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Benilde-St. Margaret’s Girls Basketball Wins State AAA Championship
The Benilde-St. Margaret’s girls’ basketball team won the program’s first state title since 2010 as the Red Knights edged Stewartville 66-60 in the Class AAA championship game. Sierre Lumpkin led the Red Knights in scoring with 21 points, including five three-pointers. Olivia Olson netted 17 points to...
Mower County woman pleads not guilty for violent attack on her boyfriend
AUSTIN, Minn. – A woman accused of attacking her boyfriend with a knife and a chair is pleading not guilty. Nikki Rae Heitland, 35 of Grand Meadow, was arrested in February and charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and third-degree assault causing substantial bodily harm. She entered a not guilty plea Monday and is now set to stand trial beginning May 1.
Rochester Police Investigating St. Patrick's Weekend Shooting
Witnesses said there was a group of about 15 people in the parking lot who fled once the gunfire rang out.
Thefts reported at local dog park
(ABC 6 News) – The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office cautioned residents not to leave valuables in plain sight after two thefts at the Rochester dog park on West River Road. At about 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, two dog park-goers reported thefts from their cars. One victim said...
2 overdoses - 1 fatal - reported over the weekend in Rochester
ROCHESTER, Minn. - One person died following a suspected overdose while another person was hospitalized as a rash of overdoses continue to hit the area. The fatal overdose was reported Saturday at 1:33 a.m. in the 200 block of 18th St. SW. when a 35-year-old man was found by his roommate. Drug paraphernalia was found near his body and an autopsy is being conducted.
Rochester Police Respond to Two Weekend Drug Overdoses, One Fatal
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- The Rochester Police Department responded to two drug overdoses over the weekend, one of which resulted in the death of a Rochester man. Police Sgt. Tony Teal said the first overdose of the weekend was reported shortly after 1:30 Saturday morning in the 200 block of 18th Ave. Southwest. Police were called to the residence by a roommate of the overdose victim.
Convicted Felon Accused of Brandishing Gun at Woman in Rochester
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A Convicted felon is in custody after being accused of brandishing a handgun while in a vehicle with a woman in Rochester over the weekend. Rochester Police Sgt. Tony Teal said officers responded to a threat call around 2:30 Sunday morning northeast Rochester. A woman told officers a man who she recently met had threatened to blow up her vehicle and brandished a pistol after she refused to give him a ride to the Twin Cities.
Austin man appears in court after alleged 30-minute car chase
(ABC 6 News) – An Austin man appeared in Mower County Court Monday, March 20, after being charged with fleeing police in a car and on foot in a chase that lasted around 30 minutes. Weston William Zuehl, 40, faces charges of fleeing police in a motor vehicle, fleeing...
Man, 23, arrested for threatening to blow up woman's car in Rochester
ROCHESTER, Minn. - A 23-year-old man was arrested early Sunday after allegedly threatening to blow up a woman’s car. Police said Divaunte Young is facing charges of terroristic threats along with gun and drug crimes after threatening a woman. Police said the woman refused to give the man a...
Foundation Festival Back For 10th Year In Southeast Minnesota
A night full of fun, wine, spirits, craft beer, and food is almost here! The 10th annual Byron Community Foundation event is on March 31st at the luxurious Somerby Golf Club in Southeast Minnesota and this is one event you won't want to miss. The organizers are pulling out all...
Olmsted Co. outreach program connects social workers with residents in need at various locations
(ABC 6 News) – Olmsted County, in partnership with Family Service Rochester, is bringing its Guiding Partners to Solutions (GPS) program to residents in need at various community locations. GPS is a team of social workers that serves county residents struggling to connect with resources or services they may...
Rochester police: No arrests after multiple gunshots send large group of people scattering
ROCHESTER, Minn. - Multiple shots were fired and a large group of people was seen fleeing the area following an incident Saturday morning. Police said two calls were received for shots fired at 3:03 a.m. on Saturday in the 2000 block of 41st St. NW. Witnesses reported hearing 3-5 shots...
Rochester PD: Fleeing Vehicle Crashed into Stone Mayo Clinic Sign
Officers searched the suspect vehicle and found an open container of alcohol and a baggie containing suspected cocaine residue.
No injuries in Rochester shots fired incident
(ABC 6 News) – Police are investigating reports of shots fired Sunday morning. According to Rochester police, officers received two calls about shots fired in the 2000 block of 41st street northwest at about 3 a.m. March 19. Witnesses said a group of about 15 people were gathered in...
Austin man sentenced for selling meth to police informant
AUSTIN, Minn. – Dealing drugs results in probation for a Mower County man. Michael Gonzalez-Garate, 26 of Austin, was arrested in May 2022 for first-degree sale of drugs. The Austin Police Department says Gonzalez-Garate sold 30.08 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant in March 2022. Gonzalez-Garate pleaded guilty...
Rochester man sentenced to prison time on felony check forgery charge in Mower County District Court
A Rochester man currently serving a five-year prison sentence on a felony 2nd degree burglary charge out of Fillmore County after robbing a residence in rural Lanesboro in July of 2021 has also been sentenced to prison time in Mower County District Court. 38-year old Nathan Randal Gossman, who is...
South Dakota man sentenced to prison time on felony 2nd degree murder charge in Mower County District Court
A Sioux Falls, South Dakota man who pleaded guilty to one of three felony murder charges against him in Mower County District Court stemming from the shooting death of an Austin man at his residence in June of 2021 has been sentenced to prison time. In an amended court decision...
Austin man sentenced to jail time, supervised probation on burglary and domestic abuse charges in Mower County District Court
An Austin man facing felony burglary and misdemeanor domestic abuse charges in Mower County District Court stemming from incidents that occurred in April of 2021 and in February of 2023 has been sentenced to jail time, supervised probation, and time in the sentence to service program. 50-year old Joel Vargas...
Chatfield takes step to improve Haven Wall access
City Engineer Craig Britton was authorized at the March 13 meeting of the city council to provide landscape design services to improve access to the historic Haven Wall. Councilor Dave Frank was absent. The Heritage Preservation Commission is driving this project to provide a plan to improve access to the...
RPU launches new thermostat program
(ABC 6 News)- Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) is launching a Bring Your Own Thermostat (BYOT) program to help reduce energy consumption during periods of high demand. RPU’s voluntary demand response program is designed to reward customers for reducing their electricity use during periods of high demand, while helping the environment and reliability of the grid.
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