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NuTek Biosciences, First Street SE two-way traffic on council agenda

The Austin City Council will hold a public hearing on an application to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development for a grant under ... Read more

1 day ago by Mike Stoll.

County board to consider revising septic ordinance

Proposed changes to the countywide septic ordinance are moving forward for consideration next week by the Mower County Board of Commissioners. Members of the Mower ... Read more

1 week ago by Daily Herald.

City Council approves street improvement feasibility reports

Public hearings set for Feb. 16   The Austin City Council voted unanimously to approve several feasibility reports on proposed street improvements for 2021 during ... Read more

1 week ago by Mike Stoll.

County pays tribute to beloved employee who passed away

The Mower County Board of Commissioners went through a variety of house cleaning duties during their meeting Tuesday afternoon, but not before a touching tribute ... Read more

1 week ago by Eric Johnson.

Commissioners approve salary changes for 2021

The Mower County Board of Commission on Tuesday approved the 2021 salaries for a number of county officials — both elected and unelected. Across the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Eric Johnson.

Council issues proclamation honoring Mayor Tom Stiehm

The Austin City Council issued a proclamation honoring Mayor Tom Stiehm during its regular meeting Monday evening. Monday’s meeting was the last for Stiehm as ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Mike Stoll.

Council approves 2021 tax levy and budget

Levy increase up four percent from 2020 The Austin City Council unanimously voted in favor of approving the tax levy and budget for 2021 during ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Mike Stoll.

The last three candidates up for District 1

Author’s note: This is the second of a two-part article on the candidates who have filed to run for the Mower County Board of Commissioners ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike Stoll.

County vote to raise levy by .5 percent

The Mower County Board of Commissioners Tuesday voted unanimously on a .5 percent  increase to the 2021 levy. The rise will be an increase of ... Read more

1 month ago by Eric Johnson.

Truth in Taxation breaks down 2021 tax levy, budget 

The City of Austin held its annual Truth in Taxation Hearing Wednesday evening. City Administrative Services Director Tom Dankert provided details about the proposed 2021 ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike Stoll.

Council approves Austin Community Understanding proclamation

The Austin City Council voted 6-0 in favor of endorsing a proclamation for Austin Community Understanding during its regular meeting Monday evening. Councilwoman Joyce Poshusta ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike Stoll.

City/County food drive has record setting year

Employees of the City of Austin and Mower County set a record with their annual food drive by collecting 4,238 pounds of food in 2020. ... Read more

2 months ago by Daily Herald.

County looks to next steps after Gabrielson’s death

After the stunning news last week of the passing of Mower County Commissioner Tim Gabrielson, the county is now looking at how best to move ... Read more

2 months ago by Eric Johnson.

Council approves permit for Rec Center storage building

The Austin City Council unanimously approved a building permit for the Austin Community Rec Center to build a storage building during its regular meeting Monday ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike Stoll.

Fire hydrant utility fee on council agenda

The Austin City Council will vote on the preparation, adoption and publication of an ordinance establishing a fire hydrant maintenance fee during its next regular ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike Stoll.

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