Austin News

09/19/2018 11:41 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Authorities still trying to find vehicle that caused SUV to hit a house in Austin 

AUSTIN, Minn. A crash that resulted in a vehicle smashing into a house is still under investigation.

09/19/2018 11:41 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Authorities still working to ID substance that caused I-90 interchange to close 

AUSTIN, Minn. Authorities said Wednesday morning that they do not know what the powder substance was that closed an Interstate-90 interchange.

09/18/2018 07:15 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Luther College alumna Kristen Carlson receives Fulbright Award 

Recent Luther College graduate Kristen Carlson was selected for a 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Latvia from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Carlson will support the teaching of English at Jazeps Vitols Latvian Music Academy and Riga Teika Secondary School in Riga, Latvia, as part of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.

09/18/2018 02:46 AM  ~~~Source~~~
New Citizens Recognized On Constitution Day 

"We're celebrating welcoming week here in Austin to embrace the diversity that we have because it makes the town better if everyone feels welcome," said Sara Karki of the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota. September 17th, 1787.

09/13/2018 01:14 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Photos: National Barrow Show Breeding Sale in Austin 

Four-year-old Kirby Kocher, of Olathe, Kan., hels his father, Matt, lead a Duroc around the ring during the National Barrow Show Breeding Sale on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at the Mower County Fairgrounds in Austin.

09/12/2018 03:21 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Hilco, Rabin and CRG acquire Bellisio Foods' assets 

Hilco Industrial, Rabin Worldwide and Capital Recovery Group have acquired the assets of Austin, Minnesota-based Bellisio Foods. No financial terms were disclosed.

09/06/2018 06:50 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Managers thank first responders 

AUSTIN, Minn.-It's a story of heroism, three people jump into action to save a 10-year-boy's life. Susan and her husband have managed the Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort at Beaver Trails campground for the last year and was one of many people who went running to help save the young boy.

09/05/2018 06:57 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Rain swamps streets 

Neighbors Shaun Salsman, Joe Grebin and Heidi Delossantos talk with a motorist that stalled in flood waters Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at the intersection of 1st Avenue and 10th Street Northeast in Rochester.

09/05/2018 02:33 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Boy nearly drowns at southern Minnesota campground 

AUSTIN, Minn. Law enforcement says a 10-year-old boy survived a near-drowning at a Mower County campground on Saturday.

08/25/2018 09:43 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Answer Man: Ballots in the mail? Changes for voters in Mower County 

I recently received a long and somewhat involved email from a faithful reader who had an important question for me: Why did some voters in cities and townships in Mower County receive ballots in the mail this year instead of visiting a polling place as they had during the last election? The reader, who told me he lived in Grand Meadow Township in Mower County, said both he and his wife received what he referred to as absentee ballots in the mail. He said he didn't realize until Aug. 13, when he called the county auditor's office and learned the township had recently switched to mail-in voting, that those ballots were his only way of voting in the primary.

08/23/2018 11:17 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Legacy Run - Day 4 

The American Legion Legacy Run riders hug at a fairground near American Legion Post 91 before leaving for the fourth leg of the ride in Austin, Minn The American Legion Legacy Run rider's salutes as the National Anthem is heard being sung from Soldier's Field Veterans Memorial in Rochestor, Minn The American Legion Legacy Run riders salute the flag inside Soldier's Field Veterans Memorial during a wreath laying ceremony in Rochestor, Minn.

08/23/2018 02:34 AM  ~~~Source~~~

Over 200 riders from the American Legion made a stop at the Onalaska Cemetery Wednesday afternoon, part of a national push to raise scholarship money. That money is made available to children whose parents were killed or disabled serving in the military.

08/22/2018 03:38 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Austin Police Department fundraises for K9 unit 

AUSTIN, Minn. For $20 apiece, people can buy T-shirts to help support the Austin Police Department's K9 program.