Legislature a flurry of business after Easter break

After three weeks of the 2016 session, the Legislature took a long weekend break to observe Easter. We returned on Tuesday to a flurry of ... Read more | Add your comment

Hy-Vee’s One Step Program gives back

As part of Hy-Vee’s mission to make lives easier, healthier and happier, health and wellness has long been a focus of our efforts. In 2011, ... Read more | Add your comment

Springtime brings more abandoned animals

Spring is slowly making an appearance in the area. However, this is not always a happy time for shelters, including the Mower County Humane Society. Read more | Add your comment

Furthering the spirit of music

The excerpt below is from the March 25, 1931, Austin Daily Herald: “Oh, beautiful this Hormel Home For girls both one and all; A welcome ... Read more | Add your comment

The Wide Angle: Examining lizard presidents

I’ll admit it. I didn’t know what I was going to write about this week. There was a brief moment where I considered not writing ... Read more | Add your comment

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  2. New program takes on aging  | Add your comment
  3. Ask a Trooper: Okay to drive with cast  | Add your comment
  4. Austin named as a Tree City USA for 37th year  | Add your comment
  5. Spring has brought the year’s first trip  | Add your comment
  6. Full Circle: Numbers, the tally of my life  | Add your comment
  7. Keeping Minn. competitive in a changing economy  | Add your comment
  8. Seeking third CREP in Minn. for water quality, habitat  | Add your comment
  9. POLL: Which upcoming area event are you most looking forward to?  | Add your comment
  10. Letter: Indoor tennis should be included in rec center  | Add your comment
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Others’ Opinion: Fools and fast cars are a dangerous mix

In case you missed it, the drivers of a group of 12 cars that included two ... Read more | Add your comment

Letters to the Editor

Letter: Choose common sense instead of political correctness

Could we have a little common sense instead of “political correctness” regarding the percentages of minorities in Minnesota prisons quoted by Andy Mannix in his ... Read more | Add your comment