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Man dies after becoming pinned under tractor north of Willmar

A 67-year-old man died Wednesday afternoon after he was pinned under a small tractor north of Willmar near Long Lake.

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WILLMAR — A 67-year-old man died after being pinned under a utility tractor north of Willmar on Wednesday afternoon.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call shortly before 5 p.m. in the 7000 block of 12th Street Northwest west of Long Lake about five miles north of the city.

The man was pinned under the small tractor, which appeared to have tipped on the side of a creek embankment, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The man’s name will be released after his family has been notified.

The incident is under investigation, according to the news release.

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The Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad, Spicer Fire Department, Spicer First Responders and CentraCare Ambulance also responded to the scene.

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