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‘We’ve been doing work for the people’

Rep. Jim Hagedorn (R-MN-01) visited Austin on Wednesday as part of a tour of Minnesota’s First Congressional District. ... Read more | Add your comment

Riverland campuses open for the first time since March

Riverland Community College has reopened buildings at the Austin and Albert Lea campuses as of this past Monday. ... Read more | Add your comment

Finding normal on the court

Okey Okey may have been feeling pretty good about himself when he stroked a three over the outstretched ... Read more | Add your comment

2020 Pillars unveiled: Dolphin, Piper, Rasmussen named as 2020 Pillars of the City

The Pillars of the City Committee on Friday unveiled the newest Pillars of the City inductees. This year’s ... Read more | Add your comment

Mower County

‘We’ve been doing work for the people’

Rep. Jim Hagedorn (R-MN-01) visited Austin on Wednesday as part of a tour of Minnesota’s First Congressional District. During his stop, Hagedorn visited the Mower ... Read more | Add your comment

by Mike Stoll.

Education

Riverland campuses open for the first time since March

Riverland Community College has reopened buildings at the Austin and Albert Lea campuses as of this past Monday. The Owatonna campus will open on July ... Read more | Add your comment

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Mower County

State exceeds 40K cumulative COVID-19 cases

The Minnesota Department of Health on Thursday reported seven new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Mower County, bringing the county’s total to 972 cases since ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Thursday, July 9, 2020 1:10 pm

News

Court rulings keep Trump’s financial records private for now

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court issued a mixed verdict Thursday on demands for President Donald Trump’s financial records that will keep his tax returns, ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:27 am

DEVELOPING NEWS

4-county area placed in severe thunderstorm watch

Mower County along with Fillmore, Freeborn and Houston counties, has been placed into a severe thunderstorm watch until 7 p.m. tonight. According to the National ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:14 am

Austin Greyhounds

Ciola and Serratore launch homers as Hounds pound out Winona

The Austin Greyhounds put on a solid hitting display as they topped Winona 14-1 in seven innings in Winona Wednesday night. Alex Ciola crushed a ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:23 am

Austin Packers

Hovland is on USA 3D Gold 18U Team that wins 18U tournament

Teyghan Hovland, who will be a senior at Austin in the fall, has been busy on the baseball diamond this summer. Hovland was a member ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:15 am

News

Authorities: 1 dead after tornadoes hit western Minnesota

DALTON, Minn. (AP) — Two powerful tornadoes damaged farms, left one person dead and at least one other injured in western Minnesota as severe storms ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:37 am

News

Layoffs stuck at high level as 1.3 million seek jobless aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a historically high pace that shows that many employers are still ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, July 9, 2020 8:35 am

Austin Packers

Austin 18U baseball team opens with a big win in Saint Peter

The Austin 18U baseball team opened its season with a 14-0 win in five innings over Saint Peter on the road Tuesday night. Tanner Murphy ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:31 pm

News

Minnesota health officials warn against ‘COVID parties’

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials are warning against people holding or attending “COVID parties” as a way to share exposure to the coronavirus. “This ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 3:54 pm

RSS General

Over the Hill? Recovered lefty on track for Twins rotation

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the Minnesota Twins signed Rich Hill from the bargain aisle of free agency last winter, they expected the left-hander to be ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 3:34 pm

RSS General

Austin’s Castro hits it big in disc golf tournament

Jordan Castro of Austin put up a big disc golfing performance when he placed eighth in the DGPT Preserve Championship in Clearwater, Minnesota this past ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 3:21 pm

Business

Hormel Foods announces commitment to support equity and education

Hormel Foods Corporation has announced it will be donating up to $300,000 to three organizations to help support education and equity as part of its ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:01 pm

Mower County

COVID-19 cases raise by 463 in the state, five more in Mower

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 463 new cases of COVID-19 cases today, bringing the state total to just under 40,000 cases. The current count ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 11:32 am

News

Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don’t reopen

President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to withhold federal funding if schools don’t reopen in the fall, and he lashed out at federal health officials ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 11:18 am

Mower County

Area placed in heat advisory, peak alerts issued

Mower County and southeast Minnesota have been placed into a heat advisory starting at 11 a.m. today and stretching through to 7 p.m. this evening. ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:39 am

News

Today in History: July 8, 2020

Today is Wednesday, July 8, the 190th day of 2020. There are 176 days left in the year. IN MINNESOTA  HISTORY ON THIS DAY IN ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 8:37 am

News

Minnesota headed for another special session next week

ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz is prepared to call Minnesota lawmakers into a special session that would begin Monday. The session is triggered by ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:01 am

Local Government

Council approves resolution to issue on-sale wine, malt liquor licenses at Riverside

The Austin City Council on Monday evening unanimously voted to adopt a resolution authorizing special liquor licenses enacted by special legislation during the 2020 legislative ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:01 am

Local Government

Council tables decision on hens in Austin

The Austin City Council voted 5-2 in favor of postponing to next year an official vote on whether or not to allow hens in Austin ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:01 am

Local Government

Council okays River Bend Townhomes tax credit application

The Austin City Council approved a tax credit application for the proposed River Bend Townhomes during its regular meeting Monday evening. The Southwest Minnesota Housing ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:01 am

Agriculture

A broad coalition supports research into nitrate reduction

By Jonathan Eisenthal Minnesota Corn Growers Association The Sustainable Answer Acre is an area located near Austin that is the setting for a multi-year Innovation ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:01 am

News

Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:50 am

Mower County

Join the Fun for Jammin’ at the Mansion

Jammin’ at the Mansion will present a unique live music opportunity  in the garden of the Hormel Historic Home in Austin. The Ventura Highway house ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:50 am

Hayfield

Mason City construction company hires Hayfield grad Savanna Cordle

Savanna Cordle, a graduate of Hayfield High School and Waldorf University, joined Henkel Construction Company as marketing coordinator in May. Cordle brings over two years ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:50 am

News

Confederate flag emblem removed in South Dakota community

GETTYSBURG, S.D. — Officials have confirmed that a logo that included a Confederate flag has been removed from police department cars, buildings and patches in ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:50 am