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Upcoming Events Monday: Blood Pressure Checks, 9 a.m.; SAIL- Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Ping ...

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Michael Stoll: Mike Stoll has left the building

I hate long goodbyes… yet this will probably be one of the longest I’ve made.  If not, it’s ...

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Our Opinion: City makes the right decision on property 

The Austin City Council’s decision Monday night in favor of a rezoning request on the Baudler Property at ...

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Rep. Patricia Mueller: Community solutions to overflowing jails

On Friday, Oct. 15, I hosted a meeting about expanding a pilot program aimed at giving nonviolent offenders ...

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Jamey Helgeson: Make a difference with LIFE Mower County on Give To The Max Day

People like you are the reason that LIFE Mower County is able to provide quality programs for our ...

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The Wide Angle: Of course I tried turning it off and on again

I’m a sidekick. That’s about all that I’ve ever been. I’m the kind of guy that runs beside ...

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Kevin Nelson: Bandshell has become flood proof

The Bandshell at Community Park has now been “flood proofed.” This entailed filling in the basement with sand ...

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Ask A Trooper: Are my headlights legal in the State of Minnesota

By Sgt. Troy Christianson Question: I was wondering if my head lights are 2,500 lumens each, is that ...

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Marvin Repinski: Taming the animal

“The desire to go home … is a desire to be whole, to know where you are, to ...

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Annie Lane: Love will carry on

Dear Readers: Thank you for your heartfelt and humbling responses to Second Wife, who is bothered that her ...

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Trends point to crest in summer-fall wave

By MPR Staff Minnesota’s COVID-19 numbers this week continue to signal the worst of the current surge may ...

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Strong economic growth continues in rural parts of 10 states

OMAHA, Neb.  — Strong economic growth continues in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, according to ...

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Minneapolis cop charged in chase that killed innocent driver

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis police officer has been charged with manslaughter and vehicular homicide for a crash in ...

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US budget deficit hits $2.77T in 2021, 2nd highest

WASHINGTON — The U.S. budget deficit totaled $2.77 trillion for 2021, the second highest on record but an ...

RSS General

Early FB, VB seedings released

Section seedings for both football and volleyball are now out as the two sports head into the postseason ...

Education

Teachers ask for virus protocols after student, staff deaths

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Members of Minnesota’s teachers union are calling on school leaders to do more ...

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Cousins, Vikings keeping up with NFL’s late-game winners

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL season has already featured 22 games with a winning score in either the ...

News

US unemployment claims fall to new pandemic low of 290,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a new low ...

News

Area to remain chilly into the weekend

Temperatures are expected to continue trending chilly heading into the weekend. Following a freeze warning issued by the ...

News

Unvaccinated Minnesotans 30x more likely to die from COVID

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Unvaccinated Minnesotans are 15 times more likely to require hospitalization for COVID-19 and 30 times ...