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Grand Meadow Superlarks

Rebels take down Superlark boys

The Southland boys basketball team beat Grand Meadow (0-2 overall) 60-61 in Adams Tuesday. Harrison Hanna had 17 ...

Austin Packers

Austin girls ran past Scarlets

The Austin girls basketball team beat Mankato West (2-1 overall, 2-1 Big Nine) by a score of 66-44 ...

Local Government

APD, city looking at ways of drawing police applicants

Austin needs to hire police officers, but they aren’t getting the applications. That was at the crux of ...

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Man charged with 2 felony counts of arson

An Austin man, facing two felony arson charges, made an initial appearance in Mower County District Court Tuesday. ...

Mower County

MnDOT, MDA to host virtual public sessions on Clean Fuel Standard

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will host two public sessions to ...

Business

Broadband survey now online

Voting is now underway to help determine which broadband projects people would like to see implemented in the ...

Business

Hormel named one of America’s most responsible companies by Newsweek

Hormel Foods Corporation has been named one of America’s Most Responsible Companies by Newsweek  magazine for the third ...

Mower County

In Your Community: Shriners support Salvation Army

The first Friday in December is a day designated for Shrine members and ladies to ring bells for ...

Mower County

In Your Community: Duplicate Bridge

Duplicate Bridge is played twice a week at the Mower County Senior Center in Austin. On Tuesday, Nov ...

Adams

Austin woman injured in rollover near Adams

An Austin woman was injured in rollover accident Tuesday morning near Adams. According to Minnesota State Patrol reports, ...

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News

Minnesota budget surplus projected at $7.7B

By Bill Salisbury Pioneer Press, St. Paul The state of Minnesota will head into 2022 with a $7.7 ...

News

Worker shortage has local governments scrambling

By Dan Gunderson The Northwest Regional Corrections Center in Crookston, Minn., can house 200 inmates, but this week, ...

News

DNR drops plan to end CWD testing after another deer tests positive near Brainerd

By Tony Kennedy Star Tribune Testing for deer disease in the Brainerd lakes area will continue for several ...

News

Kimberly Potter trial: A look at the case before the trial begins Wednesday

By Matt Sepic and Jon Collins On Monday Judge Regina Chu, prosecutors and defense attorneys briefly reviewed jury ...

News

In Rochester rental crunch, Afghan refugees struggle to find housing

By Catharine Richert In Rochester rental crunch, Afghan refugees struggle to find housing John Meyers can remember a ...

News

House starts work on redistricting that courts will likely finish

By Tim Pugmire The typical way new political districts are drawn every 10 years in Minnesota is that ...

Al Batt

Al Batt: A bad case of the Mondays

Echoes from the Loafers’ Club Meeting I have a bad case of the Mondays.    It’s Wednesday. Then ...

Columnists

Jena DeMoss: Tasty times together in the kitchen

Did you know that kids who regularly help in the kitchen grow up confident to prepare their own ...

News

State: 98% occupancy rate in hospital intensive care units

MINNEAPOLIS — The number of people hospitalized in intensive care in Minnesota has reached the highest level yet ...

News

Emmett Till investigation closed by feds; no new charges

JACKSON, Miss.  — The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it is ending its investigation into the 1955 lynching ...