Central Minnesota man dies from injuries sustained in tractor explosion

August 8, 2023

RANDALL, Minn. – A central Minnesota man is dead after a weekend tractor explosion and fire near Randall in Morrison County.

According to Sheriff’s deputies, 65-year-old Joseph Then of Randall was driving his tractor Saturday when he hit an underground propane valve which sparked and caused an explosion.

Officials said Then was badly burned and airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center where he died.