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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 hours ago by Mike Stoll.

Decision expected on charges for officer who shot Black motorist

BROOKLYN CENTER — Prosecutors expect to decide Wednesday whether to charge the white former police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic ... Read more

6 hours ago by Associated Press.

Mueller wins special election for county First District seat

First District County Commission voters on Tuesday elected John Mueller to serve them in continuing the term left vacant when Tim Gabrielson passed away this ... Read more

13 hours ago by Daily Herald.

Rainbow trout returning to Austin stream

MN DNR to stock 600 more this spring in Wolf Creek at Hundreds of rainbow trout once again are headed for Austin’s biggest park this ... Read more

17 hours ago by Daily Herald.

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

17 hours ago by Eric Johnson.

PHOTO: Apple Lane gives to Paint the Town Pink

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17 hours ago by Daily Herald.

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

17 hours ago by Daily Herald.

County edging near 4,500 cumulative COVID cases

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 4,479 cumulative cases in Mower County, including 120 “probable cases,” as of Tuesday morning. According to Community Health Division ... Read more

17 hours ago by Daily Herald.

Stream trout fishing opens statewide on April 17

Anglers have a new StreamFinder tool to find places to fish and a webinar to learn tips Minnesota’s popular warm weather stream trout season opens ... Read more

17 hours ago by Daily Herald.

FFA Spotlight: Ryan VanPelt

Name: Ryan VanPelt Grade: 11th Hometown: Austin, Minnesota Parents: Bob and Jodi VanPelt What are some activities you are involved with at Austin FFA? Activities ... Read more

17 hours ago by Daily Herald.

Expert says cop was justified in pinning down George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS — Former Officer Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning George Floyd to the ground because of his frantic resistance, a use-of-force expert testified for ... Read more

17 hours ago by Associated Press.

Disabled Army veteran settling into a new ‘restful’ home

LAKE ELMO — John Mullen stepped into his new Lake Elmo home last week, his steel prosthetic legs gleaming in the lights of TV cameras. ... Read more

17 hours ago by Associated Press.

The session slog: Legislature to start voting on budget

By Brian Bakst Minnesota lawmakers settle in this week for the part of session where they grind through budget votes — a process that will ... Read more

17 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Biologists use huge nets in Mississippi River to remove carp

LA CROSSE, Wis.  — The Department of Natural Resources in both Wisconsin and Minnesota are working with federal officials to try a new method to ... Read more

17 hours ago by Associated Press.

Pope asks US bishop to resign after cover-up investigation

ROME — A bishop in Minnesota resigned Tuesday at the request of Pope Francis after he was investigated by the Vatican for allegedly interfering with ... Read more

17 hours ago by Associated Press.

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