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ericjohnson, Author at Austin Daily Herald

Education

Austin Public Schools making up for lost time

School making plans for prom, homecoming and graduation, which were lost last year to COVID Students at Austin High School have a little more reason ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:22 pm

Mower County

Eyes on the horizon

Storm spotters play an important role in keeping communities safe In 1996, director Jan de Bont brought us “Twister,” the thrilling story of storm chasers ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, April 10, 2021 7:01 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: Johnsons are great people

When Holly Johnson gave me the news not long ago that she would be stepping down as executive director of the Hormel Historic Home, I ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:30 am

Mower County

On the air

Taste of Nations heads virtual One of Austin’s premier events celebrating diversity is coming back this coming Saturday, in a new way that’s becoming increasingly ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:09 pm

Business

Science of Art: Algorithm Tattoo opens up shop in Austin

Braiden Wade Nelson and crew are taking the scientific method to Nelson’s tattoo shop, Algorithm Tattoo, which opened in January. “I wanted to keep it ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, April 3, 2021 7:01 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: The fact remains ­— no sucker

I have received the Blessing of St. Science. That’s right. On Thursday I received my first of two Moderna vaccine shots courtesy of Mower County ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, April 3, 2021 6:30 am

Mower County

Godsend: Austin Youth for Christ set to open new youth center

Youth in Austin will soon have another place to hang out when Austin Youth for Christ opens its new youth center in April. The effort ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:08 pm

Mower County

American Rescue Plan brings change, tax credit to health insurance

When the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was passed and signed into law earlier this month by President Joe Biden, it was heralded as ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:04 pm

Business

Chance of a lifetime

Local dog groomers part of ABC show ‘Pooch Perfect’   The next time you take your dog into Pet Supplies Plus here in Austin, you ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, March 27, 2021 6:30 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: Dry spell is over ­— HA! Laundry humor!

In a milestone of adult living, we purchased our first washer-dryer set recently, with the dryer being installed this past week. If these types of ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, March 27, 2021 6:30 am

Education

APS board, admin free strategic roadmap

On Monday, the Austin Public Schools Board, along with central administration, met for its Annual Strategic Roadmap Review study session. The review comes before its ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, March 26, 2021 7:04 pm

Education

PHOTOS: Woodshop on the go

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by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:30 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: I have nothing important to say … for real this time

Once again we’ve come to a week where I have very few thoughts on where I want to go with things, fully understanding that you ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, March 20, 2021 6:30 am

Business

‘It was unsettling …’

Cedar Valley Services continues meeting pandemic challenges, keeps an eye on possible changes to state, federal wage laws   Rich Pavek, Executive Director of Cedar ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, March 20, 2021 6:25 am

Education

RCC maneuvers through, learns from COVID

It’s been just over one year since Riverland Community College shut its three campuses in Austin, Albert Lea and Owatonna in the face of a ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, March 19, 2021 6:17 pm

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