Mower County

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Mower County, Minnesota

201 1st St NE
Austin, MN 55912
Phone: (507) 437-9535
Fax: (507) 437-9471

On the southeastern border of MN, south of Rochester; established Feb 20, 1855 (prior to statehood) from Fillmore County. Name Origin: For John Mower (1815-79), MN territorial and state legislator (1854-55; 1874-75)

Area (sq mi):: 711.71 (land 711.50; water 0.21) Population per square mile: 54.50
Population 2005: 38,799 State rank: 24 Population change: 2000-20005 0.50%; 1990-2000 3.30% Population 2000: 38,603 (White 93.00%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 4.30%; Asian 1.50%; Other 3.30%). Foreign born: 3.60%. Median age: 38.90
Income 2000: per capita $19,795; median household $36,654; Population below poverty level: 9.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,299-$27,807
Unemployment (2004): 4.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 18.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Austin County seat (23,507)

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    May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Xcel Energy has awarded Outland Renewable Energy a three-year contract to provide operations and maintenance services at Xcel Energy's 100-megawatt (MW) Grand Meadow wind farm in Mower County, Minnesota.
    enXco, an EDF Energies Nouvelles Company, today announced it has closed on the project financing for the Wapsipinicon Wind Energy Project in Mower County, Minnesota.
    The Wapsipinicon Wind Project, located in Mower County, Minnesota will be operated and maintained by enXco Service Corporation.
    The Wapsipinicon Wind Project, located in Mower County, Minnesota, will be operated and maintained by enXco Service Corporation.
    High Prairie II (101 megawatts), in Mower County, Minnesota, 15 miles southeast of Austin, in Clayton, Bennington, Grand Meadow and Marshall counties.
    Great River Energy signed a purchase power agreement in September with Horizon Wind Energy to purchase 100 MW of wind energy from a project under development in Mower County, Minnesota.