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Austin man sentenced for attempted murder

AUSTIN, Minn. – A Mower County man will spend years behind bars for a shooting.Kuoviy Kwot Omot, 22 of Austin, was sentenced Thursday to 12 years and four months in prison, with credit for 575 days already served. He entered an Alford plea in August to 2nd degree attempted murder.

KIMT - 2018-10-18 14:13:00

Hobby Lobby is coming to Austin

AUSTIN, Minn. – Hobby Lobby is planning to open a location in Austin.The company has confirmed it has signed a lease and says the new store should begin operations in March 2019 in the old Target building on 18th Avenue NW. Hiring information for the new store will be postedhereabout six weeks befor

KIMT - 2018-10-18 16:49:00

Mo Pitney to perform at Austin Police Officers Association (APOA) Country Western Show - Austin Daily Herald

Nashville recording artist Mo Pitney, with special guest Raquel Cole, will be performing at this year’s Austin Police Officers Association (APOA) Country Western Show.

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD - 2018-10-19 14:24:11

5 Things To Do in Owatonna Over MEA Break

The annual Minnesota Education Association break can be a great time for families with school-age children to take a late fall vacation. On theKRFO Facebook pagewe have heard from folks who are going on a Disney trip, enjoying Chicago and taking in the sights of Duluth.Not everyone can travel though

KRFORADIO.COM - 2018-10-19 08:04:54

A look into George Hormel’s first days in Austin - Austin Daily Herald

On Oct. 20, 1887, 131 years ago today, George wrote the following letter on Fleck House stationary to his father shortly after he arrived in Austin to stay. His words offered a glimpse into his early days of hard work and success. Due to the challenging to decipher handwriting, I have omitted some e

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD - 2018-10-20 12:15:00

It's gourd-geous: giant pumpkin on display in Austin

If Tanner Conway had leaned too far backward while unloading his pumpkin at Berg’s Nursery, he could have been squashed to a pulp.Conway, an assistant manager at the Austin nursery, put his 1,300-pound pumpkin on display Wednesday.It’s the biggest pumpkin he’s ever grown. And he has no plans of stop

POST-BULLETIN - 2018-10-20 06:30:00

Waseca Man Allegedly Steals Two Cars, Back to Back

MANKATO--A Waseca man is in custody after allegedly stealing not one but two vehicles, within the same hour Thursday night.Mankato Police were called to the Holiday Gas Station on North Riverfront Drive around 6:20 Thursday night, where a 2002 Chevy Malibu was reported missing.About 15 minutes later

KEYC - 2018-10-19 17:51:44

Massachusetts Man Arrested for High-Speed Chase Through Austin

The officer began following the car, which sped up to as fast as 62 miles per hour as the chase wrapped around the south side of the Hormel Foods plant.Kruger said the officer eventually stopped the car in the 1400 block of 8th Street NE.The driver, 18-year-old Gilson Pina, of Dorchester, MA, was ar

KAAL-TV - 2018-10-19 00:00:00

Giant pumpkin on display in Austin

about the biggest pumpkin you've seen at a patch... and it still probably won't be as big as the one currently on display in austin. pumpkin-vo-1 lowerthird2line:1,300 pound pumpkin in austin austin, mn at bergs nursery there's a 13-hundred pound pumpkin. tanner conway started growing this pumpkin i

KIMT - 2018-10-19 03:45:27

COURT REPORT: Three charged with selling drugs to undercover cops

A Faribault couple and an Owatonna woman were charged last week after allegedly selling drugs to undercover agents earlier this summer.Valerie Suzanne Roehl, 32, and Chaylen Richard Rader, 36, face felony drug sale charges after Roehl allegedly agreed to sell three OxyContin pills to an Rice County

SOUTHERNMINN.COM - 2018-10-18 22:31:00

Hobby Lobby confirms store location, opening tentatively set for March 2019 - Austin Daily Herald

“At this time, we can confirm that a lease has been signed and we are estimating a March 2019 opening,” according to an email statement from Hobby Lobby’s corporate office. “The new store will be located in the former Target building. Hiring information will be posted on our website approximately si

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD - 2018-10-18 12:59:54

Inmate charged with assaulting jailers; Jailers received head, shoulder injuries - Austin Daily Herald

TharjiathMal Pauliet Tharjiath, 26, of St. Cloud was charged on Thursday in Mower County District Court with two counts of felony fourth-degree assault-correctional employee-demonstrable bodily harm.According to the court complaint, a Mower County deputy was dispatched to investigate an assault on j

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD - 2018-10-19 14:15:05

5 things to do this weekend - Albert Lea Tribune

It’s a pumpkin party this weekend at Albert Lea Seed House. Prepare to decorate pumpkins, have pet photos taken and buy a pumpkin for your home. Those with homegrown pumpkins can also bring them in to enter the pumpkin contest; come with your ugliest, smallest, fattest, most fairy tale, best-carved


Rochester man arrested with more than 200 pounds of marijuana

A Rochester man was arrested early this morning after allegedly being found with more than 200 pounds of marijuana in his car.Jeffrey Lawstuen, 44, was arrested around 3:30 a.m. Thursday in the area of Interstate 90 and Highway 63, according to Rochester Police Capt. John Sherwin.The Rochester Polic

POST-BULLETIN - 2018-10-18 14:14:00

BACK-TO-BACK | Come from behind victory over Austin seals second-consecutive district title for Winhawks

AUSTIN, Minn. — It wasn’t pretty, but much like they have the entire season, Winona found a way to win.


Alleged drug dealer charged with meth sales; Sold to police informant - Austin Daily Herald

Amanda Ray Gilles, 32, of Austin was charged on Tuesday in Mower County District Court with felony first-degree drugs-sale of 17 grams or more of methamphetamine within a 90-day period and two counts of felony second-degree drugs-sale of 10 grams or more of a narcotic other than heroin.


Howard County man arrested after disturbance in Osage

OSAGE, Iowa – A Lime Springs man is accused of drunkenly threatening to kill law enforcement.Dalton Lee Mulhern Meyer, 22, is charged with assault on peace officers, interference with official acts, and public intoxication.Osage police say officers saw a “Safe Ride” vehicle pull into the Spahn and R


Rochester woman allegedly shoots out drive-thru windows

A Rochester woman was arrested Tuesday night after she allegedly used a BB gun to shoot out the windows at a Wendy’s restaurant.Bailey Zywicki, 21, may be facing a felony charge of terroristic threats causing terror with a BB gun and a gross misdemeanor charge of carrying a BB gun in public, accordi


Semi accident blocks roadway near Hormel plant - Austin Daily Herald

A Monday evening accident involving two semis temporarily blocked a road near the Hormel plant.According to Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger, police responded to a call at 6:44 p.m. on Monday of a semi accident at the intersection of 15th Avenue and Fourth Street Northeast. One semi truck was disab


Letter: A need to move away from extremes - Austin Daily Herald

Last week in Austin I talked to Dan Feehan a few days after advertisements came out claiming Dan, with two combat tours in Iraq, and later working at the Pentagon, was anti-military. Dan Feehan has a better temperament than I do, as I was furious about these ads. He realizes this is part of the “gam