Tag Archives: accidents

1961: Two Lakefield Farmers Hurt

Two Lakefield farmers were hurt in 1961: Albert Vancura and Clinton Kazemba. Kazemba said he was going to sell the cow that had kicked him for the second time, and I can’t say I blame him.

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1961: Car Crashes

This article detailed the car crashes of 1961.

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1939: Speed Kills

“There may come a time when the speed of automobiles will be limited by law.” Were there speed limits in 1939 in Minnesota, or does this Pipestone Leader excerpt refer to physically making automobiles unable to go faster than a … Continue reading

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1939: Boy May Save Eye Punctured by Shear

Poor  Newell Cromwell fell on a scissors in 1939. It looked like his eye would be saved, though. Question: Was his father’s name really “Normal,” or did we typo “Norman”?

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1939: Two Injured in Holiday Crash

Two Sheldon men were injured on the way back from Montevideo in 1939. (That’s pronounced Mont-a-VID-ee-oh, by the way.

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1960: Man Buried in Ditch Cave-In

Ted Holm had a near-death experience in a 1960 ditch cave-in.

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1960: Teen Shot in the Leg Completely Out of the Blue

In this weird November 1960 incident, teenager Wayne Eggleston was shot in the leg for no apparent reason. Even more weirdly, it was the second time he’d been in a shooting mishap.

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1960: Vacation-Time Hazards

The Daily Globe suggested coordinating Christmas holidays to avoid traffic congestion (and hence collisions) in 1960.

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1960: Two Killed in Area Crashes

More information on the horrible Labor Day crashes of 1960.

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1960: A Missing Person

Does anyone know what happened to Richard Bricker, a Spencer man who disappeared in 1960? I couldn’t find anything stating they had found him in the 1960 papers, but perhaps I either missed it or simply didn’t keep looking far … Continue reading

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