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Rural Brainerd man dies after being pinned by tractor

An 86-year-old rural Brainerd man died Tuesday after apparently being pinned between a tractor that was rolling in reverse and a fifth wheel trailer hitch.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office reported the man lived in Sylvan Township of Cass County, which was also the site of the accident.

Shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday the sheriff's office received a report of the incident. Responders arrived and found the deceased man. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The sheriff's office was assisted at the scene by the Minnesota State Patrol, Pillager Area Fire and Rescue and North Memorial Ambulance.