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Update: Minnesota farmer dies after being run over, dragged by plow

FARWELL, Minn. -- A 58-year-old  western Minnesota farmer died in a farming accident over the weekend.

On Sunday, Oct. 29, at 7:42 a.m., the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting a farm accident near Farwell about 20 miles southwest of Alexandria in western Douglas County.

Deputies found Steven James Anderson deceased in a farm field. A report from the sheriff’s office said Anderson was chisel plowing and was driven over by the chisel plow and dragged.

The tractor, the report said, eventually became stuck in a ditch and stopped.

Anderson was working alone in the field at the time of the accident, according to the sheriff’s office. He was reported missing after he did not return home as expected.

His body was transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Anoka County and the incident remains under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Celeste Edenloff

Celeste Edenloff, a reporter for the Echo Press, has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from May of 1999 to February 2011, and is happy to be back and once again sharing the stories of the people in this community. Besides being a reporter, Celeste is a certified fitness instructor and enjoys teaching bootcamp classes through Snap Fitness. She also enjoys running and has participated in more than 170 races with her husband, Al, covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon (13.1 mile) distances.


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