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Austin man convicted of sexually abusing a child

AUSTIN, Minn. – A southern Minnesota man has been convicted of sexually abusing a child.Ruben Montoya Carbajal, 40 of Austin, was arrested in October 2017 and accused of having sexual contact with a girl from the time she was 12 until she was 14. According to court documents, Carbajal denied the abu

KIMT - 2018-08-16 13:49:00

Hormel Foods Corporation And WholeStone Farms Announce The Sale Of Fremont, Neb., Processing Facility To WholeStone Farms, LLC | Markets Insider

AUSTIN, Minn.,Aug. 16, 2018/PRNewswire/ --Â Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL), a global branded food company, and WholeStone Farms, announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Hormel FoodsFremont, Neb., processing facility to WholeStone Farms, LLC. The transacti

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-08-16 08:43:00

Austin man charged with criminal sexual conduct released on bail

An Austin man facing criminal sexual conduct charges was released after posting $25,000 conditional bail Monday.James Edward Slavan, 61, posted bail and pleaded not guilty to felony charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct-victim under 13 and predatory offender fail to register, court docume

POST-BULLETIN - 2018-08-15 12:00:00

Austin Mayo Clinic campus to expand by 2020

“This is an exciting modernization and expansion project that will serve our patients, staff and communities for years to come,” says Mark Ciota M.D., CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin.

KTTC - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

FBI executes search warrant in Byron

The Federal Bureau of Investigation was in Byron Wednesday as part of an ongoing investigation, according to an FBI spokesman.FBI agents as well as Homeland Security Investigation officers were at the an apartment complex for a court authorized search warrant, FBI spokesman Michael Kulstad said.He s

POST-BULLETIN - 2018-08-16 18:55:00

Multi-million dollar Mayo expansion announced in Austin

“This is an exciting modernization and expansion project that will serve our patients, staff and communities for years to come,” says Mark Ciota M.D., CEO of Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin. “This expansion is the culmination of more than two years of analysis and planning to ensu

KIMT - 2018-08-16 11:37:00

Mayo announces plans for new Family Birth Center on Austin campus: Facility to be “state-of-the-art” - Austin Daily Herald

Mayo Clinic Health System – Albert Lea and Austin announced on Wednesday morning its plan to create a new third-floor Family Birth Center and a two-story connecting link between the main clinic entrance and the hospital on its Austin campus.Mayo is making a $11.2 million investment into the center.

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD - 2018-08-16 16:36:07

Austin teen arrested for stolen off-road vehicles

Cody Bale, 18 of Austin, was then arrested after law enforcement responded to a burglary report in Freeborn County on Monday. Authorities say one of the ATVs and the UTV were found in Bale’s possession.


I-90 crash sends two to hospital

STEWARTVILLE — At least two people were injured in a crash on Interstate 90 southwest of Stewartville early Wednesday evening.Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash just after 5 p.m. in north Mower County about 1 mile west of the County Road 6 exit.Witnesses say it appeared a driver of a car

POST-BULLETIN - 2018-08-16 01:00:00

Prison for man charged with meth possession - Albert Lea Tribune

Shawn Casey Tope, 38, was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to fifth-degree meth possession. Judge Joseph Bueltel gave Tope credit for 421 days served on the file.


Felon gets prison term for firearm possession - Austin Daily Herald

Ramiro Alejandro Pena, 21, of Austin was sentenced on Thursday in Mower County District Court to 60 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud for felony violent felon in possession of a firearm.

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD - 2018-08-15 13:37:34

Man pleads guilty to holding scissors to teen’s throat - Austin Daily Herald

Jeremy Reid Johnson, 50, of Austin pleaded guilty to felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon as part of a plea agreement on Monday in Mower County DistrictCourt. He initially pleaded not guilty to the charge on Feb. 8.

AUSTIN DAILY HERALD - 2018-08-15 13:40:21

Search warrant in Northwood leads to drug arrest

NORTHWOOD, Iowa – A search warrant has resulted in a Northwood woman facing multiple drug charges.Theresa Book is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after a search warrant was execut


Austin man to be sentenced for grocery store hostage situation

AUSTIN, Minn. – A sentencing date is set for a man arrested after a hostage situation at a grocery store.Jeremy Reid Johnson, 50 of Austin, was charged with 2nd degree assault with a dangerous weapon, terroristic threats, and false imprisonment after a November 15, 2017 incident at Jim’s Marketplace


Court Dispositions, Aug. 9-Aug. 14 - Albert Lea Tribune

Kweh Nee, 39, 324 Hillcrest Circle N, Clarks Grove. Count 1: Trespass on the premise of another – refuse to depart. Dismissed. Count 2: Disorderly conduct. Sentenced to 30 days. Stay 30 days for one year. Supervised probation for one year. Fees $180.

ALBERT LEA TRIBUNE - 2018-08-16 03:00:39

Sentencing set for Austin police chase and crash

AUSTIN, Minn. – A Mower County man is going to be sentenced for a police chase that ended with a crash.Mitchell Bradley Miller, 25 of Austin, filed a petition to plead guilty Monday. He was arrested on January 28 after a police pursuit through Austin that hit speeds of 40 to 50 miles an hour. Police


Man to be sentenced for Austin garage beating

AUSTIN, Minn. – A man accused of a garage attack has filed a petition to plead guilty.Noah Dean Skattebo, 39 of Austin, is charged with 1st degree burglary and 3rd degree assault. Austin police say he entered a garage in the 1600 block of 4th Avenue SW on January 15 and punched and kicked another ma


Austin firefighters raise funds to combat disease with Fill the Boot campaign

If you're driving around the streets of Austin and you see firefighters standing around at the intersection, don't become alarmed. The Austin Fire Department is once again using boots to support local families affected by neuro-muscular diseases.At various locations around Austin, firefighters are


Austin Fire asks community to "Fill the Boot" to fight muscular dystrophy

Austin Fire will be hitting the streets collecting money from drivers, pedestrians, and other community members. In the last five years, the department has raised over $70,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The drive continues through Friday.


12-year-old drags and injures mother with truck, crashes into neighbor's deck - Albert Lea Tribune

Angela Lynn Tappe, 35, was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea with a serious but not life-threatening injury, said Albert Lea Deputy Director of Police J.D. Carlson.