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Blossoms control both sides of the ball in blowout of Bucs

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — The Awesome Blossom opened with a bang and their defense dominated throughout the night to ... Read more | Add your comment

Discussing Climate

BWSR, Mower SWCD discuss flood control, water quality projects during Climate Week   This week marked Climate Week ... Read more | Add your comment

Dodge County Wind Project closer to beginning construction of wind farm

A wind farm project in Dodge and Steele counties that stalled a bit in 2019 is back on ... Read more | Add your comment

Photo: AHS Homecoming Court announced

Below are the list of special days throughout Austin Public Schools for Homecoming next week.   Homecoming Week ... Read more | Add your comment

Mower County

Discussing Climate

BWSR, Mower SWCD discuss flood control, water quality projects during Climate Week   This week marked Climate Week in Minnesota, a time meant to draw ... Read more | Add your comment

by Mike Stoll.

Blooming Prairie

Dodge County Wind Project closer to beginning construction of wind farm

A wind farm project in Dodge and Steele counties that stalled a bit in 2019 is back on track. The Dodge County Wind Project (DCWP) ... Read more | Add your comment

by Eric Johnson.

Austin Packers

Owatonna football team takes down Austin

The Austin football team lost to Owatonna (2-2 overall) 51-7 in Owatonna Saturday. Joe Walker ran for 83 yard and a score for the Packers ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Sunday, September 26, 2021 11:16 am

Austin Bruins

Bruins settle for a split with Minot

The Austin Bruins settled for a weekend split when they lost to the Minot Minotauros (2-3-1 overall) 3-2 in Riverside Arena Saturday. Carson Riddle and ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Sunday, September 26, 2021 9:47 am

RSS General

Packer swimmers take third

The Austin girls swimming and diving team took third place in a home quadrangular Saturday. Rachel Engelstad took second in diving for the Packers and ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Sunday, September 26, 2021 9:29 am

Lyle/Pacelli Athletics

Pacelli girls take sixth in Winona

The Pacelli girls took sixth place at the Winona Invite Saturday. Kirsten Koopal took fifth to lead the Shamrocks. RESULTS Pacelli boys: Javier CiFuentes (50th, ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Sunday, September 26, 2021 8:50 am

Austin Packers

Packer tennis team gets a split in Waconia

The Austin girls tennis team lost to Jordan 6-1 and the Packers beat Waconia 6-1 in Waconia Saturday. Kaitlyn Riskedahl won her first varsity singles ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Sunday, September 26, 2021 8:24 am

Hayfield Vikings

Vikings start fast, but can’t hold against Knights

The Hayfield football team couldn’t hold on to a 14-point lead in the first quarter as it lost to Kenyon-Wanamingo (2-2 overall) 28-14 in Kenyon ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Sunday, September 26, 2021 7:39 am

Grand Meadow Superlarks

Copely’s big punt return vaults Superlarks over Lions

The Grand Meadow football team handed Spring Grove (2-1 overall) its first loss of the season when the Superlarks won 20-17 on the road Friday. ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, September 25, 2021 10:11 am

Mower County

Mower County Senior Center schedule: Sept. 27 –Oct. 1

Monday, Sept. 27  Blood Pressure Checks 9 a.m.; SAIL- Bone Builders 9 a.m.; Walking Club  9 a.m.; Ping Pong 9:30 a.m.; Lunch  11 a.m. to ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, September 25, 2021 6:30 am

Columnists

Rep. Patricia Mueller: No to government vaccine mandates

This past summer, I fielded questions about the consequences of a vaccine mandate. Some believe that it is best for the common protection of the ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, September 25, 2021 6:30 am

Columnists

Annie Lane: Husband keeps first wife too close

Dear Annie: I was married 45-plus years when my husband passed away. After being alone for a few years, I married a longtime family friend. ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, September 25, 2021 6:30 am

News

Our Opinion: Lend a hand to support business

Earlier this month, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development announced a new opportunity to help Minnesota small business owners in the form of ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, September 25, 2021 6:30 am

Columnists

APS Homecoming is upon us

By Mallory Brown and Samantha Krueger Austin High School seniors Homecoming Week is a very exciting and busy week at Austin Public Schools. This year’s ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, September 25, 2021 6:30 am

Columnists

Evie Mohrfeld: A peaceful river journey down the Rhine

Fall has arrived and I hope you are enjoying the nice weather. It has been three weeks since Evie’s Travel returned from our long-awaited Rhine ... Read more

by Evie Mohrfeld, Saturday, September 25, 2021 6:30 am

Columnists

Fields of green beans and a black lunch pail

“Have your roots and foundation in love.” (Ephesians 3:17) Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe’s poem, “As a man soweth”: “We must not hope to be mowers, ... Read more

by Marv Repinski, Saturday, September 25, 2021 6:30 am

Columnists

Jamey Helgeson: 11th annual Taste of Mower County cancelled

While we were very excited for the return of the Taste of Mower County after it was cancelled in 2020, on Sept. 17, 2021, we ... Read more

by Jamey Helgeson, Saturday, September 25, 2021 6:30 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: Cats and an understanding of physics

You’re in luck! I’m going to talk about my cats … or more appropriately, I’m going to talk about how I’m not sleeping these days. ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, September 25, 2021 6:30 am

Columnists

Tim Penny: Bringing small business options together

At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), one of the three program areas we focus on is Economic Development. Since our founding in 1986, we have ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Saturday, September 25, 2021 6:30 am

Austin Bruins

Bruins win a thriller in their home opener

The Austin Bruins held off a late Minot charge to beat the Minotauros 3-2 in Riverside Arena Friday. Marian Haborak scored the game-winning goal for ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Friday, September 24, 2021 10:09 pm

LeRoy/Ostrander Cardinals

Johnson leads Cardinals to a win over previously unbeaten Mountain Lake

The LeRoy-Ostrander football team scored a big win when it knocked off Mountain Lake (3-1 overall) 33-6 in LeRoy Friday. Chase Johnson ran for 202 ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Friday, September 24, 2021 10:02 pm

Austin Packers

Packer boys soccer team downs Winona

The Austin boys soccer team made a late surge to beat Winona (6-1-1 overall) in Winona Friday. Joe Ewing scored a pair of goals in ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Friday, September 24, 2021 9:57 pm

News

Minnesota to administer COVID-19 boosters to those eligible

MINNEAPOLIS — COVID-19 booster shots are being made available to Minnesotans who are eligible to receive them under the latest guidance from the U.S. Centers ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, September 24, 2021 6:12 pm

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Austin teen charged with multiple counts of burglary

Stolen items allegedly found on suspect’s property An Austin teen police believe is responsible for several recent area burglaries made his first appearance on Wednesday ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Friday, September 24, 2021 6:10 pm

News

Walz proposes $10 million drought relief package for farmers

MINNEAPOLIS — Gov. Tim Walz proposed a $10 million relief package Friday for farmers who suffered losses due to drought across most of Minnesota this ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, September 24, 2021 6:08 pm

Albert Lea

Raising awareness for Alzheimer’s

Jaclyn Bird knows the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s. Watching her grandfather cope with it has brought her face-to-face with the disease. However, as a financial ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, September 24, 2021 6:07 pm

Mower County

Noon Kiwanis gives books to kindergarteners, preschoolers

During the past summer school session, the Austin Noon Kiwanis distributed free books to 58 preschool and kindergarten students. The distribution was coordinated with Kristen ... Read more

by Daily Herald, Friday, September 24, 2021 6:05 pm