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UPDATED: Sebeka man dies in logging accident Thursday

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A 35-year-old Sebeka man was killed Thursday after he was struck by a tree that he was apparently cutting down in the Pillsbury Forest in Pillager.

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The Cass County Sheriff's Department said Daren Rathcke was killed when the tree he was cutting toppled on him.

The accident occurred around 9:30 a.m. First Responders and firefighters on the scene said the man was in grave condition when they arrived to lift the tree off him.

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