Austin News


01/18/2018 12:02 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Federal funding opened $123,750 grant for Dobbins Creek 

David Wick, a Conservation Corps apprentice for CRWD, surveys a gully last summer in Red Rock Township that is expected to be addressed with a grass waterway under a new federal initiative. David Wick, a Conservation Corps apprentice for CRWD, surveys a gully last summer in Red Rock Township that is expected to be addressed with a grass waterway under a new federal initiative.


01/17/2018 05:01 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Bounty Hunters Searching for Gumdel Gilo 

Gumdel Gilo is currently wanted out of Mower County on two felony warrants. According to the Mower County Sheriff's Office, the felony warrants are for Failure to Appear on a drug offense and possession of a firearm.


01/17/2018 12:17 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minn. man found guilty of stalking girlfriend leading to suicide 

Jurors have convicted a southern Minnesota man of stalking his longtime girlfriend to the point that she killed herself. They also concluded that he forced her to leave a mental health treatment facility three days before she died.


01/16/2018 06:31 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Semi hits car, crashes into Lyle school 

A semi tractor-trailer smashed into the Lyle Public School building this morning in an incident that injured two people, according to Lyle Superintendent Bryan Boysen. The crash forced the evacuation of the building, where smoke and dust could be seen immediately after the crash, Boysen said.


01/16/2018 01:43 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Witness says kids were screaming, diesel fuel was spraying after semi hit school 

LYLE, Minnesota A witness to a semi crashing into a school Tuesday morning described the scene as "diesel fuel spraying everywhere and kids screaming." Mark Lonergan, who saw the crash transpire, that left four injured and the nose of the semi inside the school to KIMT Tuesday morning.


01/15/2018 12:14 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Austin woman accused of welfare fraud 

An Austin woman who has received more than $30,000 in financial assistance stands accused of welfare fraud, according to court documents. Natasha Eileen Woods, 30, charged with one count of wrongfully obtaining assistance, a felony, made her first appearance in Mower County District Court on Thursday.


01/13/2018 05:25 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Smokestacks coming down for new Austin rec center 

The red neon sign of the old Austin Municipal Plant has already been moved to the new utilities offices. The smokestacks will come down soon.


01/13/2018 03:54 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Verschoor is new mall manager 

Melissa Verschoor may be the new general manager of Crossroads Mall, but she isn't new to the shopping center. Verschoor is a native of Austin, Minnesota.


01/12/2018 09:24 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Teacher assaulted at St. Paul middle school basketball banquet 

A St. Paul student's sister was arrested in connection with the assault of a teacher Wednesday after a year-end banquet for the Hazel Park Prep girls basketball team. An argument over a bullying accusation led to a confrontation involving the teacher and the girl's mother and sister around 6:30 p.m., police Sgt.


01/10/2018 03:33 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Rochester patent update - 42 issued so far in 2018 

IAZ008-MNZ087-094-WIZ032-110115- /O.EXA.KARX.WS.A.0001.180111T0600Z-180112T0000Z/ Mitchell-Olmsted-Mower-Buffalo- Including the cities of Osage, Rochester, Austin, and Alma 1115 AM CST Wed Jan 10 2018 ...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON... * WHAT...Heavy snow and blowing snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday.


01/09/2018 04:02 PM  ~~~Source~~~
2 Arrested in Connection to Shots Fired Near Downtown Austin 

Two people are in custody and police continue to investigate after a report of shots fired near downtown Austin over the weekend. According to the Austin Police Department, officers were called to the area of 2nd St. and 1st Ave SE near the Austin Post Office around 11:15 Sunday night after a report of shots fired.


01/09/2018 12:38 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesotans See Bright Future In Solar 

"That gives customers the opportunity to subscribe to the output of solar panels that are in a big solar garden," Lady said. "They pay for that up front but then every month for the term of their subscription they're going to get a credit on their bill so that's going to reduce their total bill."


01/08/2018 10:35 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Mark Charles Hinsch 

Mark Charles Hinsch, 62, of Waltham passed away peacefully on January 7, 2018, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester surrounded by family and friends. Mark was born on August 29, 1955, the son of Charles and Shirley Hinsch in Dodge Center.


01/08/2018 05:51 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Mayo streamlines tax reporting - and critics pounce 

Mayo Clinic recently completed a five-year overhaul of its tax reporting process that streamlined its IRS paperwork and, critics contend, reduced its financial transparency. It is the culmination of a process that began in 2011, when Mayo Clinic first merged its tax returns with Mayo's other primary campuses in Florida and Arizona to create what's called a group return.


01/08/2018 01:19 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Police confirm reports of shots fired in Austin 

AUSTIN, Minn. Austin police say they are investigating a report of shots fired Sunday night.