Dayton urges business leaders to address racial disparities

Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday night challenged Minnesota’s business leaders to do more to reduce the state’s racial disparities in jobs and income. Read more | Add your comment

County starting to revamp recycling program; Costs jump to $25 a year

After voting down a proposed change to single-sort recycling over the summer, the Mower County board took a step Tuesday toward improving its county-run, sorted ... Read more | Add your comment

Board OKs Roger & Sons permit for concrete crushing despite city’s concerns; Fear that Cook Farm site could be devalued

The Mower County Board opted to back an existing business’s request to add services despite concerns for future development. Despite protests from city of Austin ... Read more | Add your comment

Austin No. 5 on list of top affordable cities

Austin is one the best, affordable places to live in the U.S., according to an online ranking. named Austin No. 5 on its list ... Read more | Add your comment

Austin City Council gets a look at 17 construction projects

Austin City Council gets a look at 17 construction projects

The Austin City Council got to take a quick look at the projects shaping the community Monday. Four Council members, Mayor Tom Stiehm and a ... Read more | Add your comment