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Nevis farmer seriously injured Monday night

A Nevis area farmer was airlifted to a Fargo hospital Monday night with serious injuries after being caught in a swather.

According to the Hubbard County's Sheriff's Department, James Krause, 57, was injured just before 7:30 p.m. near 240th Street northeast of Park Rapids.

The report states the swather "engaged into gear and sucked him into the saw. He suffered severe injuries to his torso and arms."

"At this point in time he's fighting for his life," Krause's wife Sue said Tuesday.

"He extracted himself and walked up to the house to get help," Sue Krause said, declining further comment.

Her husband is at Innovis Hospital in Fargo.

But Sue Krause said she was very grateful to emergency crews for their quick response and the decision to call LifeFlight

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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