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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 of $7,940,000 for fiscal year 2022 during ... Read more

4 days ago by Mike Stoll.

2021 county road projects wrapping up

Some bridge projects could be pushed to 2022 as materials become hard to find During the Mower County Board of Commissioners regular meeting, Public Works ... Read more

1 week ago by Eric Johnson.

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 it stands, the proposed tax levy collectable ... Read more

1 week ago by Mike Stoll.

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 Mower County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday ... Read more

1 week ago by Eric Johnson.

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 meeting. Welcoming Week, created by Welcoming America, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Mike Stoll.

MnDOT updates County Board on future projects, challenges

Officials from the Minnesota Department of Transportation District 6 briefed the Mower County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday regarding its 10-year highway plan as part ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Eric Johnson.

Council discusses 2022 budget at special work session

The Austin City Council held a special work session Monday afternoon to discuss the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022. Administrative Services Director Tom Dankert ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike Stoll.

Council makes I-90 bridge recommendation

Reexamining liquor regulations The Austin City Council opted to recommend a single point interchange bridge design for the scheduled replacement of the Fourth Street Northwest ... Read more

1 month ago by Mike Stoll.

Council approves Bruins lease renewal

Transfers park to county The Austin City Council approved a lease renewal with the Austin Bruins for the use of Riverside Arena during its regular ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike Stoll.

Area legislators honored by CGMC

One current and two former Minnesota Legislators from southeast Minnesota were recently honored at the Coalition of Greater Minnesota’s summer conference in Alexandria on July ... Read more

2 months ago by Daily Herald.

Bruins lease, library construction grant on city council agenda

The Austin City Council will be voting on a lease agreement with the Austin Bruins for the use of Riverside Arena during the council’s next ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike Stoll.

Council awards street bid, approves ArtWorks Festival application

The Austin City Council voted unanimously in favor of awarding a street extension project bid to Ulland Brothers, Inc. during its regular meeting Monday evening. ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike Stoll.

27th Ave. NW extension, Sterling Park sale on council agenda

The Austin City Council will vote on bids for the 27th Avenue Northwest extension project during its next regular meeting. The street will be adjacent ... Read more

2 months ago by Mike Stoll.

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 research taking place there. During the tour, ... Read more

3 months ago by Mike Stoll.

Council removes Mueller from HRC

The Austin City Council on Tuesday voted 6-1 in favor of a request by the Austin Human Rights Commission to remove Commissioner Dan Mueller from ... Read more

3 months ago by Mike Stoll.

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