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‘Karl’s Tourney’ is on with an online fundraiser

Cancer research will be moving forward with the 23rd annual Karl’s Tourney, going forward in a new format ... Read more | Add your comment

DNR to survey Dobbins Creek for mussels

With hundreds more added Thursday, Austin’s East Side Lake now hosts about 7,100 native mussels growing in the ... Read more | Add your comment

Time to step away: Long time owner of Hanson Tire Service heads into retirement

For three decades, Hanson Tire Service owner Bruce Turner has been behind the counter helping people with their ... Read more | Add your comment

Part of a bigger family

Earlier this year, Riverland Community College chemistry instructor Catherine Haslag and criminal justice instructor Richard Watkins were honored ... Read more | Add your comment

Mower County

‘Karl’s Tourney’ is on with an online fundraiser

Cancer research will be moving forward with the 23rd annual Karl’s Tourney, going forward in a new format so pediatric cancer research can continue 3rd ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daily Herald.

Mower County

DNR to survey Dobbins Creek for mussels

With hundreds more added Thursday, Austin’s East Side Lake now hosts about 7,100 native mussels growing in the backwaters created by the dam on Dobbins ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daily Herald.

Mower County

Zonta International commemorated World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

On July 30, Zonta International encouraged its members throughout the world to promote activities to recognize the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, which was ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Monday, August 3, 2020 5:05 pm

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Vikings sign GM Spielman to multi-year contract extension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have doubled down on their reliance on stability as a vital ingredient for securing that elusive Super Bowl trophy. ... Read more

by Associated Press, Monday, August 3, 2020 4:52 pm

Health

Weekend sees 17 COVID-19 case increase in Mower County

The Minnesota Department of Health on Monday reported a weekend increase of 17 cases of COVID-19 in Mower County, bringing the county’s cumulative total to ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Monday, August 3, 2020 2:18 pm

News

Virus relief bill remains up in air as negotiations resume

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slow, grinding negotiations on a huge COVID-19 relief bill are set to resume Monday afternoon, but the path forward promises to be ... Read more

by Associated Press, Monday, August 3, 2020 1:07 pm

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Chateau Speedway hosts Veterans night

By Matthew Gage Chateau Speedway had the race track roaring in its Salute to Veterans in Lansing Friday night. There were 109 cars that filled ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Monday, August 3, 2020 12:50 pm

Agriculture

As US milk sales rise amid pandemic, “Got milk?” ads return

The dairy industry has a familiar question for you: “Got milk?” Six years after the popular tagline was retired, “Got milk?” ads are back. A ... Read more

by Associated Press, Monday, August 3, 2020 11:10 am

Blooming Prairie

Winona man injured in Friday afternoon accident

A Winona man was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries after being involved in a two car accident Friday afternoon. According to the ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Monday, August 3, 2020 11:05 am

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Austin Eagles 14AAA sweep Northfield

The Austin Eagles 14AAA baseball team swept a doubleheader from Northfield at Marcusen Park by the scores of 10-3 and 18-6 Friday. In the first ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Monday, August 3, 2020 9:20 am

Austin Packers

Baseball playoffs begin in Marcusen Park this week

While there is no Legion or VFW baseball this summer, there will be postseason baseball for area High School players. The Austin 18U and Austin ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Monday, August 3, 2020 9:16 am

Austin Greyhounds

Hounds bring down Dodge County, will open postseason Saturday

The Austin Greyhounds wrapped up their season with with a 10-8 win over Dodge County last week and they will enter the postseason as the ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Monday, August 3, 2020 9:10 am

Mower County

Latest on COVID-19 in MN: Positive test rate creeps up

MPR News Staff The percentage of positive COVID-19 tests once again crept above 5 percent over the weekend as cases and hospitalizations continued trending upward. ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, August 3, 2020 9:09 am

News

Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Putting your child on the bus for the first day of school is always a leap of faith for a parent. ... Read more

by Associated Press, Monday, August 3, 2020 9:02 am

Local Government

Deer hunt properties, grant requests on council agenda

Austin Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Nelson will discuss the possible addition of new land parcels to the city-wide deer hunt during the Austin City ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Sunday, August 2, 2020 7:01 am

Columnists

Minnesota StartWatch: A trio of sites in the south

By Deane Morrison Summer may fade in August, but that brings darker skies and longer hours to watch stars and planets. The month starts out ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:01 pm

Mower County

Political campaign signs not permitted on state highway rights of way

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is reminding people that placement of campaign and other advertising signage on any highway rights of way is not allowed ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:01 pm

Mower County

Candidate Q&A: House District 27B

Author’s note: This is a continuation of the Herald’s candidate Q&A features and the second such feature with State Rep. Jeanne Poppe (DFL-27B) and challenger ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:01 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Man charged with assault after allegedly trying to stab woman with screwdriver

Christopher David Mitchell, 36, of Austin has been charged with felony second-degree assault – dangerous weapon, felony threats of violence, felony domestic assault, and felony ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:01 am

News

DEA warns of scammers impersonating DEA employees

The Drug Enforcement Administration urges its DEA-registered practitioners and members of the public to be cautious of telephone calls by scammers posing as DEA employees ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:50 am

Education

Riverland’s Phi Theta Kappa research published in journal

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) has published academic research conducted by students at 16 colleges, including Riverland Community College Zeta Eta’s “Transforming Negative Community ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:50 am

Education

College Accolades

Winona State University 2020 Spring Dean’s List Austin Abigail Bollingberg, Bailee Brandt, Emily Each, Brooke Goligowski, Julia Gray, Meghan Haldorson, Summer Linda, Caitlin Lura, Nathan ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:50 am

News

Census Bureau to email households to encourage response to 2020 census

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it will begin emailing households in low-responding areas to encourage them to respond to the 2020 Census. Millions of ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:50 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: Reliving the life of a sports reporter

It’s been a long time since I’ve actually covered a baseball game. That changed this past Monday and Thursday night when I covered an Austin ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:30 am

Editorials

Others Opinion: COVID-19 — Use local data to adjust restrictions

The Free Press As the COVID-19 exhibits its predicted ebbs and flows in states around the country, balancing economic health and public health will require ... Read more

by Tribune News Service, Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:30 am

Columnists

Annie Lane: Communication is key to a happy marriage

Dear Annie: I love my wife very much and try to be a good husband. However, my wife has an explosive temper. Whenever she is ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:30 am

Editorials

Our Opinion: Support your schools

On Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Education announced it’s Safe Learning Plan, which through a formula supplied by the MDE, gives the schools more flexibility ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:30 am