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Verndale man dies after being run over by a round baler

The incident occured while he was repairing the round baler on Tuesday, July 19.

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VERNDALE — A Verndale man was tragically killed after being run over by a round baler on Tuesday.
The Wadena County Sheriff's Office received the call at about 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19, from a man who stated another man had been run over by a tractor. The caller stated they were located in section 24 of Wing River Township.
Law enforcement and emergency personnel arrived on scene to find Raphael Kern, 63, of Verndale, had been run over by a round baler, according to a Wadena County Sheriff's Office news release.
It was reported that the two males had been working on the tractor that was pulling the baler as it had broken down the day before. When the tractor broke down, it was left in gear. While working on the tractor, it started running and driving; running over Raphael, who was between the tractor and baler.
Raphael was air lifted out to Sanford in Fargo, ND, where he later was pronounced deceased.
Assisting on scene was the Verndale First Responders, Verndale Police Department, Tri-County Ambulance and North Memorial Air Care.

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