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Football and volleyball seasons will now begin Sept. 28

There will be football and volleyball this fall. The Minnesota State High School League’s Board of Directors approved ... Read more | Add your comment

County Board District 2 candidates answer questions at candidate forum

Mower County Board Commissioner Polly Glynn (District 2) and former District 2 Commissioner Ray Tucker answered questions on ... Read more | Add your comment

Busy conservation year in Root River uplands

Water quality in the Root River watershed got a protective boost this year with the construction of more ... Read more | Add your comment

APS makes case for referendum

Austin Public Schools will once again be asking voters this November for a referendum that will see a ... Read more | Add your comment

Austin Packers

Football and volleyball seasons will now begin Sept. 28

There will be football and volleyball this fall. The Minnesota State High School League’s Board of Directors approved a motion to return football and volleyball ... Read more | Add your comment

by Daily Herald.

Local Government

County Board District 2 candidates answer questions at candidate forum

Mower County Board Commissioner Polly Glynn (District 2) and former District 2 Commissioner Ray Tucker answered questions on issues affecting Mower County District 1 during ... Read more | Add your comment

by Mike Stoll.

Mower County

Mayo Clinic Health System to offer flu vaccine appointments in Southeast Minnesota

Mayo Clinic Health System will offer flu vaccines across its Southeast Minnesota locations to patients 6 months and older starting Monday, Sept. 28. Now more ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Monday, September 21, 2020 4:52 pm

News

With cash windfall, Biden adds GOP states to campaign map

ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Biden is using a campaign cash advantage over President Donald Trump to add Republican-leaning Georgia and Iowa to his paid media ... Read more

by Associated Press, Monday, September 21, 2020 1:19 pm

Health

Fifth COVID-19 death reported in Mower County

The Minnesota Department of Health on Monday reported 32 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend in Mower County, bringing the county’s cumulative total to ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Monday, September 21, 2020 11:33 am

News

As Democrats balk, Trump to make high court pick by Saturday

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he expects to announce his pick for the Supreme Court on Friday or Saturday, after funeral services ... Read more

by Associated Press, Monday, September 21, 2020 9:41 am

RSS General

Chateau honors a former champ on race night

It was another big night of racing at the Spirit of 83 Guttormson Memorial at the marquee event at Chateau Speedway on Friday. The annual ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Monday, September 21, 2020 8:40 am

News

Des Moines says no to governor’s demand for classroom return

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Students in Iowa’s largest school system are facing the possibility that this most unusual school year could stretch into next ... Read more

by Associated Press, Monday, September 21, 2020 8:27 am

RSS General

Kepler homers and Twins beat Cubs and Darvish 4-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Max Kepler homered, José Berríos threw six shutout innings to outduel Yu Darvish and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 ... Read more

by Associated Press, Monday, September 21, 2020 8:20 am

Local Government

Tax levy, CARES election funds on council agenda

The Austin City Council will hold a vote on a resolution setting the proposed tax levy and budget for 2021 during its next regular meeting. ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Sunday, September 20, 2020 7:01 am

Mower County

Next MCHS Lunchbox History to focus on COVID-19 History Project

The Mower County Historical Society will hold its next “2020 Lunchbox History Series” program at noon on Thursday, Sept. 24. The topic this month is ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Sunday, September 20, 2020 6:50 am

News

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:20 am

Mower County

Effects of wildfires reach out to Minnesota

As the wildfires on the West Coast continue to wreak havoc, people as far away as Minnesota are seeing the effects in the form of ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:01 am

Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms

No rest for the best

With basketball commitment out of the way, Oswald focuses on being a Blossom   BLOOMING PRAIRIE – If Blooming Prairie senior Megan Oswald ever takes ... Read more

by Rocky Hulne, Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:01 am

Adams

Growing Support: Area farmer shows his support for President Trump in bean field

As the election season draws near, candidate signs are covering yards and highways throughout the nation. Darin Voigt, a lifetime farmer who lives near Taopi, ... Read more

by Rocky Hulne, Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:01 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

2 charged after drug arrests

Two individuals arrested on Sept. 16 after allegedly being found in possession of methamphetamine made their first appearances on Friday in Mower County District Court. ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:50 am

News

Bodies of all 3 plane crash victims recovered from quarry

GREY CLOUD ISLAND TOWNSHIP  — The bodies of all three victims on board a single-engine plane that crashed last weekend have been recovered from a ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:50 am

Education

School board candidates talk referendum and achievement gaps

Editor’s Note: This is the first part of a Q&A featuring Austin School Board candidates on issues facing the school district. This week are Al ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:50 am

Health

Photos: Filling a community need

The Cedars of Austin partnered with Medicap Pharmacy Thursday evening, between 5-7 p.m. to provide a drive-through flu vaccination clinic. Forty-two cars took advantage of ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:50 am

Mower County

County Board District 1 candidates answer questions at candidate forum

Mower County Board Commissioner Tim Gabrielson (District 1) and write-in candidate Tim Duren answered questions on issues affecting Mower County District 1 during a candidate ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:50 am

Business

Three named to KSMQ Board of Directors

KSMQ Public Television has added three Austin residents to its  Board of Directors. Craig Clark is Austin city administrator, Tom Klapperich is market president of ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:50 am

Letters to the Editor

Paid political letter: Fighting for those affected by hunger

One in eight people are currently affected by hunger in Minnesota, and food insecurity is projected to peak this month. Second Harvest Heartland was started ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:30 am

Editorials

Other’s opinion: COVID-19: New round of testing will help state in virus defense

The Free Press, Mankato A new round of widespread geographic testing, along with a survey of households in Minnesota, will provide critical information on the ... Read more

by Tribune News Service, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:30 am

Opinion

Peggy Keener: Before there was mayo

Oh, dear! I had no idea I was so ill-equipped. Why didn’t you tell me? I am looking at “The People’s Home Library” circa 1919. ... Read more

by Peggy Keener, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:30 am

Columnists

Annie Lane: Uncomfortable making a recommendation

Dear Annie: I would like your input on how to handle a tricky situation. Many times, I am asked to write a letter of recommendation ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:30 am

Letters to the Editor

Letter: DFL Pop-Up Shop in Austin on Tuesday Sept. 22

The COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted all aspects of our lives including this year’s political campaign.  Out of concern for our community’s health and safety, the ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:30 am

Columnists

Holly Johnson: More stories outside Hormel’s autobiography

While we have just begun studying the words of George Hormel in his autobiography in the History’s Sweet Reads series, I am now going to ... Read more

by Holly Johnson, Saturday, September 19, 2020 6:30 am