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Voting held Tuesday for special 1st Congressional District Primary

Voting for the Special Primary Election to fill the remainder of Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s open seat will be ...

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Minnesota lawmakers get some hits, lots of misses in session

ST. PAUL — There were a few hits but lots of misses as the divided Minnesota Legislature blew ...

Education

APS hires new high school AD

Austin Public Schools has announced the hiring of Katie Raso Carter as the district’s new activities director. Carter ...

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DFL endorses Walz for second term

By Mark Zdechlik Gov. Tim Walz has the Minnesota DFL Party’s endorsement for his reelection campaign. DFL state ...

Mower County

Isn’t that just a hoot

Blooming Prairie elementary student inspired by Nature Center owl to give back   One Blooming Prairie Elementary student ...

Business

New senior center director ready to spread the word

Joan Hanson also highlights upcoming work to the center The Mower County Senior Center has hired a new ...

Agriculture

AHS FFAers wrap up successful year

Livestock judging team places first in the state Sometimes it’s not about the competitive journey, but how you ...

Business

DCA holds annual meeting, reflects positive trends in community

The Development Corporation of Austin held its annual meeting on Tuesday at the Hormel Historic Home. During the ...

Mower County

3 honored for induction into AHS Music Hall of Fame

Former AHS students went on to lofty musical careers Three of the latest additions to the Austin High ...

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Minnesota sports betting bill advances as budget items stall

ST. PAUL  — A proposal to legalize sports betting has survived a test amid lawmakers’ efforts to pull ...

Mower County

Ikes hold fundraising kick-off dinner

The Izaak Walton League will be having a steak cookout fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, ...

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Minnesota sports betting bill advances as budget items stall

ST. PAUL — A proposal to legalize sports betting survived a test Thursday amid lawmakers’ efforts to pull ...

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Facing election headwinds, Minnesota Democrats gather for convention

By Mark Zdechlik The Minnesota DFL Party holds its state convention in Rochester this weekend. Unlike Republicans last ...

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Family suing widow of late US lawmaker for medical expenses

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Family members of the late U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn of Minnesota say his widow, Jennifer ...

Business

Leo Augusta Children’s Academy to receive $750K grant

The Leo Augusta Children’s Academy in Blooming Prairie recently received a big boost from the Department of Employment ...

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