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Education Briefs

Riverland Community College Fall 2021 President’s and Dean’s List Adams Sierra Ruechel, President’s List Dawson Sorenson, President’s List ...

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Convictions: Jan. 9-16

— Austin Michael Navarro, 24, Mower County, was sentenced to five years supervised probation for felony violate no ...

News

Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’ rock superstar, dies at 74

NEW YORK (AP) — Meat Loaf, the heavyweight rock superstar loved by millions for his “Bat Out of ...

News

Louie Anderson, comic, Emmy winner for ‘Baskets,’ dies at 68

LOS ANGELES — Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely, Emmy-winning performance ...

News

Longtime Minnesota infectious disease director to retire

MINNEAPOLIS — Kris Ehresmann, a key figure in Minnesota’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will retire next month ...

Mower County

Nurses file petition with Mayo to fix staffing crisis

Over 600 nurses in Mayo Clinic facilities across southeast Minnesota have filed a petition with hospital management demanding ...

Mower County

Groups come together for Autism Friendly Austin

By Jean McDermott The Hormel Historic Home created Autism Friendly Austin to help the community become more Autism ...

Education

RCC seeks nominations for alumni award

Nominations are open for the 2022 Riverland Community College Distinguished Alumni Award, which recognizes contributions Riverland alumni make ...

Mower County

In Your Community: Duplicate Bridge

Duplicate Bridge is played every Tuesday and Wednesday at the Mower County Senior Center in Austin. Both sessions ...

Editorials

Our Opinion: Proposed rebate better spent elsewhere

Earlier this week, Gov. Tim Walz proposed sending rebate checks to Minnesotans, which would come out of Minnesota’s ...

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Rep. Patricia Mueller: $7.7 billion surplus requires thoughtful consideration

We recently learned that the state has a historic surplus of $7.7 billion. How a legislator approaches a ...

Columnists

Annie Lane: Reflecting on New Year’s resolutions

Dear Readers: Before the start of 2022, I asked you all to send me your goals and resolutions ...

News

US jobless claims rise to 286,000, highest since October

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose to the highest level in three months ...

Columnists

Peggy Keener: Millions and billions of minions

Recently, I read a book about Henry VIII where it talked about his minions. It got me thinking ...

Columnists

Sarah Lysne: The joy of reframing

What does “reframing” really mean? To me, it means looking at things in a new light or changing ...

Columnists

The Eberhart Poetry Contest

By Edwina Harder Gifted Services for Talent Development Coordinator There are many events at Austin Public Schools that ...

Columnists

Ask a Trooper: Ham radio license allows for scanner

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Question: I have a friend who drives around with a scanner in his vehicle. ...

Columnists

Evie Mohrfeld: This year’s travel show coming in February

The Travel Office has been closed for the past few weeks, but you are still on our minds ...

Columnists

Marvin Repinski: Sometimes it’s life in the trenches

Thank God that life is more than the trenches!  But most of us are accustomed to difficulties that ...

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Hulne: Take advantage of our local Y

We are officially in the midst of the darkest time of the year. The holidays have passed, temperatures ...