Travelers looking to visit someplace new should consider these five up-and-coming American travel destinations in 2015.
Target will close 11 stores nationwide, including one in Austin, Minn., and one in Clinton, Iowa, the company announced Monday.
Preliminary autopsy results show an Austin doctor died after crashing his bike while wearing a helmet. Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger said Monday that 72-year-old Dr. Richard Schindler’s bike crashed Saturday morning on an unpaved bike path near Riverland Community College.
Authorities have identified a body found near a community college campus in Austin. Austin Police and Mower County Sheriff’s Office say Dr. Richard Schindler died near Riverland Community College in what appears to be an accident, possibly from a medical incident.
Two top administrators at a Catholic school in Austin have been fired after a high school teacher was charged with having sex with a minor student. The Diocese of Winona, which includes Austin, says Pacelli Catholic Schools President Jim Hamburge and Principal Mary Holtorf were fired after being put on leave last week.
A former Catholic school teacher from southern Minnesota faces six felony charges after police say she admitted to having sex several times with a 17-year-old student.
A teacher at a Catholic school in Austin has been fired and jailed on suspicion of having sex with a minor student. The 28-year-old woman taught math at Pacelli High School. Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger says she was arrested at home Monday after police were summoned to the school earlier in the day.
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.