Balancing technology and family

“It’s hard to get them off of it sometimes. They’re always texting or snap chatting their friends,” said Mike Cotton.


Flood control project moves forward

AUSTIN, Minn. – Despite the heavy rain, some outdoor projects are still moving forward. Sections of North Main Street in Austin will be clos…


Safe routes for area students

As a way to get kids the exercise they need each day, one school district is looking to make changes in the way kids get to school.


Business owners prepare for disaster

Franklin County Emergency Management is holding a class to teach business owners how to be prepared in case of any kind of emergency situati…

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Screen Free Week

A time to take a break from those TV, computer or tablet screens.

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Homes looking for new life

We’re no strangers to flooding in north Iowa or southern Minnesota. Over the years, there have been several springs with rising waters. In 2…