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KSMQ and MacPhail partner on statewide TV program

KSMQ Public Television is working alongside the MacPhail Center for Music to create and produce a television special to be called “Connections and Transformations.”  KSMQ ... Read more

1 week ago by Daily Herald.

Austin Utilities earns Best Places to Work award for 4th year

Austin Utilities was recently awarded the 2021 Best Places to Work in Southeast Minnesota in the Mid-Size Employer range (50-150 people) by the Workforce Development ... Read more

1 week ago by Daily Herald.

SMART Transit set to reinstate fare collection

SMART Transit announced Monday that it is reinstating fare collection later this year. The changes will take effect on July 6, with no change to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

AU board reduces impact of high gas prices

After this past February’s winter storm that devastated the south, in particular Texas, there was little doubt the rest of the nation would be impacted, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

LeRoy Lines shuts down service

Blow from COVID pandemic too much for charter, commuter service For just about five years, LeRoy Lines has provided a convenient shuttle between southeast Minnesota ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Eric Johnson.

Location, location, location

Mayor, councilmembers weigh in on workforce vs. market rate housing at old YMCA   A discussion during the Austin City Council’s April 5 work session ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Mike Stoll.

Ameriprise’s Thoen named to advisory council and Kramer recognized

Greg Thoen, CFP, ChFC, CLU, a Private Wealth Advisor with Wealth Management Solutions, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC. in Austin ... Read more

1 month ago by Daily Herald.

Future of state’s historic tax credit program still up in air

The future of the Minnesota Historic Structure Rehabilitation Tax Credit, which proponents say has strengthened economic development opportunities to revitalize historic buildings, remains in question ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Stultz.

‘We’re all for housing’

A recent proposal by Three Rivers Community Action, Inc. to build a low-moderate income (LMI) workforce apartment complex at the location of the old YMCA ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike Stoll.

SBA grant would help venues closed by COVID

Representatives of Albert Lea Community Theatre and the city of Albert Lea stressed the value of the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center in the community ... Read more

1 month ago by Sarah Stultz.

Traveler optimism grows as summer approaches

Traveler confidence is growing as COVID-19 vaccinations become more readily available. According to a a new AAA survey nearly half of Minnesotans (49 percent) are ... Read more

1 month ago by Daily Herald.

KSMQ adds to executive staff

Robert “Bob” Hartman of Austin has joined KSMQ Public Television as director – Market Partnerships.  The announcement was made earlier this week by Eric Olson, ... Read more

1 month ago by Daily Herald.

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

1 month ago by Eric Johnson.

Housing Rehabilitation Loans available through SEMCAC

SEMCAC, a Community Action Agency serving southeastern Minnesota, has funds available through Minnesota Housing for housing rehabilitation loans for eligible homeowners in Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, ... Read more

1 month ago by Daily Herald.

Judge rejects rule that let pork plants speed up production

OMAHA, Neb. — A federal judge has thrown out a rule allowing pork plants to speed up production lines because the U.S. Department of Agriculture ... Read more

1 month ago by Associated Press.

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