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Sabin farmer, once on cover of Time magazine, identified as victim in fatal car-truck accident

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WOLVERTON, Minn. - Authorities have identified an elderly man killed when the car he was driving collided head-on with a grain truck northeast of Wolverton on Wednesday.


Wilkin County Sheriff Tom Matejka identified the man as 76-year-old Patrick Benedict of Sabin.

Benedict is a former board chairman for American Crystal Sugar and helped found Pro-Gold corn processing. In 1978, Benedict was on the cover of Time magazine and described as 'The New U.S. Farmer.'

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