May 20th, walking around a rototiller, Nels stepped into already worked ground and found himself pulled into the running machine. Bernt was working along side him, called 911 and Kirk and thanks to the textbook response of the EMS community, he was air-lifted to St. Mary's hospital in Rochester, MN. Following initial evaluation, he was taken to surgery where the decision was made to amputate the right leg approximately four inches below the knee. We are hoping for speediy healing and will use this site to provide updates as well as a means of communication for Nels and the rest of our family and friends. Please visit the Journal for updates and the Guest book where you can leave messages for Nels and the rest of us!