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Wisconsin woman severely injured in railroad accident in Delano

Wright County Deputies responded to the area of 4th St. S. and Franklin Ave. E. in the city of Delano July 22 at approximately 2:07 a.m. for a report of an injured adult female who had reportedly been injured by a moving train. Deputies discovered Heather Sinkel (51-year-old from Webster, WI) lying on the railroad track, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office.

She had reportedly been crossing the tracks with two others and tried to cross between two train cars that were parked on the tracks. The train reportedly began moving when Sinkel and the others were crossing between the cars, and she reportedly fell and became stuck below the moving train cars. Sinkel suffered severe injuries from the incident. Lifesaving procedures were implemented by Wright County deputies and rescue personnel from Delano Fire Department. The injured female was transported to HCMC (Hennepin County Medical Center) by Ridgeview Ambulance.

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These are interesting times.  Herald Journal, Enterprise Dispatch, and Delano Herald Journal want to know how you and yours have been spending your time.

Is your family distance-learning?  Have you kicked off a new hobby?  How are you getting fresh air every day? How are you celebrating birthdays, graduations, and other events? What are you doing differently now than you were pre-COVID-19?

Please share photos with our staff.  Clear, high-resolution photos work the best for publication.

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Smoky fire on Darrow Ave SE caused by mower

DELANO- Delano Fire Chief Bob Van Lith confirmed Monday morning that a lawn mower was the cause behind his department being called out to a shed on Darrow Avenue Friday.
Van Lith said the mower, which had just been used, had cables attached to the battery at the time of the incident. He reported the cables melted and burned off the mower by the time the department arrived on the scene.
“Nothing got going,” Van Lith said, noting nothing else caught fire during the incident. The Delano Fire Department was on scene for approximately an hour and a half. Van Lith said there was considerable smoke and heat damage inside the shed. He indicated the shed wall by the mower was charred, and that five vehicles in the shed were “smoked up.”
The Watertown Fire Department provided mutual aid.

River Street Jam June 3

SPONSORED POST. Delano’s annual summer kick-off, River Street Jam, is set for Saturday, June 3 in downtown Delano. Entertainers include: The White Keys at 7 p.m.; Martin Zellar at10 p.m. Gates will open at 6 p.m. A pork chop dinner with be served with music by Delano River Band. Advance tickets are $15, available at Dave’s Town Club and State Bank of Delano. Tickets are $18 at the gate.