PHOTOS: Prepping for Freedom Fest

PHOTOS: Prepping for Freedom Fest

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Semi driver cited after colliding with van

A few passengers were treated for minor injuries after a semi and a van collided Thursday near Johnsburg. According to Austin Police Capt. Dave McKichan, ... Read more | Add your comment

Old-Fashioned Fourth returns to Blooming Prairie

For more than 40 years, thousands of people have gathered in Blooming Prairie to celebrate the Fourth of July. And this year, the organizers of the ... Read more | Add your comment

CRC’s Randy Ambrus named Manager of the Year

A Cooperative Response Center Inc. (CRC) announced that Randy Ambrus, central station manager at its Austin facility, was awarded the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) ... Read more | Add your comment

Lyle Independence Day Celebration results

Lyle Independence Day Celebration results

The Lyle Independence Day Celebration was held on June 26-29. Here are some results from the festivities. Read more | Add your comment

Education accolades: Graduations, dean’s lists

Graduations —Elijah D. Crews of Austin graduated from the Universal Technical Institute of Arizona’s automotive, diesel, and industrial programs. Crews came to the Lisle, Illinois, ... Read more | Add your comment

Education accolades: Riverland dean’s, president’s lists

Riverland Community College is pleased to announce the students whose academic achievement placed them on the 2015 spring president’s and dean’s lists. Read more | Add your comment

Banquet added to Packer Classic; Austin Public Education Foundation will hold auction, meal with golf tourney on July 19

On July 19, the APEF will host its first Sunday Banquet and Auction in conjunction with the 18th annual Packer Classic Golf Tournament. Read more | Add your comment

Local student wins the gold at SkillsUSA contest

An Austin High School student won a top award at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Corey Todalen of Austin and a student at ... Read more | Add your comment

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  6. Resident scares off potential burglar  | Add your comment
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Pedaling ahead; Volunteers starting work on cycling trail

Pedaling ahead; Volunteers starting work on cycling trail

Austin is heading up the mountain to look at biking with a new trail. Plans are moving ahead to construct a mountain biking course this ... Read more | Add your comment

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Austin Post 1216 gets a split with Owatonna

Austin Post 1216 gets a split with Owatonna

The Austin Post 1216 VFW baseball team put forth a solid effort to win a District game 5-1 against Owatonna and it dropped the non-District ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Austin Blue Sox drop fourth straight game  | Add your comment
  2. Marcusen gets an upgrade; Teams work together to get new practice equipment at park  | Add your comment
  3. Grand Meadow grad makes National Duals All Team  | Add your comment

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Officials to begin lifting evacuation after train derailment

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — Preparations began Friday to allow thousands of eastern Tennessee residents to return to their homes after a CSX train car carrying hazardous ... Read more | Add your comment

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Semi driver cited after colliding with van

A few passengers were treated for minor injuries after a semi and a van collided Thursday near Johnsburg. According to Austin Police Capt. Dave McKichan, ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Worker charged with stealing jewelry; Rochester man allegedly stole during flooring job  | Add your comment
  2. Resident scares off potential burglar  | Add your comment

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Shari Mason: Marriage for all

By Shari Mason First Congregational Church Last Sunday during the prayers of gratitude, the church celebrated ... Read more | Add your comment

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Giving on the Fourth; Salvation Army, Nesvolds seeking donations

The Fourth of July brings out the American spirit and pride, and the Austin Salvation Army ... Read more | Add your comment

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Pedaling ahead; Volunteers starting work on cycling trail

Austin is heading up the mountain to look at biking with a new trail. Plans are moving ahead to construct a mountain biking course this ... Read more | Add your comment

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

2nd alleged gun burglar pleads not guilty; Trio accused of snagging $100K in firearms

The second of three alleged burglars who stole more than $100,000 in guns from a Pleasant Valley home pleaded not guilty Thursday in Mower County ... Read more | Add your comment