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Nick Prochnow of West Fargo at home with his family, wife Lindsay and children Isla, 2, Maddox, 10, and Bailey, 15. Prochnow was recently injured in a work-related accident, cracking a vertebrae, breaking his arm in several places and losing two of his fingers. David Samson

New city, new challenge for veteran injured in auger

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West Fargo resident and Iraq War veteran Nick Prochnow is no stranger to difficult challenges, but his greatest challenge began two months ago, and is sure to affect him for the rest of his life.


The Hankinson, N.D., native moved to West Fargo in 2009 — after spending 3½ years in the United States Army and has been working for Northern Technologies Inc. for roughly a year. While drilling for soil samples on Feb. 10, his glove became caught in a rotating mechanism on an auger.

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