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‘They really care to keep us around’

For restaurateurs like Dave Forland, owner of The Old Mill in Austin, the coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on business. With Gov. Tim ... Read more

2 days ago by Mike Stoll.

South central Minn. scouts raise $6,525 from drive

The annual Scouting for Food campaign numbers for this year have been released by the Twin Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

Decorah, Iowa man charged with sexually abusing juvenile male

A Decorah, Iowa, man who allegedly sexually assaulted a juvenile male while he resided in Austin made his first appearance on Thursday in Mower County ... Read more

2 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Bad weather, trade wars, keep lid on Minnesota farm income

ST. PAUL — Minnesota farmers struggled to make a profit in 2019 as bad weather and trade wars combined to keep a lid on incomes ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Economic fallout mounts along with competition for gear

NEW YORK — The coronavirus outbreak has thrown 10 million Americans out of work in just two weeks, the swiftest, most stunning collapse the U.S. ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

Walz names Ramsey County Judge Frisch to Court of Appeals

ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz has appointed Ramsey County Assistant Chief Judge Jennifer Frisch to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Frisch will fill the ... Read more

2 days ago by Associated Press.

15th case of COVID-19 confirmed in Mower County

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) officials confirmed a 15th case of COVID-19 in Mower County on Thursday. According to Mower County Health and Human Services ... Read more

2 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Hormel host live virtual concert:

Hormel Foods has announced it will host a virtual live concert featuring Chris Kroeze, runner-up on season 15 of NBC’s Emmy Award Winning television show, ... Read more

2 days ago by Daily Herald.

Officials warning of pain relief, COVID-19 phone scams

Law enforcement is warning Mower County residents to be on the lookout for a new phone scam claiming to offer pain relief medicine. According to ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike Stoll.

1 taken into custody after incident reportedly involving a gun

One is in custody Thursday morning following a domestic disturbance where the suspect allegedly wielded a gun. According to Austin Police Lt. John Mueller, at ... Read more

3 days ago by Eric Johnson.

Latest on COVID-19 in Minnesota: Community transmission biggest cause

As the COVID-19 death toll climbed to 17 and community spread was found to be the primary driver of infections, Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday ... Read more

3 days ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

A record 6.6 million seek US jobless aid as layoffs mount

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high set just one week earlier — ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Pushing Forward: Salvation Army here to help, starting to feel the pinch

The sweeping effects of the COVID-19 outbreak have been felt around the globe, but even as people seek help during this time, many organizations designed ... Read more

3 days ago by Eric Johnson.

Despite pandemic, census count is still ongoing

With so much revolving around the COVID-19 pandemic, it is easy to forget that 2020 is a census year. Wednesday, April 1, was designated Census ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Forecast projects Minnesota to hit COVID-19 peak by mid-April

Independent health researchers are predicting the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic in Minnesota to take place in three weeks with peak resources expected to be ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Stultz.

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