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Rochester Man Arrested After ‘Shelter in Place’ Advisory in Lyle

Lyle, MN (KROC-AM News) - Mower County authorities say a Rochester man was responsible for a "shelter in place" advisory in Lyle Friday afternoon. Austin Police Chief David McKichan says the situation started with an armed robbery at an Austin convenience store around 1:50 p.m. A news release says an off-duty Austin police officer was driving by the business and noticed a vehicle that was parked nearby matched the description of a car tied to a robbery at a liquor store earlier in the week. The officer informed the Mower County dispatch center about the vehicle at the same time an employee of the convenience store was calling in to report a robbery at knifepoint.
LYLE, MN
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Austin police say armed robber has been captured in Lyle

AUSTIN, Minn. – An accused armed robber is in custody after being tracked down by Mower County law enforcement. An off-duty Austin police officer says he saw a dark sedan parked behind a business on 12th Street SW at around 1:50 pm Friday. The vehicle fit the description of one connected to a recent robbery at Cheers Liquor. Police say the driver who the vehicle and headed toward a gas station also match the description of the suspect in the Cheers robbery.
AUSTIN, MN
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Rochester Man Arrested After ‘Shelter in Place’ Advisory in Lyle

Lyle, MN (KROC-AM News) - Mower County authorities say a Rochester man was responsible for a "shelter in place" advisory in Lyle Friday afternoon. Austin Police Chief David McKichan says the situation started with an armed robbery at an Austin convenience store around 1:50 p.m. A news release says an off-duty Austin police officer was driving by the business and noticed a vehicle that was parked nearby matched the description of a car tied to a robbery at a liquor store earlier in the week. The officer informed the Mower County dispatch center about the vehicle at the same time an employee of the convenience store was calling in to report a robbery at knifepoint.
LYLE, MN
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Mower County mother pleads not guilty to causing her infant son's death

AUSTIN, Minn. – A woman accused of killing her child is pleading not guilty. Jocelyn Leslie Pater, 25 of Glenville, is charged with second-degree manslaughter, child endangerment, permitting a child to ingest drugs, and fifth-degree drug possession. Investigators say Pater on December 13, 2021, was sleeping on the couch with her two-month-old son and wound up suffocating him. Court documents state methamphetamine was also found in the baby’s system, though it is not clear if the drug contributed to the child’s death.
MOWER COUNTY, MN
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Local Special Olympian Jacob Reisnour on medaling in Orlando

(ABC 6 News) -- Earlier this month, the Special Olympics USA Games were held in Orlando from June 5 through 11. One of the athletes competing was Jacob Reisnour, who practices at the Austin YMCA. Reisnour won himself a gold medal in the 25m backstroke and a bronze in the...
ORLANDO, FL
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Hormel Institute in Austin celebrates 80th anniversary

(ABC 6 News) - The Hormel Institute in Austin celebrated its 80th anniversary Friday. Started in 1942 by Jay C. Hormel, The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota has a nearly eight-decade history of making significant scientific discoveries aimed at improving the health of the world. Speakers at the event included...
AUSTIN, MN
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St. Ansgar baseball wallops West Fork 11-1 at home

(ABC 6 News) -- The St. Ansgar Saints know any Friday night is a great night for baseball. And it was on Friday that the West Fork Warhawks visited the Saints, the fans not having to wait long for the bats to bring the heat. St. Ansgar's Carson Sparrow had...
SAINT ANSGAR, IA
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Man sentenced for 2017 car crash in Mower County

AUSTIN, Minn. – Over five years after a car crash in Mower County, the driver is finally sentenced. Jude Thomas Mary O’Neill, 25 of Minneapolis, was ordered Thursday to pay $1,122 in restitution and spend one year and 11 months in prison, but he was given credit for over two years already served.
MOWER COUNTY, MN
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New totes from Hawkeye Sanitation

HOWARD COUNTY - Julian Merritt and Lucas Merritt of Hawkeye Sanitation addressed Lime Springs City Council about having different totes for garbage and recycling. The cost for the service will go up 10-15% the first year and then 3-4% annually. That adds up to, at max, an extra $2.50 for single garbage and $2.65 for family garbage as well as about 75¢ per household for recycling.
LIME SPRINGS, IA
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Trending Warm & Muggy For Our Summer Festivities

Whether you are heading over to celebrate 150 years of Hayfield, or to Rochester for another day of Rochesterfest, get ready for a warm & humid afternoon. An isolated shower/t-storm is possible, however the better chance for a soaking rain will hold off until Friday night-Saturday morning. Don't forget the sunglasses, sunscreen, and the water bottle then as you are heading over to the festivities!
ROCHESTER, MN
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