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Thorris Sandvick, the 2009 Roughrider Commission Rodeo/Rancher of the Year, is seen at his ranch near Killdeer in this June 2009 file photo. Sandvick died Monday in a tractor-related accident.

'Great rodeo enthusiast': '09 Rodeo/Rancher of the Year passes away at farm in tractor-related incident

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Killdeer is mourning the loss of native son and 2009 Roughrider Commission Rodeo/Rancher of the Year Thorris Sandvick, who is fondly remembered as a rodeo enthusiast and a good man by those who knew him.


Sandvick was born near Killdeer and attended country school and Killdeer High School. At the time of his death, he lived on his farm north of Killdeer.

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