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God, can I ask you a question?

By Dan Mielke Grace Baptist Church If you were able to ask God any question and were guaranteed an answer what would you ask Him? ... Read more

1 week ago by Daily Herald.

Coping with stress amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Karlee Steffani The impacts of COVID-19 are widespread. As the world continues to change — oftentimes on a daily basis — emotional reactions such ... Read more

1 week ago by Daily Herald.

Ask A Trooper: Explaining squad car color

By Troy Christianson I was approached at a gas station and asked several questions about the State Patrol squads. I was recently issued a 2019 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Pacelli thanks community for help raising $13,555 through Catholic Schools Raffle program

By Jean McDermott Pacelli Superintendent The students, parents, teachers and staff of Pacelli Catholic School extend a message of gratitude to the Austin community for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Parks and Rec putting programs on hold

Precautionary measures and guidance in relation to COVID-19 for public needs as they apply to Austin Parks, Recreation, and Forestry department are as follows: Recreation: ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Kevin Nelson.

What’s keeping you from accepting God’s cure?

By Dan Mielke Grace Baptist Church As concerns about the coronavirus grow, how would you respond if your worst enemy came down with the virus?  ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Guest Commentary: Support tax conformity changes that reduce complexity, increase compliance

By Rachel Polson Chair, MNCPA board of directors On behalf of our 8,500 members, the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) supports the recent ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Travel Center holds annual Travel Show

Our annual Travel Show was held recently at the Mower County Senior Center. Drawing winners included: Susan Huebner, Carol Leuer, Char Plantikow, Gina Blowers and ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Evie Mohrfeld.

City clearing snow from ball fields

As we roll through what is hopefully one of the last weeks of the outgoing winter season, the parks crew has taken a last shot ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Kevin Nelson.

The importance of diversity in children’s literature

By Kristi Beckman Austin Public Schools Integration Coordinator Read Across America week is one of my favorite milestones in the school year. As an educator ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Hormel Retiree’s breakfast this week

This week we have the Hormel Retiree’s breakfast. This happens once a month on the second Tuesday. This month we are having French toast, sausage ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sara Schafer.

Pacelli Readathon Week includes Brandon Vreeman author visit

Pacelli preschool and elementary students are going for the gold as they compile reading minutes in pursuit of winning their own bronze, silver, or gold ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jean McDermott.

Ask A Trooper: Do other states recognize vehicle collector plates?

By Troy Christianson Question: Can a vehicle with a Minnesota collector plate be driven legally in Arizona? Is it legal to drive it to and ... Read more

1 month ago by Daily Herald.

Davidson guides meaningful jail programs

Mary Davidson, Mower County Jail Program Coordinator, gives lots of credit to the staff with whom she works. “When you see someone who works at ... Read more

1 month ago by Carolyn Bogott.

Get healthy … it’s not just New Year’s resolutions

By Sheila Berger Sumner Elementary Principal Getting healthy is a national focus, especially around the new year. Many people renew their commitment to “get healthy” ... Read more

1 month ago by Daily Herald.

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