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County ailing from slow COVID vaccine rollout impacting state

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 3,747 cumulative COVID-19 cases in Mower County, including 74 “probable cases,” as ... Read more | Add your comment

Driven by Support

With no Lyle Area Cancer Auction this year, drive-thru helps continue the tradition of giving   Not willing ... Read more | Add your comment

Blooming Prairie girls lend a hand to hurting Vikings

There may be 15 miles of highway separating Hayfield and Blooming Prairie, but when tragedy strikes either community ... Read more | Add your comment

Rebels share the wealth to win fourth straight game

GRAND MEADOW — The Rebels learned exactly how much they trust each other as they erased a six-point ... Read more | Add your comment

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County ailing from slow COVID vaccine rollout impacting state

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 3,747 cumulative COVID-19 cases in Mower County, including 74 “probable cases,” as of Tuesday morning. During Tuesday morning’s Mower ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daily Herald.

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Driven by Support

With no Lyle Area Cancer Auction this year, drive-thru helps continue the tradition of giving   Not willing to simply cancel this year’s event, organizers ... Read more | Add your comment

by Eric Johnson.

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Three Westfield wrestlers go unbeaten in Blue Earth

The Westfield Razorbacks lost 44-27 to Blue Earth Area and they fell 42-25 to Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Area in Blue Earth Tuesday. Bo Zweiner went ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:42 pm

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Armed robbery suspect pleads guilty to 4 felonies

A suspect in four armed robbery incidents that occurred in December has pleaded guilty to all charges. , of Lyle has pleaded guilty to three ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:50 am

Agriculture

Sixth annual Women in Ag Network Conference to be held on Feb. 3

“Building Bridges, Cultivating Connections,” the sixth annual Women in Ag Network Conference will be held virtually on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Even though the conference will ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:50 am

Local Government

Board looks at how to tackle road work on township roads

ric.johnson@austindailyherald.com As part of Tuesday’s Mower County Board of Commissioners meeting, conversation turned to road projects in the county, specifically those on township roads. Public ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:50 am

News

Walz proposes tax hikes on the rich to balance state budget

MINNEAPOLIS — Gov. Tim Walz proposed raising taxes on the wealthiest Minnesotans and large companies Tuesday to help plug a projected $1.28 billion gap in ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:50 am

News

Minnesota woman who lied to support family gets full pardon

MINNEAPOLIS  — The Minnesota Board of Pardons on Monday granted its first full pardon in more than three decades, to a woman who used a ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:50 am

Mower County

Photo: Medicap gives to the Salvation Army

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by Daily Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:50 am

Mower County

Photo: Bell-ringing money goes to the SA

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by Daily Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:50 am

Education

Education Briefs

North Dakota State University 2020 Fall Dean’s List Blooming Prairie Kennedy J. Chicos, Human Development and Family Science Hayfield Breanna A. Mundy, Human Development and ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:50 am

Education

Kiwanis names Santellanes student of the month

Austin Noon Kiwanis has selected Sarahi Duenes Santellanes, a senior at Austin High School, as their Student of the Month. Sarahi is a student representative ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:45 am

Agriculture

FFA Spotlight: Riley Hetzel

Name:  Riley Hetzel Grade:  11 Hometown: Austin, Minnesota Parents:  Dallas and Caroline Hetzel What activities have you been involved with as a member of the ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:45 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Convictions: Jan. 10-16

—Edbin Jose Coreas, 25, of Austin was sentenced to 60 months in prison for felony violent felon in possession of firearm ammunition. He must pay ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:45 am

Columnists

Jena DeMoss: Navigating the diet craze maze

Is the latest diet trend really that healthy? How many carbs should I be eating daily? Can a detox diet work in my favor? Whether ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:45 am

Agriculture

Austin FFA goes virtual at national convention

Austin FFA members attended the 2020 National FFA Convention via livestream in October. The National Convention is usually held in Indianapolis with 67,000 members from ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:45 am

Al Batt

Al Batt: Snow plow drivers are the knights of the winter roads

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I’d hate to be in your shoes. Why? Because they’d be way too small for me. Driving by Bruce’s ... Read more

by Al Batt, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:30 am

Columnists

Marvin Repinski: The presidential oath: That’s for all of us

Let us affirm that we are all in the process of giving our lives to the oath of Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris.  Difficult, ... Read more

by Marv Repinski, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:30 am

Columnists

Annie Lane: Trying to pick the lucky seven bridesmaids

Dear Annie: I am recently engaged and very excited to plan my wedding with my fiance. I am also excited to have my best friends ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:30 am

Opinion

Who goes first? Vaccine rollout forces stark moral choices

HOOD RIVER, Ore.  — As COVID-19 surged, retired attorney Susan Crowley did some simple math and discovered a chilling fact: people over 60 made up ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:30 am

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Wind power can help all sides

It’s good to know that Xcel Energy and landowners in Mower County are working together well to help create a clean energy future (Partnerships Can ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:30 am

Columnists

Ask A Trooper: Keep your car prepared for winter

By Troy Christianson Question: What items should I have in my vehicle during this extreme cold weather? What is the proper procedure if I become ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:30 am

Editorials

Our opinion: Nu-Tek’s building a boon in Austin

We can’t say enough about the announcement last week of Nu-Tek’s plans to build a facility in Austin. The announcement was made during last Tuesday’s ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:30 am

Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms

Hayfield boys take down Awesome Blossoms

The Hayfield boys basketball team beat Blooming Prairie (0-2 overall, 0-2 Gopher) 81-43 in BP Tuesday. Isaac Matti put up 22 points for the Vikings ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10:52 pm

Grand Meadow Superlarks

Falcons top Grand Meadow girls

The Grand Meadow girls basketball team lost to Fillmore Central (1-2 overall) 53-48 on the road Tuesday. Kendyl Queensland had 14 points for the Superlarks ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10:45 pm

Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms

Experienced Blossoms outlast young Vikings

HAYFIELD — The Blooming Prairie girls basketball team saw the potential of a young Hayfield squad early on, but the Awesome Blossoms were able to ... Read more

by Rocky Hulne, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10:37 pm

Guest Columns

Guest Commentary: Collaboration is key to moving forward

By Tim Penny Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation President/CEO When I served in Congress, I was dedicated to representing my southern Minnesota district. I was not ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 6:18 pm