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First steps made in Congress to honor pop superstar Prince

NEW YORK — Minnesota’s Congressional delegation on Monday is introducing a resolution to posthumously award the Congressional Gold ...

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Convictions: Oct. 10-16

—Lacey Dawn Clay, 35, of Alden was sentenced to three years of probation for felony fifth-degree drug possession. ...

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Rural Austin man killed, another injured in UTV crash

A man was killed and another person was injured after a UTV crash late Saturday night southeast of ...

Agriculture

Diversity in agriculture

Local farm continues growth through hemp   For a number of years now, local farmer Tom Cotter has ...

Mower County

Keep safety in mind this coming Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner, officials are hoping participants will keep safety in mind. According to Austin ...

Business

Union members vote to merge Local 663 and Local 9

It was announced Friday, that UFCW Local 9 in Austin will be merging with United Food & Commercial ...

Mower County

Austin Winter Extravaganza returning for second year

The Austin Area Chamber of Commerce announced on Friday that the Austin Winter Extravaganza will return this year. ...

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Man sentenced to prison for sexually abusing teen

Abraham Palma Hernandez, 50, of Austin was sentenced on Thursday in Mower County District Court to 172 months ...

Mower County

Field Day to feature cover crops, soil health

Soil-health partners will come together next week for a free event on a Mower County farm to share ...

Mower County

Photos: Unity Day in Austin

Unity Day, which is a Pacer organization-lead event to encourage bullying prevention was represented by programs through the ...

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Man pleads guilty to having sexual conversations with teen

Jacob Steven Smith, 30, of Austin pleaded guilty to felony engage in electronic communication with child relating or ...

Mower County

In Your Community: Duplicate Bridge

Duplicate bridge is played two days a week at the Mower County Senior Center. Nine teams played at ...

Mower County

Senior Center Schedule

Upcoming Events Monday: Blood Pressure Checks, 9 a.m.; SAIL- Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Ping ...

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Trends point to crest in summer-fall wave

By MPR Staff Minnesota’s COVID-19 numbers this week continue to signal the worst of the current surge may ...

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Strong economic growth continues in rural parts of 10 states

OMAHA, Neb.  — Strong economic growth continues in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, according to ...

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