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Brainerd man dies in Cass County tractor accident

An 86-year-old Brainerd man was killed after he was pinned by a tractor in Sylvan Township in Cass County on Tuesday evening.

The Cass County Sheriff's Office responded to an emergency call at 5:56 p.m. to a shed on a residence in Sylvan Township. When personnel arrived, they found the man dead in an apparent accident after a tractor in a shed started rolling in reverse, pinning the man against a fifth-wheel trailer hitch. An autopsy is scheduled with the Ramsey County Medical Examiners Office, officials said. 

The sheriff's office was assisted at the scene by the Minnesota State Patrol, Pillager Area Fire and Rescue and North Ambulance. The man's name is being withheld pending notification of family.