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Calvin Jennings was trapped in this skid loader for two days with his foot caught in the tractor steps, which were stuck in the skid loader. His son Tim Jennings explained that the tractor steps got caught in the skid loader when Calvin accidentally backed over it. Gretta Stark photos

Jennings tells story of dad's entrapment

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Eighty-one-year-old Calvin Jennings spent two days trapped in a skid loader with swarms of insects buzzing in the air, buzzards flying overhead, and the smell of the dead animal he'd just buried before he got stuck.


Jennings was trapped in the skid loader for two of the hottest days of the month on the Jennings farm, 8748 County Rd. F. The temperature was in the 90s both days. The animal Jennings buried had died of heat exhaustion while giving birth.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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