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News Week in Review, available only on myaustinminnesota.com

An Austin woman is facing felony assault charges for allegedly biting, punching and scratching a Mower County jail detention deputy, the Austin School Board recently approved a new mission statement for the district, and area farmers took advantage of good weather last week to harvest soybeans and corn on the News Week in Review, available only on myaustinminnesota.com…..... Read more

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Minnesota DNR to test for CWD in Southeastern Minnesota

The Minnesota DNR is mandating testing for Chronic Wasting Disease in three regions of the state for the first weekend of the firearms deer season, including southeastern Minnesota.  KAUS News spoke with Jeannie Vorland, DNR area wildlife manager in Owatonna, who talked further about the testing…... Read more

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MN/DOT reminds motorists in Southeast Minnesota to remember winter driving skills

With snow in the forecast, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is reminding motorists in southeastern Minnesota to brush up on their winter driving skills.  KAUS News spoke with Mike Dougherty, Public Affairs and Community Relations Director for MN/DOT District 6 in Rochester who stated that now is a good time for drivers to slow down and remember their winter driving skills if roads become slippery….... Read more

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Area corn and soybean harvest continues

In a report from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, farmers in Southeastern Minnesota, along with others around the state harvested took full advantage of good weather to harvest over one-third of the state’s soybean acreage last week.  KAUS News spoke with Josh Schofner, a field agronomist with DuPont/Pioneer in Zumbrota who stated that farmers around southeastern Minnesota are well into the soybean harvest, and some have made the transition to corn…... Read more

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