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Bruins to light up the show

The lights are ready, the cameras are ready, now Riverside Arena just needs some action. The Austin Bruins ... Read more | Add your comment

Voting from a distance: County gearing up for an election year that could include an influx of absentee voting

There is very little that has been left unaffected by COVID-19 and come November that could include how ... Read more | Add your comment

Austin to be illuminated red and green in honor of 2020 high school graduates

Iconic locations in Austin will be illuminated red and green in honor of this year’s graduating seniors from ... Read more | Add your comment

Finding a bond on the path

In a time when there are no team competitions or organized practices, four Austin girls found a way ... Read more | Add your comment

Austin Bruins

Bruins to light up the show

The lights are ready, the cameras are ready, now Riverside Arena just needs some action. The Austin Bruins are drumming up some momentum after the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Rocky Hulne.

Mower County

Voting from a distance: County gearing up for an election year that could include an influx of absentee voting

There is very little that has been left unaffected by COVID-19 and come November that could include how we cast our votes. As the nation ... Read more | Add your comment

by Eric Johnson.

News

Debate over $600 in jobless aid to intensify as claims rise

WASHINGTON — A debate in Congress over whether to extend $600 a week in federally provided benefits to the unemployed looks sure to intensify with ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, May 30, 2020 3:01 pm

News

Top spellers prepare to crown national champion, from home

Like dozens of other veteran spellers in their final year of eligibility, Anson Cook had big plans for this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, which ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, May 30, 2020 2:01 pm

Editorials

Paid letter policy to be implemented next week

Starting June 3, after the closing of the candidate filing period in Minnesota, the Austin Daily Herald will implement a new policy on letters to ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:01 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Convictions: May 17-23

—Kevin Jorge Barrera, 18, of Austin was sentenced to one year of probation for gross misdemeanor DWI – refuse to submit to chemical test; breath ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:01 am

Editorials

Our Opinion: Get your corrected grad tab

Graduation is a special time, filled with memories for the graduates themselves as well as their families. Annually, we become a part of this when ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:01 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Two sentenced for felony drug sales

Two individuals were sentenced for felony drug sale convictions on Thursday in Mower County District Court. Judge Jeffrey Kritzer issued the sentences. Rogelio Rodriguez-Sanchez Rogelio ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:01 am

Local Government

Filing deadline for city and county offices is Tuesday

The filing deadline for anyone interested in running for city or county offices in 2020 is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2. Interested candidates must ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:01 am

News

Today in History: May 30, 2020

Today is Saturday, May 30, the 151st day of 2020. There are 215 days left in the year. IN MINNESOTA  HISTORY ON THIS DAY IN ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:01 am

Columnists

Hormels visited all kinds of different Austins

At one time I had a brother living in Austin, Texas — the weird Austin.  My parents found it amusing that their children were both ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, May 30, 2020 6:50 am

Columnists

50 states, 50 heroes: Snuffy

Born May 19, 1911, in Caro, Michigan, Maynard Harrison Smith was a handful as a child, often getting into trouble. His affluent father, Henry, sent ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Saturday, May 30, 2020 6:50 am

Guest Columns

A service update at the Austin Public Library

By Julie Clinefelter Austin Public Library Director Greetings from the staff of the Austin Public Library! We have missed seeing your faces, but hope you ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, May 30, 2020 6:50 am

Columnists

Making the best of home

As the Mower County Center remains closed to the public, the travel has also been put on leave. We are so grateful that we are ... Read more

by Evie Mohrfeld, Saturday, May 30, 2020 6:50 am

Columnists

Death on the other side of the world

Part 5:  True account from Peggy’s memoir,  “Potato In A Rice Bowl” Submerged up to my chin in the fathomless waters of Tokyo Bay, I ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, May 30, 2020 6:50 am

Columnists

Do you know the truth?

By Dan Mielke Grace Baptist Church How do you know if you are believing a lie?  How do you know that you are not deceived?  ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, May 30, 2020 6:50 am

Columnists

That grey mass … or getting back to cooking my own meals

Initially, when the world seemed to cave in upon itself thanks to COVID-19, I did as much as I could to make use of eating ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, May 30, 2020 6:50 am

Mower County

Mower COVID-19 cases exceed 250

The Minnesota Department of Health reported on Friday that Mower County has had 254 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 19. According to Mower County ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Friday, May 29, 2020 5:47 pm

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Extra distracted driving enforcement period being held June 1-14

Mower County law enforcement will join more than 300 agencies across the state to crack down on distracted driving. The campaign that begins June 1 ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Friday, May 29, 2020 5:43 pm

News

Today in History: May 29, 2020

Today is Friday, May 29, the 150th day of 2020. There are 216 days left in the year. IN MINNESOTA  HISTORY ON THIS DAY IN ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, May 29, 2020 5:38 pm

News

Minneapolis cop who knelt on handcuffed black man arrested

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The police officer seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, May 29, 2020 12:52 pm

News

Minneapolis protests spread to other cities across the US

Developments across the United States in connection with the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody: COLUMBUS, Ohio — Protesters angry over the death ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, May 29, 2020 8:30 am

News

US consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6% in April as the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, forced millions of layoffs and sent ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, May 29, 2020 8:14 am

RSS General

AP Exclusive: Athletes wary about virus, testing upon return

Chris Thompson is an NFL running back. He also is the father of a 4-month-old daughter, Kali. Guess which of those facts matters more to ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:01 pm

Agriculture

Pandemic disruptions taking a toll on farmers’ mental health

By Alisa Roth Todd Selvik wants to forget the trauma of putting down 500 pigs recently on his family’s farm. “It tore me up enough, ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:01 pm

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

National Guard called to respond to Minneapolis violence

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz called in the National Guard on Thursday as looting broke out in St. Paul and a wounded Minneapolis ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, May 28, 2020 4:57 pm

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Protests over George Floyd’s death spilling into St. Paul

MPR Staff St. Paul police were confronting protesters and looters Thursday afternoon in the city’s Midway neighborhood as demonstrations over the death of George Floyd, a ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Thursday, May 28, 2020 3:04 pm