Mower County News


01/20/2018 07:18 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota Daybook 

MNZ086-087-094-201745- /O.CON.KARX.WS.A.0002.180122T0000Z-180123T0600Z/ Dodge-Olmsted-Mower- Including the cities of Dodge Center, Rochester, and Austin 336 AM CST Sat Jan 20 2018 ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING... * WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Monday.


01/18/2018 06:22 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Water quality initiative announced for Cedar River watershed 

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has announced a public-private partnership to help improve water quality and fight flooding in the Cedar River watershed in southern Minnesota. It's a collaboration among the department and CFS Cooperative, Land O'Lakes, Hormel Foods, the Environmental Initiative and the Mower County Soil and Water Conservation District.


01/17/2018 02:37 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.


01/16/2018 09:06 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Runaway semi crashes through wall of school in southern Minnesota 

Students at a rural Minnesota school were frightened but OK after a runaway semitrailer truck crashed through a wall of the elementary school Tuesday morning in Lyle, Minn., a small town near the Iowa border. "We were talking about Martin Luther King Jr. Day and all of a sudden we just heard this crash," said Jake Woyen, a fourth-grader at the school.


01/16/2018 04:09 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Two students injured when semi hits school in Lyle 

The accident happened at the Lyle Public School at 700 2nd Street in Lyle. Lyle is in Mower County right on the border of Minnesota and Iowa.


01/16/2018 11:25 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Mower County Deputy: Injuries reported after semi hits school in Lyle 

LYLE, Minnesota According to Mower County Sheriff's Deputy Mark May, injuries were reported after a semi crashed into a school building this morning. "A semi-truck hit the school in Lyle," May said just after 9 a.m. "There were some injuries.


01/15/2018 12:58 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.


01/12/2018 06:34 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Austin Woman Arrested, Charged With Welfare Fraud 

An Austin woman was arrested after the sheriff's office says she was overpaid more than $30,000 in welfare benefits dating back several years. Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi said the woman, Natasha Woods, claimed not to be living with the father of at least one of her children since January 2010.


01/12/2018 02:14 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Vehicle Launches Into Tree in Mower County 

A 36-year-old man suffered multiple substantial injuries after his vehicle went airborne before hitting a tree and a parked truck along Highway 56 in Mower County early Friday morning. According to the Mower County Sheriff's Office, law enforcement was called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Highway 56, north of Interstate 90, at 2:13 a.m. Deputies found a 2013 Ford F150 flipped onto its roof and the driver partially ejected with his legs pinned underneath, Mower County Chief Deputy Mark May said.


01/12/2018 09:42 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Mason City man injured in rollover crash in Mower County 

MOWER COUNTY, Minn. A Mason City man was transported to the hospital after a rollover crash early Friday morning in Mower County.


01/11/2018 07:48 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Man charged after "soft lockdown" at schools pleads not guilty 

The Mower County Sheriff's Office says it was contacted on December 11, 2017 by a rape crisis hotline in Texas. It said that a man from Adams had called about having suicidal thoughts and talked about a "mass casualty" event.


01/11/2018 03:09 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Not guilty pleas after Mower County drug bust 

The Mower County Sheriff's Office says it stopped a vehicle on December 18 on County Road 2 and executed a search warrant on it. Investigators say they found a .38 caliber Taurus pistol and 1.44 grams of methamphetamine in a backpack.


01/10/2018 04:00 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.


01/10/2018 01:41 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Arrest leads to five felony drug charges 

A Minneapolis woman who had a warrant for her arrest in Steele County is now facing five felony drug charges in Mower County after marijuana, methamphetamine, paraphernalia and "drug ledgers" were discovered in a vehicle she was riding in. Lisa Kay Gomez, also known as Lisa Kay Smalley, 35, made her initial appearance in Mower County District Court on Thursday, and faces one count each of first-degree sale of drugs-17 grams or more within a 90-day period; second-degree sale of drugs-10 grams or more within a 90-day period; second degree sale of drugs-possession of 25 grams or more; third-degree possession of drugs-10 grams or more of methamphetamine; and fifth-degree possession of drugs, all felonies, according to court documents.


01/10/2018 01:41 PM  ~~~Source~~~
VIDEO: Olmsted County's Most Wanted 

The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office features five wanted individuals weekly in hopes to create awareness and hopefully gain information on the location of those highlighted. This video highlights individuals wanted as of January 10, 2018.