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School board candidates talk referendum and achievement gaps

Editor’s Note: This is the first part of a Q&A featuring Austin School Board candidates on issues facing the school district. This week are Al ... Read more

3 days ago by Eric Johnson.

Photos: Filling a community need

The Cedars of Austin partnered with Medicap Pharmacy Thursday evening, between 5-7 p.m. to provide a drive-through flu vaccination clinic. Forty-two cars took advantage of ... Read more

3 days ago by Eric Johnson.

County Board District 1 candidates answer questions at candidate forum

Mower County Board Commissioner Tim Gabrielson (District 1) and write-in candidate Tim Duren answered questions on issues affecting Mower County District 1 during a candidate ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Three named to KSMQ Board of Directors

KSMQ Public Television has added three Austin residents to its  Board of Directors. Craig Clark is Austin city administrator, Tom Klapperich is market president of ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Over 1,600 arrested during DWI enforcement period

During the end-of-summer DWI campaign that began Aug.14 and ran through Sept. 7, officers, deputies and troopers around the state arrested 1,649 drivers for driving ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Hwy 251 reopens to traffic, but short delays expected while paving work continues

Highway 251 between Highway 218 and Interstate 35 reopened to traffic Sept. 16 after crews completed a culvert replacement, but motorists should still expect short ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Armed residents confront COVID-19 testing team in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — A team of health workers conducting random COVID-19 testing was recently confronted by armed residents in a Minnesota neighborhood, though state officials have ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Running out of storm names, Atlantic season goes Greek

The Atlantic’s record-breaking “crazy” hurricane season got a bizarre European remake Friday as forecasters ran out of traditional names and trotted out the Greek alphabet ... Read more

3 days ago by Associated Press.

Active Mower COVID cases increase as state sees over 1K new cases

The Minnesota Department of Health on Friday again reported eight new cases of COVID-19 in Mower County, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 1,261. Mower ... Read more

4 days ago by Daily Herald.

Absentee and early voting begin in Minnesota

SAINT PAUL — Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon announced the start of early voting by absentee ballot for the 2020 General Election. Minnesota is ... Read more

4 days ago by Daily Herald.

US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on ... Read more

4 days ago by Associated Press.

Survey: Economy sees improvement in rural parts of 10 states

OMAHA, Neb. — The economy in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states is seeing some improvements but remains weak, according to a new ... Read more

5 days ago by Associated Press.

MDH reports four new cases in Mower Count

The Minnesota Department of Health on Thursday again reported four new cases of COVID-19 in Mower County, bringing the county’s cumulative total to 1,253. Neighboring ... Read more

5 days ago by Daily Herald.

Pence returns to upper Midwest after Trump, Biden visits

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Vice President Mike Pence returns to the upper Midwest next week following visits this week by President Donald Trump and Democratic ... Read more

5 days ago by Associated Press.

Health care patient, donor data may have been breached

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Patients and donors to at least four different health care providers in Minnesota are being notified that their personal information may have ... Read more

5 days ago by Associated Press.

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