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Sen. Amy Klobuchar tours Hormel Institute

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (DFL-MN) on Thursday toured The Hormel Institute as part of an update on the cancer ...

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Commission merges with Area Art Center

It wasn’t quite the announcement they were hoping to make, but it was a good announcement nonetheless.

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Program makes holidays special for those in need

One Friday each holiday season, Bob and Bonnie Newell work a full day for the price of seeing ...

Education

Serving students in need

The women have a system: Grab a backpack, check the identification number and the corresponding number of children ...

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Little idea going big-time

Family’s free library could soon inspire more through Vision 2020 One family’s little idea to bring a popular ...

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‘It’s just gorgeous’

Open house shows off I.J. Holton Austin’s newest school is officially open for learning. Students, parents, family members ...

Agriculture

Picking in the prairie

Akeem Oman waded through waist-high grasses, searching for gray-headed coneflower. Across a section of prairie, her cousin, Jukrao ...

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A new home for Austin’s felines, canines

Despite the excessive heat, Adam enjoyed the comfort of a cool, air-conditioned room while he lay on a ...

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Young fairgoers compete in pig-dressing contest

More than a dozen children lined up, clutching an extra T-shirt, waiting for the announcer’s word. Then, all ...

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Update: Hay pile likely causes shed fire

Fire destroyed a shed Tuesday afternoon northwest of Austin; however, the property owner was already in the process ...

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Photos: Kids Fishing Contest

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Dean closes the book on 32 years at Riverland

Jan Waller found out firsthand just how much effort it takes to clean out an office after more ...

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Old-fashioned ball

Both teams shook their hats at the sky and chanted “hip, hip huzzah” in Grand Meadow Saturday night ...

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Gallery: Legos boost creation at library

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Suspect convicted of threatening homeowner

An Austin man arrested for reportedly threatening a homeowner in January was convicted of terroristic threats Thursday in ...

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