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Rep. Patricia Mueller: No to government vaccine mandates

This past summer, I fielded questions about the consequences of a vaccine mandate. Some believe that it is best for the common protection of the ... Read more

4 hours ago by Daily Herald.

Annie Lane: Husband keeps first wife too close

Dear Annie: I was married 45-plus years when my husband passed away. After being alone for a few years, I married a longtime family friend. ... Read more

4 hours ago by Daily Herald.

APS Homecoming is upon us

By Mallory Brown and Samantha Krueger Austin High School seniors Homecoming Week is a very exciting and busy week at Austin Public Schools. This year’s ... Read more

4 hours ago by Daily Herald.

Evie Mohrfeld: A peaceful river journey down the Rhine

Fall has arrived and I hope you are enjoying the nice weather. It has been three weeks since Evie’s Travel returned from our long-awaited Rhine ... Read more

4 hours ago by Evie Mohrfeld.

Fields of green beans and a black lunch pail

“Have your roots and foundation in love.” (Ephesians 3:17) Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe’s poem, “As a man soweth”: “We must not hope to be mowers, ... Read more

4 hours ago by Marv Repinski.

Jamey Helgeson: 11th annual Taste of Mower County cancelled

While we were very excited for the return of the Taste of Mower County after it was cancelled in 2020, on Sept. 17, 2021, we ... Read more

4 hours ago by Jamey Helgeson.

The Wide Angle: Cats and an understanding of physics

You’re in luck! I’m going to talk about my cats … or more appropriately, I’m going to talk about how I’m not sleeping these days. ... Read more

4 hours ago by Eric Johnson.

Tim Penny: Bringing small business options together

At Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF), one of the three program areas we focus on is Economic Development. Since our founding in 1986, we have ... Read more

4 hours ago by Daily Herald.

Annie Lane: Disappointing dinner warrants some sympathy

Dear Annie: In a recent column, a reader stated his wife has a serious addiction to pain pills after years of being prescribed them, hasn’t ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Ask A Trooper: Be safe on the road with bicyclists

By Sgt. Troy Christianson A trooper in southern Minnesota recently took a report from a concerned bicyclist and asked to have this information passed along. ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Guest Commentary: The Tree of Liberty solution

By Wayne Goodnature The atmosphere both in Congress and throughout the country is one of extreme division. Blood has already been shed more than once, ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Letter to the Editor: More must be done to protect nation’s power grid

We must do more to strengthen our power grid against an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event. Such an event can result from an attack by terrorists ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Al Batt: A deer bound for branch manager

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I opened the shed door and there was a skunk. I’ll bet that gave you a start. I ran ... Read more

4 days ago by Al Batt.

Our Opinion: Help the United Way, help the community

The United Way of Mower County recently kicked off its 2021 Community Campaign, an effort that has put its crosshairs on a goal of $1,275,000, ... Read more

4 days ago by Daily Herald.

Letter to the Editor: Community makes Walk for Animals a success

The Mower County Humane Society held its 25th Walk for the Animals on Sept 12, 2021. THANK YOU to all who had a hand in ... Read more

1 week ago by Daily Herald.

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