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2020 elections, city audit on council agenda

The Austin City Council will vote on a resolution designating the Holiday Inn Conference Center as a polling location for the 2020 election during its ... Read more

20 hours ago by Mike Stoll.

Filing deadline for city and county offices is Tuesday

The filing deadline for anyone interested in running for city or county offices in 2020 is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2. Interested candidates must ... Read more

1 day ago by Daily Herald.

City of Austin facilities to begin reopening

Opening to be done in phases   City of Austin facilities will begin to reopen to serve the public and will do so in phases ... Read more

3 days ago by Daily Herald.

Jahr running for First Ward

Riverland Community College adjunct faculty member Helen Jahr has filed to run for Austin City Council in the First Ward. “I am interested in running ... Read more

3 days ago by Mike Stoll.

Mower County to re-open to the public

Mower County will re-open to serve the public in person beginning Monday, June 1. In a press release issued Tuesday, the openings will be in ... Read more

4 days ago by Daily Herald.

Heimer declares mayoral candidacy

Teacher, coach and Marine Corps veteran Brian Heimer filed to run for Austin mayor this week, making him the third candidate in the race. “I’ve ... Read more

1 week ago by Daily Herald.

Comm. Gabrielson seeking fourth term in District 1

Mower County Comm. Tim Gabrielson filed to run for a fourth term in District 1 earlier this week.  “I’ve been doing this for about 12 ... Read more

1 week ago by Mike Stoll.

Comm. Glynn seeking third term in District 2

Mower County Comm. Polly Glynn filed earlier this week to run for a third term as county commissioner for District 2. “I love what I ... Read more

1 week ago by Mike Stoll.

Stiehm not seeking reelection

In a move that surprised some city council members, Austin Mayor Tom Stiehm announced Monday evening that he would not be seeking reelection. “Saturday was ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike Stoll.

Fireworks, 2021 budget on Monday’s council agenda

The Austin City Council will formally vote on whether or not to cancel the 2020 Fourth of July fireworks program during its next regular meeting. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike Stoll.

Filing for Austin city offices begins Tuesday

Those interested in running for an Austin city office during the 2020 election cycle can apply for candidacy anytime between 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Mike Stoll.

2020 pool season, July 4 fireworks in the balance

The Austin City Council elected to wait for a recommendation from the Park and Recreation Board before making a decision on whether or not to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Mike Stoll.

Sidewalk construction, Fourth of July fireworks on council agenda

The Austin City Council will be holding a public hearing for proposed sidewalk construction on Fourth Avenue Northwest during its next regular meeting. The project, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Mike Stoll.

Board OK’s opening of recycling center

The Mower County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a “hard reopening” of the Mower County Recycling Center starting May 4. This reopening includes ... Read more

1 month ago by Eric Johnson.

Council authorizes Congressional stimulus support letters, July 4 Bandshell events cancelled

Fireworks still possible In a late addition to its Monday evening meeting agenda, the Austin City Council gave its unanimous approval to authorize Mayor Tom ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike Stoll.

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