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Mayo Clinic HS-Austin and Albert Lea hold ribbon-tying ceremony   In a move symbolizing completion, Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Austin and Albert Lea on ... Read more

1 hour ago by Eric Johnson.

Minn. Zoo’s Nature Illuminated Animals coming to Festival

Two of the Minnesota Zoo’s acclaimed Nature Illuminated animal sculptures will leave the zoo grounds for the first time to be exhibited at the Austin ... Read more

1 hour ago by Daily Herald.

Dingers and wedding bells

ST. CLOUD — Hayfield senior Erik Bungum had a big day at the plate Tuesday with two hits and two RBIs in the Vikings’ 16-1 ... Read more

1 hour ago by Rocky Hulne.

APS sees another year of increased graduation rates

Austin Public Schools saw an increase in graduation rates this year, according to a report from out-going superintendent David Krenz in his final report to ... Read more

1 hour ago by Eric Johnson.

‘Pinnacle season’ of the Cedar Summerstock Theater is on its way

You can’t say that Cedar Summerstock Theater doesn’t adapt. After cancelling its 2020 season due to the pandemic, there was no way Cedar Summerstock founder ... Read more

1 hour ago by Daily Herald.

Military defends Jan. 6 response as House steps up probes

WASHINGTON  — A top Army leader defended the Pentagon’s response to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, telling a House panel Tuesday that ... Read more

1 hour ago by Associated Press.

Several charged with felony drug crimes

Four individuals facing felony drug charges recently made their first appearances in Mower County District Court. Michael Thomas Barren, 24, of Austin has been charged ... Read more

2 hours ago by Mike Stoll.

Record rise in US wholesale prices over the past year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wholesale prices, driven by rising food costs, increased 0.8% in May and by a unprecedented amount over the past year as the ... Read more

2 hours ago by Associated Press.

Photo: Mower DFL cleans up graffiti

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2 hours ago by Daily Herald.

Photo: Meiergerd to serve as region reporter

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2 hours ago by Daily Herald.

Help the library celebrate 25 years

The Austin Public Library will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with an outdoor event on Wednesday, June 30. The event will run 4-7 p.m. and ... Read more

2 hours ago by Daily Herald.

Wow! Mobile Metal Lab Coming to 4th Avenue Fest

The third annual 4th Avenue Fest on Wednesday, June 16, will feature guest artist Sara Hanson and the Wow! Mobile Metal Lab creating a community ... Read more

2 hours ago by Daily Herald.

Summerset Theatre opens its 53rd season

Summerset Theatre will open its 53rd season on June 20, 2021, with two musicals. “Motherhood the Musical” and “Rated P for Parenthood” will open at ... Read more

2 hours ago by Daily Herald.

New virus cases go below 100 for 1st time since April 2020

ST. PAUL — The number of new daily COVID-19 cases reported in Minnesota has fallen below 100 for the first time since April of 2020. ... Read more

2 hours ago by Associated Press.

ARC urges blood donations at upcoming blood drives

The American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage as the number of trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries rise – and deplete ... Read more

2 hours ago by Daily Herald.

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