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Two men killed in farm hay bale accident in Wadena County

WADENA, Minn. - A farmer and a second man died Wednesday when round hay bales they were unloading off a semi truck rolled on top of them, the Wadena County Sheriff's Office said.

A passerby called in the accident and authorities were dispatched at 5:18 p.m. to a farm accident in Orton Township in the northeastern part of Wadena County.

Rescue personnel pronounced the two men dead at the scene, according to a news release from Sheriff Michael Carr.

The victims' names were being withheld pending notification of relatives.

Assisting the sheriff's office were Sebeka Fire and Rescue, the Minnesota State Patrol, Wevley Funeral Home and Tri-County Ambulance.