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Mayo Clinic HS-Austin and Albert Lea hold ribbon-tying ceremony   In a move symbolizing completion, Mayo Clinic Health ... Read more | Add your comment

Minn. Zoo’s Nature Illuminated Animals coming to Festival

Two of the Minnesota Zoo’s acclaimed Nature Illuminated animal sculptures will leave the zoo grounds for the first ... Read more | Add your comment

On a quest: Vikings pound out opening round win against Adrian-Ellsworth

ST. CLOUD — Top-seeded Hayfield didn’t have any trouble getting started Tuesday morning as it blasted Adrian-Ellsworth 16-1 ... Read more | Add your comment

Area athletes are geared up for state track meet

HAYFIELD — The Minnesota Class A State Track and Field Meet will be packed with area athletes this ... Read more | Add your comment

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Tying communities together

Mayo Clinic HS-Austin and Albert Lea hold ribbon-tying ceremony   In a move symbolizing completion, Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Austin and Albert Lea on ... Read more | Add your comment

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Mower County

Minn. Zoo’s Nature Illuminated Animals coming to Festival

Two of the Minnesota Zoo’s acclaimed Nature Illuminated animal sculptures will leave the zoo grounds for the first time to be exhibited at the Austin ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daily Herald.

Hayfield

Dingers and wedding bells

ST. CLOUD — Hayfield senior Erik Bungum had a big day at the plate Tuesday with two hits and two RBIs in the Vikings’ 16-1 ... Read more

by Rocky Hulne, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:22 pm

Education

APS sees another year of increased graduation rates

Austin Public Schools saw an increase in graduation rates this year, according to a report from out-going superintendent David Krenz in his final report to ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:21 pm

News

‘Pinnacle season’ of the Cedar Summerstock Theater is on its way

You can’t say that Cedar Summerstock Theater doesn’t adapt. After cancelling its 2020 season due to the pandemic, there was no way Cedar Summerstock founder ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:16 pm

News

Military defends Jan. 6 response as House steps up probes

WASHINGTON  — A top Army leader defended the Pentagon’s response to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, telling a House panel Tuesday that ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:14 pm

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Several charged with felony drug crimes

Four individuals facing felony drug charges recently made their first appearances in Mower County District Court. Michael Thomas Barren, 24, of Austin has been charged ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:08 pm

Business

Record rise in US wholesale prices over the past year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wholesale prices, driven by rising food costs, increased 0.8% in May and by a unprecedented amount over the past year as the ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:03 pm

Mower County

Photo: Mower DFL cleans up graffiti

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by Daily Herald, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:00 pm

Agriculture

Photo: Meiergerd to serve as region reporter

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by Daily Herald, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:59 pm

Mower County

Help the library celebrate 25 years

The Austin Public Library will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with an outdoor event on Wednesday, June 30. The event will run 4-7 p.m. and ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:53 pm

Mower County

Wow! Mobile Metal Lab Coming to 4th Avenue Fest

The third annual 4th Avenue Fest on Wednesday, June 16, will feature guest artist Sara Hanson and the Wow! Mobile Metal Lab creating a community ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:52 pm

Mower County

Summerset Theatre opens its 53rd season

Summerset Theatre will open its 53rd season on June 20, 2021, with two musicals. “Motherhood the Musical” and “Rated P for Parenthood” will open at ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:50 pm

News

New virus cases go below 100 for 1st time since April 2020

ST. PAUL — The number of new daily COVID-19 cases reported in Minnesota has fallen below 100 for the first time since April of 2020. ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:49 pm

Blooming Prairie

ARC urges blood donations at upcoming blood drives

The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise – and deplete ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:46 pm

News

Landlords sue to force end to Minnesota eviction moratorium

ST. PAUL  — A group representing Minnesota landlords announced a lawsuit Tuesday to force an end to the eviction moratorium imposed by Gov. Tim Walz, ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:42 pm

Agriculture

Minnesota CattleWomen to host WIRED event in July

The Minnesota CattleWomen will be hosting the American National CattleWomen’s WIRED event, Women In Ranching Education and Development on July 24 in Tenstrike, Minnesota on ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:42 pm

Agriculture

U of Minn. Extension offering Small Grain Summer Plot Tours

MORRIS — University of Minnesota Extension is offering six on-farm Small Grain Summer Plot Tours in central and southern Minnesota to address small grain production ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:41 pm

Education

Education Milestones

St. John’s University 2021 Spring Graduation Austin: Nathan Drees, Bachelor of Arts in computer science St. Cloud University 2021 Spring Dean’s List Austin Emma Erstad, ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:40 pm

Education

Education: Blooming Prairie Fourth Quarter Honor Roll

A Honor Roll Seventh Grade Regan Donnelly, Madelyn Harvey, Chloe Weber Ninth Grade Addison Doocy, Annaka Forsberg, Tyler Forystek, Claire Foster, Derek Kubicek, Elizabeth Miner, ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:39 pm

Columnists

Kevin Nelson: Swimming pool processes and protocol

It’s been a great first week for re-opening at the Municipal Swimming Pool. The hot weather has added to the enthusiasm of pool-goers, and yes, ... Read more

by Kevin Nelson, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:36 pm

Columnists

Annie Lane: Tension with father’s family

Dear Annie: My older brother and I have been dealing with a touchy situation for years. We are both adopted; our parents divorced when we ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:30 pm

News

Man jailed in fatal crash at Minneapolis rally has past DWIs

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis police on Tuesday identified the man who drove into a crowd of demonstrators, killing one and injuring three others, as a 35-year-old ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:30 pm

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Austin man charged with selling heroin to police informant

Montana Richard Hinchley, 25, of Austin has been charged with felony third-degree drugs – sale of a narcotic. According to the court complaint, a narcotics ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:30 pm

RSS General

Vikes further bolster front by signing DT Richardson

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings signed defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson before their minicamp began Tuesday, bringing back a proven interior pass rusher in the latest ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:12 pm

RSS General

Photo: U19 continues to stack titles

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by Daily Herald, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 5:11 pm

Brownsdale

Rural Brownsdale barn damaged in Sunday fire

No injuries were reported after a Sunday morning barn fire in rural Brownsdale. According to Mower County Chief Deputy Mark May, a Mower County deputy ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:55 am