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First significant snowstorm could set records in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — The season’s first significant snowstorm of the year was dumping heavy amounts of precipitation in Minnesota and Wisconsin Tuesday and causing slippery driving ... Read more

8 hours ago by Associated Press.

Two COVID-related deaths raise county death toll to 13

The Minnesota Department of Health reported two confirmed COVID-related deaths in Mower County, bringing the county’s death toll to 13. One case was reported over ... Read more

8 hours ago by Daily Herald.

Republicans pledge to lift COVID restrictions if elected

By Tim Pugmire Republicans in the Minnesota House and Senate are pledging to lift COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, churches and schools if they’re put in ... Read more

17 hours ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Protest arrests show regular Americans, not urban antifa

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump portrays the hundreds of people arrested nationwide in protests against racial injustice as violent urban left-wing radicals. But an ... Read more

17 hours ago by Associated Press.

Arik Matson returns home

FREEBORN — Led by an escort of law enforcement officers and first responders, Waseca Officer Arik Matson returned home to Freeborn Monday afternoon to a ... Read more

18 hours ago by Sarah Stultz.

Walz announces $7.7M in support of farmers affected by COVID-19

Gov. Tim Walz, along with Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture Thom Petersen, made three stops in southeast Minnesota Monday to talk about a new support package ... Read more

18 hours ago by Eric Johnson.

Sen. Sparks tests positive for COVID-19

Sen. Dan Sparks (DFL-27) has confirmed that after experiencing flu-like symptoms, he tested positive for COVID-19. Sparks entered a two-week quarantine after receiving the diagnosis. ... Read more

1 day ago by Daily Herald.

Will we? Won’t we? How much?

Last week, there was a predicted chance for snow that might show its face over the weekend. While that never happened, it appears like its ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

Suburban voters hold key to control of Minnesota Senate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In an election that will determine political control of the Minnesota Legislature, Democrats have high hopes for flipping the Republican-controlled state Senate ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

4-H haunted house ready to scare up some fun

It’s boo-time. After a good amount of time filled with uncertainty, an Austin Halloween staple will be going forward with a few changes. The Mower ... Read more

3 days ago by Eric Johnson.

Minnesota students continue to lead nation on ACT

ROSEVILLE – Minnesota students in the class of 2020 earned an average composite score of 21.3 on the ACT college entrance exam. This score placed ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Hitting the high note

MacPhail Center for Music, in partnership with Austin Public Schools and support from The Hormel Foundation, announce the completion and opening of the new state-of-the-art ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Listening sessions find shared values between communities, DPS and law enforcement

ST. PAUL — Following a series of listening sessions throughout the state, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) found that community members believe that ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Stone by stone: Wells man’s love of building with rocks began as a child

WELLS — An area man has taken a hobby and made a home out of it. Eugene Stenzel, now 80, played with rocks as a ... Read more

3 days ago by Colleen Harrison.

WWTP on council agenda

City Engineer Steven Lang will update the Austin City Council on the waste water treatment plant design during the council’s next work session. The current ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike Stoll.

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