A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Up the Mountain
I had a decision to make. After the small-town experiences in Henan province, was I going to travel north to sight-see the Longmen Caves? There, centuries ago, Buddhist monks decorated hundreds of cav... Posted on 8/11/12 at 8:36 AM
After two near-misses with trains at a railroad crossing just blocks from her home in Mitchell, Christine Thornton wasn’t so lucky Friday morning.
Thornton’s vehicle struck the side of a train as the train was backing up across the intersection on West Eighth Avenue shortly before 8 a.m. With the glare of the sun on her windshield and no signals at the crossing other than a sign, Thornton, 38, said she didn’t see the Burlington Northern Santa Fe train until it was too late.
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