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Business

LeRoy Lines shuts down service

Blow from COVID pandemic too much for charter, commuter service For just about five years, LeRoy Lines has provided a convenient shuttle between southeast Minnesota ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, April 17, 2021 6:45 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: Power tools, or reasons to keep them away from me

If you were to go back in time and ask my woodshop teacher for his thoughts on me using power tools, then I suspect they ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, April 17, 2021 6:30 am

Local Government

County Board OKs seasonal liquor license for Chateau

The Mower County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a seasonal on-sale liquor license for Chateau Raceway in face of hardships brought on by 3.2 ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, April 16, 2021 5:49 pm

Mower County

PHOTOS: DNR stocks Wolf Creek with trout ahead of season opener

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by Eric Johnson, Friday, April 16, 2021 5:37 pm

Education

Austin Public Schools making up for lost time

School making plans for prom, homecoming and graduation, which were lost last year to COVID Students at Austin High School have a little more reason ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:22 pm

Mower County

Eyes on the horizon

Storm spotters play an important role in keeping communities safe In 1996, director Jan de Bont brought us “Twister,” the thrilling story of storm chasers ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, April 10, 2021 7:01 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: Johnsons are great people

When Holly Johnson gave me the news not long ago that she would be stepping down as executive director of the Hormel Historic Home, I ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, April 10, 2021 6:30 am

Mower County

On the air

Taste of Nations heads virtual One of Austin’s premier events celebrating diversity is coming back this coming Saturday, in a new way that’s becoming increasingly ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 7:09 pm

Business

Science of Art: Algorithm Tattoo opens up shop in Austin

Braiden Wade Nelson and crew are taking the scientific method to Nelson’s tattoo shop, Algorithm Tattoo, which opened in January. “I wanted to keep it ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, April 3, 2021 7:01 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: The fact remains ­— no sucker

I have received the Blessing of St. Science. That’s right. On Thursday I received my first of two Moderna vaccine shots courtesy of Mower County ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, April 3, 2021 6:30 am

Mower County

Godsend: Austin Youth for Christ set to open new youth center

Youth in Austin will soon have another place to hang out when Austin Youth for Christ opens its new youth center in April. The effort ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:08 pm

Mower County

American Rescue Plan brings change, tax credit to health insurance

When the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was passed and signed into law earlier this month by President Joe Biden, it was heralded as ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:04 pm

Business

Chance of a lifetime

Local dog groomers part of ABC show ‘Pooch Perfect’   The next time you take your dog into Pet Supplies Plus here in Austin, you ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, March 27, 2021 6:30 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: Dry spell is over ­— HA! Laundry humor!

In a milestone of adult living, we purchased our first washer-dryer set recently, with the dryer being installed this past week. If these types of ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, March 27, 2021 6:30 am

Education

APS board, admin free strategic roadmap

On Monday, the Austin Public Schools Board, along with central administration, met for its Annual Strategic Roadmap Review study session. The review comes before its ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, March 26, 2021 7:04 pm

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