Sibley County Grain Bin Victim Identified

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Authorities have released the name of the man that died after being trapped in a grain bin Tuesday afternoon west of Belle Plaine.

The Sibley County Sheriff’s Office says 74-year-old Rodger Slater of Eagan died at the scene.

On arrival, authorities discovered that Slater had been unloading soybeans from the grain bin before becoming trapped and engulfed in soybeans.

The Sheriff’s Office says Slater was working at his own farming operation, which is about 5 miles west of Belle Plaine in Faxon Township.

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