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Hayfield senior picks RCTC for volleyball

HAYFIELD — Hayfield senior Maryx Young is keeping the Viking pipeline alive for the RCTC volleyball team. Young joined ... Read more | Add your comment

PROGRESS 2021: Collective Impact

A collaborative effort led by Austin Aspires helps turn Hispanic boys to graduation   Education is often a ... Read more | Add your comment

PROGRESS 2021: Quest for the Meaning of Life

Hormel Institute’s new executive director brings energy to cancer research   From the first moment you meet Dr. ... Read more | Add your comment

PROGRESS 2021: A Cut Above

Ojuoti John answers a calling to open a barber shop in Austin   When Ojuoti John first stepped ... Read more | Add your comment

Education

PROGRESS 2021: Collective Impact

A collaborative effort led by Austin Aspires helps turn Hispanic boys to graduation   Education is often a long process of fitting the tools to ... Read more | Add your comment

by Eric Johnson.

Mower County

PROGRESS 2021: Quest for the Meaning of Life

Hormel Institute’s new executive director brings energy to cancer research   From the first moment you meet Dr. Robert Clarke, you realize there is an ... Read more | Add your comment

by Eric Johnson.

Riverland Blue Devils

Blue Devil men win ninth straight game

The Blue Devil men’s basketball team grabbed their ninth straight win when they beat Minnesota West 89-64 in Worthington Saturday. Dominik Bangu had 17 points ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Monday, March 1, 2021 6:45 pm

Riverland Blue Devils

Blue Devil women fall to Minnesota West

The Riverland Community College women’s basketball team lost its third straight game when it fell to Minnesota West 77-66 on the road Saturday. Imani Colon ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Monday, March 1, 2021 6:40 pm

Business

PROGRESS 2021: Making the Best of It

Local businesses spent 2020 adapting to the pandemic   The first confirmed case of coronavirus in Mower County was reported on March 19, 2020, two ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Monday, March 1, 2021 11:01 am

Hayfield

PROGRESS 2021: Keeping Busy (Hayfield)

When Sherry Heydt has time on her hands, she’s going to find something to do, and usually it involves helping a fellow community member. Heydt ... Read more

by Rocky Hulne, Monday, March 1, 2021 11:01 am

Mower County

PROGRESS 2021: Working together with Austin

Austin’s new AAF executive director is about building through collaboration   Steve Barrett is supposed to be retired. And yet, he’s currently heading the Austin ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Monday, March 1, 2021 11:01 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

APD: 64-year-old woman’s death ‘not foul play’

After further investigation, the Austin Police Department does not believe that foul play was a factor in the Friday death of a 64-year-old Austin woman. ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Monday, March 1, 2021 10:05 am

News

Tide turns on Minnesota legislative session

The nature of Minnesota’s legislative session has dramatically changed.  Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Monday, March 1, 2021 7:01 am

Health Updates

Minnesota reports daily record for COVID-19 vaccinations

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota health officials on Sunday reported a daily record for COVID-19 vaccinations, with nearly 70,000 new doses administered in the last day. It ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, February 28, 2021 1:45 pm

Lyle/Pacelli Athletics

Athletics toughen up to beat Rockets

The Lyle-Pacelli boys basketball team grabbed its fourth straight win when it knocked off Randolph (6-5 overall, 5-4 SEC) 52-46 in Lyle Saturday. Sophomore Buay ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Sunday, February 28, 2021 8:40 am

Austin Bruins

Wings hold off Bruins to complete weekend sweep

This time it was the Austin Bruins who made a late push, but it wasn’t enough as they came up short in a 5-4 loss ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Sunday, February 28, 2021 8:32 am

Austin Packers

Packer girls come up short in Albert Lea

The Austin girls hockey team lost to Albert Lea (8-3 overall) 4-1 in AL Saturday. Allie Davidson scored her first career varsity goal in the ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Sunday, February 28, 2021 8:23 am

Austin Packers

Packer wrestlers show positive signs in Mankato West

The Austin wrestling team lost to Mankato West 36-30 and it fell to Glencoe-Silver Lake 52-16 at a triangular in Mankato Saturday. Nick Asmus, Lathan ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Sunday, February 28, 2021 8:17 am

Lyle/Pacelli Athletics

Athletics drop 13th straight game

The Lyle-Pacelli girls basketball team lost to Houston (9-0 overall, 8-0 SEC) 76-52 in Lyle Friday. Alana Rogne had 20 points and nine steals for ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Sunday, February 28, 2021 8:01 am

Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms

Blossom girls take down USC

The Blooming Prairie girls basketball team beat United South Central (1-11 overall, 0-10 Gopher) 51-33 in BP Friday. Bobbie Bruns had 18 points, eight assists ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Sunday, February 28, 2021 7:56 am

Columnists

Minnesota StarWatch: Take advantage of the lengthening days

By Deane Morrison Winter may seem endless by the time March rolls around, but this month the sun and the day length are both climbing ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Sunday, February 28, 2021 6:30 am

Health Updates

J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is getting a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19, as the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:00 pm

News

Man who played Duke Chapel bells for five decades dies

DURHAM, N.C.  — When J. Samuel Hammond arrived as a freshman at Duke University in 1964, he knew nothing about the musical instrument that allowed ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:01 pm

News

House passes $1.9T pandemic bill on near party-line vote

WASHINGTON — The House approved a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill in a win for President Joe Biden, even as top Democrats tried assuring agitated progressives that they’d ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:56 am

Mower County

Dornink working to move Minnesota past the pandemic

By David Mayberry Sen. Gene Dornink wants Minnesota to move past the pandemic, and his proposals to the 2021 Legislature reflect his push to find ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:01 am

Business

PROGRESS 2021: Granting a path to the future

In an ever changing world, businesses are either keeping up or closing shop. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit this past year, Impact Austin stepped up ... Read more

by Rocky Hulne, Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:01 am

Lyle

PROGRESS 2021: ‘For God and Country’

Galen Holst has commanded the Lyle Legion for over two decades   To the regulars at Lyle American Legion Post 105, Galen Holst is a ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:01 am

Albert Lea

Bennett: There is a need for transparent process

By David Mayberry Better government is the focus of bills authored by Rep. Peggy Bennett, even as she works from a minority position in the ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:01 am

Agriculture

PROGRESS 2021: Classroom to Combine

Riverland Community College isn’t literally putting food on tables, but it sure is teaching a lot of students how to help do so. RCC introduced ... Read more

by Rocky Hulne, Saturday, February 27, 2021 7:01 am

Mower County

A series of fortunate events

After nearly 7 years, lost wedding ring comes  home Sometimes things just fall into place the right way in such a way as to feel ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:45 am

Columnists

Annie Lane: Trust your instincts, put children first

Dear Annie: My husband and I separated two years ago. Ultimately, we divorced about a year ago due to his rising alcohol and drug abuse, ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:30 am