Mower County

Mower County, Minnesota

201 1st St NE
Austin, MN 55912
Phone: (507) 437-9535
Fax: (507) 437-9471
www.co.mower.mn.us

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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    He was born June 2, 1925 to Deitrich and Esther Spreckels in Austin, Mower County, Minnesota.
    The wind farm is southeast of Interstate 90 in the townships of Grand Meadow, Clayton and Dexter in Mower County, according to the utility.<br />Other factors are access to transmission lines and landowners who are "interested in hosting a farm," Fordice said.<br />From a jobs perspective, a big concern of the trade unions is putting local people to work.<br />Unions want the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to require contractors to be more transparent when it comes to using local or non-local workers, and to consider local labor as a factor in approving projects.<br />Pranis said wind projects create roughly one job for each megawatt of power produced.
    He represents indigent clients in Federal Court as part of the Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel and is a past Mower County Attorney.
    After another wait, the Mower County board is scheduled to finally vote on its revised solid waste ordinance during a special meeting.
    Itll be a passing of the baton for bridge projects this summer as the state, Mower County and Austin transition into road construction season.
    Our hackberry tree still stands, tall and healthy, near the western edge of Mower County. It should outlive both of us, growing stronger and greener even as we inevitably wither and fall.
    Haymond (who is also the executive director of the Mower County Historical Society in Austin, Minnesota) deftly examines the Dakota War trials from the perspective of 19th century military law.
    Armed Forces, an independent historian, and the executive director of the Mower County Historical Society in Austin, Minnesota.
    Outland will provide full-time services for the 201-megawatt (MW) Nobles wind farm in Nobles County and the 100.5 MW Grand Meadow wind farm in Mower County, both located in Minnesota.
    Outland Energy Services will offer full-time services for the 201MW Nobles wind farm in Nobles County, and the 100.5MW Grand Meadow wind farm in Mower County in Minnesota.
    The cooperative has grown from its Ostrander location, which was established to serve the farmers in Beaver and Bloomfield townships in Fillmore County and Bennington Township in Mower County, to a cooperative that serves farmers in five counties in two states from locations in four communities.
    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.