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Published August 26, 2010, 08:11 PM

Farmer rescued from grain bin near Lonsdale, Minn.

A Rice County farmer walked away safely after he was rescued from a grain bin near Lonsdale.

By: Associated Press,

LONSDALE, Minn. — A Rice County farmer walked away safely after he was rescued from a grain bin near Lonsdale.

Rice County Sheriff Richard Cook says 54-year-old John Kalina had gone into the top of the 22-foot bin this morning to loosen up the corn. Kalina's brother was down below when he heard a sound and went to the top to check.

Cook says Kalina buried up to his arm pits. His brother threw Kalina a rope, then called for help shortly before 9:30 a.m.

Faribault, Minn., rescue workers brought equipment to help stabilize the grain. A neighboring farmer brought in additional equipment to vacuum out the grain from under Kalina.

Just after 11 a.m., Kalina appeared outside the bottom of the bin and walked to a waiting ambulance to get checked over.

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