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Southern Minnesota farmer survives five-hour ordeal trapped in corn bin

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BALDWIN - Volunteers from five area departments, including River Falls, converged on a town of Rush River farm Friday afternoon to rescue a farmer trapped in a large bin while trying to release corn that had crusted near its top.

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Buddy Schumacher, 52, said Monday that he is "stiff, sore, black and blue" but lucky to be alive after an ordeal that lasted over five hours.

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