A 23-year-old Rochester woman was injured after she fell out of a moving vehicle’s window Saturday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The incident happened along Highway 52 east of Chatfield, Minnesota in Fillmore County.
It’s been 90 years since three pigs unwittingly discovered one of Minnesota’s hidden treasures. The animals fell through a sinkhole in a pasture in 1924 and their squeals led searchers into a previously unseen series of underground tunnels, now known as Niagara Cave. For many centuries, water had slowly been chiseling, molding and sculpting through a half mile section of limestone beneath a Fillmore County farm field.
Officials around the state are reminding people to be careful in recreational waters as heavy rains have caused high water and rapid current. In Fillmore County, seven people were rescued from the Root River on Sunday after they experienced trouble while tubing.
Many communities in Minnesota take pride in their oversized attractions. Red Wing, for example, has the world’s largest leather boot while Darwin has the largest ball of twine. But fewer know about Fountain’s claim to fame: the number of spots where the ground has collapsed.
Thunderstorms packing heavy rain, hail and high winds have pounded parts of southwestern Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota. The National Weather Service says a cooperative observer measured 2.5-inch hail near La Crosse Thursday.
Gov. Mark Dayton has declared a state of emergency in 26 counties after storms and flash flooding last month. The executive order will allow the state to call for federal disaster assistance in the areas hit hardest by storms.
A bachelor party near Arendahl Township in Fillmore County turned deadly Saturday when a man standing behind a shooter was hit with shrapnel. The Fillmore County Sheriff’s office says Jeffrey Taylor and his sons were invited to a party where people were shooting at explosive targets made of Tannerite. Sheriff Daryl Jennsen said metal objects exploded with the Tannerite
An 11-month-old baby girl died Tuesday after she stopped breathing while at an in-home daycare center, according to authorities.
One person is dead and another was injured after a motorcycle lost control in Fillmore County.
A driver who was killed after being broadsided by a semi truck in Fillmore County Thursday evening has been identified.
One man has died in a logging accident in southeastern Minnesota.
A 64-year-old man from St. Clair died Wednesday, more than a week after his Ford Model T car lost control and rolled in Fillmore County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.