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Taking flight; Children get a chance for free airplane rides

Taking flight; Children get a chance for free airplane rides

Mikaylah Gunderson, 10, and her brother Spencer Hoogenraad, 8, got the chance to see Austin from the sky on Saturday. They were two of the ... Read more | Add your comment

Institute donates CDs to African hospital

Institute donates CDs to African hospital

A nonprofit started by an area teacher is getting a nice donation for hospital patients in Africa. Barb Houle and Lindiwe Sibisi recently received 20 ... Read more | Add your comment

MCA glitches, new legislation complicate state testing changes

By Christopher Magan St. Paul Pioneer Press St. Paul — The tests Minnesota students are required to take will remain on educators’ minds over the ... Read more | Add your comment

Supporting the arts; Palen donates $5K for Artworks Purchase Award

Supporting the arts; Palen donates $5K for Artworks Purchase Award

When Stephen Palen would drive through downtown Austin several years ago, he would see the empty bank building and wonder what it would be. After ... Read more | Add your comment

Getting a jump on 2016 Paint the Town Pink

Getting a jump on 2016 Paint the Town Pink

Local students are getting a jump on helping out the scientists at The Hormel Institute breast cancer research. Members of the Austin High School Youth ... Read more | Add your comment