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1 Killed In Rollover Crash Near Austin

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal rollover crash early Saturday morning in Mower County. The accident happened at about 5:24 a.m. on Highway 218, north of Austin, Minn.

07/05/2014

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Sheriff: Possible Cougar Sighting In Mower County

The Mower County Sheriff’s office says there was a possible cougar sighting Wednesday. A resident notified the sheriff that they took pictures of a “large, cat-like creature” near Udolpho Township in the county’s northwest corner.

05/09/2014

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Minn. Farmer Cited After 22 Dairy Cows Found Dead

Mower County authorities say 22 dairy cows have been found dead in a barn of apparent starvation, and a farmer has been cited. Mower County Attorney Kristen Nelsen says the animals were found in February, but the citation wasn’t issued this week because of “extenuating circumstances” involving the owners. Sheriff Terese Amazi says the 52-year-old man and his 75-year-old father were in a serious car crash recently.

03/16/2014

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Brownsdale Police Chief Charged With Sex Assault Fired

The Brownsdale City Council has voted to fire the city’s police chief after he was charged with two felony counts of criminal sexual conduct. According to the criminal complaint, 42-year-old Jason Mindrup offered a woman a ride in his truck on Aug. 31 after talking with her at the Cheers Bar in Waltham, Minn.

11/05/2013

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S. MN Restaurant Offers ‘Conceal & Carry’ Discount

Packing heat? Your gun can get you a discount at a southern Minnesota restaurant.

04/12/2013

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County To Stay Involved In Care Of Baby With HIV

For now, a Minnesota county will stay involved with the care of a baby with HIV.

04/02/2013

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Baby Rico Returns Home For Now

A baby with HIV who was taken from his parents by Mower County officials has returned home. But the custody fight for Rico Martinez-Nagel isn’t over.

03/09/2013

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Mower Co. Family Fights For Custody Of HIV-Positive Infant

A family’s fight to get their baby back has the attention of the medical community and the court system in Mower County.

03/06/2013

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Patrol: Teen Dies After Collision With School Bus

The State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Mower County after a car lost control and collided head-on with a school bus Wednesday afternoon.

02/27/2013

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5 Injured, 2 Critical In Mower Co. Shooting

Five people have been shot and two people are in critical condition after a shooting in Lansing, Minn. early Sunday morning, according to the Mower County Sheriff’s Office.

11/11/2012

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‘Drunk Acting’ Raccoon Bites 3-Year-Old Austin Girl

A Minnesota 3-year-old got quite the scare Thursday when a raccoon attacked her at her Austin home.

10/26/2012

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Authorities: Man Shot After Pointing Shotgun At Officer

Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Mower County Wednesday.

07/12/2012

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Minn. Felon Pleads Guilty To Weapons Charge

A Minnesota man with suspected ties to white supremacist groups has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge.

06/06/2012

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Nursing Home Accused Of Neglect After Patient’s Death

A southeastern Minnesota nursing home is accused of neglect after a patient died from choking on food during a meal last march, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

02/07/2012

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Parents Plead To Withholding Food From Sons

A Dexter couple accused of chaining their 5-year-old son to his crib and with withholding food and access to the bathroom from him and his older brother entered pleas in Mower County District Court Thursday.

05/12/2011

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