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Austin is a city in Mower County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 24,718 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Mower County. The southern part of the city is in Austin Township while the northern part is in Lansing Township; the city is politically independent of both. Austin is located at the intersection of Interstate Highway 90 and U.S. Highway 218 in the southeastern part of the state.

The town was originally settled along the Cedar 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 is the largest employer in Austin, where its factory makes most of North America's Spam tinned 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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Schools in and around Austin, MN

Name
Riverland Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $4,770 average out-state tuition; $4,770 average in-state tuition
Crossroads College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $14,800 average out-state tuition; $14,800 average in-state tuition
Mayo Graduate School
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
Mayo Medical School
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition
Mayo School of Health Sciences
Four or more years; Private not for profit
University of Minnesota-Rochester
Four or more years; Public; $11,322 average out-state tuition; $11,322 average in-state tuition
North Iowa Area Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $5,499 average out-state tuition; $3,666 average in-state tuition

Austin, MN Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
NEWH North Central Chapter Scholarship Up to $3,000 October 15, 2016
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016