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Body found by farmer harvesting corn

HECTOR, Minn. (AP) — Renville County authorities are investigating the discovery of a man's body by a farmer who was harvesting corn.

The farmer found the body around 5 p.m. Saturday, about 10 miles northeast of Hector in Brookfield Township.

Sheriff Scott Hable says the body appeared to be that of an adult male. He has not been positively identified and an autopsy is planned.

The Renville and Meeker County sheriff's offices and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension responded to the scene and are continuing the investigation.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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