Developers have formally abandoned their efforts to build a wind farm in Goodhue County of southeastern Minnesota that drew strong citizen opposition because of the threat to eagles and bats.
A 5-year-old boy has died after falling out of the bucket of a skid loader, and then getting crushed by the machine, authorities said. The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office got a call at 6:29 p.m. on Thursday that a boy had been injured in a skid loader accident at his residence on Sunset Trail in Cannon Falls Township.
Ed McNamara has been farming in Goodhue County for 36 years. As the old saying goes, he’s used to seeing corn knee-high by the Fourth of July. This year, he may not see it at all. “We’ve had wet periods but we’ve always been able to get a crop in. This is the first time that we’ve ever not been able to get the whole crop in,” McNamara said.
A Minnesota State Patrol officer was transported St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester with non-life threatening injuries Tuesday morning after being involved in a crash while assisting a vehicle in a ditch, authorities say.
The Minnesota State Patrol says they are on scene at a fatal crash involving a semi in Goodhue County.
One person was killed and a child was critically injured after a head-on collision involving a semi truck in Goodhue County Thursday afternoon.
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal two vehicle crash in Goodhue County Thursday afternoon.
People in Cannon Valley are slowly recovering after torrential rain left roads underwater, basements flooded and farm fields soaked.
The state is saturated after another round of heavy rains. In Welch, a small town near Red Wing, a roadway washed away because of fast-rising waters.
Vicki and Galen Ordalen are picking up the pieces of their farm after Thursday’s storm knocked down trees and destroyed their barn.
A 38-year-old Welch man is in jail after he led police on a chase through Red Wing early Thursday morning and jumped from a bridge into the Mississippi River.
Opponents of expanded wind power call it the great contradiction. They say that so called “green energy” is good for the environment, but bad for birds. Each year, the spinning turbine blades will kill countless migrating birds, from bats to bald eagles.
State regulators will consider whether a plan to protect birds and bats from a wind farm in Goodhue County is adequate.
One person is dead after a head-on crash in Goodhue County.
Authorities are investigating a fatal crash west of Goodhue, Minn. after one vehicle broadsided another along Highway 52.