Sunday, August 9, 2020

County News

This is the first death out of the 223 Steele County residents who have tested positive.
The coronavirus has claimed its first victim in Steele County.  “Sadly, a Steele County resident has passed away and the death has been attributed to the COVID-19 virus,” said Public Health Director Amy Caron. She was notified about the death Thursday morning by the Minnesota Department of Public...
A Dodge County cop killer will be moved to a lower-risk prison after action taken April 14 by a Parole Review Board consisting of the state’s corrections commissioner and others. Andrew Salinas, 56, will be moved to an unknown medium-security prison, according to the Department of Corrections. He...
Two Owatonna men were arrested after they burglarized a service station in Claremont.
A burglary at a service station in Claremont has resulted in the arrests of two Owatonna men and the hospitalization of a Waseca woman.   The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary-in-progress at the Claremont Service Station around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. A caller reported hearing a...
Andrew Salinas, a Dodge County cop killer, will be moved to a medium-security prison
A Dodge County cop killer will be moved to a lower-risk prison after action taken Tuesday by a Parole Review Board consisting of the state’s corrections commissioner and others.   Andrew Salinas will be moved to an unknown medium-security prison, according to the Department of Corrections. He will...
Dodge Sheriff Scott Rose says businesses could be penalized if they're not abiding by the governor's stay-at-home order
Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose is warning businesses that there are penalties for violating the governor’s stay-at-home order. Rose said some people have already been cited around Minnesota for not abiding by the order. Violating the order carries a $1,000 fine.  The sheriff says while his...
Remember 9/11? After the attacks, the biggest seller in the stores was anything that had a U.S. Flag on it. Everywhere you turned you’d see the flag; on clothing, flying in every yard, even flags flying from vehicles. Everyone supported law enforcement, firefighters and our first responders. It...
Social Security Online and phone services remain available
All local Social Security offices will be closed to the public for in-person service starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This decision protects the population they serve and their employees during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, they are still able to provide critical services. During...
It’s tough being a cop. If our jobs weren’t stressful enough the way it is, we often have to deal with even more anti-law enforcement rhetoric during an election. We all try and stay positive, focused, and motivated to continuing our calling, to keep you and your families safe, and to get home...
BREAKING NEWS: Father charged in connection with body found near Blooming Prairie
Nearly a year after a 2-year-old’s body was found dumped in a ditch outside Blooming Prairie, the girl’s father has been charged in her death. The Mower County Attorney’s Office has filed second-degree murder charges against Dariaz Higgins of Milwaukee. He is accused of killing Noelani Robinson by...
Breaking News: Blooming Prairie man arrested for Las Vegas murder
Rice County authorities have arrested a Blooming Prairie man in connection with a fatal shooting of a Nevada man last week.   On Wednesday night, sheriff’s deputies took Mark Doocy, 60, into custody at the Flying J Truck Stop along Interstate 35 in Rice County. Doocy kept officers waiting for more...

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