Austin, Minnesota

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foundation 1891 location Austin, Minnesota, U.S. (United States) key_people '''Hormel Foods Corporation''' is a food company based in southeastern Minnesota (Mower County (Mower County, Minnesota)), perhaps best known as the producer of SPAM (SPAM (food)) luncheon meat. The company was founded as '''George A. Hormel & Company''' in Austin, Minnesota, U.S. (United States), by George A. Hormel in 1891. The company changed its name to '''Hormel Foods Corporation''' 102 years later in 1993. Hormel sells food under many brands, including the '''Chi-Chi's''', '''Dinty Moore''', '''Farmer John''', '''Herdez''', '''Jennie-O''', '''Lloyd's''', '''SPAM (SPAM (food))''' and '''Stagg''' brands, as well as under its own name. http: www.hormelfoods.com brands The company is listed on the Fortune 500. 1940s thumb The Hormel obelisk (Image:HormelObelisk.jpg) in Austin's (Austin, Minnesota) Oakwood Cemetery (Lansing Township, Minnesota#Cemeteries). 200px right After reaching sales of $75 million in 1941, George and Jay established ''The Hormel Foundation'' to provide perpetual independence of the company, act as trustees of the family trusts (Trust (Law) USA) and to start and fund The ''Hormel Institute'', a research unit at the University of Minnesota. Benjamin F. Hormel, brother of George A., retired in 1941 after completing 50 years of service. Hormel's production increased to aid in World War II and 65% of its products were purchased by the U.S. government (United States Federal Government) by 1945. Founder George A. Hormel died in 1946 in California where he had lived in retirement. He is buried in Austin's Oakwood Cemetery (Lansing Township, Minnesota#Cemeteries). Jay C. then became chairman of the board (Board of directors), H.H. Corey became president, and R.F. Gray became vice-president. Hormel acquired the Fremont (Fremont, Nebraska) Packing Company in 1947. In August 1985, Hormel workers went on strike at the Hormel headquarters in Austin, Minnesota. In the early 1980s, recession impacted several meatpacking companies, decreasing demand and increasing


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, Minnesota coords '''Sola Fide Observatory''' is an astronomical (astronomy) observatory owned and operated by volunteers from JC Hormel Nature Center (Jay C. Hormel Nature Center). It is located a few miles south of Austin (Austin, Minnesota), Minnesota. '''James "Billy" Dankert''' is an American musician from Austin, Minnesota best known as drummer, singer and songwriter for Minnesota- based band the Gear


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and U.S. Highway 218 (U.S. Route 218) in the southeastern part of the state. The town was originally settled along the Cedar River (Cedar River (Iowa River)) and it has two man-made lakes called East Side Lake and Mill pond. The town was named for Austin R. Nichols, the first settler in the area. Hormel Foods Corporation (Hormel) is the largest employer in Austin, where its factory makes most of North America's Spam (Spam (food)) tinned (Tin can) meat. The Austin Area Chamber

, Minnesota Mower County birth_place Austin, Minnesota, USA death_date February, 1976 DATE OF BIRTH June 23, 1891 PLACE OF BIRTH Austin, Minnesota, USA DATE OF DEATH February 1976


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to the United Nations General Assembly, and the boards of directors of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR). Hormel funded the creation of James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center at the San Francisco Public Library in 1995. It is the gateway to collections documenting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history and culture, with a special emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area. birth_date birth_place Austin, Minnesota, USA death_date February, 1976 DATE OF BIRTH June 23, 1891 PLACE OF BIRTH Austin, Minnesota, USA DATE OF DEATH February 1976


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KYIN (PBS (Public Broadcasting Service)) in Mason City (Mason City, Iowa) are among the stations that serve the market. KAAL is licensed to Austin, but has a studio in Rochester. Climate Winona's weather station, as well as neighboring city, La Crescent's station, records the warmest climate of any in Minnesota, with a normal year-round average (1971–2000) temperature of 48.9°F,

Historical Climate Data publisher date url http: mcc.sws.uiuc.edu climate_midwest historical temp mn 219067_tsum.html accessdate 2007-12-16 compared to 43.2° in Austin (Austin, Minnesota) to the city's southwest or 45.4° in Minneapolis, to the northwest, which experiences a strong urban heat island effect. Temperatures are generally very mild by Minnesota standards year-round; the January mean is 17.6°, while that of July is 75.8°. foundation 1891 location


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School#Famous_Teachers Randy Broughten (electric and steel guitar), Nick Ciola (bass (bass guitar)), Billy Dankert (drums and vocals), and Martin Zellar (guitar, harmonica and vocals) played their first shows together in 1984. They released singles and albums between 1986 and 1992 and became an important part of the Twin Cities music scene. Most songs were written by Zellar, though Dankert also had several of note, including crowd favorite "Time Heals". Upon


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O'Brien , novelist *Charlie Parr, musician *Jeanne Poppe, Minnesota legislator and current member of the Minnesota House of Representatives *Michael Wuertz, former Major League Baseball Pitcher with the Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics * Rick

broadcasting FM , "The Maverick") is a public (public radio) radio station operated by Minnesota State University, Mankato in Mankato, Minnesota that carries a mixed news, talk (talk radio), and music format. A repeater station, '''KMSK''' (91.3 FM), serves the city of Austin (Austin, Minnesota). A translator station, '''K220AQ''' (91.9 FM), serves the city of Fairmont (Fairmont, Minnesota), and another, '''K220AR''' (also on 91.9 FM), serves the city

of Albert Lea (Albert Lea, Minnesota). It is part of Minnesota's Independent Public Radio network. The "Maverick" moniker comes from the university's athletic team name. Member stations, in addition to Twin Cities Public Television, include Pioneer Public Television serving Appleton (Appleton, Minnesota) and Worthington (Worthington, Minnesota), KSMQ in Austin (Austin, Minnesota), Lakeland Public Television serving Bemidji (Bemidji, Minnesota) and Brainerd (Brainerd, Minnesota), PBS North serving Duluth (Duluth, Minnesota) and Hibbing (Hibbing, Minnesota), and North Dakota-based Prairie Public Television, whose stations KFME Fargo (Fargo, North Dakota), KGFE Grand Forks (Grand Forks, North Dakota) and KCGE Crookston (Crookston, Minnesota) Grand Forks (Grand Forks, North Dakota) serve the northwestern part of Minnesota. - 153 Rochester (Rochester, Minnesota) - Austin, Minnesota - Mason City, Iowa KIMT 3 42 3 Media General - birth_date birth_place Austin, Minnesota, USA death_date February, 1976 DATE OF BIRTH June 23, 1891 PLACE OF BIRTH Austin, Minnesota, USA DATE OF DEATH February 1976


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and U.S. Highway 218 (U.S. Route 218) in the southeastern part of the state. The town was originally settled along the Cedar River (Cedar River (Iowa River)) and it has two man-made lakes called East Side Lake and Mill pond. The town was named for Austin R. Nichols, the first settler in the area. Hormel Foods Corporation (Hormel) is the largest employer in Austin, where its factory makes most of North America's Spam (Spam (food)) tinned (Tin can) meat. The Austin Area Chamber

;wikitable sortable" - ! # ! Employer ! # of Employees - 1 Hormel Foods 4,100 - 2 Quality Pork Processors 1,500 - 3 Mayo Clinic Health System 900 - 4 Austin Public Schools 701 - 5 Bellisio Foods 500 - 6 Hy-Vee 350 - 7 Cedar Valley Services 300 - 8 Riverland Community College 280 - 9 Mower County (Mower County, Minnesota) 265 - 10 St. Mark's Lutheran Home (Ecumen) 209 Government *Tom Stiehm - Mayor *City Council **Janet Anderson

, Minn., author finds fame — and fortune — publishing her work online url http: www.twincities.com ci_17569329?nclick_check 1 accessdate 5 April 2011 newspaper St. Paul Pioneer Press date April 5, 2011 *Geordie Hormel, musician, composer, founder owner of The Village Recorder music studio in Los Angeles *James C. Hormel, United States Ambassador to Luxembourg, philanthropist, author *Jay Catherwood Hormel, president of Hormel Foods 1929-1954; son of founder George


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Daddies . Dankert's songs include "Time Heals", "Blues Mary", and "One Voice". After the breakup of the band in 1992, he returned to school to study language and literature. He released one solo album, ''Bowling Shoes Blues'' on the Crackpot Records Label in 1993. Dankert now resides in St. Paul, Minnesota, playing reunion gigs with the Gear Daddies and drumming for bands like Slim Dunlap , Shimmy, and the Sycamores. He is also a successful freelance artist. Jake Cooper remained a Trotskyist (Trotskyism) his entire life. When the Socialist Workers Party (Socialist Workers Party (United States)) leadership faction of Jack Barnes abandoned Trotskyism in the 1980s and expelled the Trotskyist factions, Jake Cooper joined those who were expelled in the group called Socialist Action (US). As a member of Socialist Action Jake Cooper was, among other things, very active in supporting the UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers) Local P-9 strike (strike action) of meat packing workers against Hormel Foods (Hormel) in Austin (Austin, Minnesota), Minnesota. As a supporter of the strike he actively gathered large amounts of food for the workers and advocated the kinds of militant tactics that he was part of in the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of 1934. birth_place Austin, Minnesota, USA death_date February, 1976 DATE OF BIRTH June 23, 1891 PLACE OF BIRTH Austin, Minnesota, USA DATE OF DEATH February 1976


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on the Street '' and ''Oz (Oz (TV series))'', winning a Directors Guild of America (Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Drama Series) award for the former. Kopple also directed ''A Conversation With Gregory Peck'' and ''Bearing Witness'', as well as documentaries on Mike Tyson and Woody Allen. The latter film, ''Wild Man Blues'', focuses on his Dixieland jazz tour and on Allen's relationship with Soon-Yi Previn. Church with no notability asserted

Austin, Minnesota

thumb Interstate 90 Interstate Hwy. 90 (Image:I90AustinMN2006-05-20.JPG) Business Loop (Oakland Avenue) runs through the center of Austin. thumb Hormel Spam Museum. (Image:SpamMuseumAustinMN2006-05-20.JPG) '''Austin''' is a city in Mower County (Mower County, Minnesota), Minnesota, United States. The population was 24,718 at the 2010 census (2010 United States Census). The southern part of the city is in Austin Township (Austin Township, Minnesota) while the northern part is in Lansing Township (Lansing Township, Minnesota); the city is politically independent of both. Austin is located at the intersection of Interstate Highway 90 (Interstate 90) and U.S. Highway 218 (U.S. Route 218) in the southeastern part of the state.

The town was originally settled along the Cedar River (Cedar River (Iowa River)) and it has two man-made lakes called East Side Lake and Mill pond. The town was named for Austin R. Nichols, the first settler in the area.

Hormel Foods Corporation (Hormel) is the largest employer in Austin, where its factory makes most of North America's Spam (Spam (food)) tinned (Tin can) meat. The Austin Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors an annual Independence Day Freedom Fest. Austin is sometimes called "'''Spam Town USA'''", as it is home to Hormel's headquarters and is home to the Spam Museum. Austin is also home to the Austin Bruins which are a junior hockey team in the NAHL.

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