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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 is a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press and has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in June 2016 to report on the community she calls home. Besides writing articles for the Echo Press, she has a blog, “Newspaper Girl on the Run.” Celeste is on a continuous healthy living journey and loves to teach bootcamp fitness classes and run. She has participated in more than 200 races with her husband, Al, covering the 5K, 10K, 10-mile and half-marathon (13.1 mile) distances.

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