Sheriff's investigators say their work to find those responsible for a shooting outside an events center near Austin, Minn., that left five wounded, including two critically, has been hampered by uncooperative witnesses.
A necropsy will determine if a raccoon that bit a 3-year-old girl near Austin had rabies. The girl's mother stepped onto her porch Tuesday and saw the raccoon biting her daughter's arm. She kicked the raccoon away and her husband killed it.
An Austin woman is accused of assaulting a man with a guitar, leaving him with a gash over his left eye. The 56-year-old woman faces tentative charges of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and domestic assault.
The sheriff of Mower County is the latest public figure used by con artists who stole money from an elderly Austin woman. Con artists also used state Senator Carla Nelson's name when they went door-to-door to solicit money recently.
A judge has terminated parental rights for a southern Minnesota couple who spent six months in jail for chaining their 5-year-old son to his crib. Mower County District Judge Fred Wellmann ruled Thursday that the couple's two sons will never live with their parents again.
Police arrested the woman Wednesday after getting a tip that she was on her way to pick up her son from school while intoxicated. An officer spoke with the woman, and she denied being intoxicated. The woman failed field sobriety tests, and her preliminary breath test indicated her blood alcohol content was more than the legal limit.
Authorities say 26-year-old Andrew Swank and 24-year-old Dallas Williamson, both of Austin, were driving the all-terrain vehicle back to shore on Dead Lake, pulling a portable fish house behind them, when the ATV fell into the water shortly before midnight Tuesday.
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