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Pilot Benny Harris Svien talks to sheriff Dave Bellows after crashing his plane in a Castle Rock corn field.

Only minor injuries in Castle Rock plane crash


Pilot Benny Harris Svien of Northfield walked away from his 2002 Kit Fox two-seater airplane after it crashed into a Castle Rock Township cornfield Tuesday afternoon.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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