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Candidate Q&A: Austin mayoral candidates talk economic development

Author’s note: This is a continuation of the Herald’s ongoing candidate Q&A features and the fourth involving Austin’s mayoral candidates. In this feature, candidates Jeff ... Read more

4 months ago by Mike Stoll.

Tackling the issues:

Author’s note: This is the first article regarding local candidate forums. Two forums, including candidates for Austin Mayor and Austin City Council First Ward were ... Read more

4 months ago by Mike Stoll.

Candidate Q&A: House District 27B

Author’s note: This is a continuation of the Herald’s candidate Q&A features and the second such feature with State Rep. Jeanne Poppe (DFL-27B) and challenger ... Read more

6 months ago by Mike Stoll.

Candidate Q&A: Minnesota’s First Congressional District

Author’s note: This is a continuation of the Herald’s features that will run over the coming months in which candidates for various offices will address ... Read more

6 months ago by Mike Stoll.

MN Senate GOP leader says deal close on bonding, tax bills

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Legislative leaders have agreed on most details of a public construction package and a tax bill, the Minnesota Senate’s top Republican said ... Read more

6 months ago by Associated Press.

‘The tensions were running too hot’

Local representatives said they were disappointed in the results of the special session that ended Saturday morning without agreements reached on COVID-19 relief funding for ... Read more

7 months ago by Sarah Stultz.

Klobuchar staff gather information on caring for senior citizens during COVID-19

Members of Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s office met with area senior advocates, including Mower County Senior Center, AARP and Mayo Clinic, to talk about issues and ... Read more

7 months ago by Eric Johnson.

Councilman Fischer seeking reelection

Third Ward Councilman Paul Fischer is seeking a second term on the Austin City Council, having filed for office earlier this week. “I’ve enjoyed the ... Read more

8 months ago by Mike Stoll.

Councilman Austin files for mayor

At-Large Councilman Jeff Austin has filed to run for Austin mayor, telling the Herald he believes it is the next step for him. “It’s something ... Read more

8 months ago by Mike Stoll.

Oballa running for First Ward Council seat

Current Honorary Council Member Oballa Oballa filed on Wednesday to run for Austin City Council in the First Ward. “Austin has helped me make the ... Read more

8 months ago by Mike Stoll.

Postma files for Second Ward Council seat

Mike Postma announced on Wednesday that he has filed to run for Austin City Council in the Second Ward. “I’m running because I love being ... Read more

8 months ago by Mike Stoll.

Council begins in-depth 2021 budget talks

A discussion on the 2021 budget began Monday evening with Mayor Tom Stiehm telling the Austin City Council that he would veto any proposed tax ... Read more

8 months ago by Mike Stoll.

Councilman King running for mayor

Three-term Austin City Councilman Steve King filed to run for Austin mayor Tuesday morning. King told the Herald he has been considering a run over ... Read more

8 months ago by Mike Stoll.

Session over, lawmakers already preparing to come back

By Tim Pugmire One thing Democrats and Republicans agreed on at the Minnesota Capitol after the legislative session ground to an unproductive halt early Monday: ... Read more

8 months ago by Minnesota Public Radio.

Sparks endorsed by the state DFL

DFLers in Senate District 27 have endorsed incumbent Sen. Dan Sparks for a sixth term in office. The DFL Party’s state legislative endorsements were decided ... Read more

8 months ago by Sarah Stultz.

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