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Emily Cutts

Public Safety Reporter


Phone: (507) 285-7712

Reyel Simmons pleaded guilty to impersonating a federal agent.
Gov. Tim Walz ordered Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, that U.S. and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff Saturday in honor of the Rev. Brian Alnes.
The two men died as a result of overdoses, "specifically cocaine intoxication," according to a news release from the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office.
Matthew Robert Shaver, 28, pleaded not guilty Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, in Olmsted County District Court to four counts of criminal vehicular homicide. Shaver also made a demand for a jury trial on the charges. A tentative June date has been scheduled.
The theft, reported by a Rochester-based construction company, is believed to have occurred sometime between noon on Jan. 19, 2022, and 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 20.
A Rochester police officer fired his service weapon during the Aug. 12, 2020, incident, but did not strike anyone after the Rochester man reportedly hit another officer with his vehicle.
A 32-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man were taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022.
The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday afternoon Jan. 19, 2022, that an autopsy was underway for 43-year-old Anthony Holzer.
Voting is now available at and will be open through Wednesday, Jan. 26.
Dayton Charles Sauke pleaded guilty on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, in U.S. District Court in St. Paul to possession of an unregistered firearm. He was sentenced Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, to 31 months in prison.