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Austin police Chief David McKichan wrote in a news release Friday afternoon that the man, who has not been publicly identified, confronted officers with a knife Thursday night and was shot by an officer.
Chol Okey Opiew was killed Nov. 24 in Ethiopia. A GoFundMe page has been started by his children to help cover funeral expenses.
Dean Allen Sinnwell., 53, was killed Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021, in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 90 in Mower County.
Declining interest in law enforcement pre-dates George Floyd's death.

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Jim Wegner, of Austin, Minnesota, leaves behind paintings and other works that adorn his church and the homes of family members still. He died Aug. 4, 2021, at age 91.
GoFundMe page set up to help family of shooting victim.
Food brand mascot marks occasion with visit to Como Regional Park in St. Paul.
An Austin man and his Iowa father were both arrested Friday, June 11, 2021 for their alleged involvement in U.S. Capitol riot. A Minneapolis man was also arrested and charged Friday.
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The Mower County Sheriff's Office identified the 45-year-old man who was killed Saturday, June 5.

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Two people were shot in downtown Rochester at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday at Third Street Southwest and First Avenue Southwest. An on-duty police officer witnessed the incident and chased the shooting suspects west.
The acquisition is by far the largest by Austin, Minn.-based Hormel Foods.
Hormel Foods is purchasing Kraft Heinz's nuts business, which contributed about $1.1 billion to net sales in 2020.

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