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Rural Grand Forks man injured in mower accident

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GRAND FORKS - Rod Partlow of rural Grand Forks was airlifted to a Minneapolis hospital Tuesday after he fell off a mower this afternoon, getting trapped under a spinning tire and suffering friction burn injuries.

Partlow, 61, was driving a John Deere tractor mower southwest of the city on 47th Avenue South, about 4 miles west of Interstate 29, when he apparently had a seizure, according to Maj. Mike Fonder of the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department.

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