursday. Caitlyn Hendrickson scored four runs and she struck out 10 for Hayfield (7-3 ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:36 pm

Austin Packers

Alumni Update: McCormack homers in her last game of the season at UW-La Crosse

SOFTBALL Austin grad Jordyn McCormack ended her freshman season with the UW-La Crosse softball with a blast as she hit a solo home run for ... Read more

by Rocky Hulne, Thursday, May 13, 2021 7:55 pm

Austin Packers

Austin softball team blanked by Century

The Austin softball team lost to Rochester Century (3-10 overall) 10-0 in five innings in Rochester Thursday. Madisyn Busker had the lone hit for the ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Thursday, May 13, 2021 5:35 pm

Mower County

Single Mom Car Clinic this Saturday

A local mission group from Cornerstone Church is stepping up to serve single moms this Saturday with God and a collection of several local churches, ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 5:00 pm

RSS General

Meadow Greens Ramsey League hosts ‘Perfect Golf’ Day

The Meadow Greens Ramsey League met on May 12. The play of the day was Perfect Golf. Winners on the Ramsey side were Lisa Place ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 4:39 pm

News

Rising commodities costs hit Americans at home and on road

NEW YORK — Rising prices for a variety of commodities are contributing to a jump in prices at the consumer level, with Americans paying more ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 1:15 pm

Austin Packers

Get to Know: Austin senior Grace Bobby

Grace Bobby is a senior at Austin. Q: What sports do you compete in? A: I participate and compete in dance, cheer, and archery. Q: ... Read more

by Rocky Hulne, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:09 am

News

Ruling paves way for longer sentence in George Floyd’s death

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota judge has ruled that there were aggravating factors in the death of George Floyd, paving the way for a longer sentence ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:40 am

News

House GOP ousts Trump critic Liz Cheney from top post

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans ousted Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as the chamber’s No. 3 GOP leader on Wednesday, punishing her after she ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:35 am

Austin Packers

Packer softball team falls to Mankato West

The Austin softball team lost 24-1 to Mankato West (11-2 overall) in Todd Park Wednesday. Isabel Stark had two hits for the Packers (0-14 overall). ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 9:26 am

Columnists

Jamey Helgeson: Mark your calendars for LIFE Mower County’s 69th annual meeting

The 69th annual meeting will be held virtually at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 24. You can register by calling 1-507-433-8994 or email info@lifemowercounty.org. This ... Read more

by Jamey Helgeson, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:30 am

Editorials

Our opinion: Keep moving forward

Slowly but surely we’re finding our way back to what we find familiar. Gov. Tim Walz’s announcement recently, that COVID-19 restrictions would be lifted, is ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:30 am

Al Batt

Al Batt: Highly invested in sitting

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I’m a triathlete. You are? Yes, I try to swim, I try to bike and I try to run. ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:30 am

Columnists

Roger Boughton: Around the world and back home again

Unsung heroes are those who make a difference in the shadows of the community. They are those “special” heroes who make the non-profits hum, the ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:30 am

Editorials

Letter to the Editor: Small businesses don’t deserve taxes on PPP loans

Dear Editor, It’s no surprise that over the past year, Minnesota businesses faced numerous difficulties as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In order ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:30 am

Columnists

Peggy Bennett: It’s time to bring the people’s voice back into government

Minnesota is now in its 14th month of a governor-declared “state of emergency.” Next week, governor Walz will announce his intentions on whether or not ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:30 am

Columnists

Annie Lane: Putting an end to abuse

Dear Annie: I have been with my husband for more than 25 years, and I have allowed things to get out of hand. Over the ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:30 am

Austin Packers

Packer boys tennis team falls to Winona

The Austin boys tennis team won the top two singles matches, but it fell short by a score of 5-2 to Winona in Paulson Courts ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:50 pm

RSS General

Rebels shut down GMLOK baseball team

The Southland baseball team beat GMLOK (6-7 overall) 10-0 in Adams Tuesday. Harrison Hanna struck out six for the Rebels (7-2 overall) and James Mullenbach ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:47 pm

Lyle/Pacelli Athletics

Lyle-Pacelli baseball team downs Spring Grove

The Lyle-Pacelli baseball team beat Spring Grove (7-7 overall) 17-1 in five innings in Spring Grove Tuesday. Landon Meyer had four RBIs for the Athletics ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:27 pm

Hayfield Vikings

Hayfield pitchers dominate, but Vikings split with USC

The Hayfield softball team allowed just one hit on the day, but the Vikings had to settle for a split as they beat United South ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:13 pm

Grand Meadow Superlarks

Hughes strikes out 14 as GMLOK edges out Southland

The Southland softball team lost to GMLOK 5-3 in Rose Creek Tuesday. Hattie Wiste had an RBI for the Rebels (4-6 overall) and Lilly Hughes ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:06 pm

Hayfield Vikings

Fritcher knocks in eight runs as Vikings beat USC

Hayfield junior Easton Fritcher had a huge day at the plate as the Vikings rallied to beat United South Central (6-5 overall) 15-2 on the ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:58 pm