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Representative Poppe named a 2018 “Friend of County Fairs” in Minnesota

In early 2018, State District 27B Representative Jeanne Poppe, DFL’er from Austin was one of five legislators recognized by the Minnesota Federation of County Fairs as one of their 2018 “Friend of County Fairs” recipients. In recognizing Rep. Poppe, the federation noted her long history of supporting and promoting Minnesota’s county fairs, especially through her work as a leader on agriculture policy and finance committees.... Read more

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News Week in Review, now available on myaustinminnesota.com

An Austin man who allegedly assaulted a woman during a domestic incident at a residence in Lyle Township has been charged, Riverland Community College has a new Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and the Austin Port Authority Board approved a request to reconsider the purchase price of the old Hy-Vee building and Farmer’s Market lot in the News Week in Review, available only on myaustinminnesota.com…... Read more

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Austin Port Authority Board approves request from Wisconsin firm to reconsider purchase price of the former Hy-Vee building and Farmer’s Market lot

The Port Authority of the City of Austin approved a request from Slaby and Associates of Verona, Wisconsin at a public meeting Wednesday afternoon at the Austin City Council chambers to reconsider the purchase price of the old Hy-Vee building and Farmer’s Market Lot.  The original contract, approved in July of 2017 set the sale price at $800,000, but Slaby and Associates proposed a reduction in price of $400,000 due, according to Austin City Administrator and Port Authority Director Craig Clark in part to rising construction costs, lending requirements and appraisals, and also because Slaby and Associates have five spots that they hope to get tenants for, but currently have commitments from only three….... Read more

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Jay C. Hormel Nature Center holding week long “Eco-Blitz”

The Jay C. Hormel Nature Center kicked off its week-long Eco-Blitz on Monday, as this year’s theme is “Waste Week.” The kick off included a report from Izzak Walton League members Larry Dolphin, Bill Buckley and Don Arnosti on their recent work sampling E. coli bacteria in the Cedar River Watershed.  Luke Reese, the Director of the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center spoke with John Wright on “What’s New in Nature” on KAUS and talked about activities taking place Wednesday….... Read more

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