An attempted robbery occurred at Subway Monday night. The suspect is still at large.
By Tara Lindquist and Larry Dobson
The National Weather Service LaCrosse reported that a strong low pressure developing over the Northern Plains brought unseasonably warm air and moisture northward into the region on Monday, in advance of a strong cold front developing to the west. Ahead of that front, temperatures warmed through the 50s and 60s in many areas, with even some 70s noted over western portions of Minnesota and Iowa. As that front arrived, it brought with it a line of showers and thunderstorms, some of which were severe with damaging winds of 60 to 70 mph along with .25"-.75" hail and frequent lightning. Numerous reports of power outages and damage were received across the area.
Monday night's storm brought sporadic damage to the area. Emergency Management Director Matt Maas said the county had a lot of downed trees from the winds, parts of Kasson were without power for a few hours and all of Mantorville was without power as well.
Maas said the most significant damage he has seen was a barn that was lifted off of its foundation and moved about twenty feet. That property also had a grain leg go down.
Dodge County Deputies responded to an attempted burglary at subway in Dodge Center on Monday evening, March 6.
According to Captain Ryer Anderson, the call came into dispatch at 8:18 p.m. reporting a male had entered the store while employees were outside the store. When the employees returned they were confronted by a male demanding money out of the safe and threatening to shoot the employees if they did not follow his orders.
The suspect described as an Asian male 5' 5" tall did brandish a hand gun in front of the employees.
Customers entering the store scared the suspect and he fled the store without getting any money.
Deputies set up a perimeter around the area and brought in a K-9 but the suspect was not found.