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At Your Service auction moves to online format

The 2020 Second Annual At Your Service Auction was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday, Dec. 5, ... Read more | Add your comment

Update: Suspect arrested in Albert Lea shooting

Authorities have arrested a 21-year-old man who allegedly shot three people, including one officer, at Shady Oaks Sunday ... Read more | Add your comment

A game of patience

Austin’s winter athletes play the waiting game to see what kind of season they will have   The ... Read more | Add your comment

The longest fall: Competing in the era of COVID-19

Going into the 2020 fall season, none of us knew what sports in a pandemic would look like. ... Read more | Add your comment

Business

At Your Service auction moves to online format

The 2020 Second Annual At Your Service Auction was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Austin Holiday Inn and Conference ... Read more | Add your comment

by Mike Stoll.

Albert Lea

Update: Suspect arrested in Albert Lea shooting

Authorities have arrested a 21-year-old man who allegedly shot three people, including one officer, at Shady Oaks Sunday morning. Police stated the man arrested is ... Read more | Add your comment

by Sarah Stultz.

News

Trump files lawsuit challenging Wisconsin election results

MADISON, Wis. — President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Wisconsin seeking to disqualify more than 221,000 ballots in the state’s two most Democratic ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:26 pm

Health

Mower exceeds 2,600 cumulative COVID cases

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 2,674 cumulative cases in Mower County, including 28 “probable cases,” as of Tuesday morning. According to Community Health Division ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:06 pm

News

Unveiling economic team, Biden pledges, ‘Help is on the way’

WILMINGTON, Del.  — President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday introduced top advisers he says will help his administration rebuild an economy hammered by the coronavirus pandemic, ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 6:08 pm

News

Barr: No evidence of fraud that’d change election outcome

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 6:07 pm

RSS General

Virus forces Gophers to cancel game vs. No. 16 Northwestern

Minnesota announced Monday it has called off this weekend’s game against No. 16 Northwestern, the second straight cancellation for the Gophers due to a spike ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 5:59 pm

Austin Bruins

Bruins shuffle the schedule

The Austin Bruins, along with the Minot Minotauros and Bismarck Bobcats, have announced newly scheduled games for the upcoming weeks starting this Friday and Saturday ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:23 pm

RSS General

Carr drains 3, Minnesota trips LMU 67-64

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Carr scored 26 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds left, and Minnesota beat Loyola Marymount 67-64 on Monday night. ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:47 am

News

Minnesota to release ‘materially better’ budget forecast

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota budget officials will release a fresh forecast Tuesday showing how bad a hit state finances have taken from the coronavirus pandemic. ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:40 am

Albert Lea

A. Lea shooting suspect released from hospital, booked

The suspect in the shooting incident at Shady Oaks apartments was released from St. Marys Hospital Sunday night and booked into the Freeborn County jail, ... Read more

by Sarah Stultz, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 8:28 am

Hayfield Vikings

Get to Know: Hayfield senior Isaiah Tempel

Isaiah Tempel is a senior at Hayfield. Q: What sports do you compete in?  A: Cross country, basketball and baseball. Q: What’s your favorite sports ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Monday, November 30, 2020 7:21 pm

Austin Bruins

Bruins’ Zach Hansen loaned to Sioux City

The first call-up for an Austin Bruin to the USHL this season belongs to goaltender Zach Hansen to the Sioux City Musketeers. Hansen, 18, is ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Monday, November 30, 2020 1:15 pm

Albert Lea

Death investigation underway related to remains found during Shady Oaks evacuation

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension announced Sunday night the Albert Lea Police Department is conducting a separate investigation into the ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Monday, November 30, 2020 10:32 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Convictions: Nov. 15-21

—Robert Andrew Cohenour, 53, of Brownsdale was sentenced to two years of probation for gross misdemeanor third-degree DWI – any amount schedule I/II drugs. He ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Monday, November 30, 2020 9:00 am

Austin Bruins

Despite Richards’ goals, Wings finish off weekend sweep of Bruins

The Austin Bruins made things interesting, but they ran out of time as they lost to the Aberdeen Wings 3-2 in Aberdeen Saturday, giving the ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Sunday, November 29, 2020 10:46 am

Mower County

DNR: Take caution around open water, newly formed ice

With the continued surge in the number of people recreating outdoors this year, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds everyone that lakes and ponds ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Sunday, November 29, 2020 7:01 am

Education

CRC 2021 scholarship program for area students announced

Cooperative Response Center, Inc. (CRC) is pleased to announce its postsecondary education scholarship program for the 2021 school year, this year awarding up to $9,000 ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Sunday, November 29, 2020 7:01 am

Health

Minnesota citizens can access insulin through the Insulin Safety Net Program

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Insulin Safety Net Program, launched earlier this year, provides a pathway for Minnesotans in urgent need of insulin (less than ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Sunday, November 29, 2020 6:50 am

Austin Bruins

Unbeaten Wings take down Bruins

The Austin Bruins are already playing catch-up to the Aberdeen Wings, who won the NAHL title in the last NAHL complete season in 2019. The ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, November 28, 2020 9:07 am

Business

Hy-Vee voluntarily recalls two Short Cuts vegetable mix products because of possible health risk

Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling two of its Hy-Vee Short Cuts vegetable mix products across its eight-state region (llinois, ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, November 28, 2020 7:01 am

Mower County

Gift of Warmth back for its fourth year

The fourth annual Gift of Warmth will be held next Saturday, giving people the opportunity to make sure they and their families are warm this ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, November 28, 2020 7:01 am

Education

Sharing the blessings

Success Closet and Packer Pantry working to address student needs In an effort to help students in need, schools in Austin are taking a proactive ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Saturday, November 28, 2020 7:01 am

Business

A different Black Friday

Black Friday took on a much different look this year for businesses and shoppers alike. Seen as the busiest shopping day of the year, with ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, November 28, 2020 7:01 am

News

Guard chaplains reflect on Floyd protests, lessons learned

ST. PAUL — Reflecting on a polarized nation in the throes of a bitterly fought election, Stephanie Christoffels started the communal prayer at a fall ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, November 28, 2020 6:50 am

Columnists

Marvin Repinski: Circles of our lives

Most of us wear a number of hats (masks?). It doesn’t mean we “change” personalities, but that we are a part of a variety of ... Read more

by Marv Repinski, Saturday, November 28, 2020 6:30 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: Finding my way in country music

This past Tuesday, country star Hal Ketchum passed away due to complications from dementia. It was a sad end to a long and successful career. ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, November 28, 2020 6:30 am