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Mike Stoll, Author at Austin Daily Herald

Local Government

WWTP on council agenda

City Engineer Steven Lang will update the Austin City Council on the waste water treatment plant design during the council’s next work session. The current ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Sunday, October 18, 2020 7:01 am

Mower County

‘Not just red or blue’

Farm tour takes Feehan to the heart of the region DFL Minnesota First Congressional District candidate Dan Feehan stopped in Austin on Friday to conduct ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:01 am

Mower County

Candidate Q&A: MN House District 27A

Author’s note: This is a continuation of the Herald’s candidate Q&A features and the fourth such feature with State Rep. Peggy Bennett (R-27A) and challenger ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Saturday, October 17, 2020 7:01 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Austin man charged with sexually abusing teen

An Austin man accused of inappropriately touching a 15-year-old girl over her shirt made his first court appearance on Thursday in Mower County District Court. ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:45 am

Columnists

50 states, 50 heroes: Ace of Guadalcanal

Born April 17, 1915, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Joseph Jacob Foss was 11-years-old when he first saw famed aviator Charles Lindbergh at an airport ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:30 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Man charged with slapping infant

An Austin man who allegedly slapped an 11-month-old infant, resulting in bruising, made his first appearance on Thursday in Mower County District Court. David Chavez ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:50 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Man charged after over 40 lbs of marijuana allegedly found

A Rochester man under investigation for drug trafficking made his first appearance on Monday in Mower County District Court. Jeffrey James Lawstuen, 46, has been ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Wednesday, October 14, 2020 6:50 am

Health

National Guard assisting in Sacred Heart COVID outbreak

As COVID-19 continues to impact long-term care facilities, an outbreak at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin prompted the county to seek assistance from the ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 10:55 am

Blooming Prairie

BP man injured in Tuesday morning accident

A Blooming Prairie man sustained non-life threatening injuries after an accident Tuesday morning. According to the Minnesota State Patrol accident report, a 2002 Toyota Corolla ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Tuesday, October 13, 2020 9:10 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Austin man receives 26 felony firearm charges

James Lee Chris Walker, 60, of Austin has been charged with 25 counts of felony violent felon in possession of a firearm and one count ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:01 pm

Mower County

Candidate Q&A: MN House District 27B

Author’s note: This is a continuation of the Herald’s candidate Q&A features and the fourth such feature with State Rep. Jeanne Poppe (DFL-27B) and challenger ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Saturday, October 10, 2020 7:01 am

Columnists

50 states, 50 heroes: Hell at Dong Xoai

Born Sept. 17, 1933, in Charleston, South Carolina, Charles Quincy Williams enlisted the Army in 1958. After completing basic training at Fort Jackson, Williams completed ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Saturday, October 10, 2020 6:30 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

As political sign theft reports increase, police remind residents to be respectful of property

As the election looms closer, the Austin Police Department has taken many reports of political signs being stolen or damaged over the past few weeks.  ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Friday, October 9, 2020 9:13 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

County burn ban in effect after Tuesday fires

Mower County is implementing a ban on open burning until further notice after three fires that occurred Tuesday at various locations throughout the county. According ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 9:59 am

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Austin man arrested on federal drug warrant

Austin police officers arrested a man wanted for a federal drug warrant Tuesday morning. According to Austin Police Chief David McKichan, police arrested Ojulu Omot ... Read more

by Mike Stoll, Wednesday, October 7, 2020 9:55 am

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