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Community Salute: Longtime employees key to success

Congratulations to Terry Peterson, who recently completed nearly 30 years as an Austin firefighter. Peterson, who retired last ...

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Our opinion: LAC shocks again

By now it’s hard to see how people can continue being amazed by what the Lyle Area Cancer ...

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Community Salute: Not giving up

“The secret of life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” — Paulo Coelho ...

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Our Opinion: Fight against cancer comes to 2023

Along with the coming of the new year, comes a pair of local campaigns — The Lyle Area ...

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Our Opinion: Publishing notices important part of public discourse

Discussion Tuesday at the Mower County Board of Commissioners meeting about publishing legal notices in the newspaper again ...

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Our opinion: Setting a path

In the expected words of many a graduation speaker this spring, “You made it.” Once again, we are ...

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Our opinion: Make the world better

In just a few days we will depart 2022 and enter a blank slate in 2023. Every time ...

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Community Salute: Bridging the divide

With the digital divide becoming ever more impactful in the lives of people, it was incredibly optimistic this ...

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Our Opinion: Caution still needed

Last week’s development of Mower County moving up to a “high” level of COVID-19 community transmission is a ...

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Community Salute: Food drive makes SA with the winner

At some point in the near future, a representative of the City will have to stand before the ...

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Our Opinion: Guka an example of connecting to nature

Guka, the barred owl who has been part of the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center’s educational programming for ...

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Community Salute: Holidays outside

Christmas at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center just feels right. On a night that had snow predicted ...

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Our opinion: Surplus needs proper attention

The news Tuesday of Minnesota’s $17.6 billion budget surplus  is once again welcome news and indicates a steady ...

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Community Salute: Hometown Holidays

Simply put, if you can’t find something to do in Austin this holiday season, you aren’t looking hard ...

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Our Opinion: Remember ice safety

On Monday, about 200 people were rescued from a chunk of ice that had broken away on Upper ...

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