The fourth annual Caravan du Nord, a traveling showcase of Minnesota music, kicks off in Austin on Sept. 26. The special day of programming will feature free artist workshops, networking opportunities and an evening concert featuring singer-songwriter John Mark Nelson and his new band, Minneapolis blues outfit Alex Rossi & Root City, and Austin duo Bracken & Stowell.
Chisago County authorities are investigating a report of a missing fisherman from Austin. The sheriff’s office says in a statement that it received a report around noon Thursday of a 16-foot fishing boat washing ashore on the north end of East Rush Lake.
For the racers in the American Solar Challenge, just finishing the course is a major accomplishment. The race started in Austin, Texas, last Monday. After eight days on the road, and 1,700 miles through 7 states, the University of Michigan racer crossed the finish line in Minnesota first. The University of Minnesota team finished second.
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal rollover crash early Saturday morning in Mower County. The accident happened at about 5:24 a.m. on Highway 218, north of Austin, Minn.
Hormel Foods is buying Muscle Milk maker CytoSport for approximately $450 million, a move that will diversify its business and tap into younger consumers’ demand for sports nutrition products.
A popular Minnesota tourism attraction is moving, but not very far. Hormel Foods announced that week that it’s building a new Spam Museum in downtown Austin, Minn.
Welcoming a new baby to the family can be an exciting time, and when a couple is expecting more than one baby, emotions can really run high. o imagine what it must be like to give birth to five babies at one time. Quintuplets.
A man already serving a life sentence in one murder case will be heading to trial in the shooting death of an aspiring teacher from Minnesota who authorities say was gunned down for his iPod a month after moving to Philadelphia. Prosecutors say a grand jury charged 35-year-old Marcellus Jones on Monday with murder, conspiracy, robbery and other counts in the May 2008 murder of 23-year-old Beau Zabel. Authorities said Zabel had moved from Austin, Minn., and was scheduled to start work in the public schools.
For Reid Travis, his basketball career has only begun. Still, his last game for DeLaSalle was hard to let go. Finishing with a third straight state championship, then, was the way to do it. Travis scored 16 points on 8-for-9 shooting, and DeLaSalle overwhelmed Austin again for the Class 3A title during a 60-40 victory on Saturday night.
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Among the must-see technology conventions to visit are the Cloud Expo in New York, E3 2014 in Los Angeles, MacWorld/iWorld and Dreamforce in San Francisco and South by Southwest in Austin.
Snow forecast for this weekend and extreme cold expected early next week have led Rochester, Austin and Winona public schools to cancel classes for Monday, and other Minnesota school districts are thinking about it.
Hormel Foods has chosen its Dubuque plant for the first phase of a major expansion project. Hormel will add a new line for bacon toppings at its Progressive Processing plant, which opened in 2010. It’s unclear how many jobs will come with the first phase.
Hormel Foods said Tuesday that its fiscal fourth-quarter net income rose 19 percent, benefiting from strong export sales of its Spam canned ham and Skippy peanut butter. Its performance beat analysts’ expectations.
A 50-year-old Austin, Minn., man was in a Wisconsin jail Friday morning, authorities say, because he drove under the influence and got into a crash with three other cars.