Mechanic from Winona killed, crushed under vehicle

The La Crosse Tribune says OSHA is investigating after a mechanic was killed in an accident on Wednesday.
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The La Crosse Tribune says OSHA is investigating after a mechanic was killed in an accident on Wednesday.

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Pedestrian lying on northern Minnesota road killed by vehicle

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office says a pedestrian lying on a roadway in Northern Township near Bemidji died after being struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning. Authorities say Tyler Blake Cummings, 21, of Bemidji died after being struck by a car driven by Samantha Ruth Pender, 19, also of Bemidj, at about 3 a.m.

Mechanic's 'terrible year' ends with theft of $50,000 in tools

The Pioneer Press talks to Roy Babcock, a mechanic, shop owner and single father of four in Denmark Township. Babcock fell behind in business and was facing foreclosure after cancer and chemotherapy left him unable to work. Then someone took $50,000 in tools. Friends have set up a fund in his benefit. The Pioneer Press has details.

Nine years for drunk driver that killed 2

21-year old Yeng Vue was sentenced today to the maximum penalty allowed after killing two motorists after running a red light while drunk, CBS says. The accident killed 21-year old Jessica Van Allis and 22-year-old George Nyumah Kaffey.

Update: Young boy killed waiting for school bus

A 7-year-old boy was hit by a car outside of his grandparents home in Wright County Friday morning. The 47-year-old driver was also killed in the crash. His wife told the Star Tribune he was driving home after working his overnight shift. Investigators have yet to determine whether the driver had any medical problems.

Most of state's air pollution comes from vehicles

MPR reports two-thirds of the toxic chemicals in our air come from the tailpipes of automobiles, ATVs and boats. The Twin Cities area has so much pollution that it could soon fall short of federal standards, and pollution officials say metro residents may need to change their habits.

Former priest barred from churches and schools in Diocese of Winona

Several lawsuits acuse Thomas Adamson of sexually abusing young boys dating back to the 1960s. The Winona Daily news reports the 78-year-old has never faced criminal charges because the statute of limitations had expired. He was transferred to the Archdiocese of St. Paul in 1975 after allegations started to surface.

Minnesota teen girl ejected from car, others in vehicle unaware

A 15-year-old only suffered minor injuries after being thrown from a car in Beltrami County Sunday morning. The northern Minnesota girl was sleeping in the back seat when she was ejected out a window that broke after the car went into the ditch and hit a sign. Forum Communications reports neither the 72-year-old driver or the other 18-year-old passenger realized the girl was missing until after they left the scene.