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Man dies in grain bin in NE Iowa

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AURORA (KWWL) --  Authorities have recovered the body of a man from a grain bin full of corn in Aurora in northeast Iowa.

Employees at the Aurora Elevator reported 54-year-old Paul Nurre, of Strawberry Point, missing Wednesday afternoon. He was last seen working in a grain bin.

Firefighters and employees spent several hours removing corn from the bin and recovered Nurre's body late Wednesday.

Nurre worked for the company for about 30 years and worked his way to plant manager.
He's remembered as a dedicated employee who always worked the extra mile.
He lived in Strawberry Point, and drove to Aurora every day.

It's not clear what Nurre was doing when he became trapped.
Owner David Young says working in a bin is a dangerous job, and he'll miss his longtime friend and co-worker.
"It's pretty tough. He's the go-to guy when you needed something down. He'd never ask questions... just a great employee."

Online News Director Nate Leding

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