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Daily to be sworn in as newest judge Friday

Mower County’s third judge is about ready to take the bench. Christa Daily will be sworn in as ...

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RCC helps K-9 program buy equipment

The Austin Police Department recently received a $500 donation from the Criminal Justice Society at Riverland Community College, ...

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A matter of safety; Permanent metal detector could be added to courthouse

It’s likely only a matter of time until all people entering the Mower County Jail and Justice Center ...

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Council OKs first step for new K-9 officer

The city of Austin took a first step toward getting a new four-legged police officer. The Austin City ...

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Population dips at county jail

Mower County’s jail population has dipped after peaking at just under 100 late last year. Mower County Sheriff ...

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Jimenez joins the Austin Police department

Another new police officer joined the Austin Police Department Monday morning. Jorge Jimenez, 30, took his oath to ...


County primed to OK $19.25M ’16 levy

The Mower County board is set to approve its 2016 levy and budget on Tuesday. The board is ...


Courts take a step toward paperless; Online filing opens to lawyers, public

The push for Minnesota counties to transition toward paperless courts took another step forward earlier this month. More ...

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Mower County gets new deputy

Aaron Kjome was sworn as a new deputy for the Mower County Sheriff’s Department Friday morning by Sheriff ...

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From K-9 to family friend; Sonic to retire in 2017, Holton to step down from K-9 unit

After years on the Austin Police force, K-9 Sonic is getting ready to retire and live it up ...


Singing for scholarships; Season 7 winner of the ‘The Voice’ to perform in Austin

The biggest fundraiser for the Austin Police Officers Association is singing its way in this weekend.


A place to turn the page; Reading Oasis opens in Mower County Government Center

On Monday, parents and children paged through books in the upper level of the Mower County Government Center. ...


Joining forces with the APD; National Night Out set for Tuesday

The Austin Police Department will recognize this year’s National Night Out this Tuesday with free hot dogs, pop ...


Minnesota courts could go paperless in under a year

Minnesota will be one of the only states where nearly the entire judicial system will be electronic. A ...

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County to add child protection staff

The Mower County board approved one additional full-time employee Tuesday to work on child protection cases in the ...

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