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Driver found dead after tractor fire near Minto

MINTO -- Walsh County authorities say a 79-year-old Walsh County man was found dead at the scene of a reported tractor fire near Minto.

The Minto fire crews extinguished the Monday evening blaze one mile east of Interstate 29 and less than a mile south of Walsh County Road 15. Firefighters then discovered the body of the driver inside the cab.

The name of the victim has not been released, and the body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Bismarck.

The investigation is continuing.