Police had an unusual pursuit in Austin when a burglary suspect tried to flee down the Cedar River in kayak Sunday afternoon. Police say the incident began at around 5 p.m. at the Old Mill Restaurant, which hadn’t opened yet. An employee heard someone in the building and saw two men leaving out the back door.
A jury has ordered an Iowa warehouse operator to pay Hormel Foods Corp. $4 million for failing to protect its products from floodwaters in 2008.
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.