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APD, city looking at ways of drawing police applicants

Austin needs to hire police officers, but they aren’t getting the applications. That was at the crux of ...

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County approves conditional use permits during Thursday meeting

During a rare Thursday morning meeting, the Mower County Board of Commissioners approved four conditional use permits. The ...

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City begins to look at making 4th Street NW safer

The City of Austin began the early stages of looking into how to alleviate concerns of traffic flow ...

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County Board okays shift in sewage ordinance

New wording will allow for minor structures without triggering compliance checks The Mower County Board of Commissioners on ...

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City Hall conference room to be named for Bonnie Rietz

The Austin City Council on Monday, agreed to the naming of a conference room in City Hall for ...

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Housing group surveying housing options in Austin

The Counselors of Real Estate’s CRE Consulting Corps is coming to Austin next week to explore housing challenges. ...

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Council approves Baudler Property rezoning request

Stormwater utility rates to increase by $1.50 per month The Austin City Council voted unanimously in favor of ...

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Mayor proclaims Oct. 4 ‘SPAM Post 570 Day’

Austin Mayor Steve King proclaimed Oct. 4, 2021, as “SPAM Post 570 Day” during the Austin City Council’s ...

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Assessment hearings, fire apparatus on council agenda

The Austin City Council will be holding public hearings on various assessments during its next regular meeting. The ...

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County sets proposed property tax levy at 3.9%

The Mower County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday established a 3.9% proposed property tax levy for 2022. At ...

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Council adopts 6.8% tax levy increase for 2022

Forwards I-90 bridge design vote to next meeting The Austin City Council unanimously approved the proposed tax levy ...

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2021 county road projects wrapping up

Some bridge projects could be pushed to 2022 as materials become hard to find During the Mower County ...

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2022 tax levy, 4th Street NW bridge on council agenda

The Austin City Council will vote on setting the 2022 tax levy during its next regular meeting. As ...

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County sets preliminary 2022 levy at 3.9%

Long term agreement with the city over LEC operations could drive that higher if not resolved   The ...

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Welcoming Week, stop sign request on council agenda

Austin Mayor Steve King will proclaim Sept. 10-19 as Welcoming Week during the Austin City Council’s next regular ...

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