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11-year-old dies in farm accident in east-central Minnesota

It happened when two boys were operating a horse-drawn manure spreader.

A farming accident about 65 miles north of the Twins Cities turned fatal when a boy was run over by a manure spreader. 

The Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Office reports that two boys, ages 13 and 11, were operating a horse-drawn manure spreader on Friday, Sept. 6, when it hit a rock and threw both boys to the equpment. 

The 11-year-old was fatally run over by the manure spreader and his 13-year-old brother suffered non-life-threatening injuries. 

The incident happened in rural Mille Lacs County, just a few miles southeast of Milaca. 

A medical examiner is conducting an autopsy and the accident remains under investigation by the Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Office. 

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