Mother Accused Of Picking Son Up While Drunk

A Minnesota mother has been charged after allegedly being drunk when she picked up her son from school.


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Finding Minnesota: 834 Nativity Scenes

You know the story of Mary, who had to stay in a manger because there was no room at the inn. Now we have the story of Helen, who’s running out of room at home — because it’s overflowing with mangers.



Hormel Institute Planning $27 Million Expansion

The Hormel Institute is planning a $27 million expansion that will double its size and staff in Austin.


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Austin Police Arrest Teen After Cousin Was Burned

Austin police have arrested a 14-year-old boy who allegedly smeared hand sanitizer on his 7-year-old cousin’s back and lit him on fire.


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Send-Off Is Set In Austin For 159 Minn. Soldiers

A send-off is set in Austin Thursday for 159 Minnesota National Guard soldiers.


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Police: Cousin Sets Boy On Fire With Sanitizer, Lighter

A young boy from southern Minnesota is being treated for burns after being set on fire by a family member.


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Austin Now Has Replica Of The Saint John’s Bible

A rare hand-written replica of the Saint John’s Bible has been donated to the Austin Public Library.


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Victim Of Kayaking Accident Identified

Authorities have identified the man who died after his kayak capsized in Lake Superior while on a trip with his brother and two college friends.



Hormel 2Q Profit Rises, Boosts Full-Year Outlook

Hormel Foods Corp.’s fiscal second-quarter profit climbed 41 percent despite facing rising food costs, helped by strong performance from refrigerated foods like deli meats and Jennie-O Turkey.


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1 Dead In Vehicle Vs. Bus Accident Near Austin

A 31-year-old woman is dead after colliding into a school bus head-on.


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Minn. Marine Arrested On Desertion Allegation

A 20-year-old Austin man has been arrested on a warrant for deserting the U.S. Marine Corps.


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Friends Wonder If Cougar Hurt Horses Near Austin, Minn.

A group of friends wonders whether a cougar was responsible for injuries suffered by some horses in rural Austin.


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Minn. Mother Pleads Guilty To Neglect

Thirty-five-year-old Oralia Alejandra Kalinchuk-Perez of Austin pleaded guilty this week in Mower County Court. In exchange, a second count of child endangerment was dismissed.


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$3,000 In Rare Coins And Bills Stolen Near Austin

Sheriff’s deputies in Mower County in southern Minnesota are looking for the burglar who stole $3,000 in collectible coins and bills from a woman in Austin Township over the weekend.



Hormel Product ‘Spammy’ Helps Malnourished Kids

A Minnesota-made canned meat is now going to feed malnourished kids across the world.


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St. Paul Music Label To Showcase At SXSW

St. Paul-based Red House Records will showcase some of its artists at this month’s South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.


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Meth Pipe Found In Minn. Woman’s Bra After Crash

A 27-year-old Austin woman faces charges after authorities say a meth pipe was found in her bra last August.



Austin Snow Pile May Harm The Environment

The streets in Austin, Minn., are clear of snow after a record winter, but now area conservationists worry the plowing has created a new problem.


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18-Year-Old Dies In Truck-Train Crash Near Austin

A high school senior has died in a truck-train crash near Austin in southern Minnesota.



Hormel Shareholders OK 2-For-1 Stock Split

Hormel Foods Corp., which makes Spam and other prepared foods, said Tuesday its shareholders have approved a two-for-one stock split.


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Gas Leak Concern Forces Austin Building Evacuation

Austin’s Main Street has reopened after part of the street was shut down because of a potential gas leak.


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Minn. Girl, 6, Sought Help For Mother Found Dead

A 6-year-old girl in southern Minnesota sought help for her mother who was found dead in her apartment.


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Baby Found Not Breathing, Dies In Austin

No foul play is suspected in the death of a 1-month-old baby found not breathing by its parents in an Austin apartment.



Hormel Foods Gives Nearly $5 Million In Bonuses

The holidays just got a little merrier for some 19,500 employees of Hormel Foods Corp.



Hormel Hands Out $16.3M In Profit-Sharing Checks

Hormel Foods Corp. has distributed a record $16.3 million in profit-sharing to its plant employees, including workers at its Austin plant.