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Austin Police Urge Caution After Multiple Dog Baiting Incidents Reported

(ABC 6 News) -- Austin Police are warning pet owners to check their yards and keep an eye on their pets after receiving multiple reports of dog baiting on the city's southwest side. Police Chief Brian Krueger said he's aware of at least three incidents in the past month in which someone tried to in

KAAL-TV - 2017-09-23 02:10:00

Austin Utilities Workers Return from Helping Hurricane Victims

Each man was separated into different crews, going from city to city to repair broken poles and wires. Along the way, they encountered people desperate, and thankful, for their help. After Hurricane Andrew in 1992, residents in Lake Worth were without power for seven weeks. Emergency officials wante

KAAL-TV - 2017-09-22 06:19:00

Hy-Vee explores huge distribution center in Austin

Hy-Vee is exploring construction of a 1-million square foot distribution center in Austin, Minn., the first outside Iowa for the Des Moines-based supermarket chain. "The site in Austin is being considered for the project due to its centralized location in our eight state territory and interstate acc

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 17:41:00

Primrose marks 15 years in Austin

It was August 2002 when area residents got a first look at the new 64-unit independent and assisted-living retirement community that was opening in a few weeks in southwest Austin. It was the eighth facility opened for South Dakota-based Primrose. Austin's Primrose Retirement Community on Thursday c

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD - 2017-09-22 15:45:00

Austin Police warn of someone throwing dog food with broken glass into yard

Austin police are warning dog owners to be on high alert. Someone has reportedly been lacing dog food with broken glass, and it's not an isolated incident. Austin Police posted the warning on Facebook, saying, "Officers took a report of someone throwing dog food with broken glass into someones yard

KTTC - 2017-09-22 01:38:00

Two Facing Possible Charges After Firearms Call in Austin

(ABC 6 News) - According to the Austin Police Department, 34-year-old Raul Pena and 31-year-old Jenssy Mejia are facing possible felony charges for stolen property and misdemeanor assault after threatening a man with what appeared to be a handgun. The victim told police that Pena came to his house l

KAAL-TV - 2017-09-21 20:07:00

5 things kids learned at their Day on the Farm; More than 400 students visit 3 Austin area family operations

Summer Davis and two ewes were surrounded and fenced in at the Ingvaldson Farm. Behind them, a herd of Simmental cattle brayed here and there, usually as she began to speak to the crowd of third-graders pressing against the livestock panel in front of Davis. Her partner from the Austin High School F

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD - 2017-09-21 15:17:00

State commissioners visit Hormel research facility; Austin among 11 stops for fifth annual tour

Commissioners from nine state agencies toured the Hormel Foods Research and Development facility Wednesday morning. The stop was part of the fifth annual "Commissioners on Wheels," a three-day bus tour of southeastern Minnesota. It focused on issues and investments related to innovation, manufacturi

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD - 2017-09-21 14:28:27

The 5th annual Commissioners on Wheels tour makes a stop at the Hormel Research & Development Laboratories in Austin

Commissioners from nine state agencies visited eleven communities and businesses in southeastern Minnesota during a three-day bus tour that concludes Tuesday afternoon. The communities they visited were Hastings, Red Wing, Winona, St. Charles, Lanesboro, Chatfield, Rochester, Austin, Claremont, Owat

KTTC - 2017-09-20 20:16:00

Open letter to Austin residents

My name is Angie Hanson. I am a resident of Albert Lea and the chair of the Local Organizing Committee in Save Our Hospital. I want to reach out to the Austin community because I believe that we are in this together. The Austin hospital and Albert Lea hospital have both lost services since they were

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD - 2017-09-20 15:14:00

Absentee Voting Gets Underway in Minnesota

Here is a look at how that process works: Those voting in advance can do so in person at their county's election office. Certain cities and towns also offer in-person absentee voting centers. Voters should check with their city clerk to see if that is the case where the live. Absentee voting locatio

KAAL-TV - 2017-09-22 19:51:00

St. Cloud Considers Raising Tobacco Purchase Age

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - St. Cloud could be the next city to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21, a move the mayor doesn't support. The City Council is expected to set a date for a public hearing on the matter at its meeting Monday. State law prohibits the sale of tobacco and tobacc

KAAL-TV - 2017-09-22 19:32:00

Norman R. Turner, 86

Norman R. Turner, 86 Norman R. Turner, 86, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at The Cedars of Austin. Norman was born in Harmony, Minnesota, on Feb. 15, 1931, to Eva and Warden Turner. He married his high school sweetheart, Hilda, on Dec. 2, 1948. They had five children, Terry, Gr

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD - 2017-09-22 13:21:36

Trump picks Krueger as new US attorney in Milwaukee

MADISON, Wis. - President Donald Trump has nominated an assistant U.S. attorney to serve as the new chief federal prosecutor in Milwaukee. Trump announced Friday he has chosen Matthew Krueger to serve as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Krueger has worked in the U.S. attorney's o

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2017-09-22 21:35:00

Funeral Notice: Phillip B. Bernatz, Jr., 67

Phillip B. Bernatz, Jr., 67, of Austin, Minnesota, died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at his residence, Elmwood in Austin. Service: 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Mayer Funeral Home with Father Jim Steffes officiating. Visitation: Friends may call one hour before the service Saturd

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD - 2017-09-22 13:21:36

Goodhue football team tops Hayfield

The Hayfield football team got off to a slow start as it lost to Goodhue 55-20 in Hayfield Friday. The Wildcats (4-0 overall) jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter and they crushed from that point. Morgen Moreno ran for 85 yards and a score for Hayfield (0-4 overall). HAYFIELD STATS Rushing

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD - 2017-09-23 07:15:00

Mower SWCD launches 3-year soil study; Hormel Foundation awards $98K grant

Extensive research on Mower County farms, involving several dozen plots over the next three years, will provide farmers with better soil-health data to support their operations and practices that benefit the environment. The Mower County Soil and Water Conservation District, which started a soil hea

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD - 2017-09-22 05:26:00

Day in History: U.S. 52 completes four-lane to Twin Cities

1992 - 25 years ago The seventh grade girls volleyball captains at St. Francis School are Brianna Haddad and Briana Drugg. The eighth-grade captains are Shannon Bruce and Jackie Larson. The switch from a full-time, paid fire department staff to a combination full and part-time staff has been set i

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-09-22 04:26:44

Attorney general asks Mayo to pause consolidation

The Post Bulletin has learned that Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson became the latest public figure to request that Mayo Clinic pause its consolidation plans in Albert Lea. She joins a list that features AARP, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and 1st District Congressman Tim Walz, among others. Mayo also

POST-BULLETIN - 2017-09-22 01:41:56

A gift for the gift drive

Dawn Helgeson, executive director of Arc Mower County and a Kiwanis member, second from left, receives a $50 check for the Arc Holiday Gift Drive from Steve Mallon, president of People First Aktion Club, sponsored by the Austin Noon Kiwanis. At left is Noon Kiwanis secretary Laura Tjomsland and at r

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD - 2017-09-21 14:47:08