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Dale Ekdahl of Elbow Lake builds and sells "grain bin rescue tubes."

Tubes for the trapped: Minnesota man's product aimed at grain bin rescue

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REYNOLDS, N.D. -- Seeing men die in an ugly fashion, buried in grain bins, pushed Dale Ekdahl to do something.

The Elbow Lake, Minn., man, retired from a career in the Army, started building and selling "grain bin rescue tubes."


Last week, Paul Coppin, general manager of Reynolds (N.D.) United Co-op invited Ekdahl to talk to local firefighters and elevator employees.

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