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Mower County

‘We’re just so grateful’: Town of Taopi making strides after tornado

TAOPI — Just days after an EF2 tornado tore through Taopi Tuesday night, the town already has taken major strides to try and reach some ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, April 15, 2022 5:17 pm


10 houses lost in Tuesday tornado in small Mower County town of Taopi

A wider picture of the damage leveled on Taopi from Tuesday night’s EF2 tornado is starting to become a little clearer Thursday. Read more

by Eric Johnson, Thursday, April 14, 2022 10:31 am


Weather Service: Damage indicates possible EF2 tornado in Mower County

TAOPI — Taopi residents are picking up the pieces of their homes Wednesday morning after a line of storms producing tornadoes plowed through the tiny ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Wednesday, April 13, 2022 2:02 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

No charges for officer in fatal December shooting in Austin

Austin Police Officer Zachary Gast will not be facing charges in the fatal December 2021 shooting of Kokou Christopher Fiafonou at Kwik Trip on Oakland ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, April 12, 2022 4:53 pm

Arts & Culture

Upcoming show at Minneapolis’ Parkway Theater has milestone feel for Whalen and the Willows

Joshua Whalen, front man and founder of Whalen and the Willows, recently put an emotional video up on Facebook, imploring people to take in their ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Monday, March 14, 2022 4:02 pm

Elections & Campaigns

Former Hormel CEO hoping to lend moderate voice to Congress

Jeffrey Ettinger, who served as Hormel Foods Corps. CEO for 11 years, announced today his intention of running for the 1st District congressional seat left ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Thursday, March 10, 2022 2:44 pm

Elections & Campaigns

Former Austin mayor throws hat in ring for 23B

Tom Stiehm made it official Sunday afternoon of his intent to run for the 23B house seat during a kick-off event at the Mapleview Village ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, March 8, 2022 6:01 pm

Elections & Campaigns

Mueller announces bid for District 23B

Rep. Patricia Mueller announced Monday that she will run for reelection in the newly formed District 23B. Mueller is in her first term as representative ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, March 8, 2022 6:01 pm


Mueller discusses legislative priorities

With three principle topics in tow, Rep. Praticia Mueller (27B-R) is walking into her second legislative session with purpose. The 2022 session gets underway Monday ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, January 28, 2022 8:55 pm

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Health Updates

Mayo modeling predicts case surge nearing

There might be some good news on the COVID-19 front. This was the message from Mayo Clinic staff on Wednesday as they gave an update ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, January 28, 2022 5:04 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Austin man sentenced to 31 years for murder

A man charged with the stabbing death of a teenage boy late in 2020 has been sentenced to over 31 years in prison on two ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, January 14, 2022 5:54 am

Cops, Courts & Fires

Crowd protests death of man shot by Austin officer

Around 100 people gathered in Austin Thursday afternoon near the Law Enforcement Center to protest last week’s killing of Kokou Christopher Fiafonou by an Austin ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Thursday, December 30, 2021 9:43 pm

Cops, Courts & Fires

Minnesota BCA releases names in officer-involved shooting in Austin

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has released both the names of the man who was killed and the Austin Police officer involved in a ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Tuesday, December 28, 2021 4:14 pm

Mower County

Man dead after officer-involved shooting in Austin

One man is dead in an officer-involved shooting Thursday evening, the end result of a situation that began on Wednesday evening. Read more

by Eric Johnson, Friday, December 24, 2021 6:43 pm

Health Updates

Mayo map tracks cases across the country, trends

Ahead of one of busiest travel periods of the year, doctors at Mayo Clinic took the opportunity Wednesday to talk about its United States COVID-19 ... Read more

by Eric Johnson, Saturday, December 18, 2021 4:56 am

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