Minnesota man loses life in farming accident near the Iowa border

Tuesday, October 30 at 9:23 p.m., the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a farming accident that had occurred in a farm field in northern Allamakee County near the town of Bee, MN, located northwest of Dorchester near the Iowa-Minnesota border. Houston County, MN Sheriff’s Dispatch reported it had received a 911 call reporting that an individual had been run over by a combine when it backed up to unload corn into a wagon.
Gerald Oren Myhre, age 64, of Caledonia, MN was identified as the victim, and he was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. The incident remains under investigation by the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office. Assisting at the scene was the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, Spring Grove, MN Fire Department, Spring Grove, MN Ambulance Service, Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office, Gundersen Air Ambulance and Veterans Memorial Hospital Ambulance.

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