Crime, Courts & Emergencies
There were only two domestic violence-related calls in Austin on Valentine’s Day, bucking a national trend showing more domestic violence issues take place around holidays. ... Read more | Add your comment
Readers have asked us why access to some of the Herald’s online content now involves answering a survey question. The reason is simple: To help keep the Herald’s website a free source of community news and information.
Many newspapers, including several in Minnesota, now have a fee for access to their web sites. Our goal is to keep the Herald site open to all.
There are, however, costs involved in gathering news and operating the website. So rather than charge for access, we have begun including reader surveys on some articles. This type of advertising provides us a small payment for each completed survey and, most importantly, costs our readers nothing.
No personal information is gathered in the survey process. Rather, the information is aggregated to give national companies general guidelines to help with their marketing campaigns.
We hope that these surveys, which take only a few seconds to complete, prove to be a good way to support our web site operations — without cost to our readers.
- Driver pleads not guilty to stolen guns | Add your comment
- Crashes close parts of I-35 Thursday | Add your comment
- Police reports: Feb. 12 | Add your comment
- Ex-Moose administrator must pay back $25K, serve 60 days in jail | Add your comment
- Racine home catches fire twice; may be total loss | Add your comment
- Update: 1 dead after crash in Blooming Prairie, 2 OK | Add your comment
- Man OK after being trapped under grain bin Tuesday | Add your comment
- Swindler suspect still working: Bookkeeper accused of writing herself checks remains Rose Creek city clerk | Add your comment
- 16 cited after Saturday party broken up | Add your comment
- Convictions: Jan. 27-31 | Add your comment