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Man sentenced to 90 months for sexually abusing child

Alejandro Jimenez Gonzalez, 36, of Austin was sentenced to 90 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud for felony second-degree criminal sexual conduct ... Read more

1 day ago by Mike Stoll.

Democrats elevate health care as virus-era campaign argument

WASHINGTON — Democrats are zeroing in on health care as one of the few issues that might resonate among Americans who have largely shelved election ... Read more

1 day ago by Associated Press.

Man charged after allegedly brandishing a BB gun

An Austin man arrested Thursday after police received a call about an individual pointing a gun at someone was arraigned on Friday in Mower County ... Read more

1 day ago by Mike Stoll.

Education Briefs

University of Minnesota Carlson School of Businesses 2019 Fall Dean’s List Austin: Kaitlyn Marie Schammel Austin grad earns Leadership Award at SCSU Haley Lenway, of ... Read more

1 day ago by Daily Herald.

What’s Next: College athletes looking at next steps as COVID-19 causes interruptions

The winds of change softly drifted into the NCAA sports world, but it was just a matter of days before they blasted to a roar ... Read more

1 day ago by Rocky Hulne.

City of Austin not issuing burn permits

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, burning permits will not be issued within the City of Austin. According to a press release issued by the Austin ... Read more

1 day ago by Daily Herald.

Emerald Ash Borer discovered in Mower

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has confirmed emerald ash borer (EAB) in Mower County, the 23rd county in the state with EAB. An MDA ... Read more

1 day ago by Daily Herald.

Construction bids, Parks and Recreation on council agenda

The Austin City Council will be voting to award bids for various projects during its next regular meeting. According to a memorandum sent to the ... Read more

1 day ago by Mike Stoll.

DFL District 27A candidate focused on improving the area economy

A Hayward man running for the District 27A DFL endorsement said he is concerned about the local economy and would like to run for office ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Stultz.

Minnesota governor rolls out COVID-19 data dashboard website

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota state government rolled out a new COVID-19 dashboard Friday as a one-stop shop for residents to see the latest data on the ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Mayo reviewing plans for hospitals in event of surge

Mayo Clinic Health System officials are planning how to best utilize Mayo facilities in the region in the event of a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations ... Read more

2 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

Area placed in winter weather advisory

As a cold front slides through the area, the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory through 7 p.m. tonight. Rain will increase ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

County cases remain at 15, state cases rise to 789

The number of cases in Mower County remained at 15 according to Friday’s report from the Minnesota Department of Health, while the state took another ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

US sheds 701,000 jobs, ending a record-long hiring streak

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs because of ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Latest on COVID-19 in MN: Schools likely closed for the year

There’s a “relatively slim” chance of Minnesota school buildings reopening this year, Gov. Tim Walz said, calling it a “heartbreaking” situation for families and students, ... Read more

2 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

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