Central Minn. man found dead near his tractor

Published 10:51 am Thursday, November 29, 2012

OSAKIS — Authorities in central Minnesota said a 73-year-old man who was found unconscious near his tractor has died.

Douglas County deputies responded to an emergency call Tuesday evening to an address near Osakis.

A family member found Douglas Rutten unconscious and injured on the ground.

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Deputies said it’s not clear whether Rutten fell off the tractor and was injured, or if he had a medical issue that caused him to fall before getting on the tractor.

He was declared dead at the scene.