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Dave Linde used his phone Thursday to order a fuel delivery to a Farm Rescue tractor planting corn on his farm northwest of Madison. His wife, Carolyn, at right, a trained EMT, was the first to assist him after he shattered his ankle in an accident on a four-wheeler. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

A timely help for an untimely accident


MADISON -- There are a lot of thoughts that can go through your mind while lying helpless on the ground with four broken ribs and the bones in your ankle shattered like broken glass.

And, the grove on your farm is on fire and the wind is blowing toward your house.

Only one thought went through Dave Linde's mind.

He was worried about how he would get the spring field work done. "What am I going to do now?'' said Linde.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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