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Forum News Service, Published August 27 2013

Man found dead after tractor fire near Minto

MINTO, N.D. - A 79-year-old Walsh County man was found dead Monday evening after authorities responded to a report of a tractor fire near Minto.

The fire was reported at 6:55 p.m. Monday, one mile east of I-29 on and three-quarters of a mile south of Walsh County Road 15, according to the Walsh County Sheriff’s Department.

After Minto Fire Department firefighters extinguished the fire, they discovered the body of the driver inside the cab, according to a news release.

The body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Bismarck.

The name of the victim has not been released. The investigation is continuing, according to the release.