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ericjohnson, Author at Austin Daily Herald

Business

Time to step away: Long time owner of Hanson Tire Service heads into retirement

For three decades, Hanson Tire Service owner Bruce Turner has been behind the counter helping people with their tire needs and answering phones in Austin. ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:01 am

Education

Part of a bigger family

Earlier this year, Riverland Community College chemistry instructor Catherine Haslag and criminal justice instructor Richard Watkins were honored when they were named recipients of the ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, August 1, 2020 7:01 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: Reliving the life of a sports reporter

It’s been a long time since I’ve actually covered a baseball game. That changed this past Monday and Thursday night when I covered an Austin ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, August 1, 2020 6:30 am

News Main

18U wraps up regular season with win, playoffs start Monday

A combination of timely hitting and pitching when it counted gave Austin 18U a 2-1 win over Mankato East to round out the regular season. ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, July 31, 2020 8:38 am

Education

Decision gives flexibility to schools; MSHSL to deliver options to board Aug. 4

Gov. Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Education released what they are calling the Safe Learning Plan to be used by school districts to ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Thursday, July 30, 2020 3:30 pm

News

Today in History: July 29, 2020

Today is Wednesday, July 29, the 211th day of 2020. There are 155 days left in the year. IN MINNESOTA  HISTORY ON THIS DAY IN ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 11:06 am

Mower County

Living a dream: Father, son duo bring home national wins

Recently, Peter Plunkett and his 13-year-old son Daran Plunkett took to the skies and brought home some impressive national hardware. Both Plunkett’s logged a championship ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:01 am

Education

Photos: Back in the classroom

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by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 5:56 pm

Austin Packers

Austin 18U holds off Rochester John Marshall

Good teams will find a way to win and that’s what the Austin 18U team did Monday night in a 4-3 win over Rochester John ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 8:28 am

Lyle

School project leads to Lyle adopting a town flag

The community of Lyle has added a symbol to its community with help from Lyle Public Schools students. The Lyle City Council recently adopted an ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:01 am

Education

A strange new year

Sumner Elementary prepares to welcome back students under the uncertain shadow of COVID-19   There’s no doubt that this year’s school year — in whichever ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, July 25, 2020 7:01 am

Columnists

The Wide Angle: It’s OK everybody, the raspberries are blooming

I was beginning to have a moment of crisis the other day. The raspberries were late. One of the neatest things about owning our house ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, July 25, 2020 6:30 am

Mower County

Seeds for the future: Ikes halfway through two-part prairie restoration project

The Austin chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America (Ikes) has partnered with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on a two-part restoration project ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 7:01 am

Education

A desire to teach

The Austin School Board has no shortage of experienced members and come Nov. 3, voters will have to choose another to replace one of the ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:01 am

Mower County

Photos: Comet graces our skies

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by Eric Johnson, Saturday, July 18, 2020 7:01 am

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