Man dies in hay baler accident in Chisago County

Full story: TwinCities.com

A 31-year-old man is dead after getting caught in a hay baler Thursday night, according to North Branch police.
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1 - 19 of 19 Comments Last updated Aug 27, 2010
JTY

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jul 25, 2008
Not the way I would want to go.
TiVo Girl

Hopkins, MN

#2 Jul 25, 2008
Farming is one of the top deadliest professions. There are thousands of ways to die or be maimed or mutilated. Too bad we all gotta eat, otherwise it wouldn't be a problem, and neither would obesity....
freedom of choice

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jul 25, 2008
My prayers are with him and his family at this sad time.
Sad Uncle

Scottsdale, AZ

#4 Jul 25, 2008
I am saddened to say that I'm this young mans uncle and I am waiting to return home to Minnesota to be with my family. As a businessman, he was fair and honest and always tried to do right by his customers. As a friend and family member, Jerrad was the finest example of what a caring, loving and compasionate person can be. He was forever willing to lend a hand and always generous with all he had and to whom all he knew. The lives of his family and friends will forever be changed due to this terrible loss. Jerrad, we will always love and remember you.
jimmy

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jul 25, 2008
Sad Uncle wrote:
I am saddened to say that I'm this young mans uncle and I am waiting to return home to Minnesota to be with my family. As a businessman, he was fair and honest and always tried to do right by his customers. As a friend and family member, Jerrad was the finest example of what a caring, loving and compasionate person can be. He was forever willing to lend a hand and always generous with all he had and to whom all he knew. The lives of his family and friends will forever be changed due to this terrible loss. Jerrad, we will always love and remember you.
Well said.
neighbor

North Branch, MN

#8 Jul 25, 2008
Sad Uncle wrote:
I am saddened to say that I'm this young mans uncle and I am waiting to return home to Minnesota to be with my family. As a businessman, he was fair and honest and always tried to do right by his customers. As a friend and family member, Jerrad was the finest example of what a caring, loving and compasionate person can be. He was forever willing to lend a hand and always generous with all he had and to whom all he knew. The lives of his family and friends will forever be changed due to this terrible loss. Jerrad, we will always love and remember you.
To Sad Uncle and the family and friends of Jerrad, I was there last night right after the accident happened, we farm next door to where this unfortunate accident occured, My friend and I were returning home and saw the emergency crews and police in the field, I have never experienced so many lights, confusion and noise collide with such silence and darkenss while everyone waited to know, I am so sorry for your loss, our prayers and condolences go out to you all the family, may God bless you all.
friend

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Jul 25, 2008
Jerrad will be missed!
Sad Aunt

United States

#10 Jul 25, 2008
Yes, Jerrad was a fine young man. It is a terrible tragedy for our family, and your thoughts and prayers are sincerely appreciated. Our lives will never be the same.
friend

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Jul 25, 2008
I am still shocked and saddened by this news, it is a real tragedy. My heart and prayers go out to his family and friends. It is difficult to describe how truly honest, caring and hard-working Jerrad was. We will miss you Jerrad.

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#12 Jul 25, 2008
My prayers to Jerrad's family as well. It sounds like he was a genuine good guy, full of life, and surrounded by people who loved and respected him greatly.
The Voice of Truth

United States

#13 Jul 26, 2008
SusanG wrote:
<quoted text>
You eat hay do ya?
You obviously have no heart and have no idea what these people are going through. I didn't really know him but it is a terrible and horrific loss, and on top of that you joke about it. Wow it's a real knee-slapper. I hope you realize the damage you have caused and the weight of the words you posted.
reader

United States

#14 Jul 26, 2008
i live in the town and we are all praying for him. we shudder when we drive by the field.
Prayers for the family

United States

#15 Jul 27, 2008
I have an inkling what you're going through, as a relative was killed in a similar violent farm accident decades ago. Unfortunately, the shock and horror of that accident remain just under the surface to this very day. There is no understanding, only acceptance, and faith in God's promise. I am so very sorry for your loss of this young man, your nephew.
sad cousin

Duluth, MN

#16 Jul 27, 2008
im friends with the foster sons of jerrads his son cody was the one who found him and he hasnt been able to eat or sleep the last couple of days im his cousin and he will be missed by all that was close to him. rest in peace jerrad your in a better place now.
Pine City Neighbors

AOL

#17 Jul 28, 2008
Our prayers and condolences are with the family. Its difficult to express in words- the sadness and shock that all who are friends of the family and life long neighbors are feeling. I just pray for them, the peace and hope that passeth understanding.
loyal customer

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Jul 28, 2008
I was shcocked and saddened by the news, he was a wonderful man. My heart and prayers go out to his family.
_Anna _Conrad_Alex

United States

#19 Aug 3, 2008
We were shocked and deeply saddened when we heard of the horrific tragedy that happened to one of the nicest young men we know. Our heards hurt for his wife Stephanie ,his sons, and both their families. May the strength and love that you share for each other help you through this sad time.
Perhaps

Waunakee, WI

#20 Aug 3, 2008
Perhaps God needed another Angel??
not a troll

Mexico

#21 Aug 27, 2010
that`s so gay!!!

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