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Cardinals hit their way past Blooming Prairie

BLOOMING PRAIRIE – The Blooming Prairie volleyball team couldn’t dig its way out of some big holes as ... Read more | Add your comment

Walz announces $7.7M in support of farmers affected by COVID-19

Gov. Tim Walz, along with Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Petersen, made three stops in southeast Minnesota Monday ... Read more | Add your comment

OH HENRY! Mr. soccer finalist’s hat trick cements Austin’s trip to Section 1A title game

Austin senior Henry Tolbert has come a long way since 2015, when he arrived in Minnesota as an ... Read more | Add your comment

4-H haunted house ready to scare up some fun

It’s boo-time. After a good amount of time filled with uncertainty, an Austin Halloween staple will be going ... Read more | Add your comment

Agriculture

Walz announces $7.7M in support of farmers affected by COVID-19

Gov. Tim Walz, along with Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Petersen, made three stops in southeast Minnesota Monday to talk about a new support package ... Read more | Add your comment

by Eric Johnson.

Mower County

4-H haunted house ready to scare up some fun

It’s boo-time. After a good amount of time filled with uncertainty, an Austin Halloween staple will be going forward with a few changes. The Mower ... Read more | Add your comment

by Eric Johnson.

Grand Meadow Superlarks

Superlarks battle past Cardinals in four games

The Grand Meadow volleyball team beat LeRoy-Ostrander (0-3 overall, 0-3 SEC) by scores of 25-21, 26-24, 22-25, 25-13 in LeRoy Tuesday. Hailey Hindt had 15 ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 10:11 pm

Austin Packers

Panthers sweep Packer volleyball team in Rochester

The Austin volleyball team lost to Rochester Century (4-0 overall, 4-0 Big Nine) by scores of 25-13, 25-6, 25-14 in Rochester Tuesday. Ava Broverhuis had ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:48 pm

Lyle/Pacelli Athletics

Pacelli’s Koopal takes 14th at Section 1A meet to close season

The Pacelli girls took 11th place and the boys took 21st place at the 23-team Section 1A meet in Rochester on Oct. 15 and Oct. ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:33 pm

Lyle/Pacelli Athletics

Kingsland sweeps Lyle-Pacelli volleyball team

The Lyle-Pacelli volleyball team was swept by Kingsland (2-1 overall, 2-1 SEC) by scores of 25-14, 25-18, 25-7 in Lyle Tuesday. Mikayla Ingersoll had five ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 9:24 pm

News

First significant snowstorm could set records in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — The season’s first significant snowstorm of the year was dumping heavy amounts of precipitation in Minnesota and Wisconsin Tuesday and causing slippery driving ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5:46 pm

Health

Two COVID-related deaths raise county death toll to 13

The Minnesota Department of Health reported two confirmed COVID-related deaths in Mower County, bringing the county’s death toll to 13. One case was reported over ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 5:33 pm

News

Republicans pledge to lift COVID restrictions if elected

By Tim Pugmire Republicans in the Minnesota House and Senate are pledging to lift COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, churches and schools if they’re put in ... Read more

by Minnesota Public Radio, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:36 am

News

Protest arrests show regular Americans, not urban antifa

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump portrays the hundreds of people arrested nationwide in protests against racial injustice as violent urban left-wing radicals. But an ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:33 am

RSS General

Zimmer, Vikings left to ponder where to turn in 1-5 season

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer was assessing his team’s 40-23, Week 6 loss to the Atlanta Falcons with reporters on Monday ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:29 am

Albert Lea

Arik Matson returns home

FREEBORN — Led by an escort of law enforcement officers and first responders, Waseca Officer Arik Matson returned home to Freeborn Monday afternoon to a ... Read more

by Sarah Stultz, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:11 am

Health

Sen. Sparks tests positive for COVID-19

Sen. Dan Sparks (DFL-27) has confirmed that after experiencing flu-like symptoms, he tested positive for COVID-19. Sparks entered a two-week quarantine after receiving the diagnosis. ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Monday, October 19, 2020 2:22 pm

Mower County

Will we? Won’t we? How much?

Last week, there was a predicted chance for snow that might show its face over the weekend. While that never happened, it appears like its ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Monday, October 19, 2020 10:11 am

Austin Packers

Packers place ninth in conference swim meet

All of the scores have been tallied up and the Austin girls swimming and diving team has finished in ninth place in the virtual Big ... Read more

by Rocky Hulne, Monday, October 19, 2020 9:10 am

News

Suburban voters hold key to control of Minnesota Senate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In an election that will determine political control of the Minnesota Legislature, Democrats have high hopes for flipping the Republican-controlled state Senate ... Read more

by Associated Press, Monday, October 19, 2020 8:47 am

RSS General

Longtime Minnesota sports columnist Sid Hartman dies at 100

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota sports columnist and radio personality Sid Hartman, an old-school home team booster who once ran the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers and achieved ... Read more

by Associated Press, Monday, October 19, 2020 8:45 am

Mower County

Minnesota students continue to lead nation on ACT

ROSEVILLE – Minnesota students in the class of 2020 earned an average composite score of 21.3 on the ACT college entrance exam. This score placed ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:01 am

Education

Hitting the high note

MacPhail Center for Music, in partnership with Austin Public Schools and support from The Hormel Foundation, announce the completion and opening of the new state-of-the-art ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:01 am

News

Listening sessions find shared values between communities, DPS and law enforcement

ST. PAUL — Following a series of listening sessions throughout the state, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) found that community members believe that ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:01 am

Albert Lea

Stone by stone: Wells man’s love of building with rocks began as a child

WELLS — An area man has taken a hobby and made a home out of it. Eugene Stenzel, now 80, played with rocks as a ... Read more

by Colleen Harrison, Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:01 am

Local Government

WWTP on council agenda

City Engineer Steven Lang will update the Austin City Council on the waste water treatment plant design during the council’s next work session. The current ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:01 am

Mower County

MnDOT offers funding to develop Safe Routes to School programs

Minnesota schools and communities wanting to develop safer places for students to walk and bicycle can apply for three different grant opportunities this fall through ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, October 17, 2020 1:01 pm

Mower County

MnDOT offers funding to develop Safe Routes to School programs

Austin Daily Herald newsroom@austindailyherald.com Minnesota schools and communities wanting to develop safer places for students to walk and bicycle can apply for three different grant ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, October 17, 2020 1:01 pm

Mower County

‘Not just red or blue’

Farm tour takes Feehan to the heart of the region DFL Minnesota First Congressional District candidate Dan Feehan stopped in Austin on Friday to conduct ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:01 am

Education

Teachers Together: Educators throughout APS honored as Teachers of the Year

Every year at about this time, behavior coach for IJ Holton Intermediate School and Ellis Middle School Dave Brown is preparing to announce the Austin ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:01 am

Mower County

Candidate Q&A: MN House District 27A

Author’s note: This is a continuation of the Herald’s candidate Q&A features and the fourth such feature with State Rep. Peggy Bennett (R-27A) and challenger ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:01 am