Governor Tim Walz is asking the legislature for 250 thousand dollars to improve farm safety in Minnesota. Among the advocates is Michele Gran from Norseland in south-central Minnesota, whose 18-year-old son Landon was killed in a grain bin accident last summer:
“Our son’s death cannot be in vain. Something good has to come out of this, and if we can save lives through some of these safety measures.”
Democratic Senator Nick Frentz from North Mankato says the measure has bipartisan support:
“We talk to legislators all the time about this work and I have yet to meet a legislator who says they oppose it, on either side of the aisle.”
Governor Walz proposes an outreach program, plus giving farmers financial incentives to retrofit eligible tractors with rollover protection and invest in grain bin safety equipment.