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A 5-year-old boy died Thursday evening when he was crushed by a skid-steer loader, Goodhue County Sheriff's Office reported.

Matthew Mallett had been riding in the bucket of the machine when he fell out and was crushed. Rescue crews were called to 29510 Sunset Trail in Cannon Falls Township at about 6:30 p.m.


The boy was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls where he was pronounced dead.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.