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What’s Next: College athletes looking at next steps as COVID-19 causes interruptions

The winds of change softly drifted into the NCAA sports world, but it was just a matter of ... Read more | Add your comment

Mayo reviewing plans for hospitals in event of surge

Mayo Clinic Health System officials are planning how to best utilize Mayo facilities in the region in the ... Read more | Add your comment

Latest on COVID-19 in MN: Schools likely closed for the year

There’s a “relatively slim” chance of Minnesota school buildings reopening this year, Gov. Tim Walz said, calling it ... Read more | Add your comment

‘They really care to keep us around’

For restaurateurs like Dave Forland, owner of The Old Mill in Austin, the coronavirus pandemic has had a ... Read more | Add your comment

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What’s Next: College athletes looking at next steps as COVID-19 causes interruptions

The winds of change softly drifted into the NCAA sports world, but it was just a matter of days before they blasted to a roar ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rocky Hulne.

Mower County

Latest on COVID-19 in MN: Schools likely closed for the year

There’s a “relatively slim” chance of Minnesota school buildings reopening this year, Gov. Tim Walz said, calling it a “heartbreaking” situation for families and students, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Minnesota Public Radio.

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Man sentenced to 90 months for sexually abusing child

Alejandro Jimenez Gonzalez, 36, of Austin was sentenced to 90 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud for felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:01 am

Columnists

Upcoming LIFE fundraisers postponed

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we have postponed the 25th annual Rose Sale delivery and pick-up day from Tuesday, April 7 to Tuesday, June 16. If ... Read more

by Jamey Helgeson, Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:01 am

Columnists

50 states, 50 heroes: Earning respect

Born Dec. 17, 1907, in Peru, Indiana, Richard Nott Antrim briefly served in the U.S. Naval Reserve before his appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:01 am

Columnists

Next steps in responding to COVID-19 pandemic

Dan Sparks State Senator, District 27 The challenge of COVID-19 continues to be felt for each of us in not just Minnesota, but throughout the ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:01 am

Columnists

Death on the far side of the world

This tale is true. I should know for it happened to me. Here is my story as I told it in “Potato In A Rice ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:01 am

Columnists

Celebrating Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month. That is the eighth time I have made that announcement in one medium or another. Since my first April with ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:01 am

News

Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argument

WASHINGTON — Democrats are zeroing in on health care as one of the few issues that might resonate among Americans who have largely shelved election ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:01 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Man charged after allegedly brandishing a BB gun

An Austin man arrested Thursday after police received a call about an individual pointing a gun at someone was arraigned on Friday in Mower County ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:01 am

Eric Johnson

Domeward bound: the story of a 13-year-old at the World Series

As we deal with the continuing effects of COVID-19 (really getting tired of typing that phrase), many of us have to come to a horrible ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:01 am

Education

Education Briefs

University of Minnesota Carlson School of Businesses 2019 Fall Dean’s List Austin: Kaitlyn Marie Schammel Austin grad earns Leadership Award at SCSU Haley Lenway, of ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:01 am

NO PAYWALL

No sports? Check out these classic sports movies

With a lot of spare time on everyone’s hands, there is no better time to sit down and watch a great sports movie. Here are ... Read more

by Rocky Hulne, Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:01 am

Mower County

City of Austin not issuing burn permits

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, burning permits will not be issued within the City of Austin. According to a press release issued by the Austin ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:01 am

Mower County

Emerald Ash Borer discovered in Mower

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed emerald ash borer (EAB) in Mower County, the 23rd county in the state with EAB. An MDA ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:01 am

Local Government

Construction bids, Parks and Recreation on council agenda

The Austin City Council will be voting to award bids for various projects during its next regular meeting. According to a memorandum sent to the ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:01 am

Columnists

More senior trips get postponed

As we keep you posted with the 2020 schedule, we have decided to cancel the May 14 trip this year to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. ... Read more

by Evie Mohrfeld, Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:01 am

News

DFL District 27A candidate focused on improving the area economy

A Hayward man running for the District 27A DFL endorsement said he is concerned about the local economy and would like to run for office ... Read more

by Sarah Stultz, Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:01 am

Mower County

Minnesota governor rolls out COVID-19 data dashboard website

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota state government rolled out a new COVID-19 dashboard Friday as a one-stop shop for residents to see the latest data on the ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, April 3, 2020 6:56 pm

RSS General

Basketball Hall of Fame set to announce 2020 class

A unique Hall of Fame class will be announced Saturday in a unique way. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, April 3, 2020 6:52 pm

RSS General

WNBA postpones start of season this month because of virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA season will not start on time next month because of the coronavirus pandemic, and when it begins is unclear. ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, April 3, 2020 6:50 pm

Mower County

Area placed in winter weather advisory

As a cold front slides through the area, the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory through 7 p.m. tonight. Rain will increase ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Friday, April 3, 2020 1:32 pm

Mower County

County cases remain at 15, state cases rise to 789

The number of cases in Mower County remained at 15 according to Friday’s report from the Minnesota Department of Health, while the state took another ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Friday, April 3, 2020 11:42 am

News

US sheds 701,000 jobs, ending a record-long hiring streak

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs because of ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, April 3, 2020 8:51 am

Mower County

South central Minn. scouts raise $6,525 from drive

The annual Scouting for Food campaign numbers for this year have been released by the Twin Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Friday, April 3, 2020 7:01 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Decorah, Iowa man charged with sexually abusing juvenile male

A Decorah, Iowa, man who allegedly sexually assaulted a juvenile male while he resided in Austin made his first appearance on Thursday in Mower County ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Friday, April 3, 2020 7:01 am

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Turn to your local library

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Friday, April 3, 2020 7:01 am