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mattpeterson, Author at Austin Daily Herald

Opinion

Minnesota Supreme Court is strengthened by diversity

A judicial branch of government in which every Minnesotan, regardless of gender or race, can see himself or herself reflected. A judiciary — and a ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Thursday, June 30, 2016 9:37 am

News

U.S. Bank analyst sees slow economic slog picking up

By David Fondler, Pioneer Press The main U.S. economic story over the past few years has been about recovery. Whether it’s the markets, housing or jobs, ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Saturday, July 5, 2014 5:09 pm

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

35-year-old to serve probation for sex act with 12-year-old

A 35-year-old woman charged in Mower County Court for sexual acts with a boy younger than 13 was sentenced to 25 years’ supervised probation last ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Friday, February 14, 2014 10:39 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Driver pleads not guilty to stolen guns

A 19-year-old arrested for carrying two reported stolen pistols pleaded not guilty Thursday in Mower County Court. Morgan Dwayne Pratt, of Austin, pleaded not guilty ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Friday, February 14, 2014 10:39 am

Faith

From Austin to Africa

Missy Cline has had shoes on the mind as of late. It’s not about a shoe collection in her closet. She doesn’t want to go shopping. ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Friday, February 14, 2014 10:33 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Ex-Moose administrator must pay back $25K, serve 60 days in jail

The former Austin Moose Lodge administrator who pleaded guilty last year to forging checks and sneaking thousands of dollars from the club has avoided prison ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Thursday, February 13, 2014 10:25 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Racine home catches fire twice; may be total loss

A house erupted in flames Wednesday night in Racine, not long after firefighters had already responded once and cleared the scene. The home at 197 ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Thursday, February 13, 2014 10:13 am

News

Pacelli spelling bee champs advance

The prolific Pacelli spellers have advanced again. Siblings Shane and Shenali DeSilva took first and second place, respectively, at the Southeast Minnesota Regional Spelling Bee ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Thursday, February 13, 2014 10:07 am

blooming prairie accident

Update: 1 dead after crash in Blooming Prairie, 2 OK

An Ellendale man died Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle accident involving three people in Blooming Prairie. Read more

by Matt Peterson, Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2:53 pm

Business

A trip to Mexico and back in time

Rustic pictures of the Mexican Revolution decorate the walls, and more than a dozen varieties of tequila sit behind the bar inside the old, brick ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Wednesday, February 12, 2014 10:23 am

News

Mayor on board with minimum wage hike to $9.50

The mayor of Austin made it clear Monday he is on board with efforts to raise Minnesota’s minimum wage to $9.50 by 2015. Mayor Tom Stiehm ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Wednesday, February 12, 2014 10:16 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Man OK after being trapped under grain bin Tuesday

A Rose Creek man is OK after becoming trapped in grain Tuesday afternoon. A report has not been filed with the Mower County Sheriff’s office; ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Wednesday, February 12, 2014 9:57 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Swindler suspect still working: Bookkeeper accused of writing herself checks remains Rose Creek city clerk

The woman charged for allegedly swindling money from three Mower County townships’ rural fire department fund is still working as the Rose Creek city clerk. ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:41 am

Education

School board approves amended budget, bids for roofing projects

The Austin Public Schools Board approved two bids for roofing projects during Monday night’s meeting, along with an amended district budget to account for potential ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:35 am

Agriculture

President and farmers know bill isn’t perfect; still pleased

After years of uncertainty, a new five-year farm bill was made official by the President’s signature Friday, and many farmers are simply happy the feud ... Read more

by Matt Peterson, Sunday, February 9, 2014 7:01 am

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