Breaking News

Breaking: Hormel to acquire Applegate Farms for $775M

Ready to rock in summer; Friday kickoff to feature 3 bands

Ready to rock in summer; Friday kickoff to feature 3 bands

Vision 2020 is ringing in the summer with a rockin’ outdoor concert. The community improvement initiative’s annual Summer Kickoff Concert will start at 5:30 p.m. ... Read more | Add your comment

Latest News

Farms recognized for long tenure; Bureau recognizes 21 sesquicentennial farms and 222 century farms

The Minnesota Farm Bureau recently recognized 21 recipients of the Sesquicentennial Farm award for 2015. Bernice L. Tara, whose Brownsdale farm dates to 1865, was ... Read more | Add your comment

Schools hoping cash for upkeep survives veto

School leaders hope part of the education bill vetoed by Gov. Mark Dayton giving them dedicated money for building maintenance won’t be a casualty of ... Read more | Add your comment

Austin’s Sears takes part in spring Make-A-Wish drive

Austin’s Sears Hometown store is participating in a charity drive through early June. As a part of its continuing relationship with Make-A-Wish, the Austin Sears, ... Read more | Add your comment

Helle: Honoring Austin’s great volunteers

Volunteer Barbara Acosta nominated Alice Tomashko as an outstanding volunteer. Read more | Add your comment

Al Batt: Why wasn’t one of the Doobie Brothers named Shoobie?

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting: How was your weekend? Well, I became two days older and got a new neighbor. His name is Neuman ... Read more | Add your comment

Letter: Mail carriers thankful for food drive support

Letter carriers in Austin and Mower County thank all who generously gave to our recent food drive. You really came through as we collected over ... Read more | Add your comment

Health and Human services adding reading center

Health and Human services adding reading center

Mower County Health and Human Services is getting a chance to promote parents and children reading together. Health and Human Services received funds to add ... Read more | Add your comment

Field of flags to grace Bandshell Community Park

Field of flags to grace Bandshell Community Park

As Mower County gathered on Memorial Day to honor those who gave the supreme sacrifice, veterans were already working to add a new element to ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. County board to hold hearing on waste requests  | Add your comment
  2. Forgotten for decades, fallen NY soldier finally honored  | Add your comment
  3. Boat inspections increase to reduce invasive species  | Add your comment
  4. AHS FFA chapter takes on St. Paul  | Add your comment
  5. The search is on for Mrs. Mower County  | Add your comment
  6. BHSU grad, pushes herself to excel, earn outdoor education degree  | Add your comment
  7. Bennett: 2015 session results in bipartisan accomplishments  | Add your comment
  8. Program on sex trafficking to take place May 28  | Add your comment
  9. Jay C. Hormel Nature Center has plenty of opportunites to get outside this summer  | Add your comment

Daily Herald Pick

Preparations to honor; 55 new pavers installed at Veteran’s Memorial in time for Memorial Day

Preparations to honor; 55 new pavers installed at Veteran’s Memorial in time for Memorial Day

When Austin gathers for Memorial Day Monday at the Mower County Veterans Memorial, people will see a sign the community is nearing a longstanding goal ... Read more | Add your comment

Need help commenting?

Join the discussion

The Austin Daily Herald invites you to join the discussion on our website. As the premiere site for Austin and Mower County news, sports, obits, ... Read more | Add your comment

Sports

BP head girls basketball coach is stepping down after 22 years on the job

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — After 22 years as a head girls basketball coach John Worke has seen plenty of heart-breaking losses and he's had his fair share ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Four area golfers qualify for Class A state meet  | Add your comment
  2. Tournaments postponed  | Add your comment
  3. Baseball: Packers keep season alive, will play another elimination game  | Add your comment

Today's Videos

State, Nation & World

MNsure struggles to sign up small businesses

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota’s health insurance exchange is having a big problem with attracting small businesses. MNsure was originally expected to cover 155,000 people in small-group ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. After vetoes, state leaders start search for way out  | Add your comment
  2. Off-duty cops foil attackers  | Add your comment
  3. Soldier whose Purple Heart was stolen gets Bronze Star  | Add your comment
  4. 15-year-old dies after being hit by baseball  | Add your comment
  5. Judge considers wrongful death lawsuit against state agency  | Add your comment
  6. 1 dead, 2 injured in Minneapolis shootings  | Add your comment

Special Section

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Program on sex trafficking to take place May 28

The Zonta Club of Austin and the Austin Human Rights Commission will host a free screening of a film on human trafficking at 6:30 p.m. ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Convictions: May 10-16  | Add your comment
  2. Cab driver saves family caught in house fire  | Add your comment

Columns & Opinions

Helle: Honoring Austin’s great volunteers

Volunteer Barbara Acosta nominated Alice Tomashko as an outstanding volunteer. Read more | Add your comment

Spotlight

Ready to rock in summer; Friday kickoff to feature 3 bands

Vision 2020 is ringing in the summer with a rockin’ outdoor concert. The community improvement initiative’s ... Read more | Add your comment

Hot Issues

Open to online care; Health kiosks gain more patients as pilot project continues

Mayo Clinic Health System — Austin and Albert Lea are finding out people are receptive to receiving health care in new ways. Three Mayo Clinic ... Read more | Add your comment

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Another home burglarized while residents slept

Officers responded to a burglary report around 5:30 a.m. today at the 300 block of Sixth St. Southwest. According to Police Chief Brian Krueger, someone ... Read more | Add your comment