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Minnesota man significantly injured in farming accident near St. Cloud

He got his leg stuck in the power take off shaft on a tractor.

A Minnesota man suffered a serious injury to his leg while farming in Stearns County on Friday, Nov. 2. 

According to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office, a 911 call at 5:27 p.m. Friday reported a man's leg had gotten stuck in a power take off (PTO) shaft of a tractor.

Upon arrival, first responders found 60-year-old Dale Zimmer, of Albany, stuck, but fortunately they were able to free his leg and transport him to St. Cloud Hospital for care. 

The sheriff's office says Zimmer suffered "significant injury" to his leg. 

Last week, a Caledonia man was killed in a farming accident when a combine backed over him in a field near the Minnesota-Iowa border. 

Fall harvest has been wrapping up at farms across the state in recent days. 

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