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Health

HI scientist awarded $4M grant

A scientist at The Hormel Institute has received a big boost in the fight against leukemia. During a press conference Wednesday, it was announced that ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:48 pm

News

What to watch as House moves to impeach Trump for 2nd time

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s fiery speech at a rally just before the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol is at the center of ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 8:49 am

Mower County

County passes septic ordinance update

The Mower County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion to update the county’s existing septic system ordinance. The updated ordinance is the ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:50 am

Mower County

‘We always rally’

As has become a tradition in recent years, The Hormel Institute was the host of Business After Hours Tuesday night and made it into a ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:50 am

Education

Assessment testing brings questions this winter

Austin Public Schools is facing a number of questions in terms of standardized testing when it resumes towards the end of February. At the beginning ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 6:50 am

Education

The COVID school year set to resume Monday

Only in an age dominated by a pandemic can school districts look forward to heading back to school twice in one school year. And yet, ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, January 9, 2021 7:01 am

Lyle

LAC feels the burden of COVID

Pandemic forces cancellation of popular auction, but organizers will hold drive-thru meal For 41 years, the Lyle Area Cancer Auction has battled through just about ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, January 9, 2021 7:01 am

Local Government

County pays tribute to beloved employee who passed away

The Mower County Board of Commissioners went through a variety of house cleaning duties during their meeting Tuesday afternoon, but not before a touching tribute ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, January 9, 2021 6:50 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: Excited and clueless about science

The other day I had the absolutely fun experience of sitting down with Dr. Robert Clarke, The Hormel Institutes’s new executive director. The purpose of ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, January 9, 2021 6:30 am

Mower County

County officials prepare for 2nd vaccination clinic as active COVID cases slightly increase

The Minnesota Department of Health reported 3,444 cumulative cases in Mower County, including 47 “probable cases,” as of Friday morning. According to Community Health Division ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, January 8, 2021 6:06 pm

Business

History on the Road

With over 60 years of driving bus, Roger Stahl retires   If you have lived in Austin for most of your life, there is a ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:01 am

Business

Bringing it all under one roof

With the moving of a sign last week, Austin Ford Chrysler has put the final touches on a consolidation of dealerships in Austin. Ford, Chrysler, ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:01 am

Education

APS board welcomes new faces

Discussion held on member compensation The Austin School Board met for the first time with all of its new faces Monday afternoon. Cece Kroc and ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:50 am

Education

O Christmas Tree

Pacelli fundraiser serves the students and community   Traditions are often a major part of remembering the good times we have with friends and family. ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, January 2, 2021 7:01 am

Health

County holds first round of vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccinations continued in Austin Wednesday, as Emergency Medical Services personnel and Public Health COVID vaccinators offered up their arms for the first of two ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, January 2, 2021 7:01 am

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