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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

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:09 am

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

by Eric Johnson, Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:04 am

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

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

Columnists

The Wide Angle: Here’s pie in your eye and the floor and the counter

As I sit here, typing from the living room at home as the good folks from G&G install our new air conditioner, my thoughts drift ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:30 am

Agriculture

A love of animals

Ella Heers wins contest put on by Compeer Financial that allowed kids to show off their hard work when fairs were canceled   For many ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 7:01 am

Mower County

Felten: Absentee voting process has been smooth so far

Voting in the Nov. 3 election is in full swing in Mower County. Mower County Auditor/Treasurer Scott Felten said people have been making good use ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:50 am

Education

APS board sets levy at 2.35%

It’s not as low as was hoped, but still really good. That’s what Austin School Board administrators are taking away from Monday night’s school board ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:50 am

Brownsdale

Hayfield HS switches to hybrid learning model

Hayfield Public Schools has announced a shift in their learning models in response to an increase in COVID-19 numbers within Dodge County. In a video ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:26 pm

News

Sparking fire safety

On Thursday afternoon, one of the Austin Fire Department’s rigs rolled into the Community Recreation Center with a special passenger. Waiting for them were students ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, October 10, 2020 7:01 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: It’s pudding not pie

Let’s get ahead of the moment, shall we. This weekend, I will be turning off phones and TVs and hitting the kitchen. The end result ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, October 10, 2020 6:30 am

Business

A paradise of savings: New store, located in the old ReStore site, is a dream come true

Maria Del Rosaria and her family aren’t letting COVID-19 stop them from realizing a dream. Del Rosaria recently opened Discount Paradise, LLC, in the former ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 7:01 am

Mower County

Rare swan gives birders a treat

The national bird of Finland is a bit lost. For the last couple of weeks, bird watchers in Austin have received a unique thrill with ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Sunday, October 4, 2020 7:01 am

LeRoy

Out on the hunt

On Friday, veterans gathered at Three Arrows Hunting Preserve just outside of LeRoy for the second  Disabled American Veterans Hunt. The first hunt was held ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, October 3, 2020 7:01 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: Things I’m not good at

There are times in life when you are reminded just how bad you are at something, and regardless of all the people that have the ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, October 3, 2020 6:30 am

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