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Not what it appears: 1 arrested after false report spurs police action

Not what it appears: 1 arrested after false report spurs police action

A 27-year-old Albert Lea man was arrested Monday for calling in a false police report that led to police blocking off a street near Neveln ... Read more | Add your comment

Council to try sidewalk seating for businesses

Potential cafe ordinance would allow outdoor tables until midnight Read more | Add your comment

Council discusses Welcome Center funding increase

The Austin City Council has a choice: double the Welcome Center of Austin’s funding in light of increasing need, or let the Welcome Center’s funding ... Read more | Add your comment

Austin native comes full circle

Austin native comes full circle

An Austin native came full circle Monday, bringing his band back to town. The Historic Hormel Home hosted Speaking in Tongues for an afternoon workshop ... Read more | Add your comment

Firefighters raise more than $18K

Firefighters raise more than $18K

Austin’s boots are pretty full again this year. The Austin Fire Department raised $18,022 during the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy ... Read more | Add your comment

Austin schools welcome nearly 50 new teachers

Austin schools welcome nearly 50 new teachers

Monday morning was the start of a new school year for about 50 new teachers coming to the district. “[I’m] very excited because I get to ... Read more | Add your comment

A million dollar win: Austin man wins Powerball

Austin resident Robert Shatek won $1 million in Saturday’s Powerball drawing. Shatek wasted little time, as he arrived at Lottery headquarters in Roseville Monday morning ... Read more | Add your comment

Donation can help Austin bands to ‘Play It Forward’

Donation can help Austin bands to ‘Play It Forward’

This fall, enrollment in the Austin Public Schools band program will be higher than it’s been in decades. More than 160 fifth-graders have signed up ... Read more | Add your comment

Crops catch some much-needed rain

ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s crops caught some much-needed rain over the weekend in an otherwise dry week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday in ... Read more | Add your comment

Lillemon graduates from Porpoise swim program

Katie Lillemon completed the the Porpoise program at the YMCA Aug. 13. Katie began lessons in the YMCA Learn to Swim Program in 2007 as a ... Read more | Add your comment


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