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Scott Felten: County lays out the next steps in county commissioner special election

The next step in filling the Mower County District 1 county commissioner vacancy will be the Special Primary Election on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. The ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Guest column: Strengthening communities by supporting our youth

By Kelsey Shea YMCA Community Engagement Coordinator The year 2020 has been filled with lots of unforeseen changes for the community and organizations of  Austin ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Daily Herald.

Guest commentary: Minnesota’s businesses must be reopened

By Mark Dvorak State Commander, American Legion Department of Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, we ask that you reopen the business community of Minnesota. We are ... Read more

1 month ago by Daily Herald.

Guest Commentary: Support local businesses this holiday season

By Tim Penny President and CEO Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation This time of year is traditionally a time of giving. Minnesotans in particular are known ... Read more

2 months ago by Daily Herald.

Political guest column: Dornink: Will represent you the best I can

Hi I’m Gene Dornink and I’m sure all of you are tired of all the campaigning and election nonsense. Me too, so here is my ... Read more

3 months ago by Daily Herald.

Ask A Trooper: Tab colors run on a scheduled rotation

By Troy Christianson Question: I’m trying to figure out if 2019 license tab stickers were blue?  I can’t find anyplace online that documents the sticker ... Read more

3 months ago by Daily Herald.

Political guest column: Mueller: Not afraid to confront the issues

My name is Patricia Mueller.  I grew up in Minnesota with my family in the suburbs of the Twin Cities.  After graduating from Tartan High ... Read more

3 months ago by Daily Herald.

Political guest column: Poppe: A resume of success at the Capitol

It has been my great honor and deep privilege to represent constituents of MN House District 27B for the past 16 years. Every two years, ... Read more

3 months ago by Daily Herald.

Paid political letter: McAlister: A belief in investing in students

Dear Austin Community.  My name is Carol McAlister.  I am running for school board because I believe that investing in our children’s education means a ... Read more

3 months ago by Daily Herald.

Guest Commentary: Pheasant hunting: A tradition continues in a time of uncertainty

By Tim Walz Like many Minnesotans, I grew up pheasant hunting, walking the fields on my family’s farm. It was, and is, a tradition passed ... Read more

3 months ago by Daily Herald.

Political Guest Column: Leathers: Continuing to work for the district

Editor’s Note: Each candidate for office gets one guest column to run during their candidacy. Hello, voters. I’m Don Leathers, and I am running for ... Read more

3 months ago by Daily Herald.

Guest Commentary: Passage of bonding bill a win for Greater Minnesota

By Greg Zylka President, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities It’s been a long road, but I’m glad that after five special sessions legislators in the ... Read more

3 months ago by Daily Herald.

Political Guest Column: Jay Lutz for Austin utility board

Editor’s Note: Each candidate for office gets one guest column to run during their candidacy. As someone who worked in the energy field, I’ve had ... Read more

3 months ago by Daily Herald.

Guest Commentary: Reminders for the upcoming election

By Scott Felten Mower County Auditor/Treasruer The Nov. 3 General Election is about one month away and our office continues to receive dozens of phone ... Read more

4 months ago by Daily Herald.

Guest commentary: It’s time for fall, enjoy the outdoor show

By Sarah Strommen Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Minnesota’s seasons can change quickly. It often seems that just when you get settled ... Read more

4 months ago by Daily Herald.

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