Atwater woman hospitalized after getting trapped, dragged by farm machinery

An Atwater woman was airlifted to a hospital on Tuesday after she got caught in a piece of farm equipment and dragged about 400 yards in a field.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the 18000 block of Highway 12 Northeast in Genesee Township on a report of a farming accident.

When authorities arrived at the scene, they found a 79-year-old woman who’d been dragged by the farm equipment. She was airlifted to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the sheriff’s office.