St. Paul mattress factory to close

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mattress maker Tempur Sealy International Inc. says it will close its St. Paul manufacturing plant in September, affecting about 100 workers.

The Star Tribune reports Tempur Sealy notified the state on Friday of the layoffs with a notice required by the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.

The last day for workers at the plant is expected to be Sept. 14.

Company spokesman Rick Maynard says the decision to close the plant was “driven by the closure of a large customer’s nearby distribution center.

Man dies after being thrown from pickup

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a 59-year-old man was killed after being thrown from his pickup truck in a single-vehicle crash in Eagan.

The Pioneer Press reports Thomas Robert Niederer of Apple Valley died at the scene of the wreck Thursday. The patrol says Niederer’s pickup ran off the road, struck a guardrail and rolled down an embankment.

His son and the only passenger, 26-year-old Robert Thomas Niederer, was taken to a St. Paul hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Minnesota man injured in South Dakota motorcycle crash dies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Minnesota man has died of injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash in eastern South Dakota.

The Highway Patrol says 37-year-old Paul Carver of St. Paul, Minnesota, was injured July 28 when he lost control of his bike on Interstate 90 west of Sioux Falls and it crashed in the median.

Carver was taken to a Sioux Falls hospital, where he died Wednesday.