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NDSU department head killed in Minnesota farm accident

Cole Gustafson, PhD, 56, Chair of the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, died in an accident on his parents farm in near Center City, Minn. Saturday. Gustafson's right leg apparently became pinned by a tractor tire and he died at the scene.
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Cole Gustafson, PhD, 56, Chair of the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, died in an accident on his parents farm in near Center City, Minn. Saturday. Gustafson's right leg apparently became pinned by a tractor tire and he died at the scene.

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